Year One

Year One

Book - 2017
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"It began on New Year's Eve. The sickness came on suddenly, and spread quickly. The fear spread even faster. Within weeks, everything people counted on began to fail them. The electrical grid sputtered; law and government collapsed--and more than half of the world's population was decimated. Where there had been order, there was now chaos. And as the power of science and technology receded, magic rose up in its place. Some of it is good, like the witchcraft worked by Lana Bingham, practicing in the loft apartment she shares with her lover, Max. Some of it is unimaginably evil, and it can lurk anywhere, around a corner, in fetid tunnels beneath the river--or in the ones you know and love the most"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250122957
1250122953
Characteristics: 419 pages ; 25 cm
Alternative Title: Year 1
Call Number: ROBERTS, N

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surfsafe
Jan 18, 2018

True, this is different, but I LOVED it! I hope she is writing the next one now.

romance_nerd Jan 17, 2018

In some ways, it's still very much a Nora Roberts book. The writing is wonderful and beautifully written to express the dangers, fears, and even joys of this new world. There are a few love stories to root for, but overall, I wouldn't call this a romance. Instead, we've been given an origin story for The One and I assume the next book will be centered around this person, years in the future. I would say, for anyone intending to read this, go in with zero expectations.

There are many characters in this one and each plays a role in the journey. I loved the different dynamics between characters, the groups that get formed, and the way they learn to grow and depend on each other. In particular, I really enjoyed Max and Lana, who I would say are the "main characters" in the book. Much of the story centers on their journey and I found them to be really interesting characters.

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cindercat
Jan 08, 2018

Although this work has many of the elements found in other Nora Roberts novels, the pandemic is a new and interesting angle. The back stories and subsequent intersection of the different key characters, is a refreshing change from her formulaic approach to trilogies. Overall it was very entertaining.

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KellJW
Jan 05, 2018

I'll be stocking up on my emergency supplies after reading this book. I really liked it.

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pbronson
Jan 04, 2018

Have been on hold for four months already for this book....that’s totally unacceptable for a Library of this size.......book has been in circulation for months and there are approx 90 still on hold....very strange...one would think they might perhaps look into purchasing more copies....now having read some of the reviews for it.......not sure if I really want to read it...but will just see how long it takes the library to expedite the waiting period.

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lulabelle
Dec 30, 2017

Exasperatingly and disappointingly bad.

best part - one kid riding around on a bike (everyone else seems to be able to drive)

worst part - magical zygote savior-to-be

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psychocb
Dec 30, 2017

too crazy and wierd

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barryandlinda
Dec 21, 2017

When a mysterious disease strikes billions of people, survivors have to try to band together to make a life for themselves. It seems that those who survived have assorted powers and some use it for good and others for evil. I liked this story right from the beginning and hope that there will be more coming in this series.

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ERIN CHANG
Dec 16, 2017

I read this new book in one day. It was very consuming and an interesting concept. It was very easy to get involved with characters. I was beginning to feel that Nora Roberts was depending too much on her formula. One could even predict the language she would use. This one is much better, I look forward to the next book in the series.

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