Author: Virginia Bergin
Series: The Rain #1
Synopsis: “They don’t believe it at first. Crowded in Zach’s kitchen, Ruby and the rest of the partygoers laugh at Zach’s parents’ frenzied push to get them all inside as it starts to drizzle. But then the radio comes on with the warning, “It’s in the rain! It’s fatal, it’s contagious, and there’s no cure.”
“Two weeks later, Ruby is alone. Anyone who’s been touched by rain or washed their hands with tap water is dead. The only drinkable water is quickly running out. Ruby’s only chance for survival is a treacherous hike across the country to find her father – if he’s even still alive”
Review: This book was a very different take on the classic apocalypse story. There have been stories of stuff in the rain before, but not quite like this. I felt a connection with Ruby; I would be very concerned with trapped and helpless pets as well. I’ve wondered before, when contemplating apocalyptic scenarios, what would happen to people’s pets when so many people die in such a short time frame.
H2O made me laugh, and it made me cry. I became very emotionally involved in Ruby’s struggle to find her father. I’ve read some other reviews that complained about Ruby pushing people away and about her changing moods. Ummm… She’s a teenager who has just been through an extremely traumatic event. I would like to see you remain level headed and emotionally stable after losing everyone and everything you loved. Ignore those reviews; the reviewers clearly aren’t thinking clearly themselves. I highly recommend H2O for fans of YA dystopian and apocalyptic novels.
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
If you like this book you may want to read:
The Storm (The Rain #2) by Virginia Bergin
The 5th Wave (read BookGirlR’s review here) by Rick Yancey