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Midnight by Ellen Connor
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Sep 30, 2011

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bookshelves: fantasy, futuristic, post-apocalyptic, romance, action
Recommended to Anna by: Lovers of post-apocalyptic stories
Read from September 29 to 30, 2011 , read count: 1

This is mainly the story of Rosa, a woman who had worse life and prospects in the Before Change world than in the After Change. She has built a miracle, a community where people respect each other, and share food, commodities, medicines, work...

I didn’t care much for the first part of the book, although it kept me turning the pages. I couldn’t understand how Rosa got all that men following her orders. Yes she found the place and she is a really good fighter, but so are other men. I would have loved to be explained in a believable way how this community was build and how she earned the place. I felt that her role in the community was a little sick (the virgin/whore routine). I also found quite far-fetched picturing her as a priestess in ceremonies. Rosa’s past could explain her fighter soul, her hard attitude towards life, her prejudice towards skinwalkers, but not her abilities as a priestess or a leader. Chris, on the other hand, was the paradigm of a bland character during the first book. Now, he has hardened after years of wandering alone in the new post-apocalyptic world, but keeps a part of softness in him (kind of schyzo for my taste, but better drawn than Rosa’s character). They fall in love... just because. I must tell you that almost all of the couples in Valle el bravo seemed more interesting than the leading one (Jameson and Tillie, Ex and Allyson, Rio and Brick’s sister).

Said this, it was kind a wonder to me when I felt truly glued to the book the second part of the book. This instalment is better than the first one, mainly because there is a lot of action that has to do with humans, skin walkers, prejudice, and not stupid rotten-evil-dogs. So, in spite of all, it has been an entertaining reading, and I will read the last installment.
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Lisa Kay Great review, Anna!

Anna Glad you liked it, Lisa!

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