When Lightning Strikes by Kathleen Rovner – Book Review

When Lightning Strikes by Kathleen Rovner – Book Review

When Lightning Strikes by Kathleen Rovner

When Lightning Strikes
Lightning Series Book One

Author – Kathleen Rovner
Publisher – Willabby Press
Pages – 226
Release Date – 7th May 2015
Format – ebook
Reviewer – Stacey
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synopsis of a witch When Lightning Strikes

The island hides a mysterious secret…

Julie Marin has it all: supportive parents, incredible talent, and the almost-realized dream of becoming a professional dancer. When she’s attacked leaving practice one night, her seeming perfection comes crashing down.

Without notice, her parents pack up the house and move Julie and her brother to a remote island. As she realizes her dreams may not come true after all, Julie starts to expect that everyone around her is hiding a secret. Meanwhile, she finds herself drawn to the disturbingly alluring Lucas and the arrogant but handsome Rory.

With her thoughts clouded by love and a strange island phenomenon, Julie learns that if she’s going to have any chance at the life she wants, she’ll need to solve the mystery before it’s too late.

When Lightning Strikes is the first book in a series of suspenseful young adult fantasy novels with a touch of romance. If you like captivating stories, strong female characters, and mysterious paranormal twists, then you’ll love Kathleen Rover’s first book in a compelling series.

Review of a witch

Julie Marin, student and dancer, lives in Atlanta, USA with her parents Andromeda and Lir, and her brother Jamie.

On her way home from dance class, she is attacked in an alleyway. However a freak lightning storm hits and strikes the man, saving Julie.

Just a few weeks later she is attacked again, this time at her school prom. Once again she is saved, this time by her substitute teacher Luke. Luke however may not be who he seems, as he erases her memory of the event.

Her parents decide to up and leave Atlanta and head back to where they came from, Seelie Isle, a mysterious place. But is everything as it seems on the island, and why is the place and everyone in it seem so quaint?

Julie is a lovable character, who is extremely unhappy about leaving her home, her friends and her dance classes, to head to a strange place she has never been to before, to live.

Her parents were very weird, secretive characters. You got to know her mum Andromeda more than her father, who didn’t feature as much. Andromeda seemed nice enough, but I really couldn’t take to a woman who was dictated to by her husband, and kept secrets from her daughter as he deemed it in Julie’s best interest.

Seelie Isle is a strange place where eyes are watching your every move. It made me feel a little uncomfortable, and although you know there is something not quite normal about the place, you are never fully told all of the details, and by the end of the book I still didn’t have a confirmed knowledge of what was going on.

When Lightning Strikes is really interesting and if you like paranormal romance books then give this a read. Just be aware that you will need to read the sequel to understand what is happening, especially when it ends on a cliff-hanger.

Book reviewed by Stacey

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About the author of a witch

I am a mother, a writer, and an avid reader. I write under a pen name due to another professional career. Everyone has a secret in their life, mine is writing.

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