Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Beyond the Rapture by Jennette Green

** I received this from NetGalley in exchange of my honest review**
3/5 Stars
Synopsis per Goodreads:
Signs of the end of the age are upon Kay’s college town. . .
I’ve never thought much about the apocalypse before. Much less the Rapture. Now I wonder if I’ve been blind on purpose, or just ignorant.
The end is coming.
I can taste it. I can smell it. I can feel it.
Hold on. . .
Kay Jameson just wants to be a normal college student. To her shock, two fellow students physically threaten her in the journalism lab during the first week of school. Thank goodness Mitch, an artist, comes to her aid. Why do the students hate her? And what is the meaning behind Mitch’s unusual drawings?
At home, her parents’ arguments are tearing Kay up inside, and her sister seems to hate her. No matter how hard she tries, Kay just can’t seem to do anything right. Even worse, her budding romance with the handsome Trent is creating an uncomfortable distance between Kay and her best friend, David. Kay is determined to do everything she can to salvage the relationships that mean so much to her.
The hate attacks on Kay and her church continue to intensify. Who is behind them?
Is it truly the end? Is the Rapture next?

I picked this book from NetGalley based on the cover, that and like so many others out there, I loved the Left Behind series.  Plus I was raised in a fire and brimstone church that preached the end times.  So despite the fact that it scares the beejeezus out of me, I still flock to books sometimes that have to do with the end of the world and end times.
I have a few problems with this book.  My biggest one, is that I was expecting something like the left behind series.  And that is on me, I know it.  This book wasn't anything like it.  Mostly it takes place briefly in the future, of a girl reading a diary of a Christian from before the Rapture.  Basically the entire book is prerapture.  A college students life before anything really bad came about, with brief pauses to go to the future, where you catch a glimpse of the bad times.
I wasn't fond of all the dialogue.  There was a lot of straight dialogue with not a lot of descriptions.  So I kinda struggled with scenery and background Some things happen that were just glanced over, that I felt should had more attention to it. (someone gets saved but no one talks to the person for two days about it?)
I did like how it all wrapped up, I liked the fact that it wasn't like the left behind series (I know, I confuse myself sometimes) that it was unique in its own way.  I wish it could have had less of some stuff and more of some other stuff, but in the end, it was a decent book.  A quick easy read, I read it in one sitting.

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