After The Ending (The Ending #1)
by Lindsey Fairleigh
The first book in the emotionally charged post-apocalyptic series, The Ending.
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.
A flu virus is wiping out the world and the survivors are looking for others to work with. Zoe and Dani are best friends who are trying to get to each other. With the help of Zoe's brother Dani begins the journey She has always had a crush on him and has to face the fact he may not be for her. Zoe is haunted by the past and feels guilty at times. They both have a hard journey ahead and that is just the beginning. It seems the virus left people with strange powers.
Ok I love these type of stories and I did enjoy this one somewhat. It at times was hard to get into I will say. I put it down several times as I would get bored with it. The plot has a great appeal to it and from the blurb you expect so much. However I have to say I would have loved it if they had killed Dani. Sorry anyone who gets over her boyfriend and doesn't seem to care should be killed off. I love the paranormal twist in giving the people different powers. it adds a good twist to the book. I believe without it it would have been a flop all together. There is plenty of action as hey lets face it people have died off and you are going to have some bad seeds left. I will read the next one as I want to see how their powers develop more.
3 out of 5 Bats~Pam
I received a copy via Netgalley for an honest review.