The End of All Things
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Carly Daniels has survived a terrible virus that has devastated the planet and she hides in her apartment in Juneau, Alaska with her puppy Sam. One day she sees a man outside her apartment and, at first, she is wary, but slowly th ...more
4 Infectious Stars!! I'm not sure what I'm thinking right now!! I'm kind of shell-shocked!
The author did a great job with the plot and creating this world where disease is killing off humanity, except for a few lucky ones. The reason why is quite plausible and I could see something like that happening, it's not really too far fetched. The writing could use a little fine-tuning, some of the story, especially concerning Carly's 'pet' was stretching it a bit, but for the most part it was a captiva ...more
At first, I wasn't sure what to expect, but the summary totally grabbed me, and I couldn't wait to see how Ms. Bryan tackled this topic. As always, her narratives are descriptive and concise, and her characters are fantastic. Carly is this wonderful mixture of innocence and determination. And Justin, with his Special Ops survival skills and complete dedication to Carly, is now one of my favorite heroes in fiction. Love ...more
As with any post-apocalyptic novel, tangible things like electricity, running water, medicinal and protective services, government and military intervention, household pets, and the lik ...more
I’ve been a fan of Lissa’s for some time, going right back to her early hobby fiction. I’m not a big fan of Dystopian novels, although I must admit to a secret love of zombies. Let’s just get it out of the way: this is my favourite of her stories to date. I was hooked fr ...more
This is an end of the world story that feels like stephen kings The Stand without the supernatural creepy old lady
What I liked : the connection to the characters that this author gives us you can actually like them I felt such empathy for the girl Carly when we first meet her it is not obvious just how stressed and traumatized this young woman is she is 22 the world around her has fallen apart and she is holed up in her little apartment tryin ...more
The story is actually very simple: two people traveling in a world destroyed by a pandemic to find a new home in a better climate.
In a world where civilization as we get it is gone and where surviving people are very few, Carly, a shy and naive young woman, and Jastin, a solitary and jaded but surprisingly gentle ex military, get together and decide to go from an inhospitable Alaska to Florida.
One would thought it boring, but actually it was very inte ...more
I downloaded this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. I was then contacted by The Writers Coffee shop to ask if I would be interested in being part of the blog tour, which is why I also have an Interview with the Author, Lissa Bryan.
The cover in my opinion is to represent both going through a tunnel and also the journey from the world with electricity, and running water to the new world of survival, no running water and no electricity, no stores etc. I would say the tw ...more
Carly Daniels is scared and very much in denial about her situation. Still in shock over being one of the last humans alive – and not Infected – after an event known as the Crisis. Carly rarely ventures out of her apartment, still maintaining the government-ordered quarantine. The only reason she leaves at all is to take care of her pup, Sam.
Which is the first, but definitely not the last, time...more
I was absolutely not disappointed.
We meet Carly at what is the nadir of her life, when she and her "puppy" Sam are hungry in Juneau, Alaska, after a vicious viral disease has wiped out almost everyone. Carly is a determined - I might even say dogge ...more
I was going to read this book at the start of the year, but somehow I never managed to. That is, until I drew this book from the TBR bowl, which was very nice since I actually was looking forward to another apocalyptic read.
The story starts with Carly being stuck in her apartment after her parents and the rest of Juneau, Alaska, died from some kind of virus attack. While she's living her simple life of collecting food cans waiting for r ...more
This is a fabulous book! There's adventure, romance, animals, drama, sweetness and a mystery.
Justin...I need one of him for each of my daughters.
Carly, she has a backbone and a way with animals.
It's the end of all things...except for a handful of humans and animals.
How would you deal with that scenario? With grace and skill and hope?
This is how Carly and Justin deal with it and what an adventure it is!
I loved this, truly.
Edited on 3/23/2013 - I got ...more
The Hero is an ex soldier that traveled to Alaska for a bike rally and finds himself trapped there when a virulent virus attacks the people and some mammals in the world. Only a few people survive; some are immune like him and the heroine and some people recover, but with severe brain damage.
While travel ...more
After a bit of thought, I'm upping my rating to FIVE shiny stars. Yeah, it was that good.
Not only does Lissa Bryan tell a convincing end of the world as we know it story, but also a wonderfully emotional romance.
Meet Carly, 22, living in Juneau, Alaska, on her own, one of the very few survivors of a pandemic that wiped out most of the world's population. There is no electricity, no food, no police, no order, and nobody to help her make it from da ...more
"Courage isn’t the absence of fear; it’s forging ahead despite that fear."
Intriguing - isn’t that what most dystopian books is all about?
I'm not really a huge fan of Dystopian books but a dose of it from time to time makes me feel good. The thing about them is that it brings endless questions to my mind and the anticipation if your hunch is true or not is enough to keep the pages rolling.
The End Of All things offers us the doom of the world from the get go - people are dying because of the s ...more
I must have read a completely different story than what is alluded to on the book’s inside flap because I feel duped. I realize this is fiction—the author is allowed liberties with regard to their characters and plot—but I expect a certain amount of realism when a novel isn’t labeled as a fantasy. I swear this book is the apocalypse in freaking la-la land with human-esque animals and quickly resolved troubles. I kept expecting ...more
Once upon a time, I read a Twilight fanfiction story about a girl, Bella, brought to an alien planet to become the queen of a dying alien race. She goes through trials and hardships, falls in love with an alien king, Edward, and eventually helps save the world. The story was Written in the Stars and the author was Lissa Bryan. I adored that fanfiction piece, still do. Ms. Bryan seems to just breathe compelling story lines because I enjoyed The End of All Things jus ...more
It's crazy how only a few weeks ago I was telling my boyfriend that I wished I'd find a post apocalyptic novel that was zombie, mutant, and gore free. I wanted something that dealt with human emotions, explored human nature, had a love story, and wasn't completely grim or depressing. I'm a reader who values character driven novels to the point where I'll look at my shelf and find myself unable to recall the plots and pretty much anything else other than the personalities of the heroines ...more
After an illness sweeps through the world, wiping out large chunks of its population, Carly finds herself among the few survivors, eking out a meager life in Juneau, Alaska, accompanied by a dog (who is ...more
One day, she sees a man camping out in front of her apartment building, he offers hand waves and tries to communicate with her, only to have her hide in f ...more
*update* 22 Jan 2013 (also posted on: http://michbookreviews.wordpress.com
When I started reading this book, I hadn't read the blurb. As I'd read the author's previous book, Ghostwriter, which I'd really enjoyed, I knew I wanted to read it.
I was actually really surprised with how different the storyline was. Most authors tend to stick to a certain type of story and find different ways to express it, but not Lissa Bryan.
In the End is ...more
When I first started reading this, I wasn’t too sure if I was going to like it. Well, guess what? I ended up loving it. Yes - a sappy, sweet, nice, often upbeat, positive, post apocalyptic love story.
I fell in love with Carly and Justin. I loved how they made each other better people and formed such a committed relationship. I enjoyed the clean story line - there were a few sex scenes, but they were appropriate for the story and not just tossed in.
Most post apocalyptic books I have re ...more
That being said, it is very hard to pull off a well thought out plot line that is both believable and logical in reality, yet has that aspect of fantasy that keeps the readers guessing at what will happe ...more
Carly is grief-stricken and ill-equipped for an Alaskan winter when ex-soldier Justin finds her in Juneau. Together, they take off for warmer climes, along the way gathering a group of animals and finding love. If you've watched The Walking Dead you will r ...more
Although there are no supernatural elements like in Stephen King's "The Stand." Carly has a way of communicating with an ...more
The wonderful thing about Lissa's stories is that you feel as though you are an active participant in the exciting drama that is unfolding.
As far as leading men go, Justin is a perfect man, flaws and all.
I love reading about strong women and was impressed by how Carly evolved in this story. I found myself cheering her on.
Animal lovers will be highly entertained ...more
She is the author of four novels, Ghostwriter, Under These Restless Skies, The End of All Things and its sequel, La ...more
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"I see all right," Carly said, her tone full of awe. She gaped at him.
"Jesus, Carly, what is it?" He spun around to make sure there wasn't something behind him that would justify her reaction and the look of impressed astonishment on her face.
"You... Maybe the current was a little faster than you thought."
He followed the direction of her gaze and discovered he had lost his boxers. He snickered. She giggled. They both burst into laughter, and Justin flushed a little.”