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After the Ending
     

After the Ending

3.9 155
by Lindsey Fairleigh, Lindsey Pogue
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780988715400
Publisher:
L2 Books
Publication date:
02/14/2013
Pages:
406
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.06(d)

Meet the Author

Lindsey Fairleigh is a former history teacher and current experimental cook who lives in Napa with her supportive husband and confused cats.

Lindsey Pogue is a history addict, traveling fool, and food lover who dreams of the day she can go horseback riding, write, and read, all in a day's work.

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After The Ending 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 155 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok cannot give this book more than 3 stars because everyone acts like teenagers instead of adults approaching thirty and in some cases they are in their thirty's! How old is the author? 16? Grown adults don't act this way! The storyline is good kudos to the author's vivid imagination but as a fifty four year old woman these people really need to grow up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok the story itself is alright. I like the paranormal aspect, but these main characters, UGH. Definitely feels like an average YA novel. The girls cry way too much and the "men" are so gruff and not very likeable. Everyone is like 25+ yet exhibit behaviors of the average high schooler. Really pulled me out of the story. I skimmed over several parts and didn't miss a thing. I doubt I will bother with the rest of the series. Too adolescent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An enjoyable read once you get past the thought that the characters are not teens but adults. The characters mannerisms and speech reflect a teenage mindset so I ended up reading it with the thought they were teens.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a mess. The plot is disjointed and ridiculous. The characters are so silly and stupid it almost makes me angry. It is the end of the world and all the two main characters do for 400 pages is text back and forth about boy friend issues. Does this makes sense to anyone? The people giving good reviews were either paid or are related to the writer. I haven't been this (negatively) worked up about a book for years. Don't read...just delete. Jp
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book should've been in the teens section. I imagine some girls in their mid-teens might enjoy it.
Pameladragon More than 1 year ago
As a fan of apocalyptic novels, I immediately ordered After the Ending for free through Book Bub. These gals are good at spinning an engrossing tale but they need some serious editing assistance to get rid of redundancy. I also find that some of the characters are entirely too one-sided. Most of them have major trust issues, to the point that you want to reach into the page and throttle them at times. On the very positive side, I love the fact that these survivors have wonderful abilities that should allow them to thrive in the post-virus world. But they really need to get their heads screwed on a little tighter and stop obsessing over things that happened in their pasts and move on to a viable future. I was very annoyed that the first novel in the series ended with a cliff-hanger. This is just poor form ladies, in a trilogy, each book should be able to stand alone. Work on that, please. I did buy the second installment to find out what happened to Dani, but resented that I was tricked into doing so.
tpolen More than 1 year ago
I honestly tried to finish this book and I made it more than halfway through, but I just couldn't read anymore. The description this novel sounded very interesting and I'm a huge fan of dystopian/post-apocalyptic novels. I suspect there may even be a good story in this book somewhere, but I just couldn't get past the immaturity of the characters. Until I read their ages, I honestly thought they were teenagers due to their thoughts and actions. The females in this story couldn't walk into a room without thinking about who they just slept with, who they wanted to sleep with next, and who in that room wanted to sleep with them. They also apparently needed to be rescued by some guy every 10 pages or so and I just grew tired of reading about it. If everyone I cared about was dead or I was unsure of their safety and I was in these characters' situation, my sex life wouldn't be at the top of my list of priorities. Very shallow, immature, and unbelievable characters. The description of this novel is very misleading.  I received a digital version of this book from NetGalley.
Bethanyatbythebookful More than 1 year ago
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 is the internet on...and I don't like endings that leave me hanging...unless I can read the other book right then;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Hard to put down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really good book. Kept me on my toes and wanting more. Definitely a page turner.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I like this book ig
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Leaves you wanting more...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked from the very beginning. It's a very original post-apocalyptic tale of some compelling characters. I'm excited to continue reading this series. My friends in a Facebook Nook group loved it as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can't wait to read the next book! And that says something...
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes you on a long journey that is well work the trip. I loved it and I cannot wait for the 4th book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I thought that this book and the rest of the series were very good and hard to put down, since I couldn't wait to see what would happen. I had to go and buy the rest of the series available, and am now waiting on the newest one to come out this year. I liked the premise of the storyline and the characters, and couldn't wait to see what would happen next. Yes, the characters act a little young for their age, so it could be considered YA, but if you don't mind that, then I think you'll really enjoy this series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There could have been so much more story about the virus, about how the characters dealt with the virus, and about the characters themselves. But it's just a childish romance novel. Everyone in the story acts like they are 14 years old. I think the story premise is good. But the story lacks any real substance. I tried to like it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Around page 256 the previous +60 pages loop around and start over again, right in the middle of the story! Lousy editing job, or perhaps they just want the page count to appear higher than it actually is...
JaimeBuncie More than 1 year ago
Felt YA instead of NA, but you know what? I STILL loved it. The cliffhanger alone made it worth it. You never know what can happen.
Anonymous 4 months ago
This is an easy read. I look forward to reading the next book in the series .
DaUgh 5 months ago
it starts very slow, but it picks up and the story does get much better.
Anonymous 5 months ago
Couldn't put it down, first book I've read in several years because it's the first to hold my attention.
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