Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Review 'Year One' by Nora Roberts

With one drop of blood, the old world is gone for ever. And in its place, something extraordinary begins...

They call it The Doom - a deadly pandemic that starts on a cold New Year's Eve in the Scottish countryside. There's something mysterious about the virus and the way it spreads. As billions fall sick and die, some survivors find themselves invested with strange, unexpected abilities.

Lana, a New York chef, has the power to move things and people with her will. Fred can summon light in the darkness. Jonah, a paramedic, sees snatches of the future in those he touches. Katie gives birth to twins, and suspects that she has brought fresh magic into the world, along with new life.

But The Doom affects people differently. Along with the light, a dark and terrifying magic will also rise. As the remaining authorities round up the immune and the 'Uncannies' for testing, Lana, Katie and others flee New York in search of a safe haven. The old world is over, and Year One has begun.

The Facts:

Publication Date:
December 5th, 2017
Chronicles of The One #1
Post- Apocalyptic
eBook, Paperback, Hardcover, Audio
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My Review:

I’ve read many Nora Roberts books in the last couple of years. So when I saw that there was a new book by Nora Roberts coming out I got immediately excited. I didn’t even see what the book was about, I just had to read it. So when I started reading ‘Year One’, I found myself being a little surprised that this was a post-apocalyptic read. But since I love Nora Roberts, I just kept going.. and I’m glad I did.

‘Year One’ is definitely not your ‘normal’ Nora Roberts read but I loved it. In ‘Year One’ there is a new deadly virus on earth that is killing almost everyone. In no time at all two billion people are dead and the world is crumbling down. Some people seem to be immune, witches, fairies but also normal people. With earth in chaos the people surviving most find a way to keep going. But with people dying, and the infrastructure going down humanity and kindness isn’t easy to find.

In ‘Year One’ we follow the stories of several groups of people. Normally I’m not a fan of many main characters but somehow, in this story it worked. We meet Lana and Max. A young couple who are witches and just started living together. Jonah and Rachel. A paramedic and a doctor. And there also was Arlys, Katie, Eddie and Fred. And I just loved reading about all those characters. They were all very different, but really fun to get to know.

In this book one year is passing by. And although it’s a lot of time, in not a very long book, I never felt like this book was rushed in any way. I really felt like I got the time to learn about this crazy world, and the characters. And what I liked most about this read is that I never expected what would happen next. 

The characters in this book are all very memorable. Nora Roberts did a great job creating those characters. I loved that I was able to get to know so many characters, and not have a moment of trouble keeping those characters apart. For me that is very unique. Every character was very different and they all had their own charms. 
And although the world in ‘Year One’ is terrifying, I also loved the way Nora Roberts was able to make me ‘see’ this world. 

This book was amazing and I loved it from beginning till end. ‘Year One’ is definitely not easy to put into one genre. It is post-apocalyptic, there is romance, it is paranormal, fantasy.. this book has it all. And I really really loved it. If your looking for a fun and different read.. this book is definitely for you. And I can’t wait for the next book.

My Rating:

About the Author:

Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. She published her first novel using the pseudonym J.D. Robb in 1995, with the In Death series, Robb has become one of the biggest thriller writers on earth, with each new novel reaching number one on bestseller charts over the world. With over 450 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world.

For more information about Nora Roberts please visit her website. Or visit her on Goodreads, Amazon and Facebook

I received this book from the Little, Brown Book Group in exchange for my honest review.


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