When Lightning Strikes

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

  • Title: When Lightning Strikes
  • Author: Kathleen Rovner
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  • Page: 137
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  • 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 herThe 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.

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    • Kathleen Rovner

      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.What s your secret Sign up for my newsletter KathleenRovnerFollow me on Facebook, Twitter, Wattpad, Google Plus, and Pinterest under Kathleen Rovner.



    427 thoughts on “When Lightning Strikes

    • *** 3 Cranky Stars ***Julie is just a regular teen with extraordinary dancing abilities. She has dreams, hopes and wishes but will she ever see them come true? Will she remember?After two vicious attacks on Julie her family decides to move their family to the Island. Nothing is what it seems and zoning out and missing periods of time becomes the normal.The storyline is pretty good and one that I haven't read before so definite props for this authors creativity. I did find it hard to follow in sp [...]


    • ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the the group Lovers of Paranormal, or LOP.***I LOVED this book. I thought Julie was a great character. I can't go into the reasons too much without giving things away, but I loved how strong and determined she became as she fought against what was happening to her. It would have been so easy to give in to blissful ignorance. And that realization at the end about her lack of choice? Ooh I can't wait to see where this goes in the next [...]


    • When I started this book I thought it was dry and stiff, maybe disjointed. I was having a hard time getting into it, these people seemed weird and I wasn’t really following it. When I got into chapter 3 I was getting hooked. It was making sense and coming together. I really liked the characters and the mystery surrounding them. It was slowly building and I was enjoying every minute. I knew at 50% that there would have to be a series. This was too good to sum it up and end, I was seeing a longe [...]


    • I was given a copy in return for an honest reviewI truly enjoyed this book! I did have a hard time getting started reading through the first few chapters but once I got into it I could not put it down. This was my first book by Kathleen Rover and I will most defiantly be reading more by her! 4 Stars #AbFabJeneeAb Fab Book Blog


    • When Lightning Strikes is a Young Adult urban fantasy about a Julie, a high school student whose life is turned inside out and upside down after being assaulted after dance practice. This is a fun read, as Julie's surroundings & family become more and more confusing to her, she draws on her own strength and intuition to sort out life. I really enjoyed this story.


    • What a good story! Julie and Jamie are twins and they live in Atlanta. One night when Julie was leaving her dance studio she is attacked by a derelict. Just when she thinks she's going to pass out, she sees a flash of white and her attacker is dead. This is just the beginning of a string of strange things that happen and lead to her parents abruptly moving to a mysterious island. All of a sudden Julie can't remember anything and her brother and parents are acting wrong. Are they going crazy or i [...]


    • Goes down as another off my 2016 Bookworm Bingo Challenge – A Paranormal book. You only find out at the end though so won’t tell you what they are. This one was a bit of a slow starter for me but once it gets going turns into a great read. Beware though it’s a cliff hanger alert for this one!Julie has some seriously bad luck. In the space of a few weeks she is attacked twice. The first time on the way home from late night dance practice where a freak lightning bolt seems to save her. Then [...]


    • I absolutely loved this story! When Lightning Strikes is a well-written young adult paranormal read filled with magic, mystery and a healthy dose of teenage angst!Julie Marin is a sixteen year old dance student that has dedicated all of her time and energy to one goal; becoming the best dancer that she can possibly be. Determined to secure a coveted spot at The Academy, a prestigious school for dance in NYC, she works tirelessly to achieve her goal foregoing dating (boys are just too distracting [...]


    • When Lightning Strikes ~ Kathleen Rovner“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.”Julie is a gir [...]


    • ***I received this book in exchange for an honest review from the the group Lovers of Paranormal, or LOP.***When lightning strikes features a very strong female lead character, whose life is - after a series of strange events and two terrible, but seemingly random, attacks - turned upside down by her family suddenly moving to an isolated Island, on which her parents grew up. For some strange reason her brother is totally okay with this. While Julie tries to understand why they have to move she [...]


    • This was a wonderful book. This is a young adult book, I know that you're used to me reviewing romance books. But this book was suggested for me to read. And I am so glad I read it. The story was extremely engaging, Heartfelt, with a love story as well in it. Julie is so confused her family is keeping secrets from her. Even her twin brother is keeping things from her. And he has never kept a secret from her before. Then Luke saves her from a gunman trying to kidnap her. All of a sudden she feels [...]


    • Young Adult scifi and supernatural novels are a huge thing right now. That's great for people like me who like to read them, but sometimes it's a bit tougher for authors to find fresh ideas to pitch at their audience. Every time I pick up a new supernatural book, I worry for a moment whether the author will have a new concept, and I did the same thing with this book. As it turned out, though, I had nothing to worry about this time! While it did start off rather slowly and the book took much long [...]


    • 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 lea [...]


    • Reviewed for Readers FavoriteLife for Julie has always been about dance, always about dance and nothing more than dance, and she is an amazing dancer. But after two attacks on Julie, her parents move the family overnight to a small island in the middle of nowhere, where nothing is what it seems. Now Julie is going to a high school with only five kids while her brother goes to a high school on the other side of the island, and she feels like she is forgetting things all the time. Her mom is actin [...]


    • Pros: Great idea, great charactersCons: got a little lost at times, some ideas didn't seem fully fleshed outOverall rating: Good bookImpressions: Fasted paced from the get go, some spots were slow. Some things were lacking a "body" if you will.Review:I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)So I had high hopes for this book. The idea was great and I liked most of the characters. Unfortunately some parts just felt rushed or lacking in information. The ide [...]


    • 4.5 stars from me ONLY because I am NOT a fan of cliffhangers that end in the middle of a scene. This book definitely does. Although I have to admit I knew it was coming. I absolutely adore this story, and will definitely be a new life time fan of Kathleen Rovner. I love the way her characters are so naturally yet vividly developed. They are done in such a way that you, the reader, can absolutely picture them, yet not have every detail described so that you HAVE to see them the way the author do [...]


    • ~~ I received this book in exchange for an honest review (Lovers of Paranormal)~~This was such a great book!! It started off a bit slow, but it quickly ramped up to a quick boil, then died down to a nice simmer that kept you wondering what was going on. I honestly wouldn't have guessed it was what it was. The plot had me thinking of all kinds of conspiracy theories. The story as a whole was so well written. The relationships between Julie and her brother, her parents, and her friends were comple [...]


    • There is a scene where Julie is attacked so please know that ahead of time. When Lightning Strikes it's a young adult paranormal book. Julie Marin is a 16 year old girl who has one goal in mind to be the best dancer she can be. She has dedicated all her time and energy to to secure a spot at the Academy. It's a prestigious school for dance in NYC. She works tirelessly to achieve her goal foregoing dating and many other fun activities that most girls her age. She is almost attacked leaving practi [...]


    • When Lightning Strikes is both a paranormal romance and a love triangle, but to label it so simplistically just wouldn't do the book justice. There aren't adequate words to describe When Lightning Strikes, except to say that it left me with one of the biggest book hangovers I've ever had! It was outstanding!The characters were complex and well developed. Julie is a high school student and talented dancer. When she's viciously attacked after dancing one night, her seemingly perfect life is turned [...]


    • Wow, what can I say about this story. It shocked me a lot. I couldn't stop reading, and didn't expect for what happened to happen.We meet Julie and her family. Julie is a typical young woman, who enjoys dancing and aspires to go to the Academy for dancers. Her whole world turned upside down, when her family moved to the Island. She has to leave behind her best friends Darcy and Mandy, her school and her dance studio. She is angry her parents, and her brother took this choice from her. She does n [...]


    • I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the LoP group.I wasn't sure what to make of this book when I started reading it. I was confused a bit a the beginning. As I read more of the book it I started to make sense that something was off and I was intrigued. I would have to say that I really liked Lucas. I mean what girl wouldn't want to be swept off her feet and kissed by a gorgeous agent. I wasn't too happy that he erased her memory of him though. I would so love to b [...]


    • This is a new approach on a subject that has been covered quite a bit. I am not going to give it away since that is a huge part of this book, the discovery on what is actually going on. Kathleen had me going for the entire time even with her leaving hints on what topic she was writing about. That to me was very intriguing. The idea and overall plot captivated me. She has a very lively writing style that is pleasant to read. The pacing of the book is right on the money, no rushing the reader nor [...]


    • I received this book in exchange for an honest review (LoP or Lovers of Paranormal)Okay, so I loved the title of the book and the main plot - those are the things I mainly watch out for before choosing a book to read. The plot of this book seemed good to me as well as the cover of the book was amazing so I went ahead to read it.I was disappointed because it was not as good as I thought it would be. The story in the beginning was stretched way more than it was needed. The pace of the story was sl [...]


    • A Great ReadFor me this book was a bit of a slow starter, but once it got going it really took off for me. Once that happened, I was captivated and needed to keep reading. At the beginning there a lot of questions as to what the heck is going on. As I got father into the story I had all sorts of theories, some kind of outlandish. The pieces start to line up as you work your way through. Overall, I say that this is a read that I would definitely recommend if you are a lover of paranormal like me. [...]


    • I found this book initially hard to get into because so many things did not make sense, but I kept going and with all good books, something clicked. By then I just continued reading, anxiously wanting to find out what was going on. I had to wait a long time to find out and felt it would have been more fulfilling had the reader been privy to some of those secrets.I did feel this book was aimed at the YA (young adult) market, and would do very well as it was told through the eyes of the main chara [...]


    • Julie spends all her time practising her dancing. She desperately wants to get into the New York dance academy. Things seem to be changing at home. Her twin brother is spending more time going out with their father lately and distancing himself from her. After two violent incidents her family decide to move back to the island her parents came from. This will end all Julie's chances of getting into the academy. How can her loving family destroy her dreams. The island is a place full of secrets an [...]


    • I loved this book! What a pleasure to read a well written YA Paranormal story! I was so caught up in to the story that I missed other book release parties!! There was a point in the book where a lot of what is happening to the lead character is revealed and I was blown away. I didn't see that one coming and I read a lot in that genre. I can see where some would think that the book could be slow at first, but I think the writer was setting up not only this story but also the next book coming in t [...]


    • Omg what an ending!!! This book was amazing and very well written I love paranormal and this book has it all i loved surprises throughout the book definitely keeps you guessing what's next. The main character Julie goes through quite a bit she's a talented dancer and gets attacked one night and in turn her family packs up and moves her to an island that she not only loathes but she also is getting the feeling something is terribly off with her new place she is made to call home. I loved all the [...]


    • I was given this book in exchange for an honest review (Lop or Lovers of Paranormal)This book is an interesting read that will leave you wanting more. Julie is a teenage girl who's entire life is turned upside down overnight and she is forced to re-examine everything and everyone she knows. Her world is no longer familiar to her and she doesn't know who she can trust anymore. Even under these strange circumstances, Julie is a strong character who refuses to give up on her dreams. She shows true [...]


    • The beginning of this book was interesting and the ending was very interesting but the middle part was kind of meh. Julie was okay as a character but I wasn't moved one way or the other about her. The guys in the book are interesting but I felt like I didn't know anything about them after reading the whole book. This book really was setting the groundwork for the next two and I am definitely interested in reading the next book thanks to the cliffhanger ending on this one. Reviewed for HeadTrippi [...]


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