Saturday, March 20, 2010

Taken by Storm

Title: Taken by Storm

Author: Angela Morrison

Published: Razorbill, 2009

Pages: 320

Summary: 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.

Note: Scarlett and I have done a joint review of this book thanks to Google Docs.

Review: Taken by Storm was an interesting novel, I thought that Leesie was a lot more relatable than Michael.

I loved Taken by Storm!!! For me it was Michael who was relatable. I say that because of the whole grieving over the loss of his parents thing and well I lost my dad so I know how it feels to lose a parent.

I think I found Leesie more relatable because she got picked on a lot at her school for being different. I'm not a mormon and I don't know what it's like to go to a school where you get picked on for your religion but I do know what it's like to be bullied.

I thought the relationship between Michael and Leesie was just so super sweet, they made the most adorable couple ever and I found it to be such an emotional roller-coaster just reading about their entire relationship.

To be honest I didn't think they had much of a relationship, for started Michael and Leesie both kept trying to push each other to do things that neither were comfortable with. They fought a lot too. I just kept getting frustrated with their ups and downs.

I think that overall the main point was that sometimes people do try to make things work. Not giving the ending away but I thought the end was quite fitting.

I felt the ending made the book kind of pointless but I read that there has been a sequel written and if it ever gets published I will definitely head out and read it.

It's good there will be a sequel *crosses fingers* because I would really love to read more about Leesie and Michael. On another note, I would like to say a huge thanks to Angela Morrison, her words astound me and she is a truly brilliant author. I cannot wait to read more by her!

I loved the descriptive words that she uses. I also loved the format of the book. The two perspectives and how they were written were really cool. I think that overall Taken by Storm is a book that is definitely worth a read.


  1. Great to hear you thoughts. :) I participated in the chalenge, but don't know if it is international or not. :)

  2. Loved the really! I like how you both had different opinions, so we're given two different perspectives on the novel. I'm quite interested in reading this, plus I really like the cover too!

  3. Oops, I meant to write 'review' not 'really'.

    *slaps forehead*

  4. I would love to win this! It looks like a really good book.

  5. Oh i love to read this book. since i'm reading Sing me to sleep now ..

  6. I'm not normally a big fan of a photo on the front of a book, but I really love this cover!!!

  7. I loved Sing Me to Sleep so I have a feeling I would love this too! Thanks so much!

  8. I would love to read this. I have Sing me to Sleep on my TBR pile but this also sounds very good.


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