Thursday, May 16, 2013

AFTER THE ENDING by Lindsay Pogue & Lindsey Fairleigh

The Virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the Virus changed us.

When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them—with the rest of the world—but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.

The Virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life is backwards. We’ve all had to start over. I’ve been stripped of my home, my dreams…all that is me. I’m someone else now—broken and changed. Other survivors’ memories and emotions haunt me. They invade my mind until I can no longer separate them from my own. I won’t let them consume me. I can’t. My name is Zoe Cartwright, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.

We’ve been inseparable for most of our lives, and now our friendship is all we have left. The aftermath of the Virus has stranded us on opposite sides of the United States. Trusting strangers, making sacrifices, killing—we’ll do anything to reach one another. Fear and pain may be unavoidable, but we’re strong…we’re survivors. But to continue surviving in this unfamiliar world plagued by Crazies and strange new abilities, we have to adapt. We have to evolve. And more than anything, we have to find each other.

My thoughts...

I enjoy reading post apocolyptic books, no phones, no fuel, no medications, no food. What a way to live! This novel is about Zoe and Dani, traveling around in different groups after being separated when a deadly virus nearly wipes everyone off the planet. Those that survive had also survived the H1N1 virus.

Sound good? The storyline is, but the book just didn’t meet my expectations. Nothing seemed realistic. For instance, there is no power but yet communication via Wifi is available and the survivors have special powers. Also the characters are immature and show too much interest in sex. To me the book was a big disappointment.

I received a copy of this book free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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• File Size: 852 KB
• Print Length: 494 pages
• Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615719740
• Publisher: L2 Books (February 21, 2013)
• Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
• Language: English


Meet the Authors

Lindsey Fairleigh lives her life with one foot in a book—as long as that book transports her to a magical world or bends the rules of science. Her novels, from post-apocalyptic to time travel and historical fantasy, always offer up a hearty dose of unreality, along with plenty of adventure and romance. When she’s not working on her next novel, Lindsey spends her time reading and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She lives in the Napa Valley with her loving husband and confused cats. You can visit Lindsey’s blog at

Lindsey Pogue has always been a little creative. As a child she established a bug hospital on her elementary school soccer field, compiled books of collages as a teenager, and as an adult, expresses herself through writing. Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking. When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man. You can visit Lindsey’s blog at

1 comment:

Cheryl said...

Thanks for taking the time to review this book. I greatly appreciate it.