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In the Step By Step trilogy global catastrophe occurs as all plastic mysteriously liuefies All the small components making many technologies possible navigation systems communications medical euipment fail In Syca River citizens find their lives disrupte. Drop by Drop was a buddy read with Jess from Storytime in the Stacks I started off liking it she started off disliking it Unfortunately by the time the book ended I had come around to her way of thinking instead of vice versaI try my best to only review the book and not the author but I think in some cases you have to take who the author is into consideration Morgan Llywelyn is well known for her historical works both fiction and non and for her non fiction The lady can obviously write she's got the awards and the number of books sold to prove it I think maybe even the writing style that Drop by Drop is written in works very well for her previous works So for a leap into slightly futuristic possibly apocalyptic she didn't do too bad The story reads easily and moves uicklyHowever didn't do too bad is not the same as did good  While the concept was interesting the execution was bland While there is some effort made to try to explain why certain things are happening in the pattern that they are it's done in such a laid back off hand style that I could no muster up the energy to care than I could convince myself to eat cold uinoa I hate uinoa The time skips could use some demarcation The characters were either unlikable or completely forgettable The setting might be uaint but uaint is not a word I've used positively in recent memoryHowever that is my personal taste and others may find it to be a breath of fresh air I admit I did like the lack of cursing The way hormones only entered the picture very briefly was nice If you are looking for a laid back read to melt some stress off instead of getting your mind going this may very well be perfect for you

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Drop by Drop Step by Step #1D as everything they've depended on melts around them with sometimes fatal results All they can rely upon is themselvesAnd this is only the beginning At the Publisher's reuest this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software DRM applied. Loved this Hugely original and not at all what I was expecting There is a resilience and hope here that is so refreshing Above all else this is character driven and with characters that I was deeply interested in A favourite book of the year for me Review to follow shortly on For Winter Nights

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review Drop by Drop (Step by Step #1) 103 ¾ From Morgan Llywelyn the bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century series comes Drop By Drop her first near future science fiction thriller where technology fails and a small town struggles to survive global catastropheIn this first book in the Step By Step trilogy global catastrophe occuFrom Morgan Llywelyn the bestselling author of Lion of Ireland and the Irish Century series comes Drop By Drop her first near future science fiction thriller where technology fails and a small town struggles to survive global catastropheIn this first book. In the small town of Syca Falls strange things are happening ATM cards pens and various other plastic items have begun to dissolve Before long the word is out that the Change is affecting plastics worldwide Initially regarded as a curiosity that would sort itself out alarm spreads as vital items—phones computers tires engine parts and even asphalt roads—becomes puddles of ooze Technology has become useless and crime is on the rise as unemployment soars As people speculate on the cause of the Change and governments scramble to find ways to fix the problem the threat of war is on the horizonWhat I LikedI loved the concept of this story Think about it for a moment how many things do you depend on for normal everyday life Did you know plastics are petroleum products It's a little shocking how many things are made from petroleum that you may not know about That's what makes the premise of this book so intriguing—it would have a major impact on everything you can think of and a whole lot I liked seeing how different characters responded to the catastrophe Some people responded well looking to the past for ideas on how to survive this new normal—for example horse drawn carts and carriages Others didn't adjust very well to the Change and it brought out the worst in them A group of friends gathered regularly to consider things that might have caused it as well as ways they could adjust now obsolete technologies with new non plastic materialsThe story ended on one heck of a cliffhanger and the cause of the Change was never disclosed but I was fine with that This is the first book of the series after all so I knew better than to expect the mystery of the dissolving plastics to be wrapped up in a neat little bow with all uestions answeredAbout that cliffhanger I already knew I wanted to read book two in this series whenever it comes out But with such a fantastic cliffhanger it's going to feel like an eternal wait for the next bookWhat I Sort of Didn't LikeI don't have any strong dislikes but there is one thing I wished for that I'll share in this spaceThere were times I wished there were fewer characters involved so that I could see from the perspectives of the select few I was most interested in This story is loaded with characters who each have alternating chapters dedicated to their perceptions While I liked each character and was interested in their point of view the down side is that there was far less time overall to be spent in each of their headsFinal ThoughtsI found Drop by Drop to be a fascinating story with a uniue concept that was very enjoyable to read It perfectly illustrates how heavily dependent we are on plastics and technologies in every area of our lives and how lost society would be without all those creature comforts we're so accustomed to having Llywelyn has created a cast of character that are easy to relate and believable in their reactions to the world being turned upside down—or melting away as it wereFans of speculative fiction will not only be intrigued by the premise of this novel but will likely find it hard to stop reading once they startAs for me I can't wait to read the next book in this series may it be released soonI received an advance reading copy of this book courtesy of Tor Books via Netgalley