Books from the Backlog #213

Posted May 12, 2022 by Carole in Books from the Backlog / 16 Comments

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This week’s neglected book

Books from the Backlog #213Shadow Falling by Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Scorpius Syndrome #2
Published by Zebra Books on August 30, 2016
Genres: Fiction / Romance / Action & Adventure
Pages: 368
Format: ARC
Source: Publisher
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In the New York Times bestselling author’s post-apocalyptic romantic adventure, a former FBI agent gets close to a man she can’t trust—or resist.

Before the Scorpius Syndrome tore through North America and nearly wiped out the population, Vivienne Wellington was the FBI’s best profiler. Now she’s one of the very few who survived infection. When she woke up from a drug-fueled nightmare of captivity, her trust in her fellow man had gone from shaky to nonexistent. Her mysterious rescuer wants to convince her he’s the exception. But no matter how tempting he is, with his angel’s eyes and devil’s tongue, Vinnie knows she shouldn’t trust him.

If the FBI were still around, they would rate Raze Shadow as one of the bad guys. Military man or not, his association with the Mercenaries makes him untrustworthy. He won’t even tell Vinnie his real name. But there’s no FBI in the new America of fear and firepower. And the way his arms wrap around her tells a different story. Whatever else Raze is concealing, he can’t hide his desire.

Why did I add Shadow Falling to my bookshelf?

I have had this book for a very long time. I downloaded it from NetGalley but hadn’t read the first book in the series so I never got around to it. I listened to the first book in the series last month and am pretty eager to dive back into this world. I am a sucker for post-apocalyptic stories so this book really has my name all over it. I have my fingers crossed that I like this book just as much as I liked the first book in the series.

What are your thoughts? Have you read this book?  Would you recommend it?

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16 responses to “Books from the Backlog #213

  1. I remember picking up the first book in this series and DNF’ing it early on. I just couldn’t get into it. I was also in a massive reading slump at the time so I imagine it was totally due to that and had little to do with the book. I’d like to give it another try at some point!

    • I listened to the prequel before starting book 1 and I thought that it really helped to lay the groundwork for the series. I wonder if that helped me get into this one so quickly. Of course, I tend to like post-apocalyptic stories anyway.

    • I am hoping to tackle this entire series this year. It has been fun catching up on all of these series that I had always hoped to read.

  2. I’ve enjoyed most all of Zanetti’s series. This is one of the few I haven’t gotten around to reading. But I think it’s worth a try since I enjoy the author. Being OCD I would read the first one first though. 🙂

  3. How wonderful that book one has you eager to read this. Always a plus. I have not read anything from this author, but I hope book two is just as good as book one.