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The Baron's Betrothal: An On-Again, Off-Again, On-Again Regency Romance (Horsemen of the Apocalypse #2)
Miranda Davis
In the After - Demitria Lunetta Some books have you hooked from the very first sentence. This is not one of them! Truthfully I took an instantly dislike to both the narrator and the authors writing style and almost put the book down about 3 time in the first couple of chapters. But then somehow while I wasn’t paying attention I became strangely and totally engrossed in the story. The plot is a pretty generic “teenage girl survives the apocalypse on her wits alone.” We have all read something similar, and of course there is also the obligatory scientist and military involvement. I don’t know about you guys but I feel like I have read about the world ending at least 100 times in the last year or so. And while I like a dystopian, post-apocalyptic, zombie/alien/mutant ridden world as much as the next reader, I have to say I have seen it done better. I am by no means a scientific person but IMHO the “science” behind the creatures in this book seems a little hinky. And then there is the question of the writing, which I found SO weird! I liked the first half of the book, content wise etc. much more than the second. But I thought the second half of the book was written much better then the first. In fact I would totally believe it if I was told they were written by two separate people.At this point you are probably wondering why I haven't given this book a terrible rating. And I have to be honest and say I’m not really sure. One thing I did like about the book was the relationship between Amy (the heroine) and Baby the toddler that she finds and raises as a sister. Another is that this YA novel is VERY low in romance which I found strangely refreshing. But mostly, despite all this books MANY flaws I just found it entertaining. *Shrugs*