Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Praying For Rain Trilogy #1
Published by Art by Easton on 11 April 2019
Genres: New Adult
Source: Kindle Purchase
“None of this matters, and we’re all going to die.”
With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams.
Rain isn’t afraid of dying. In fact, she’s looking forward to it. If she can just outrun her pain until April 23, she’ll never have to feel it at all.
Wes Parker has survived every horrible thing this life has thrown at him with nothing more than his resourcefulness and disarming good looks. Why should the end of the world be any different? All he needs are some basic supplies, shelter, and a sucker willing to help him out, which is exactly what he finds when he returns to his hometown of Franklin Springs.
As society crumbles, dangers mount, and secrets refuse to stay buried, two lost souls are thrust together in a twist of fate—one who will do anything to survive and one who can’t wait to die.
Perhaps, together, they can learn how to live.
Before their time runs out.
Praying For Rain was very intense. And it sure doesn’t fit into a neat little genre box, either. I was stuck with my kindle, not even able to go for a bathroom break while reading.
Story and Characters:
I’m not sure how BB Easton pulled off Praying for Rain, but she sure did! This apocalyptic, New Adult kind of romance, but not blew my mind. So different from her other books, I was awed from start to finish. Rain and Wes had been dealt a pretty shitty hand – Wes since he was born, Rain at least for the past year. And with the apocalypse approaching on fast hooves, not much for them to do to stay alive.
In a dark and gritty universe, Praying for Rain is about survival. But it’s also about hopelessness that might turn to hope. And it’s about seeing the good when there is none to be found. Finding food, water and shelter, when people have lost their minds and are ready to kill their neighbors for their own good.
One of the things I enjoyed the most was how facing the inevitable apocalypse and the four horsemen, Wes, especially, but also Rain, were able to see each day on its own. And I fully felt all their emotions. The anger, the anxiety, and the fickle sense of hope they didn’t want to believe in.
Writing style :
Praying for Rain is written in dual point of view, with most chapters from Rain’s perspective, and some from Wes’ perspective. The story unfolds over only a few days, but still, I felt like I learned a lot, and that the pace fitted the story perfectly. The first person point of view grabbed me right into the story, and I never left!
I wake up at the tail end of a scream, just like I do every morning. Just like we all do, ever sine the nightmares began.
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