As she puts it in the book, “I want the lightning to find me. I crave it like lungs crave oxygen.
As she puts it in the book, “I want the lightning to find me. I crave it like lungs crave oxygen. Nothing makes you feel more alive than being struck.” But, as much as Mia loves lightning, it is becoming a danger not only to herself but to others. That is why she and her brother and mom packed their bags and fled to Los Angeles, California, because it hardly ever rains there. But when it does rain, it pours, much like it did in the recent earthquake there that shattered buildings and took thousands of homes. Now, Mia is in more danger than ever before, and she never knows when a bolt of lightning will zap her as she is walking down the street. To make matters worse, rumor has it that another massive earthquake will be striking soon, one huge enough to end the world. A man called Prophet who believes that he is a prophet of God is brainwashing people into believing that God is cleansing the earth of sin and evil by ending it with an earthquake, and that if you take His side you will proceed to heaven. On the other hand, a group called the Seekers strongly believe that Prophet is ending the world himself on purpose, and that they can stop him if they seek a person who has an energy stronger than his. Mia, who is caught in the middle of this argument, may just be that person. With her numerous lightning encounters she has accumulated energy and now has a power called The Spark that may just overcome Prophet. It is up to Mia to save the world, and she is utterly terrified. This novel is for kids 12 and up because of the dark content and deep concepts. Although it is relatively long with 373 pages, every page is action-packed and suspenseful. It definitely isn’t light reading, but it’s an incredibly unique book with an intriguing plot.