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Aftershocks is Book 2 of the REBOOT trilogy.
A highly infectious and incurable virus spreads worldwide, eventually reaching the UK. The Shaw family live on an isolated Pennine farm. They think that their remote location will keep them safe from the infection, but they are wrong. A stranger comes to their door and brings the disease with him.
Lander Shaw, the twin brother of
Paperback, 310 pages
Published January 28th 2019 by Opitus Books
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In many ways, Aftershocks was not what I expected. And certainly, I wasn't expecting the ending we got. And that's a good thing.

Aftershocks is a companion book to the author's first novel, Paradise Girl. I hadn't read Paradise Girl (though I will now), but I think it may be a good idea to read it first and Aftershocks second.

This story is focused on Lander (or Alexander), who leaves his gram and gramps and twin sister Karryl because he thinks he may be developing a side effect of a virus that ha
Jan 28, 2020 rated it really liked it
Aftershocks is the companion book of Paradise Girl.I read that book last year. Glad I still remember what happened to Kerryl, Lander's twin. I think you should start with Paradise Girl then read this book.

Aftershocks follows Lander journey after leaving his family to find the answer about the virus and trying to stay away from his family because he might do something terrible. He was immune from the virus but there are some side effects. His journey full of twist and turns.

The last chapters kind
Jan 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This is a companion book to the book Paradise Girl. This story follows Lander and what happens to him after he leaves the farm and tells a little bit more about Kerryl's path as well.

I think these stories were both very well written. You can picture the current world they are living in, ridden with disease and the fear and anger that is in some of the people who have survived.

At the end, I was horrified at what was being proposed, but supremely proud of Lander's decision.

The ending is sort of o
Steph Warren
Nov 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
*I received a free copy of this ebook, with thanks to the author. The decision to review and my opinions are my own.*

It has been a little while since I read Phill Featherstone’s Paradise Girl, so while I remembered the gist of that story, I had forgotten the details and the ending. This actually stood me in really good stead as it meant I could read Aftershocks with fresh eyes and still get the emotional impact from events as they unfolded.

The two books are companions to each other, telling the
ChillwithabookAWARD With
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aftershocks has received a Chill with a Book Readers' Award.

An enthralling story which kept me absorbed until the end.
Pauline Barclay - Founder of Chill with a Book Awards
Billy Buttons
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
3rd May, 2018
TITLE: Aftershocks
AUTHOR: Phill Featherstone
Star Rating: 4.5

‘A suspense-filled dystopian thriller packed full of twists and turns. Not only is it a gripping story, it’s pretty scary too. Adults will love it; young adult too. Highly recommended.’ The Wishing Shelf

I do enjoy a good dystopian thriller. I like them fast-paced, populated by strong, interesting characters, and, of course, it must have a twisting plot and a killer of an ending. I’m delighte
 Diana Davis
Aug 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Aftershocks Kindle Edition
by Phill Featherstone
I received a complimentary review copy via Booksirens and am voluntarily leaving a review.

It should be noted that I also received a review copy for the prior book, Paradise Girl, in this duology and also left a review. The two books cover the same event, the Infection, that kills a large portion of the world and England specifically. Where Paradise Girl was about Kerryl and her time on her family's farm during and after the Infection, Aftershocks is
Yesterday I reviewed 'Paradise Girl' the so-called companion novel to this one. The author/publishers say you don't have to read them in order but I do think you should. This one would have made a lot less sense if I'd not already read its predecessor.

Lander and his twin sister Kerryl are rare survivors of a global virus that's wiped out everybody else in their home town and - as far Kerryl knows - maybe the whole world. Lander left after their mother died, off in search of answers about the my
Aug 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book from the author. I had the opportunity to review or not.

A virus kills everyone. Sound familiar? It is. But not this version of the event. This book grabbed me from the start. In fact, I read late into the night and found the book beside me in the morning. The characters are strong, well developed and I found myself invested in them from the very beginning. I wanted to reach into the story and help them out. Lander, the young grandson of a very likable elderly
Jan 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Young adult, dystopian, featuring a teenage boy – really not one you’d expect me to enjoy, I suspect. But, as with the earlier Paradise Girl, I’d urge you not to be put off by any preconceptions about this one: while it might well appeal to a rather younger, maybe late teenage (and possibly male) reader, this is fine writing and an engrossing story that would certainly appeal equally to the more mature reader. There are links to the earlier book – all explained – and this book quite comfortably ...more
Aug 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
In the near future an over eager scientist pairs the common seasonal flu with ebola. Of course, it was to be all a work on paper to see IF it could be done until some one creates it. Then it becomes, no one would be mad enough to try it out - until someone does. In a nation where life is cheap and it is far from any for of real civilization the unthinkable is let loose. And unfortunately, it escapes. Billions die in the first wave and those that survive think hurray I'm immune but there is a cat ...more
Polly Fellows
Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Part way through Paradise Girl the heroine’s twin brother, who is called Lander (they all have weird names, the author must like them) goes off. This is the story of what happens to him. Lander is a typical teenage boy, into computers, motorbikes, sport and girls. He goes on a journey, not sure what he might find, and learns a lot about himself. He meets different people who all want something from him, from needing him to carry out a mercy killing to fathering a new master-race! The book is pac ...more
Sep 07, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Post apocalyptic dystopian thriller, the book follows a journey of the main character, Lander, after the 'Infection' spread out of control and decimated the world's population in his quest for refuge and solution. The suggestion was that the 'Infection' was perhaps a man-made biohazard that was intended as a weapon of control but had gone awry. There was also a reference to religion towards the end of the book which was offered as one of the possible explanations. ‘God sent His son to show us ho ...more
Apr 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I hadn’t read book one in this series, but I don’t feel like I missed out on anything. Though I want to go back and read book 1. The pacing was mixed on this for me. Sometimes portions of the book spent too much detail on Lander’s day to day. Then other times, he would land himself in hot water, and I would race to see if and how he would get out of it.

Featherstone wrote Lander’s naivety in what was going on in the outside world well. While Lander left his farm with good intentions, he made a f
Aug 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is an interesting story that sees the main male character, Lander go through a lot of different and often difficult trials during his journey to attempt to find out what has happened to him and his twin sister. There are a lot of twists and turns, some likable characters and some not so likable ones. The journey moves along at a steady pace and easily held my attention. I enjoyed reading this story and look forward to reading more from this author. I received an advance review copy for free ...more
Ruth Saville
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
I'm really into post apocalyptic/dystopian storylines and this book didn't disappoint. An interesting premise with likeable characters. It was engaging and I raced through it wanting to reach the conclusion... Which infact it didn't really have! Not that this was a bad thing. I'm hoping this maybe because the author has left it open for another book. I loved the Northern setting and the central character of Lander. I have already started Paradise Girl by the same author and the story of Landers ...more
Kaili (Entertainingly Nerdy)
Aug 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
********mild spoiler *********

I actually really enjoyed this book. I always liked dystopian novels. The only thing I had an issue with is the character Magda. The way she was written mildly annoyed me because what girl tries to hook up with other guys not long after being raped. You'd think she would avoid putting herself in that situation again.
Sep 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Wonderful characters. Interesting plot. Vivid descriptions. Simply a GREAT read!

*I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to read and provide a voluntary, unbiased and honest review, should I choose to do so.
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We are proud to announce that AFTERSHOCKS (REBOOT #2) BY Phill Featherstone is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells readers that this book is well worth their time and money!
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Excellent read, this is a book that stands out as something special. Great story, well-plotted and unmissable.

I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.
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Phill lives in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. His novel, Paradise Girl, Book 1 of the REBOOT trilogy, is set in the northern hills where, amidst the majestic beauty of the rolling moors, a lone young woman faces a bleak future due to a world pandemic. In Book 2, Aftershocks, the twin brother of the heroine of Book 1 sets out to discover the truth behind the infection. REBOOT concludes with B ...more

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