Thursday, December 6, 2018

Review 'Of Blood and Bone' by Nora Roberts


https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40865042-of-blood-and-bone
Thirteen years ago, a catastrophic pandemic known as The Doom killed billions. 

For those left behind, it is a chance to build a new world. But The Doom was no ordinary virus. In some survivors, it awoke strange powers - to heal, to harm, even to predict the future. 

Fallon Swift has no memories of the old world - but she is destined to shape this new one. Growing up with her three brothers on a quiet farm, she has been protected from danger by her mother and stepfather. 

Now she must leave them, and learn to fight. Because Fallon is not only a powerful 'Uncanny' - she also has a pivotal role to play in the bloody battles ahead. A war between good and evil is brewing, and Fallon - young, tough, headstrong - must be ready. 

A sequel to the number one bestselling Year One, this breathtaking novel of love, war, family and magic is a gripping and deeply satisfying continuation of an extraordinary new trilogy. 

The Facts:


Publication Date:
December 4th, 2018
Series:
Chronicles of the One #2
Genre:
Post- Apocalyptic
Pages:
464
Formats:
eBook, Hardcover, Paperback, Audio
Available at:

My Review:


I read the first book in the Chronicles of The One last year and absolutely loved that book, so I was super excited to start reading this second book in the series. This was definitely a book I was looking forward too.

In ‘Blood and Bone’ we are thirteen years further than where the first book ended. Billions of people have died and the ones that survived are trying to build a new world. We meet Fallon Swift, a thirteen year old girl that is destined to be the ‘one’. Not an easy thing to be. Fallon has to leave her family behind to learn more about her special abilities.

I don’t know why exactly, but I just didn’t love this book. I had so many high expectations about this one, since I absolutely loved the first book, but this one just didn’t work for me at all. I couldn’t really get into the story and I missed the action the first book was filled with. I also missed some of the characters I got to know in the first book. It just almost seemed like I was reading a book from another series. Where the first book also had a pretty good romance story, this one didn’t. And as a Romance reader I missed that.

What I did really like was Fallon’s character. She was just a very fascinating and feisty young girl. I loved how strong she was and how determined she was to do her very best. She was definitely very interesting to read about and I think her character was very well written.

But unfortunately it took me a long time to really get into this book. And since I’ve been on a reading spree the last view weeks this was definitely disappointing. I didn’t hate the book, but I just expected so much more. The writing was still pretty good, I could still picture myself in this ‘new’ world but I was just really missing something.

My Rating:

Check out my previous review in this series:


About the Author:


Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 200 novels, including Come Sundown, The Obsession, The Liar, and Year One -- the first book in The Chronicles of The One. She is also the author of the futuristic suspense In Death series written under the pen name J.D. Robb. There are more than 500 million copies of her books in print. 

For more information about Nora Roberts please visit her website. Or visit her on Facebook


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

https://www.littlebrown.co.uk/

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