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I liked it. I am going to finish the series* because I am invested in finding out what happens in the world but I don't know that I will seek out this author for further books. There are just some odd things about the writing that are jarring. Odd choices in dialogue, odd grammar, that make things stiff. And odd choices in the plot, like ignoring that women have to expel the afterbirth.
*I didn't finish the series. I tried but it's just terrible writing.
I don't usually read Nora Roberts books, but after reading this one, I might start. I've always thought of her as a romance writer, but I really enjoyed this sci/fi book by her. She does a great job with the characters and the breakdown of society/ emergence of magic was very interesting to read about. I definitely recommend it if you like apocalyptic sci/fi.
Lana Bingham, a practicing witch, lives with her boyfriend Max. When sickness starts spreading, she bands together with others to try to stop the sickness and help others. Looking forward to the next book in this series.
This is a really good novel. However, there is a moment close to the end...in chapter 23 or 24 made me upset. It wasn’t something I’d expected to happen.....it sucked. But there is also another hope later on.
I made it through 3/4 of the book but just couldn't take any more. So many books and movies are based on the same theme. Too much character development and not enough story. Everyones escape route could have been developed more and made more interesting. Situation scenes were brief when so much more could have been written. Sigh! one star
Nora Roberts is breaking into the post apocalypse dystopian fantasy genre! Her well-practiced writing style makes it flow nice and easy, giving the information you need to involve your mind in any specific scene, without leaving holes or overwhelming extraneous information.
We follow the plague of doom, the crash of modern society, the escape, the rise of the uncanny, through waves of ever-present fear mongers and the forces of evil.
I'm surprised how much I like this book. First Nora Roberts book for me, and I thought it was an easy page turner
An excellent story. Being a Sci-Fi and Fantasy fan, I love Robert's books written in these genres. I've read most of her books and series written in these genres and avoid her more 'normal' books and stories. I also love her Sci-Fi mystery series written under the pseudonym, J.D. Robb with its heroine, Detective Eve Dallas.
This is not the typical tone and timbre of a Nora Roberts story, but the story is so quintessentially Roberts- you are sucked in and invested from the first moment you pick up the book, and all you can say by the end is "I want more!".
Alot of twists and turns but set up to be a great series. Hopefully Lana will make it back eventually to those she grew to love in New Hope!
The story line and characters grabbed right from the start. Not your usual Nora Roberts novel but loved it!!!! Can't wait to read book 2.
I must have gotten off to a poor start with this read. There's a difference between whiskey & whisky - poor research/knowledge. As for the story. It got so far fetched I simply skimmed & sighed. This could have been really good due to the subject. No stars.
I read the first 125 pages of this book - but just couldn't get into it. It's too much science fiction for me.
Check out the first book in the Chronicles of The One series before book 2 comes out later this year. With twists and turns on every page, Nora Roberts has captured the audience in this tale of intrigue.
I am a big fan of Nora Roberts. I don't mind waiting for months for her book as they are worth it.
I had a slow start with this book. But once I caught up, couldn't put it down.
Waiting for the next in series.
Wasn't sure about this book but I pushed on. Caught my interest and now can't wait for the next in the series!
When is book 2 available?
I was not sure about this new trilogy from Nora Roberts. It took me a couple stops and starts to really get into it, but once I did, I couldn't put it down. Definitely not for everyone. I felt the last third of the book was a little rushed and clearly a setup for the books to come. If you're a fan of older series like Chesapeake Bay or In the Garden, you might want to give this new series, Chronicles of the One, a pass or at least be warned that this is not a nice, contemporary love story. I can't say that Year One is a favorite, but it was intriguing enough that I'm looking forward to the books to come.
A real change for Nora Roberts. Engaging and entertaining...can't wait for the next book!
From start to finish I could not put this book down. Excellent even to the extent of ...the housework can wait, lol. very enthralling.
This was a surprising read from Nora Roberts & I loved it. Is there more to come????
scary, I look for romance in her books so was disappointed with story line, occult, witchcraft, etc. After a few pages, the end for me
This was my first Nora Roberts book and I can see why it was compared to The Stand by Stephen King but it's a bit stranger than The Stand, and also not quite as good. Lots of characters, and neat magic, but it seems a little too pat.....Just read The Stand.
I usually really really like Nora Roberts books. However, stopped half way with this one. Can't be bothered to finish it. This was one of only a handful of books I have ever stopped reading midway. Too bad.