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.As word spreads that neither the immune nor the gifted are safe from the authorities who patrol the ravaged streets, and with nothing left to count on but each other, Lana and Max make their way out of a wrecked New York City. At the same time, other travelers are heading west too, into a new fron...
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Year One Reviews
Full review now posted!
Actual rating: 4.5/5 stars (strictly because my brain had a hard time accepting that this had been authored by Nora.)
You had me scared there for a while, Nora, but you came through. Just in a way that was different from what I was expecting.
Have you ever picked up a book by an author you love and when you start reading it you keep having to remind yourself that said author wrote it? That was what I struggled with at the beginning of this book. Yes, the writing style I had ...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
Let a friend borrow this to read first.
DNF at page 150.
Too many characters.
Too much happening.
I always seem to have both a sense of pride and envy when I read great authors. Pride—because as an author, I love being part of a community that contributes to great storytelling; and envy—because when a great storyteller proves their chops time and time again, I can’t help but feel a teensy, tiny bit jealous that they are so damn talented.
Not that this jealousy would ever stop me from buying a good book.
For me, the single most important factor in any story (other than competent writing) is cha ...more
It’s New Year and the world is about to be hit by the Doom, a disease that kills with a 100% mortality rate. However, there are some who are immune and amoungst those immune there are some who are developing powers. Like all power, some of it is being used for good, such as the couple Lana and Max, witches whose magic seems to grow more and more as the world crumbles around her and there are those who use their magic for darkness and destruction. Lana and Max must escape New York as it becomes ...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
As the family who had come together for Christmas/New Year celebrations in the cold Scottish countryside, left and headed back to their respective homes, little did they know they were the bearers of a horrible, shocking sickness that would be christened The Doom, and would kill in days. In New York, as people sickened and died, terror and madness spread throughout the community. With the world-wide decimation though, there were some who were immune – they didn’t know why, or how, but they were. ...more
I think this is my first Nora Roberts book.. but I'm not one hundred percent certain. That is mostly because I'm super tired and just lazy to look it up..
Year One was pretty interesting to listen to. I liked getting to know this apocalyptic world because it was just so freaking interesting. I also really liked the multi-POV's because each chapter definitely kept me on my toes.
This is a world where tons of people have died due to a virus. No, not tons. Billions. For the few who have survived, wel ...more