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 techno...
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Year One Reviews
**This is a review of the audio version of this title, via Audible.
This novel already has some 1,300+ reviews on Goodreads (only being released in December of 2017), so I am going to keep my summarizing to a minimum and quickly get to the things I loved about this novel and the one thing that threw me.
This novel starts out following multiple story lines and perspectives through a world where a plague dubbed "The Doom" is swiftly wiping out the population. Very reminiscent of The Stand by Ste ...more
Well this was totally unexpected and took me back to the heady days when I first discovered the Circle , Dream and Signs of Seven trilogies. Whilst strictly speaking not a romance this book still called to my old romantic heart with characters to love and huge obstacles in the way of a happy ever after. Yes it's a bleak look at the possibility of a pandemic that could almost completely eradicate humanity but the author has given her fans a more mystical reason . If you enjoy books that pit good ...more
I haven't read many Nora Robert books preferring instead the works of her alter-ego JD Robb but as this is more fantasy I decided to give it a go. And I really enjoyed it. It doesn't re-write the apocalypse genre but it is a good read and I did like the magical twist.
As with many of this type of book there's a host of characters but Nora juggles them well with lots of individual personalities and is some cases abilities. We have fairies, elves, telekinetics and more. I quite liked the inclusion ...more
Don’t bother reaching for a Kleenex. It’s not just a cold. It’s not even the flu.
It’s the Doom.
If you needed any further proof that the world was ending, here comes Nora Roberts with “Year One,” a work of speculative fiction about a deadly pandemic. Anyone monitoring the mutating strains of pop fiction should have seen this new hybrid emerging from the Queen of Romance. Yes, the ground is already littered with the corpses of earlier apocalyptic novels, but Roberts will have no trouble clearing a ...more
❝And some like us couldn't handle what turned on inside them. They've gone mad, like she has. Immune to the virus, doomed anyway. That's the reality...❞
For me to have been so excited to read this fantasy book by Nora Roberts - one of my most-read authors - it pains me to only give it 3.5 stars. It wasn't bad, but then again, it wasn't that good either.
Want to know what this book was? Quick summary: Contagion meets the X-Men meets Little House on the Prairie.
What I Liked
- The Doom. E ...more
With any apocalypse story you’re gonna get devastating lost and horrific goings on, all of which is sure to make or break a person in their desperate attempt to live another day. Roberts here has spread her writing wings by encompassing the classic struggle of good vs evil as she incorporates fantasy and supernatural elements to survival of the fittest, plus a prophecy to boot.
My interest is caught, but this being the first book in a planned trilogy, there’s a definitely a lot going on he ...more
Nora Roberts writing Urban Fantasy?
It's a good day.
I absolutely LOVE her Eve Dallas series. And, she wrote one of my favorite book boyfriends into existence. How could I resist this?
I need it as much as I need this:
Our story is not that unique, I admit it. It has a little bit of the feel of Stephen King's "The Stand", but in a less gross and creepy way - also about a million times shorter. The world ends by way of virus and the survivors come in a few assorted varieties.
There are the ones who fi ...more