STRUCK (formerly STORM AND STONE) by Joss Stirling

Stacks Image 664Blurb – Behind the ivy-clad walls of an exclusive boarding school, lurks a sinister web of corruption, scandal, and conspiracy. American student Raven Stone has noticed something is horribly wrong. First there were the unexplained disappearances. Then there were the teachers’ lies. And now the death threats …

Also entangled in the disturbing turn of events is the enigmatic Kieran Storm – a fellow student with a killer intellect and a body to die for. He’s heading for trouble and taking her with him. Raven can feel herself falling in love, but can she trust a boy she knows almost nothing about?

Should you read this book? Yes! I picked it up because it was on the short-list for Young Adult Romantic Novel of the year, so I hoped it would be good. And it was!

A gripping page-turner of a read, fun, entertaining, great characters, an African-American heroine with almost no emphasis on her skin colour (which is how it should be) a hero both infuriating and engaging … Really I can’t say too many good things about this book. When I finished reading it I thought ‘it’s not perfect – but it’s pretty close!’

Other people must agree with me as the week after I finished reading it I learnt that this Young Adult novel was the first YA ever to win the Romantic Novel of the Year, awarded annually by the RNA. Very well deserved and, I hope, a boon for both romance and Young Adult writing.

I have to say I quite liked the original title of Storm and Stone, but presume it was changed to Struck to link in with Stung, the next in the series. Which is now on my to-be-read pile.

And yep, this is a five-starrer – oops piranha-er

by Gill-Marie Stewart

 

piranha stars blue 5

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5 Responses to STRUCK (formerly STORM AND STONE) by Joss Stirling

  1. Tasha says:

    Have you read the Benedicts series by Joss Stirling?

    Like

  2. Pingback: Struck, Stung and Shaken – all by Joss Stirling | paisleypiranha

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