Review: After The Ending by: Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue

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.

I received this book via netgalley to give an honest review.

After the Ending was a decent read, I for sure want to read more in this series especially since the ending left me going OH NO! There is a lot of good things about the book as well as some not so good things. Good things being, well the end of the world has happened and it hit and killed millions. But only a few survived, and with those that have survived you have the crazy people and the ones that seems to have gained abilities. Though not everyone has the same one. 
 This is not a zombie story or anything this is more like a story of those that have surived and two best friends trying to find each other. Dani and Zoe are the two main characters whose p.o.v. is through out the story and you follow what they are going through. Each one has things going on with them while they travel to a safe place while trying to find each other eventually. I liked hearing both sides of what was going on with each character.

Haha, funny part in the book while Jason and Dani are searching around.
"I found him (Jack her dog) with his head stuck in a bucket half-full of two-foot-long stretched and dried bull penises." Yes I am sure that is not funny to most, but it was funny to me being as who in the heck would have bull penises left lying around.

Another part that had me chuckling. This is when Dani learns about her abilities.
"Great, I'm an apocalyptic Disney princess. Zoe is going to laugh her ass off." You have to read the book to understand the meaning behind that. For some odd reason I see animals surrounding Dani and birds hanging on her arms.

Now here goes the not so good parts. In a world that has ended somehow they have internet. But yet they do not have cell phones to talk to each other? Sounds really weird right? I mean if you have internet than you should probably have a cell phone, or you could be the 1% in the world (like me) and not own one. But reading about Dani and Zoe I can not see that happening.  This is how they communicate with each other, and how they know where to meet up. 

How exactly do they develop these abilities? I know the virus has changed people but why do certain people have abilities and why are some people crazy? It was never really explained enough for me. 

There was way to much psycho bitch, stank to describe a person in the story. I mean Dani and CeCe had it out for one another over a guy. But I mean Dani and eventually Zoe is how they described CeCe. Yes I know she is a psycho bitch got it, and yes she is a stank got it. But using it more than once was not cool I would have came up with other words.  

Most of the story you get into the romance between Dani and Jason and Zoe and Jake.
Which is okay but I think I would be worried more about surviving than trying to start a relationship at least until I felt safe enough. I didn't feel as though there was enough surviving within the story. I would have liked to see more confrontations with others, more raiding's to survive. But I did enjoy reading how Dani and Jason had feelings for each other and it took a while for Jason to see how Dani really felt. 

About 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 supportive husband and confused cats.

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.


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