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Year One by Nora Roberts
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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. And they had to escape the madness while they could…

Max Fallon and Lana Bingham were two such people – as was journalist Arlys and rookie Fred who manned the local TV station. Getting out of New York City any way they could, they encountered horror and evil in streets that had been obliterated of anything familiar. Separately each small group headed out, as did other survivors; Rachel, a doctor; Jonah, a paramedic along with Katie and her babies. None of them knew where they would end up – or even if they would survive – but they would do all they could to start a new life.

The magic that some felt inside was filled with light – but others knew only darkness. The travellers needed to be careful who they trusted. What would be the outcome? Could they feel hope for the future when it seemed there were very few people left? They only knew their old world would never be the same again – Year One had begun…

Year One is #1 in the Chronicles of The One series by prolific author Nora Roberts. This woman is amazing! She can write anything. I absolutely devoured Year One and am really looking forward to book 2 in the (hopefully) not too distant future. A dystopian fantasy novel which is fast-paced, intriguing, magical and just plain exhilarating, Year One is one I highly recommend.

With thanks to Hachette AU for my ARC to read and review.
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Reading Progress

November 19, 2017 – Shelved
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: 2017-release
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: arc
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: post-apocalyptic
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: reviewing-by-request
November 19, 2017 – Shelved as: sent-by-publisher
January 19, 2018 – Started Reading
January 19, 2018 – Shelved as: 5000-books
January 19, 2018 – Shelved as: dystopian
January 19, 2018 –
page 179
42.72% "Loving this!"
January 20, 2018 –
page 284
67.78%
January 20, 2018 – Shelved as: own-read
January 20, 2018 – Finished Reading

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Wendy Great review Brenda!


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Theresa Smith Sounds very good!


Brenda Thanks Wendy and Theresa :) Another genre variety Theresa .. she writes so many different ones!


Kathy I absolutely loved this also Brenda - i sent an email to Nora and was told that book number two will not be out until the end of 2018. Sooo looking forward to it....


Brenda Oh thanks Kathy 😊 I guess with all the others she writes we're lucky it's this year!


Kathy From the email I received it will be called Of Blood & Bone and the cover will be released the first half of this year!


Brenda Sounds good 😊 Can't wait!


Carolyn Excellent review Brenda! Good to hear the next one will be out this year :)


Brenda Thanks Carolyn :) I loved it and yes, I agree..


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