REVIEW: Praying for Rain by B.B. Easton

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“I finally found what I’ve been missing my whole life, and if I keep it, it will kill me.”

Back of the book blurb:

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.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: April 11, 2019
Pages: 181

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My rating:

            I believe this is my very first B.B. Easton novel! I was super intrigued by an end of the world romance and it definitely delivered. The characters, the world, and the mystery all captivated me from page one. And I am very much looking forward to reading more of B.B. Easton.

“I don’t do us. All us does is get you hurt or killed, so I throw an E on the end of that bitch, and I use.”

            The characters were definitely interesting, especially when set against an apocalypse setting. They were vivid and angry and scared. I absolutely loved how I was able to picture each of them and the world so clearly. It always ruins a book when everything is muddy, but B.B. Easton definitely knows how to draw up characters and I appreciate that so much.

“He’ll know. He’ll see all my secrets, and he’ll just know. I can’t let that happen.”

            The only thing I didn’t like about the characters was how back and forth they were. I don’t normally mind back and forth just because it definitely is realistic, but this was giving me whiplash! One little thing would set either Rain or Wes off and they would be like, “NO. WE’RE DONE.” And then two more seconds would go by and they’d be like, “Just kidding. Love you, mean it!” It was very distracting at some points.

            Along with that, the weird humor that permeates the first half of the novel was a turn off. I get that B.B. Easton (and the characters) were probably trying to make light of a very serious situation; however, I almost would’ve preferred it if were chock full of angst. It would’ve added a completely new element that would’ve made the book incredible.

“Traffic laws were one of the first things to go after the nightmares began.”

            I think the mystery was what really kept me hooked throughout the novel. I was constantly wondering what was happening with the nightmares. Was the world really going to end?! Finding out what happened was definitely interesting and I am so excited to read the rest of the novels to find out how B.B. Easton is going to navigate her intricate and entertaining world that she’s created!

Happy Reading!

The Wandereader

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