My reading list so far for January 2020 I‘m rereading the “Gardens of the Moon” idk if I‘ll finish it this month but I‘m good with what I‘ve read this month so far
Beginning this one today. My goal this year is to get the amount of books I own and have not read under control. This is a book that has been sitting on one of those piles for way too long. Looking forward to reading this one.
I am so blessed by the friendships I‘ve made on Litsy. It‘s been so nice to become part of this wonderful community.
A very special thank you to @Meaw_catlady for these precious gifts! Rachel, you made “Year One” sound like such an incredible read, I can‘t wait to dive into it! I‘m so excited for these books and the Star Wars merch! Thank you again, Rachel, your friendship is one of the greatest gifts I‘ve ever been given! 😊
This was the first fantasy book I‘ve read by Nora Roberts. I‘ve always opted for her typical romances. I really liked the story and the magical realism. Some parts were a little slow, and I felt like some of the characters could have been fleshed out more, but over all I enjoyed it. I‘ll probably read the next book in the series.
I just ordered a Kindle due to the Black Friday sales, since my Nook has been dead for the last couple of years. I am so excited! In the interim I‘m while I wait, I finally started Year One now that the last book of the trilogy is out. I het waiting for series so I usually wait until they‘re finished to start them.
Damn.. that's the exact word I said when I finished this book. Nora Roberts knows how to write a book. She knows how to keep a reader engaged and interested. She knows how to build characters and worlds. She does magic and love really damn well. I'm quite blown away by this book, it's kind of got me speechless a little bit, honestly. I figured it'd be good, I didn't expect it to be really damn good.
5 out of 5 stars!
I was getting into a little bit of a reading slump but this book has kept my interest entirely.
I've only read Nora Robert's Three Sisters Island Trilogy before this, but I loved that series and I can tell I'm going to love this one as well. She may become a favorite author of mine if I do.
That would be so tough to have to leave all my books behind. I know food and clothes and all that survival stuff is way more important in this "end of the world" scenario..technically.. but my books! I'd probably try to stuff as many in a bag as I could still. (Which I'm sure we all know how heavy even just a couple of books can be lol so it'd obviously be a big pain on the back area trying to carry)
Following the story of a number of characters, we see what happens to the world when a virus starts killing people within 24-48 hours and spread no matter what efforts are put in place. At the same time, magic is fully reintroduced into the world with elves, fairies, witches, wizards and more coming into their own. Now in a world where billions have died, we see what happens when good and evil for both sides reshapes what was once the world.
I read this one a while back and for some reason forgot to review it. Surprising since I quite liked it. Nora Roberts dives into post apocalyptic/sci-fi fiction and does a great job of it. If you like Nora Roberts and/or are a fan of this type of fiction, this should be a book you will enjoy.
Take my last two reads, add them together, and you‘ve created this book. It‘s a post-pandemic adventure that has a magical element. Everyone‘s escaping the cities. Some people discover they have extra abilities—all those magical creatures are real now. If you‘ve survived The Doom. Sadly, prejudice and evil also survive. So good vs. evil, well told. Ordered book 2!
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I actually really enjoyed this book! I have two others on my TBR (that are due back to the library soon) so I'll be reading those before diving into the next books in the series. But this book was delightful. Definitely a page turner. I'm glad I read it.
This is my kind of book! I know it's not going to be for everyone, but I loved it. It has been soo long since I've read anything by Nora Roberts! I recognized her style of writing like she was an old friend. Even though this is much different than what she usually writes, you still see her very clearly.
Yes, there is magic. Yes, the survivors have to choose between good and evil. There is also love, hope, and a great start to a series! 😍
#JulyReads #JulyStats #JulyWrapUp
I read 16 books this month.
124 books for the year (far far behind some of my fast reading friends🤷♀️).
The tagged book is the book I'm currently reading - and definitely enjoying!
My two 5 star ratings for this month were both for younger readers- 'The Secret Garden' and 'Hatchet'- both of which I will forever highly recommend to anyone. I also enjoyed 'Daisy Jones & The Six' and 'Along Came A Spider'.
My handsome boy has always loved sleeping up against books! He's 16 and has been doing it ever since he was an itty bitty! It makes me want to try, to see what the fuss is all about! 😸📚💕😁 #catsoflitsy #littenkitten
I'm not sure how to feel about the fact that all my books on hold (paper and digital) came in at once! I've been to the library every day this week, which is great; but I cant help feeling a bit overwhelmed by the task before me.
I did get to pick up my tote today for completing 3 books on the reading challenge. Last year I completed 17, I hope I can complete more this time!
I went to the library to donate some books, and of course I had to check out their used book store. I got all of these for $3. 😍
Do you use your library's book store? All of the books I've gotten from mine are like new and superrrr discounted. 📚
This was my first ever Nora Roberts book, and I was not disappointed! At this point I have pretty much tired of traditional dystopian stories, but the biological/infectious basis of this story drew me in and I enjoyed it so much as someone who loves medicine and science. I enjoyed the perspectives given from different characters. Descriptions were vivid and I had great pictures of what was happening in my mind! I am looking forward to the sequel!
Have you ever gotten so used to an author's writing, it's easy to anticipate what's coming next? Nora Roberts has always been my go to romance/easy reading author. Every trilogy starts out with three men and three women. We all know how it ends. NOT THIS ONE! I am so pleasantly surprised. I couldn't put this book down. It has everything; Witches, fairies, seers, prophets, oh and the apocalypse!? I am so excited to read book 2 📚📚
This was between a pick and a so-so for me, and I'm still sorting out how I feel about it.
Imagine that there's a pandemic of such epic proportions that more than half the world population dies, and rapidly. At the same time, some people experience a strengthening of magic powers. What would the world look like? And what would happen if that first generation were to give birth to a child of magical prophecy?
Just started, but it‘s a good start.
I cannot describe how much I disliked this book, which is dissapointing as I have only read two of her trilogies (the Circle trilogy & the Gallaghers trilogy) & I really enjoyed them.
The childish devision between 'good' & 'evil' characters. Fairies already conveniently named stuff like 'Rainbow' & the baddies cackling like a house fell on their sister. The names for everything are terrible & I found it strange that only straight people survived.
I‘ve read Nora Roberts before but this was very different from what I‘m accustomed to. The first book in a dystopian trilogy that combines dark and gritty with elements of romance and fantasy; a somewhat odd combination that surprisingly worked well. I was pleasantly surprised... another series I‘ve managed to be dragged into