Meet Me at World’s End

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 25 Feb 2019

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Even with the interesting premise this was too confusing. Everything was either rushed up or really slow, a succession of fast situations and a blur of characters who acquired new superpowers at every page while the reader got no answers to any questions. 
The ideas were interesting but this read like a first draft in need of a revision and a rewrite to be clear and make me care about the characters.

I would like to thank NetGalley and Story Arc Press/Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) for providing me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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I received this via netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 

I loved it guys. This book was just what I wanted It to be. The world building was fun. The characters were very well flushed out. I loved the plot of this. I can not wait to read more by this author. I highly recommend this book.
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This was a strange mix of Fantasy and Romance.
It just did not appear to work for me and was very one dimensional with the characters being bland.
Not for me.
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Meet Me at World's End starts off with meeting Sienna and her supposed husband Declan, in a world where supernatural beings exist. Sienna has recently woken up from a coma, and has since lost her memories of her past. Sienna doesn't trust the people's she with and she knows Declan isn't happy that she's pregnant too. As she is trying to find out more of her past, zombies are taking over the world, and people with abilities are appearing, including herself. As she's reunited with people who actually know her, she can't be the person she once was, and is trying to live in the present and with her actual husband.

I liked Sienna from the start, she's a cool chick, who knows that something is suspicious with the people  who are caring for her, while trying to find out who she really is. She is very strategic and her ability to see auras around her, including objects, makes her a great asset when others find her pregnancy a liability. Sienna is a person who takes no crap, and she’s just someone trying to survive, even if that means killing to get her and her baby safe. She’s a very realistic portrayal of someone who’s gunning to survive in whatever means necessary, and when Liam comes in, she takes advantage of him, while slowly falling for her real husband. 

Now I want to get to the hero, Liam West. Once a businessman, now just any civilian, trying to find his wife. Once he’s found her, he doesn’t let go, he gets very protective of her but to him, Sienna ‘Angel’ West is the means to everything to him. He has mysterious powers of his own that helps wandering people and his own community, of which he eventually created to keep Sienna safe. There’s alot about him that were told, but we see his personality is not to be messed with, especially with his impeccable powers. He is the greatest means for Sienna to survive. 

I also like the world in general, as we've seen some zombies and apocalypse scenarios but to add in superheroes too, that made me excited to see how their abilities will help with one another. The writing is good overall and the author tries to help the readers understand what is going through Sienna's head as she encounters more enemies and allies. It's a trilogy but the its fast-paced with action and romance thrown in, a quick and interesting read. If you like people with superpowers and a girl with something left to lose, please give this book a chance. I like the concept and the mystery of everything that's going on, a refreshing look on zombies and what it means to rely on someone you think you know.
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Well, the cover art is pretty...I don't have much else to say. The writing was more telling than showing. A lot of I did, he did, she did, this happened, etc. The story felt very one dimensional and the writing style was amateurish. Not going to continue this series.
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DNF @ 20%

Um, this book is confusing. I can't figure out the timelines, things are moving very fast and the characters are just not asking the relevant questions (like, why the weirdest things are happening - why there are suddenly zombies, why are people getting super powers, why the main character is suddenly somebody's lost and found wife, and it's okay to just move in without even talking about who you both are first). As I said, confusing. I won't be reading on.
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*The book was provided to me from the publisher via NetGalley for an honest review.*

"Meet Me at World's End" was one of the more unique books I read this year. The story is very intriguing and I rarely get to read about pregnant main characters. The story is fast paced and it reminded me a lot about my favorite Tv show - "The Walking Dead". 

This book has it all - zombies, humans with superpowers, strong female characters, brooding heroes and much more. The story also leaves a lot of unanswered questions that will hopefully be solved in the sequel. 
This is more of a love story than a zombie apocalypse story. We learn that because of a mysterious crimson rain, some people develop superpowers and then the dead start rising. No one is really baffled about the latter and Sienna our pregnant main character with amnesia starts running for her life. I'm not going to spoil more of the story for you, but if you like "The Walking Dead" you're definitely going to like this one. 

The story has some flaws, but I think this is the first book by Priden Queen, so I look forward to the others in the series.
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Meet Me at World’s End
by Priden Queen
Story Arc Press
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles
Romance , Sci Fi & Fantasy
Delightful little tale of a zombie apocalypse & blood rains that make zombies or awakening   special powers in certain people, unrequited love and loss & a woman who doesn't remember her past. The book was just what I needed after finishing a Nordic thriller noir that like others of it's jantra and authors had me traumatized & thinking too much. Just the right amount of mystery and scenarios to get me out of the endless darkness and thought the last book I'd read spiraled me into. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to reading the continuing series. It is a tale unto itself but reminiscent of the How to Marry a Millionaire Vampire that was comforting like hot chocolate with heavy sugared whipped cream. .
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"In this new world, the only people who had their fates in their own hands were the people who had the power to hold it"

Meet Me at World's End is a post apocalyptic tale with a bit of fantasy thrown in. An unexplained crimson rain begun to fall, granting a blessed few superhuman abilities while the masses were turned in to mindless (so far) zombies. Billionaire Liam West loses his wife Sienna "Angel" only to find her again, surprisingly alive, once the world has gone to pieces. 

Sienna, amnesiac and having the ability to read auras, has a suspicion her "husband" is hiding things from her. So, once the outbreak begins and her "husband" orders Sienna and his followers out of the city - at her first opportunity she decides to make it on her own. This leads her to a military-run base where she is stricken by the sight of Liam, who now has abilities of his own. Reunited, and aided by her abilities, Sienna and Liam attempt to navigate their own personal relationship while also trying to stay alive in a world gone mad. 

I am a sucker for "trashy" plots like this. The book was fast paced and left many questions unanswered - so, now I will definitely be getting my hands on the next book in the series just to find out what happens. I thought Sienna's innate trust of Liam once reunited with him was a bit....unbelievable, but with her abilities I suppose it makes some sense, I just wish their reunion would have been A) precluded by a better understanding of their relationship so I could be happy they were reunited and B) answered more questions about what happened to her in-between being (apparently) kidnapped and getting amnesia. 

There were several other points of the book I took similar issue with - not having enough of a back story to be super emotionally involved and left with little to no answers as to why things happened the way they did. But, Meet Me at World's End was a quick read (I finished it in approximately two hours) and there are at least four other books to follow. I think if you like a little bit of mystery/fantasy/romance and are looking for something fast and easy (ha!) then it would be worth it to pick this up.

I receive a free electronic copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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“They say every lie always had at least a grain of truth, but with all these half-truths, what was I supposed to believe?” 

This is a romance set in an apocalyptic zombie infested world. 

This book has a lot going on in it. There’s the crimson rain, that happened before the novel begins. It gave a lot of people supernatural abilities. Sienna, our main character, gets the gift of reading auras. 

The second time the crimson rain comes, it brings the zombies. 

The prologue is from Liam’s POV, where he learns his beloved pregnant wife has died. 

Sienna is pregnant and has no memory of her life before her car accident. She gets a bad feeling and stockpiles supplies for an emergency. When the crimson rain comes again, and the zombies rise, she is separated from her husband Declan and takes shelter in a refugee colony. That’s when Liam sees his supposedly dead wife months after her death. 

“You don’t really know how much space a person takes up in your life until that person leaves and takes it all with them.” 

A lot happens at the start of this book, but it stalls big in the middle. There’s a lot of thing that happen that I didn’t feel were realistic. Sienna waits a lot longer than I would have to tell Liam she has no memories of him. I think this book would have been better with a dual POV with Liam, to see his agony at losing his wife, and his relief on finding her again. 

I did like the fact that society doesn’t completely fracture during a zombie uprising. There’s still a government and army with a clear chain of command. That’s something not seen often and I really liked that. 

There are a lot of unanswered questions that will hopefully be addressed in the sequel. Why are her memories gone? How did her scar disappeared? Who actually died? What was the deal with Declan? Was Sienna’s life actually happy with Liam before her amnesia? This book would have been frustrating as a standalone, but there’s a sequel coming, so hopefully it will wrap up loose ends. 

If you’re looking for a different twist on the zombie apocalypse that is primarily romance, this might be the book for you. 

I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for a honest review.
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Mee Me at World’s End is definitely one of the most interesting books I’ve ever read. And it took me some time to write this review. And when that happens it means I’ve read something great. 

The story has the element I look for in the books I like to read. The supernatural.

There is not much of a preamble to the story., no warm up. The world is changed, there is a crimson rain which caused some people to have abilities. And then we have zombies too and I’m a sucker for zombies. 
The story revolves around two lovebirds, Sienna and Liam. They meet, get married, live a happy life but than the unthinkable happens. When Liam is on a business trip, Sienna dies. Or did she? He is a wreck while Sienna wakes up after an accident without any memories. She is mislead about her past and present life. But when she and her “husband” has to flee the city and they get separated, Sienna meets with Liam. And while the world goes from bad to worse around them they try to build up their life again. 

I find this whole post apocalypic world for a romance novel interesting and it was worth the time I spent reading it.

This story has the potential to be great so I’m waiting for the next book in the series. 

I am giving 4 stars because none of the questions were answered about what happened to Sienna and why. The ending is not much of a cliffhanger but still...

Thank you to NetGalley, Story Arc Press and Priden Queen for this Arc.
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