jueves, 29 de marzo de 2018

Reseña: Year One

Year One 


Nora Roberts

 419 pages
Published December 5th 2017 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 1250122953 (ISBN13: 9781250122957)
Edition Language English
 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.

My rating: 1 of 5 stars

Este fue mi primer encuentro con la famosa y por cierto prolífica escritora Nora Roberts, y no fue el mejor, por el contrario fue muy decepcionante.

Es el fin de mundo versión Tuatha da Danan con un altar , sangre, cuervos, y oscuras profecias. Un virus recorre el mundo via aviones y aeropuertos, y en 48 horas la persona muere. Los que sobreviven siguen siendo humanos, o bien, se encuentran con poderes increibles, desde hadas, a elfos/driades, brujas y brujos, y los malos de la mismas especies antes mencionadas.Malvados humanos que disfrutan del caos matando y vandalizando, y malvados seres mágicos que cazan a los suyos y a otros humanos. Es una guerra.

Pero , los protagonistas, con varios puntos de vista, siendo el mayor Lana y su pareja Max Fawllon un escritor , ambos brujos. Y luego esta Jonah el paramédico que ve muertos. Y Arlys , la reportera que sigue transmitiendo desde Nueva York, y que sale como todos cuando se  cuenta que una vacuna no es viable y la situación cada vez esta peor.

Lo que no me cala, es que estas personas ven lo peor de todo, y luego siguen queriendo jugar a la casita, sin preocuparse de hacer cercas, centinelas o un fuerte y de protegerse sobre todo de todos los malvados que hay.

No me cabe . Lo encuentro ABSURDO , y , ¿en serio? hadas con glitter junto a videntes y hechiceros maleficos? alguien vio demasiado Once Upon a Time y True Blood.

No. No me gustó. La escritura es desconexa además.

Y ¿eso del Chosen One? que todo es por el elegido y blabla, sin mayor explicaciones de porque ya existia gente con un poco de poder, que despues aumenta... No.


Oh, boy. Where to start?

A pandemic devastate the world, because obscure -emphasis in the obscure part- mythical reasons. Following the fate of the McLeod family who seems to ignite the 'Doom' virus, we arrive to N.Y. and other more important characters, like witches . Yeah. We never are offered an explanation of that pre-existence or why there are people with 'sparking' powers before the rapefest start. Wait. Did I not tell you? There are plenty of raped women and girls in this book. Not detailed but explicit, mind you.

Then we follow the separate ardous journeys of Arlys, a journalist, and Lana, a chef, trying to reach safety. Between spurs of fairies (I-kid-you-not)

, warlocks, your average violent sociopath, pro-human fanatics, savagery and gore, the main concern of Arlys and Lana is internet and yeast. Again I-kid-you-not.

Plus Choppy writting and plain characters.

It's like TrueBlood (last seasons) without vampires.

Oh, there is a mumble-jumble messianic Tuatha de Danann (?)/ Wicca mess with a ... Chosen One. (waiting for the next book).

I'm done.

Neither I like that Lana 'move on' so soon :/

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