A much better story than the first book
4.75 out of 5 stars
After getting out of New Orleans, Baily realizes that she is going to have to do a lot more to keep her and Chloe alive. She must trust certain people while not trusting others. It’s all about survival and Bailey is getting good at surviving.
The narration for This Would Be Paradise Book 2 was done by Carly Robins, who perfectly portrays Bailey. She has that perfect voice that helps you really get into the story.
I’m sure that book 1 was “atmosphere” and character building, but it felt like I wasn’t supposed to like the main character. Which makes a book hard to read. But, This Would Be Paradise Book 2 really took a nice turn. Iverson did an almost 180 in the characters. Bailey was so much more likable in this book, and she is thrown into bad situation after bad situation but now you are rooting for her.
A tip I would give any author: please name your books differently. I don’t mind if you call this book two in the This Would Be Paradise series, but having book 1 and 2 have the exact same name drives me bonkers! It’s so hard to reference it other than the full title or “book 2.”
The addition of new characters, especially the cook in the first half of the book, really helped take this book to the next level. I love unique and caring people and this time Iverson sprinkled them in from time to time.
Overall, This Would Be Paradise Book 2 was a much faster and more enjoyable book than the first book in the series. There was a lot more character development and a much better grasp on which direction the story was going to take.
Bailey and Chloe head back on the road, where they come across strange markings belonging to a group intent on bloodshed and abduction. With this heinous enemy lurking in the shadows, they seek help in new and old friends along the way. When they arrive at Hargrove, nothing is what it seems inside the makeshift, post-apocalyptic community. People are turning up dead, and for once, zombies aren’t the ones to blame. Fingers are pointed, everyone is a suspect, and no one is safe outside or inside these walls.
©2016 N. D. Iverson (P)2016 Tantor
N. D. Iverson is a young author trying to find her niche in the world. The holder of a business degree-to which she is still trying to find a practical application for-she has bounced from half-baked ideas of working as a forensic pathologist to becoming a member of a rock band. Visit her at ndiverson.weebly.com.
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