I listened to the audio book and really enjoyed it! I think this book was just the set up to a larger grander story and I can't wait to read the next one.
I give this 3.5 stars. Suspenseful apocalyptic story about a virus taking out most of mankind and the plucky survivors, including angry INCEL types, robber gangs, people trying to build new communities, and the Uncanny (humans discovering the virus that didn't kill them somehow brought magic). The dialog is sometimes unnatural, and some things are not explained to my liking (like why do power plants still work).
"When Ross Macleod pulled the trigger and brought down the pheasant, he had no way of knowing he'd killed himself. And billions of others." Starting a novel about a plague while also reading a book about real world viruses, while living through a pandemic. Because apparently I like anxiety, as long as I can have peppermint hot chocolate and spicy popcorn.
This was my first Nora Roberts book. It was okay. I thought the plot was a bit stilted and found it a bit too romancy for me. In light of current events, though, reading about a pandemic was interesting. Depressing too.
📚📚📚 for this book. Written in 2016, it starts with a mysterious plague that wipes out nearly half the worlds population overnight but something Uncanny also happens and humans start to develop magical abilities - some good and other not. Follows a couple small groups with one main lead by the end. Simple writing easy to read, characters slightly one dimensional plot has potential.
What‘s a series you really really want to finish this year. For me it‘s the year one trilogy from Nora roberts. I including the awakening because I believe it ties into the trilogy somehow. This is one of my favorites trilogies but I‘ve only finished book one and two. So I‘m really hoping I can finish book three sometime this year.
Nora Roberts does pandemic fiction!
Of course with this being Nora Roberts it is not a straightforward pandemic, sure we have the “plague “ that wipes people out but then we also have the uncanny people with special abilities for dark or light.
Nora Roberts does evil so well and the in the next sentence good triumphs again. Oh and don‘t forget the romance even at the end of the world there is time 4 love
Interested to see where the series goes.
First one of the year done! Well I started it last year and finished it today. I like apocalyptic stories and even though the beginning of this hit a little too close too home after this year, I really enjoyed it. The supernatural part was a little surprised but it added something different to the story. I am on to the 2nd one! #audiobook #scribd #apocalyptic
Read this during the shut down back in March. It had very ‘this could be tomorrow‘ vibes. Except for the magic part. But then again, who knows...?
“They returned the rental car, infecting the clerk and the businessman who rented it next. They infected the porter who took their bags when tips exchanged hands. By the time they reached and passed through security, the infection had passed to an easy dozen people. “
Book, tea, and Silent Book Club at the bookshop. #selfcare
I will be honest, I don't research books before I read them. Sometimes I don't even read the back. I ONE HUNDRED PERCENT judge by the cover. So I didn't expect the immediate hit from this book. About a pandemic. That spreads internationally with a high death toll... Too soon? Might be too soon. #booknerdreads
My mom loaned me this book and it‘s the first Nora Roberts book I‘ve read. There‘s a pandemic component which I thought might be too much to read about and be living through, but the book takes such a different turn with fantasy and magic that it didn‘t bother me. It was a quick read and I‘ll be reading the next two in the series.
I'm not a big Nora Roberts fan, but I've read Year One and Of Blood and Bone and really liked them. Which of these others should I read next?
“Batman wasn‘t friendly, he was a brilliant psycho. And Spider-Man didn‘t have a cave.”
Well... I don‘t know that it describes my life, but it certainly describes some of my reading material over the years! 😂🦇🕷🤓
Who doesn‘t love a good apocalypse book during a pandemic? This book was recommended to me as like The Stand but with magic and I have to agree. I loved it so much and can‘t wait to get my hands on the next book #summerfun #onaudio
Also using for #animalonthecover for #booked2020
The first pages of this book read as if it had been recently written. It really shows how much we have not learned from our past. It shows the ugly that can happen if people do not learn how to come together. It shows the stupid things people do when they are afraid especially when they are afraid of someone different from them. But it also shows the good, the love, the laughter, the connections that can be made when people come together.
While the rest of the country stocks up on toilet paper, the Litsy community makes emergency library runs... you know, because we don‘t have any books on our shelves at home, right?! 😉
I really enjoyed this book. I have only read a few of Roberts' books in the past and this was so different from her other books. I really like storyline of people with powers and good vs evil, and how the main character, Lana, learns to use her powers. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
Really enjoyed this - some parts were quite violent but it wasn‘t over the top. Had a lazy breakfast this morning so I could finish it - now running late for my volunteer work, oopps. @Ddzmini you were right - I‘m going to the library as well to get the sequel!
Beginning this one today. My goal this year is to get the amount of books I own and have not read under control. This is a book that has been sitting on one of those piles for way too long. Looking forward to reading this one.
I am so blessed by the friendships I‘ve made on Litsy. It‘s been so nice to become part of this wonderful community.
A very special thank you to @Meaw_catlady for these precious gifts! Rachel, you made “Year One” sound like such an incredible read, I can‘t wait to dive into it! I‘m so excited for these books and the Star Wars merch! Thank you again, Rachel, your friendship is one of the greatest gifts I‘ve ever been given! 😊