Waiting on Wednesday – July 19

July 19, 2017     The Bluestocking Bookworm     Books, Reading

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. The original meme was hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

What book am I eagerly awaiting this week, bookworms?

Well, it is a book by an author I have read a lot of, though under a pen name. It is post-apocalyptic and magic and romance.

The tag line? “The end has come. The beginning comes next.”

And it isn’t coming out until December of this year. Why do I always find these books that I have to wait so long to read?!

Want to know what book it is?

Waiting on Wednesday – July 19

Year One

by Nora Roberts
on December 5th 2017
Pages: 432

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.

In a world of survivors where every stranger encountered could be either a savage or a savior, none of them knows exactly where they are heading, or why. But a purpose awaits them that will shape their lives and the lives of all those who remain.

The end has come. The beginning comes next.


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Why am I so excited for this book?

I have read a lot of the In Death series (which is Nora Roberts writing at J.D. Robb), but until now nothing under her actual name has called to me. But I love books about the end of the world, and I love books about the apocalypse, and I already know that I like Nora Roberts’ writing style. Especially the way she writes characters!

What book are you eagerly anticipating this week? Comment below, or link me up to your Waiting On Wednesday post!

Stay bookish, lovelies!

Talk bookish to me!

2 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday – July 19

  1. I featured this one about a month ago. I’ve read quite a bit if Roberts stuff, mainly the ones that border on supernatural and not strictly romance, but none of her Robb stuff. I love the sounds of this one and like you, agree that it’s such a long wait!