This book had such good potential, but it wasn't good, but freaking fantastic!! This, this feeling right here, this is how you are supposed to feel after you read a book. Not (see previous post) that!
The Rain has SUCH a unique storyline. I read it in twenty-four hours. It is like no other dystopian I have ever read... Because, it is the one thing we cannot survive without which has become irreversibly lethal, water. Fifteen year old Ruby has learned this the very, very hard way. Everyone she knows and even doesn't know is dead, well almost everyone. Stuck with who may be, the last boy on Earth, Ruby must make do with the company she has to find what food, clean water and hope she can.
Before I started this book I knew I'd enjoy it, but as I got further into it and realised just how dire and complex the situation was, I came to have a huge admiration of it. Plus... the author has replaced all of the swear words in this book with little pictures of butterflies. It is awesome!! Not only is this such a unique idea, but it allowed me to implant whatever words I wanted into story and boy was that fun!! I cannot wait to pick book two, The Storm up. So stay tuned, its review will surely not be that far behind.
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Genre: YA Dystopian
Acquired from: The BookWarehouse (Present from Kimmy)
Book two of 'The Rain' duology equals awesome! I read the majority of this book late at night while I was babysitting with an actual storm swirling around outside. Then I read a few more chapters, in the bath. Oh the sweet irony...
Ruby's mission to find her Dad is still on the go, but in the midst of chaos she has lost Darius and the Princess. Ah gosh, I am struggling with this review as I don't want to spoil anything but everything that did happen is spoiler worthy. Such is the problem with series... Okay, maybe I will just talk about the things I liked in this book, and if you want a synopsis, go to Goodreads...
1. Ruby is morphing into someone more complex, but it isn't automatic or instant. I liked the way Bergin made this very slow transformation over the two books, but yet made it feel like a realistic fifteen year old's depiction of the apocalypse.
2. I liked how Bergin had characters who thought that the rain was a good thing. Hello diversity!
3. I liked how Ruby acknowledged how much she actually cared about everyone who wasn't her family (unlike in book two).
4. I found my self chuckling quite a bit in this book and I liked that.
All round, I was very impressed with this book and I thought it was wrapped up well. It was an exciting and excellent series, kudos to you Bergin! :)
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: YA Dystopian
Acquired from: Pan McMillan Publishing
*while I received this book in exchange for a review, all opinions are entirely and undoubtedly my own*