Year One

Year One

Book - 2017
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Casiepaws
Apr 16, 2021

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.

FPL_John Oct 23, 2020

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.

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barryandlinda
Apr 21, 2020

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.

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stephanier78
Jan 30, 2020

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.

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kaybea
Jan 10, 2020

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

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Gypsy86
Jul 28, 2019

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.

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whamby1104
May 25, 2019

I'm surprised how much I like this book. First Nora Roberts book for me, and I thought it was an easy page turner

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Kjmotis92
May 06, 2019

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.

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cancankimber
Jan 14, 2019

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!".

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tracycherry
Jan 03, 2019

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!

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Elanas1998
Dec 28, 2018

It was a great read (err...listen). I can’t wait for book 2.

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WildKate
Nov 14, 2018

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.

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INVS
Aug 17, 2018

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.
LG

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judefabe
Jul 24, 2018

Very different for the author; very good. When is the next one coming out?

LoganLib_Tahnee Jul 10, 2018

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.

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unim
Jul 10, 2018

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.
Loved it.
Waiting for the next in series.

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Goldie_19
May 05, 2018

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?

JCLTraciM Apr 30, 2018

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.

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rstrong123
Apr 26, 2018

A real change for Nora Roberts. Engaging and entertaining...can't wait for the next book!

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JillReesby
Apr 23, 2018

From start to finish I could not put this book down. Excellent even to the extent of ...the housework can wait, lol. very enthralling.

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LynnpLong
Apr 08, 2018

This was a surprising read from Nora Roberts & I loved it. Is there more to come????

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marioniwolf
Apr 08, 2018

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

JessicaGma Mar 27, 2018

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.

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BookluvrShPk
Mar 12, 2018

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.


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