Taken by Storm by Angela Morrison
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
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. 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.
My Review: Taken by Storm literally swept me off my feet! I fell in love with Angela's writing and was quickly smitten by their forbidden romance. I enjoyed the character development which gave me a chance to get to know each individual. Michael in my opinion was definitely a complex person, but most of the time I felt bad for him. He lost his parents at sea and was having a hard time dealing with it. He suffered with nightmares and flashbacks and needed an escape, which turned out to be Leesie. But, Leesie a.k.a the Ice Queen, was very frigid at first and had many rules. Now, for Michael, who wasn't religious, had a tough time coming to terms with that. I was intrigued by the cat and mouse relationship between Leesie and Michael. My favorite part of the book was Leesie's poems because it expressed how she was really feeling deep down. If Angela wasn't an author, she could definitely be a poet! The poems were full of powerful words that moved me emotionally. I couldn't put the book down, however the ending made me a little sad, it didn't really turn out the way I wanted it to, but I understand why Angela left it off that way. The great message in the book is that some people come into your life for a reason, they might be passing by or staying forever.My Rating: 4.8 out of 5
These days Angela spends her days scribbling. Novels, poetry, even lyrics. Her ultra-romantic, heartbreaking teen novel, TAKEN BY STORM, is available from Razorbill, and her second novel, SING ME TO SLEEP, launches March, 2010. Angela lives in Mesa, Arizona with her husband and youngest son. Their two middle kids attend Brigham Young University, and their oldest son married the most wonderful girl in the world and they have most astounding baby in existance.
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