“None of this matters and we’re all going to die!”
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 🤓☹️😙🥰
Narration Type: Dual Narration
The heroine: Rainbow “Rain” Wilson – she is nineteen years old and wakes up one morning after getting high the night before and finds that she has cut off her long braid. She has some secrets going on at home, including a drunk father that is paranoid and mean. Her jerk boyfriend has gone to Tennessee to be with his family.
The Hero: Wes Parker – he has a plan and needs someone to help him out. He came to Franklin Springs, Georgia where he grew up till he was nine years old, to survive. He arrives at the local burger joint where he sees a girl being beaten for a bottle of pain meds that accidentally fell out of her pocket.
The Story: After everyone in the world started dreaming about the four horsemen of the
apocalypse coming on April 23rd, everything began to devolve to the point where it is now the 20th and governments are no good, newscasters don’t bother reporting, and most everyone thinks they will die in a few days. Rain is just waiting for it all to happen, until she is saved by Wes, who comes to town with his plan to survive. He plans on using Rain to get the things he needs (since he doesn’t remember his way around town, her drugs can be used as currency and she is nice looking as well).
Narrated by Madeleine Dauer and Alex Kydd, this trilogy is told in dual points of view via dual narration. This is the first time I have heard either of these narrators. Madeline Dauer does a good job, she sounds age appropriate for Rain and does a good job with both the male and female voices. However, Alex Kydd was hard to listen to at first. Wes Parker is described as a man, when Rain is used to boys. He is tall, muscular and very good looking, but he sounds like a typical teenage stoner boy. The voice just doesn’t match the character.
Though I did start getting used to it after a while and the story was original and I liked it and wondering what would happen next. Rain had gone through a lot and all the bad things she just pushed away into a vault in her head because she couldn’t face them, but after a bit they started coming out when she least expected them.
There are some big revelations in book two about the apocalypse. I couldn’t have been more surprised and I love that about this book as so many books are predictable, especially in romance where everything is leading to a happily ever after. Though I don’t really read many dystopian stories, I do love the walking dead and some of the same themes apply in this though the main storyline was original from my point of view and I liked it. It got better and better as it went. Though Rain was so weak at times, it got me so frustrated. I just wanted her to stand up for herself and hurt some people that were treating her like crap. So when she finally starts to get some lady balls, I wanted to cheer.
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