Year One

Year One

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"A stunning new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author--an epic of hope and horror, chaos and magic, and a journey that will unite a desperate group of people to fight the battle of their lives ... 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 frontier. Chuck, a tech genius trying to hack his way through a world gone offline. Arlys, a journalist who has lost her audience but uses pen and paper to record the truth. Fred, her young colleague, possessed of burgeoning abilities and an optimism that seems out of place in this bleak landscape. And Rachel and Jonah, a resourceful doctor and a paramedic who fend off despair with their determination to keep a young mother and three infants in their care alive"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781250122957
Branch Call Number: FIC Rober
Characteristics: 419 pages ; 25 cm


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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.

Jan 05, 2018

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

Jan 04, 2018

Have been on hold for four months already for this book....that’s totally unacceptable for a Library of this has been in circulation for months and there are approx 90 still on hold....very would think they might perhaps look into purchasing more 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.

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

Dec 30, 2017

too crazy and wierd

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.

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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