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3.91  ·  Rating details ·  918 ratings  ·  144 reviews
Young Adult, Apocalyptic, Survival, Horror

The end of the world? That’s the stuff of Hollywood blockbusters and deep philosophical exercises in school. No need to sweat it. So when sixteen-year-old Tess’s doomsday-dad builds a bomb shelter in their suburban backyard, everyone thinks he’s gone crazy….

…Until fire rains down from the sky, sinking whole cities into colossal cra
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Paperback, 326 pages
Published December 1st 2014 by Evolved Publishing
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Angela Scott There will be and yes, Bethany is right. It will be out in 2016. There were some publishing contracts set in place prior to writing ANYONE? and it was…moreThere will be and yes, Bethany is right. It will be out in 2016. There were some publishing contracts set in place prior to writing ANYONE? and it wasn't until part way through writing the book that I realized a second book was in order. But... I had to complete the book, ZIA The Teenage Zombie, first. That book is now written and turned over to my editor, and so book two in the ANYONE series has begun. (less)
Shannon Fay UPDATED ANSWER (as of fall 2017):
Due to personal issues and health concerns, the author was unable to finish the book on the original schedule. She ha…more
UPDATED ANSWER (as of fall 2017):
Due to personal issues and health concerns, the author was unable to finish the book on the original schedule. She has not given up on it, and is still working on the sequel though, and expects it to be published in 2018.

From a message with Angela Scott: "Hopefully, the sequel will be out early 2018. It should've come out ages ago, and for that I apologize. Life had other plans for me... But...this book will be out 2018 or so help me!"(less)

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Julia
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ok, when I do a review, I dont copy and paste the excerpt of the book nor give too much info of the story, so if your waiting to find spoilers go to the next review or better yet, buy the book!!
When I finished this book, I send to the author an email, asking her if this book will have a sequel, I must admit that my tone was a little desperate!
Why?...
Because this story blew my mind!! Since page one, you're pulled in to an extraordinary story, fast-paced with such a narrative power, and the writin
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 Amelia
Apr 18, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: dystopia, 2014, sci-fi
I have such mixed feelings about this book. I'll try to express what I feel about it through lists, of course...

Things I enjoyed:

-the concept is AMAZING. I always wondered what I would do if I was the only person left. Like, would I just take whatever I want, would I go insane, would I try to find other people etc. It's always been an interesting topic to me - the "lack of other people" + the post apocalyptic setting really set the atmosphere
- the pacing was fine as well, there weren't that man
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Katie Doyle
There were several things I loved about this book. First is Tess. She really is a teenager and Angela Scott did a great job of portraying her as such. Second is Cole. An interesting character with an interesting view of the world now that there’s no one around for miles. Third, I loved the tension between them. There’s an incredible love/hate relationship that sparks in all the best ways. Fourth, I loved the cat as an important character. Last, I loved the adventure and the mystery of what happe ...more
Amber Hetchler
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wow wow wow. I had so much fun reading this. It ended so suddenly and I'm not ready for it to be over yet! I need a sequel so bad. I'm still so confused about many things. Is Cole real or not? Where is Tess now? Will she die? What in the world is going on? I'm absolutely shocked at how much I liked this book. It ended up being much more than I first anticipated. I recommend.
Please, I need a second book.
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Tracy
Nov 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Angela Scott can do no wrong. I have devoured all of her novels and Anyone? Is no exception. When 16-year-old Tess’ world starts falling apart, literally, her doomsday survivalist dad ushers her into a bunker in her backyard. He orders her to stay put until he returns while he goes to get her brother. He promises her he’ll just be a few hours not to let anyone in any circumstances. The problem is, he never comes back. After two months she finally decides to go find him herself but she’s not read ...more
Kristin
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs

Anyone? Anyone? Hello?

This book is so fun! 4.5 out of 5 stars for me!

The author sent me an e-arc for my honest review and it was so fun!

The apocalypse is happening in this book and its basically a race from the beginning to end. I love the way Angela Scott always has you guessing in this book! I just could not stop reading it! The characters are fun, though I took a half of a point off for not building them up, especially Tess in the beginning. She was a little flat for a while. However, Scott w
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Becky Stephens
I loved everything about Anyone?. From the title posed as a question, to the fantastic cover, to the carefully crafted characters, to the pace, and finally, to the amazingly satisfying - yet mystifying - ending.

Because I subscribe to the author's newsletters, I read the first chapter of this book months ago. At least, it seems like that long ago. And it wouldn't leave my brain. Every now and then, I would wonder what happened to Tess. Did her dad come back for her? Did he find Tess' brother? Wha
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Lynn Willis
Nov 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance copy from the author for review. I have read all of Angela's books, and it's hard to pick one as a favorite. This one easily battles for the top spot though!

Tess is a typical teenager with typical teenage problems, until the day that she finds her world literally falling apart. The book opens with explosions rocking the city in which she lives, and her father telling her to get out of the house and into the fallout shelter that has been his obsession for the past few years.
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T.
Dec 01, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
While I enjoy this author's writing style, I was never able to connect with her young character, Tess; and I never understood the hot-cold dynamics between her and Cole. I kinda guessed what was going on with Cole (but we never get an answer), but the book ends without many threads resolved (possibly, this is the start of a series?). So many unanswered questions, especially regarding Cole, why her dad didn't find time to return for her after her brother was safe, and a few other things I won't m ...more
Marni
Jan 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would like to thank the author for providing me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my review in any way.

I just finished reading this book and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around much of it. Set in modern times, a catastrophic event has occurred, leaving the world as we know it in an apocalyptic chain reaction of many incredible and unexplained incidents. From the onset of the major event until a few months afterwards, Tess was holed
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Marni
Jan 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
I would like to thank the author for providing me a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Doing so does not sway my review in any way.I just finished reading this book and I'm still trying to wrap my brain around much of it. Set in modern times, a catastrophic event has occurred, leaving the world as we know it in an apocalyptic chain reaction of many incredible and unexplained incidents. From the onset of the major event until a few months afterwards, Tess was holed ...more
J Roberge
Feb 04, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
(Possible Spoiler) I really wanted to give this book 5 stars but...

#1. It was a little slow in the beginning for me and I put it down. But it kept nagging at me to give it a chance, so I picked it back up determined to see it through and also because the ratings were pretty good. Unfortunately for me I didn't actually read the comments under the ratings.

#2. It grew on me till I couldn't put it down. Unfortunately when I reached the end (I checked before I started the book and as far as I could t
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James Oliver French
This book fell into the same trap that every single YA "novel" from a self-pubbed author that I've read this year has fallen into. It tells 3/4 of a story, and very well I might add, but leaves all the interesting parts dangling without resolution. I get that the author wants to get two books out of the story because it's twice the revenue, and hopefully more readers, but not at the expense of the first book. She might leave a few hints at the end of the story about Cole's background, but withou ...more
Elizabeth
May 05, 2015 rated it did not like it
Someone compared this to the masterpiece, The Road, which compelled me to write this review. No, it's not The Road. It's not even a fluffy teeny bopper version of The Road. I couldn't let that comparison stand unchallenged.

I'm surprised by all the high ratings. Teenaged young women are amazing, intelligent, resilient--the main character, who fits into this age group, was far from any of those qualities. The story both ends and begins too abruptly. There's little explanation as to what happened.
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Michelle
Jul 11, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dystopian, ya
This is another one that has been on my list since the dinosaurs roamed and another one that I'm a bit iffy about. The premise was pretty cool until about 3/4 of the way through the book and then it took some kind of paranormal route...I think. Maybe that's what the author meant to happen. Let the reader come to their own conclusion, but honestly it seems unfulfilling to me somehow. Normally I'm used to most dystopian novels being series reads. This was a stand alone with an ending that was maki ...more
Aj Sterkel
Nov 06, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
No matter how many end-of-the-world books I read, I never seem to get sick of them.

This one is about sixteen-year-old Tess, who is shaken awake by her father in the middle of the night and led to his bomb shelter. He tells her not to open the door until he comes back, so she waits . . . and waits . . . and waits. Several weeks after her father left, she can’t wait anymore. Tess opens the door and discovers that everyone in her city has vanished.

Throughout the book, the reader is kept just as clu
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Dorine White
Jan 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Story-
It was a normal night when the booming began. Sixteen-year-old Tess was grabbed by her father and taken outside to their bomb shelter. He leaves her there to go find her brother. Left alone, with only her kitten Callie, Tess waits, but her Father never returns. She can only wonder at what has happened. After several months in the shelter Tess ventures out to find an empty world, no animal and no humans.

Where is everyone? She wanders and finally comes across Cole, a twenty something guy
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Shannon Duane
Oct 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
I'm halfway through...I'm going to finish it, but I've been sorely tempted not to. I'll do it, though, to read this mysterious last chapter people keep referring to.

The writing is mostly fine. I try not to read self-published books but this one apparently slipped through. The writing really is okay, though.

It's Tess...and Cole. I hate them. Both of them. This means the only tolerable character is the cat.

Cole repeatedly refers to Tess as a "kid." He's in his 20's. Guys that age don't talk like t
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Empress Reece (Hooked on Books)
Still Reeling from Anyone?! -4.5 stars...

I listened to the audio version of this last week and I'm still pondering over this book today! This is the perfect book for a buddy or group read. If I would have known it raised so many questions, I would have definitely read this one with a friend so we could bounce theories back and forth.
 
The story starts off with all hell breaking lose with fire etc. raining from the sky and Tess and her dad are running for the bunker that he's built in their back y
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Rachel Kolodziej
Nov 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**Disclaimer - I was given an advanced copy in exchange for an honest review**

I wanted to rate this book 3.5 stars but goodreads wouldn't let me so I rounded up and gave it 4 stars. I have read a couple of Ms. Scott's zombie westerns. They were fun so I liked her on Facebook so that I would know when she wrote something new. Anyone? is nothing like those other books. From the start I didn't want to put it down and when I had to and couldn't get back to it right away I found myself thinking abou
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Guy Vestal  - Counter Culture Critic
A great book, a great use of words. I would recommend it to both young adults, as well as older ones. From beginning to end, it kept me reading. It was by no means predictable.

I loved Tess, and yes she is the whiny, wishy-washy teenager in the end of the world. Her "soldier/prepper" Father goes off in search of the brother, telling her to stay put, and indeed she does, until a couple of months go by, where she comes out to find everyone gone. She does run into Cole, who we really don't get, but
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Angela Fleischmann
I liked it until...

I was really getting a feel for this book and the characters...then the story just ended. It was like the writer got bored and just finished it quickly. The ending came with no real explanation and I think there was more to tell and learn about the characters. Very disappointed.
Shannon Fay
The moment I discovered this book And read the synopsis, I was hooked. Not only because I have an undying love for anything apocalyptic/dystopic (because I do), but also because our main character's dad happens to be a prepper.
Now if you knew me personally, you would know why that instantly catches my eye. But since you lot don't, I'll explain. I'm a little On the crazy side myself and I have also begun to low key prep, not like in the backyard insanity, more of a trying MRE's to see which ones
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Lady Wolf
Sep 02, 2015 rated it did not like it
Awful. I couldn't even finish the sample because it just dragged on and the writing needs a lot of work. ...more
Mia
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015
So relieved when I found out there will be a sequel. Because I NEED TO KNOW MORE AND THE STORY CAN'T JUST END WHERE IT DID. ...more
Christopher Trader
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Mad stupid.
Kitty
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Read : July 1, 2020( yay, it's my birthday 🎂)
Rating : 5 Stars

Wow, I'm so confused about everything but this was definitely a great book.

I just wish I understood more, but the story is set up in such an ingenious way that you explore the world created by the author with the character, I really felt pulled in by the story and I can't wait to find out what happens next
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Deedra
Jan 25, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was a very good book.A girl last sees her dad when he shoves her into their underground bunker and says not to open the door for anyone.The story from there is magical. Elizabeth Phillips was a fine narrator.I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.'  ...more
Melissa Kinney
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great story.

It was a great story. I couldn't put the book down. But I hated the way it ended. It left you with so many unanswered questions. There needs to be a second part to this
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anuelina
Dec 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ookay

I liked how the story was flowing forward. It was easy to read. I liked the questions that were unanswered. I liked Tess. Will read the sequal. (view spoiler)
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