Review| Praying for Rain – B.B. Easton

B.B. Easton is an author I’ve heard about before, but have never read a book by her. When I heard about the release of Fighting for Rain, I became curious. Seeing how that was the second in the trilogy, I needed to read book one first. So today I want to tell you about Praying for Rain.

A big thanks to the author and Social Butterfly PR for providing me with a digital copy of the book to read and review!

Review| Praying for Rain – B.B. Easton

“None of this matters, and we’re all going to die.”
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.
“Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense.”
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.

Praying for Rain (The Rain Trilogy, #1) by B.B. Easton
Published by Art by Easton on 11/04/2019
Genres: Science-Fiction
Pages: 224
Format: ARC

Praying for Rain has a really interesting concept and I couldn’t wait to see how the author turned this into a story. I have to start off by saying that I loved this author’s writing. They way she wrote this I flew through the story. I enjoyed the pacing.

I can’t imagine thinking the world is going to end and all the chaos surrounding you. Everyone keeps dreaming about the four horsemen and they’re not the nicest dreams. It must be terrifying living with that, losing power, having no access to anything around you and no chance at escaping. Of course, people panic and start destroying everything.

“Supplies? Check. Shelter? Check. Self-defense? Check.Slightly psychotic teenager with a pill habit, daddy issues, and impulse control problems?”

Our main character Rain is done with everything. She’s actually counting down the days until the world ends, because she’s done with everything. A lot has happened and the pain is getting to her. Instead of being in college, she’s preparing to die. Wes has had a hard life, but has been able to survive everything so far. What’s an apocalypse? He’s determined to find a way to stay alive, but doesn’t expect to run into Rain.

I loved set up of the world in Praying for Rain. Everyone is scared and all is messed up. The author made this feel very realistic and I know I wouldn’t do well in a situation like that. I also thought it was refreshing to see that the characters weren’t so sure everything was going to be okay. In a lot of stories, the characters are determined to survive, but that’s not the case here.

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

Even though I did love a lot of elements of this story, I did have a couple of moments I wanted to stop reading. When Wes and Rain meet, I expected there to be an attraction. Of course, this is also a romance. This was way too instalove though and it really had me questioning why I was reading this story. On top of the instalove, there is just a bit too much drama. The world is ending and certain things the characters seem worried about feel really stupid if you know what’s happening around them.

I would’ve loved to have seen Rain get a bit stronger herself instead of relying on Wes to make everything okay. Don’t get me wrong, there were a lot of sweet moments of them trying to make some special moments in less than perfect circumstances. Sometimes it was just a bit much. And even though I did have my issues, I finished the story and I’m really curious how this trilogy will continue.

All in all, Praying for Rain was an interesting read. If you’re curious about the second book, check out the blog tomorrow, because my review for Fighting for Rain will be posted. Have you ever read anything by B.B. Easton? Let me know in the comments!

2 thoughts on “Review| Praying for Rain – B.B. Easton

  1. “Our main character Rain is done with everything. She’s actually counting down the days until the world ends, because she’s done with everything.” I relate to this on a spiritual level! The instalove and surfeit of drama make this book a definite pass for me, but I loved your review, made me chuckle a good few times!
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