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When everyone you know is dying, how do you go on living? When the world collapses, how do you rebuild it? When you are little more than a child yourself, how do you rule the remnants of such a world?

All Eve wanted out of life was to graduate college, marry her high school boyfriend, and write for World Weekly News, but when a sickness is set upon the world, she finds hers
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Kindle Edition, 396 pages
Published February 26th 2014
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Rhonda
Jul 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: dystopian
Wonderful character-driven novel. I loved the characters and the storyline. I enjoyed it a great deal. The only thing missing is the conflict I love in dystopian novels. There's no real conflict between the remaining humans until the end of the book and it's glossed over. The small conflict around the middle is even dispatched quickly with no drama/action. Even the survivors who band together have no real issues with each other. This would definitely have been a five star had the user added in t ...more
Myrt
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
A New Beginning!

The aptly named Eve is a college student who is just beginning to decide what direction she will take in her next step to independence and full adulthood. Than a man-made plague comes and destroys 99% of the world's population's immune system so even a cold becomes fatal. Eve is gradually left completely alone as every member of her family dies in front of her with only her infant nephew, Caleb, surviving.

It is Caleb who forces Eve to keep getting up each day. Eve's darkest fear
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Nancy (The Avid Reader)
With the world dying around her Eve had no choice but to sit back and watch it happen. Slowly day by day Eve watched as her family and friends died around her with the exception of her nephew Caleb whose mother, Eve’s sister died giving birth to him.

Eve wakes up every day to take care of Caleb he is the only thing keeping her going in this world now. Before the world started dying all Eve wanted was to go college and marry her high school sweetheart. Now she lives alone with Caleb in the home s
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Marti
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Some guy in a hospital waiting room empties a vial of powder in front of the air vent, and from then on, people start dying in vast numbers, not from a virus as such, but from exacerbated effects of any injury or illness they already have. This continues with such speed that it isn’t long before the planet’s entire population is wiped out, with the except of a handful of apparently immune people.

Our protagonist, aptly named Eve, is one of the handful of survivors in her town in a southern state.
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Rhoda D'Ettore
Apr 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was recommended to me by a friend, but I put it off because of the post apocalyptic genre. When I think of those kinds of stories, I think zombies eating people or Mad Max/Waterworld type of extreme futuristic elements that barely resembles anything to which we can relate. This book was different. It was about adapting and surviving, about trying to re-build and forming relationships--and knowing who to suspect. Eve is one tough cookie... a loving aunt, a little flirtatious at one poin ...more
Samaris Creech
Sep 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Not many of us have given thought to what we would do if our lives, our homes and our world as we know it was to slowly come to an end because of a virus that mutates so rapidly and so uniquely that the hope for a cure is non-existent. This story tells the tale of such an event with a very courageous woman as the main character. Eve has had to stand by as so many others have and watch her family and loved ones die one by one. Only she and her nephew Caleb remain and she is sure they are the last ...more
Rachel Brune
Feb 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
To be honest, I can't remember how the author came to send me a copy of this eBook for an honest review, but I found it when I was scrolling trough my email. I opened it up and in a few pages I was totally hooked. This is an excellent premise for man-made extinction event, and even though the author pulls no punches in showing the disintegration of society, I enjoyed every minute of reading it. It was emotional and amazing and I highly recommend it. The only thing that kept it from a full 5-star ...more
Ashley Scott
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put it down! 5 stars will be my rating and my review will be as follows: Alone written by author Jennifer Reynolds gripped my attention since the first chapter in this post apocalyptic story! Eve, the antagonist, must learn to survive in a post apocalyptic world when a powerful plague like virus spreads swiftly enough to wipe out a large percentage of mankind. When she meets up with a group of survivors, she too must continue to learn how to survive. I highly recommend this book to an ...more
Toni Michelle-Editor
Jul 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an ecopy of Alone in exchange for an honest review.

Post-apocalyptic stories are not usually something I read, but because I loved the last book by this author, I was willing to give it a shot. It’s so much more than I expected. When I think post apocalypse I think zombies and that just doesn’t work for me….but this story is different! And it’s so well written. I think it is definitely worthy of anyone’s time to read. I can’t really suggest it to a certain genre because well, I usually
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Teresa
Mar 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't put this book down. It sucked me in and I loved the characters and the story. It is thought-provoking. I still think about Eve and the way she managed to go from a typical college party girl to a caregiver and leader of a society. Just when you think the story is going in one direction, it takes another turn. Just really, really enjoyed this book.
Keisha Ruth
May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was a wonderful first book. Jennifer has an extremely well-developed writing style, though the grammar is lacking slightly. Overall, I truly enjoyed it and would recommend it to anyone. Eve is easily relatable, and shows impressive strength and character. I look forward to reading more from Jennifer in the future.
Adam Gregory
Apr 01, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved reading this book. Once I started reading it, I found myself not wanting to put it down. The story line is very plausible and loved the character development. I do hope that there will be a sequel due to the feeling that there is a lot more story to tell.
Chrissy Dyer
Nov 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Just when you think the story is going in one direction, it takes another turn. Just really, really enjoyed this book.
Deborah
Aug 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
Really enjoyed the 'end of the world' with Eve!
Patricia Fulton
Jul 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
loved the book so much. so hard to put it down:) reading it again!!!
Rachel
Mar 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A captivating book that I feel could be real life. Could not put the book down until I finished it. Looking forward to reading more books from Jennifer
Marcia Hammack
Feb 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
loved the visuals created in my head as i was reading. descriptions enough to create good visuals in my head but not too much so i would skip over.
Becky
Nov 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was along for the ride with this book despite the appalling number of grammatical and copy-edit issues until I got to the end. The entire book turned out to be a prologue for the real story, which is told in a few paragraphs in the epilogue. It was like reading Gone With the Wind, only the entire novel is all about life before the war followed by a summary like "There was a war and most of the people died and Scarlett almost starved to death, but then she married a Yankee and had his baby and ...more
Toni
Dec 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
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This was a very good book but I didn't like its sort of abrupt ending. Eve's story had me crying a tad bit especially when everyone died and she was left alone with Caleb for a while. It is sad that everything Eve built was destroyed and lost because of the Rebels that decided since the world has fallen let's just be evil. At least she experienced the good of the world before she died (encountering the rebels that is).
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Jennifer Lynn Powell Reynolds is a native of North Alabama.
Jennifer has a Master of Fine Arts degree from National University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Alabama.
Writing has always been a large part of her life. In high school, her local newspaper published a large number of her poems, and she won numerous poetry and short stories awards. Since high school, she ha
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