Sunday, September 26, 2010

Review #30: Taken By Storm by Angela Morrison

Taken By Storm
Author: Angela Morrison
Publisher: Razorbill
Genre: Young Adult Romance
Release Date: February 14, 2010
Pages: 291 (Paperback)
Source: Author
Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. No sex. No dating outside the Mormon faith.

When Michael Walden, a deep-sea diver who lost his parents in a violent hurricane, arrives in town, Leesie sees someone who needs her. They fall for one another, even though his dreams are tied to the depths of the ocean and hers to salvation above.

Will their intense chemistry be too strong to resist?

Leesie and Michael must make the hardest choice of their lives: whether to follow their beliefs or their hearts.
Taken By Storm was not really what I expected it would be, but it grew a lot better as long as I was getting connected to the essence of the story. Michael's monologue about his parents and the hurricane during the first pages was a little confusing, which I had to read again after finishing the book to try to understand some passages.

But Morrison's writing style did not disappoint me at all, and we pratically have the point of view of both main characters. We get to know Michael and his thoughts through his Dive Log while Leesie writes poems to explain her feelings. We even also have online chats between Mike and Leesie, or Leesia and a friend. There a few other negative points, though, that made me give it only (or almost) 4 stars.

First of all, Michael and Leesie become close friends way too quickly. And, although I know Mike was living in a very sad situation, he only had her as a friend. He had no other friends to talk to, neither did Leesie, who had only one online friend. I could not give it less than 4 stars! The story is really, really touching and made me cry inside especially during the last 100 pages. It was simply intense. Now I am seriously looking forward to read Unbroken Connection, Taken By Storm's sequel.

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  1. Awwwn, it made me cry inside during the last 100 pages too! T_T Oh Gosh, she writes incredibly well, doesn't she? I really loved the book and I can't wait to read Unbroken Connection (and finish Sing Me To Sleep, 'cause I bet it's as good as this one! :D)

    Oh, by the way, I loved the review ;D

  2. HI Raila! As usual your book really looks a good read! The story is very interesting. A very nice review indeed! Take care! GOD bless!

  3. adorei o post, tenho que ler o livro ainda. Eu estou copm ele aqui em casa^^
    bjos amiga^^

  4. I really enjoyed this book as well. :)

  5. I feel like a lot of stories these days are rushing relationships.

    Very interesting!

    New follower here too :)

  6. Thanks for the review, I have been curious about this one.

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