Dead Boy jLl grown up but not mature I THINK she was supposed to have an un treated mental disorder but she mentioned to her husband in than one fight that she was crazyhad issuewasn t normal etc I m not sure how mental illness works but does the person who has it realize that they do And if they do would they rather not do anything about it I think she wasust really selfish with a side of immaturity and inability to adult properly and used mental illness as an excuse to do whatever she wanted The whole not wanting to help August and do something her husband
"really wanted to do for once in their "wanted to do for once in their kinda clinched it for meHer husband thinks incredibly poorly of her the entire time we are in his head which is a pretty horrible place to be btw so it should come as NO surprise that they barely act like roommates who use each other for physical release and that their marriage doesn t seem like one I can t even say it disintegrates throughout the course of the book because the reader never gets to see it whole or even partially whole And the MC s Whole Flip Flop Over Wanting flip flop over wanting have kids was a complete head scratcher especially since it was supposed to be the end of life as we know it and he wants to bring a baby into that when before he ust wanted it to be him and his f buddy I mean wife So both MCs were pretty horrible The rest of the characters were all stupid and antagonistic rather than pulling together for the greater good and survival of as many people as possible Kind of depressing because that s "probably how it will go down should the end of times occurI was "how it will go down should the end of times occurI was this would be of a prepper and survival book not an internal monologue and drama of two children trapped in the body of grown adults It was written well but it ust didn t work for me And when I peeked at the end and saw the cheating I was DONE I don t care how lousy things are with your spouse fix them or end the marriage THEN sleep around after it is done NOTHING excuses cheating not even the end of the world as you know it Skipped from page 197 to 336 and that scene made me decide I didn t need to read the rest of this book 2 stars because I didn t hate it and I will sell it to someone looking for apocalypse lite with a huge helping of drama but not something I will go out of my way to recommend I m finished and thank goodness for that If I had had to read any of this writing I would have plucked out my eyeballs I m not sure why this book is getting so many rave reviewsall I can think is that the reviewers connect with these protagonist s or the style of writing and maybe I am ust too old to understand empathize with or connect with protagonists like this selfish silly stupid whiny possibly suffering a variety of mental illnesses entitled bratty and did I already say stupid etc Since the first third or of the book was back story and very Full review on wwwnovelgossipcomWe Are Unprepared is a cautionary tale of what the future of the world could look like It begins three months after Ash and Pia have left their old life in Brooklyn behind for a simpler and uieter existence in rural IsoleVermont Reports of a devastating Storm begin to surface and the fear and anxiety this produces is like nothing Ash and Pia have seen or experienced before This story is told entirely from Ash s perspective and is divided into three parts The first part is the longest and is told over several months before The Storm is schedu. D 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. ,
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Reilly hooks the reader with a terrifying all too real possibility and from that point on the book is ust about impossible to put down And ust for the record I would last about 35 Hours In Any Type in any type emergency situation As gigantic storms hit my hometown and floodwaters rise and storms take out trees and lives I read this book I picked it up at TLAThe story starts out with a promise of some sort of problem which must be solved about the two main characters But there are some simple flaws with the flow of the story The main character Ash leaps back in time every few pages to tell about something from a few weeks previous a few months previous or a few years previous He tells the story of his relationship with his wife Pia in back story It is interesting but I found myself skipping aheadI loved that the town divided up into several groups all with an agenda that didn t match the others I loved that the two main characters fall into different groups to await The Storm If this had remained the true focus of the author it would have made a greater story The focus of the author became The Storm she even explains this in the afterword And that would have been okay too But I m sitting here not relating at all to someone who really really doesn t get that there are other worlds besides the one centered around and in New York City I don t think the little town in Vermont was very realistic Perhaps if details and characters were given page time it all would have hung together better My favorite scene is when he leaves the preppers group and goes to sit in the bar It was believable than any of the other bits in the book except for Ash s relationship with August which is touching What was the most unbelievable was the lack of story at the end after the storm It is a telling And after a devastating storm the after stories are where this author could have been amazing A few personal experiences and feeling about it would help Perhaps this telling and rushing to the end could be changed as this is an ARC which leaves some room for correction I was lucky enough to snag an early copy of this one and boy was I glad "An Engaging Novel From The Emerging Cli "engaging novel from the emerging cli genre We Are Unprepared is both a page turner and a warning from a talented new author I can t wait to see what s next for Meg This review was done by KissinBlueKaren I liked this book than I thought I would A couple moves to Isole Vermont from Brooklyn New York Ash is from Vermont Pia is not They both like the idea of simple living On the day they find out conceiving a child will be work then they guessed the world also learns about a super storm coming soon to reek havoc on New England The Storm as it comes to be known spreads fear and panic throughout New England Pia and Ash has different views on how to best prepare themselves Pia oins I really liked this one The characters were believable to me and I could see the whole story unfolding as I was reading it Also I love a good blizzard I m giving this one 5 stars because this is the kind of stuff I really go in for and I enjoyed it from start to finish It s probably of a 4 star type of book But I can t help but go heavy on the stars when a book is heavy on the snow Such an interesting read It s wonderful discussion book because there are so many uestions and ideas this book puts forth for the reader to think about HOW PREPARED ARE YOU When or if A superstorm comes to where you live Ash and Pia's move from Brooklyn to the bucolic hills of Vermont was supposed to be a fresh start a picturesue farmhouse mindful lifestyle maybe even children But ust three months in news breaks of a devastating superstorm expected in the coming months Ow would your community act How would your immediate family Behave How Ready Is Your State I Recommend This Book How ready is your state I recommend this book enjoyed it We Are Unprepared by Meg Little Reilly is a story set in Vermont about a broken relationship and an impending superstorm It s either so so or recommended depending upon what you can personally tolerate in a disasterclimate changepolitically preachybad relationshipneedy neighborhood childdebut novelAsh and Pia have moved from Brooklyn to Isole Vermont a town of 6481 people Their desire is to live a simpler life sort of return to the land and rely on themselves After being there for 3 months the forecast of the impending disastrous superstorm is predicted with as many as 30 hurricanes along with heatwaves blizzards drought and fronts of various kinds It s a climate change believer s dream or er natural expected outcome based on scientifically proven measurements Pia is a neurotic mess and teams up with local preppers which Ash didn t know until after the fact Ash wants to team up with local authoritiesThe novel covers the current action with Ash reflecting upon the past and his relationship with Pia Ash admits at over half way through the drawn out too long narrative that The truth is that Pia had always been impulsive I worked hard to see her as a passionate free spirit but I knew she had a tenuous grasp on sanity most of the time Well Ash I had that figured out pretty much at the first few pages As the narrative follows the extremely slowly arriving storm predicted in Early October hits in the Spring and doesn t happen in the novel until chapter 19 the marriage falls apart To be honest they were never really together from the beginning and the only reason they had some semblance of a relationship is due to Ash s denial of Pia s mental problems and his desire to smooth things over explain behavior away and keep it togetherAsh s relationship and desire to help neglected 7 yr old neighborhood boy August is one redeeming uality to We Are Unprepared which could have used some redeeming story lines and characters Other than that this is one you ll read for the disaster You can skim ahead for that because it happens late in the book I appreciate what Kirkus reviews said By that point 19 chapters into the book the reader is eager for the damn storm to occur Yup that pretty much summarized my thoughtsThe writing is okay nothing spectacular Ash is the only character you get to know but he and Pia are both formulaic stereotypes of a certain segment of the population So read this if you ust want to read
A DISASTER NOVEL WITH BLIZZARDS SNOW AND FLOODING ITdisaster novel with blizzards snow and flooding It akin to a sci fi channel disaster movie or at least those I noticed back when I actually had cable In fact you could Mes recettes au baby-robot just watch a disaster movie and doust as well Those of you who have experienced huge snowfalls and then floods from Spring melting might ust see this as an eh book because you ve lived it with less just see this as an eh book because you ve lived it with less and hand wringingDisclosure My advanced reading copy was courtesy of the publisher for review purposes My thanks to NetGalley and Harleuin US Canada MIRA for an eARC copy of this book to read and reviewSlight spoilers followUmmmmnone of the characters were likable all were pretty much dumb and in a real life end of time event they would have all died And I would have cheered I had to keep checking that this book was written by a woman as the MC s wife was written as manic pixie dream girl Ear 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 gri.