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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

After The Ending: A Review

From Good Reads:
"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."


I'm always up for a dystopian novel...and this was a good book...just not very plausible in some instances.

"What would you do if what you thought was the flu, killed 90% of the population. What would you do if you got sick but didn't die, and ended up with new ability. What would you do, to get to you love ones? save your loved ones? Well Dani and Zoe are about to find out."

I actually really enjoyed this book, most of the time. The two main characters were fun to read, and really came into their own as the book progresses. The book was well written, just not always well thought out. When I was reading the emails sent back in fourth between the two friends (the internet is up? What the Hell?) I felt they were more young college students (18/19) Not 26 year old women. Some of the emails seemed very teenagerish or even childish...Not what you would expect from women their age. Now let's gets back to the internet... Why aren't they suspicious about that... I mean hardly any gas, low food supplies...shoddy electricity...and the internet is on? Come On!!! Now onto the good stuff...

I loved reading about the relationships in this book, even before they got steamy. These girls really fought to stay alive, but at the same time found something they weren't really looking for. The thing about the world ending is that while it brings out the good in some people...it brings out the worst in most. I thought the villains in this story were brilliantly written. Each horrible person they came upon worst than the last. I am a big fan of the walking dead and revolution and I think to write a really good guy...you have to write the bad guy better. So this book gets 4 stars because it was just that Good, but I'm hoping the next in the series explains why the internet is on...and I don't like endings that leave me hanging...unless I can read the other book right then;)

I recieved this book as an ARC from Netgalley to read and give my honest opinion...

2 comments:

Shane

Wonderful and honest review. I can't wait to read it myself :)

Annette Mills

Nice review. I haven't seen this one before.

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