Thursday, 19 March 2015

Storm and Stone (Struck #1) by Joss Stirling

Blurb (from Goodreads):
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?

Storm and Stone by Joss Stirling

My rating: 2.5 of 5 stars

Storm and Stone (Struck, #1)I have to say that I didn’t really enjoy this book.
Raven was an okay character, and I did feel sorry for her and the bullying she was going through. I thought that Joe was alright, but Kieran started out a bit weird, and never really recovered from that.

The storyline in this book seemed to mostly revolve around Raven’s bullying, with a side-serving of this crime investigation thing that Joe and Kieran were involved in. I didn’t really find any of this all that enthralling, and the crime-investigation thing was pretty darn dull.

Highlight to read spoiler - The storyline concerning the stealing seemed pretty darn obvious. If Gina comes back to school, and all the stolen stuff re-appears, doesn’t it stand to reason that she was probably the culprit? Especially seeing how she ‘found’ one of the stolen items among her own possessions and pointed the finger firmly at Raven? Sorry luv, but I’m not buying it. You’re lying.

The romance didn’t really interest me, and I can’t say I was overly impressed with the ending either. Highlight to read spoiler - They’re conveniently asking Raven to join the team? And her grandfather to be the new caretaker? Well, that is awfully helpful of them, considering that their team is supposed to be top-secret, and Kieran should have been cast out for even telling Raven about it! Quite ridiculous, and unbelievable.

Overall; predictable, and pretty dull in my opinion.
5 out of 10.

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