After dark musings of a sleep-deprived mother reading through the night while the rest of the world sleeps.
Sunday, October 2, 2016
We Are Unprepared
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Book Synopsis(via Goodreads):
Ash and Pia's move from Brooklyn to the bucolic hills of Vermont was supposed to be a fresh start—a picturesque farmhouse, mindful lifestyle, maybe even children. But just three months in, news breaks of a devastating superstorm expected in the coming months. Fear of the impending disaster divides their tight-knit rural town and exposes the chasms in Ash and Pia's marriage. Ash seeks common ground with those who believe in working together for the common good. Pia teams up with "preppers" who want to go off the grid and war with the rest of the locals over whom to trust and how to protect themselves. Where Isole had once been a town of old farm families, yuppie transplants and beloved rednecks, they divide into paranoid preppers, religious fanatics and government tools. ***Many thanks to Net Galley and Harlequin for the advanced reader's copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review. ***
This Insomniac's Opinion:
There were parts of this book that were really lovely. I fell into the characters and the story of the two of them starting over. The characters seemed charming and the story moved along slowly but surely. But, then the prepping and the really odd happenings began. I no longer could lose myself in the story. I wanted to love it, but end it was too far out there. I was actually relieved to turn the last page.