Sunday, July 22, 2012

Taken by Storm
Author: Angela Morrison
Published by Razorbill on March 5, 2009
Reason I read it: was recommended to me 

 Mormon girl Leesie has life figured out until devastated Michael lands in her small town high school. He needs her like no one has before. A rare journey into a faithful LDS teen’s intimate struggle.
 Leesie Hunt has many rules: No kissing. 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.
Readers will be swept away by this tale of forbidden romance told in online chats, Leesie's chapbook poems, and Michael's dive log. It's as steamy as Twilight and just as clean.

Angela Morrison
Angela Morrison
 Taken by Storm (Taken by Storm, #1)  Taken by Storm Taken by Storm

First of all-I love all the covers. The cover of the one my friend gave me to read is the first one.
Here are my thoughts on the novel.

  2.5 stars
This book had me addicted..but I really didn't like it.
The writing style was cool. I liked how in the beginning Michael thoughts all had a lowercase 'i' instead of an uppercase 'I' like was used in the end. To me the lowercase signaled vulnerability and the uppercase gave me a sense of new found strength. I loved how for Leesie's thoughts all of it was in chat or poems.How you were never told what was happening to her outright, how it was always told in poetry really spoke to me.
I get how Michael was all broken up about the hurricane, but he was more moody than a girl with PMS and it was really starting to piss me off. It was obvious that they both needed the other-maybe thats why I hate the ending so much-but OMG get a freaking grip. She's doing the best she can, he should have respected that more. I didn't really get that Isadore was a hurricane until later in the book. I wish I got that sooner.
There was a lotta things I wish I could change but its not my book.
Oh, and I loved that she was Mormon!

"i feel my face relaxing into an idiot grin as we speed down the other side."
           "Lessie's worse than real ghosts."

"I watch as he dives

Now, there is a second book in the series.
Unbroken Connection( Taken by Storm #2):Angela Morrison
Unbroken Connection (Taken by Storm, #2) 
Against all odds, the couple that swept you away in TAKEN BY STORM is back. Michael is in Thailand diving his dream. Leesie is at BYU living hers. And they just can't leave each other alone. Their romance rekindles, deeper than before. They grow desperate to see one another again. To hold one another again. Michael decides there is only one direction their relationship can go and asks Leesie the ultimate question. Her answer challenges everything Michael is and wants to be. Can she change for him? Can he change for her? Enough?
  Click HERE if you want to learn more.

What I think: I'm still not sure if I am going to read the second one. The first one didn't give me much hope. Also, as horrible as it sounds, I really, really hate Michael. He drives me insane. What I really hope for in the end is that Lessie is okay.

More books by Angela Morrison:
Sing Me to Sleep    Cayman Summer

*Cayman Summer is Taken by Storm #3
*You can click on the pictures to learn more.

To learn more about Angela Morrison and her accomplishments, click HERE 

If you liked taken by storm you should consider reading:
Coffeehouse Angel  The Vinyl Princess 

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