Beyond the Night
"electrifying...brilliantly conceived and executed" (Library Journal) by
Colleen Gleason, writing as Joss Ware.
A man with no future . . .
When Dr. Elliott Drake wakes from a mysterious fifty-year sleep, the
world as he knew it is gone. Cities are now desolate, and civilization
is controlled by deadly immortals. Stran ...more
I'm a big fan of Colleen Gleason and when I found out she was writing a new series under a new name, a post-apocalyptic zombie romance no less, I knew I had to read it as soon as it came out. I loved this book and I can't wait for the sequel, but there were a few things that bothered me and kept me from giving it the full five stars.
A small group of men went hiking in Arizona and entered a cave, only to be caught in some sort of earthquake. When they emerged, the whole world had change ...more
I liked this book WAY more than I was expecting. Don’t get me wrong, it was recommended by someone I trust so I knew I’d like it, I just didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. Why? First, because I have never read any Dystopian novels (well, not since the Chrysalids in High School) and the description just didn’t appeal to me. That sounds terrible, but I’m being honest. I would have never read this book based on the blurb. I only read it because it was a good friend I trust who recommended i ...more
For the first 75 pages, I was riveted to this story. It was only after the band of survivors made their way to the city of Envy (a barren version of Las Vegas) that things went south for me. The story became less a zombie ass-kicking adventure, and ...more
Part Resident Evil, part I Am Legend, throw in a little Atlantis conspiracy theory and add romance and you've got yourself the beginn ...more
I really liked the plot of the book. It was interesting and captivating, with the crystals, the ragnas, and the strange powers Elliott and he four men that was with him in the cave suddenly has. And I really want to know more about how and why the destruction of the world happened. Especially as it seems it was man-made.
Unfortunately the romance wasn’t as good as I was hoping for. Mostly probably because of my issues with Jade.
Jade just didn’t work for me. I liked that she was strong and contr...more
Il passe 50 ans dans une sorte de stase, mais à son réveil, il n'a qu'une seule pensée: "zut, 50 ans que je n'ai pas utilisé mon spaghetti, ça fait long je n'en peux plus!". Donc forcément, la 1ère femme qui passe et montre un peu de peau l'excite comme un fou. Malheureusement, cela tombe sur Jade (bien qu'il la prenne pour la putain de Babylon, oui il est un romantique), et entre eux il y a une tension sexuelle omniprésente et lourde au possible. Cela n'en finit pas jus ...more
In 2010 most of the world's inhabitant died. Not by a virus or natural disaster nor was it a war. An unknown group referred to as the "Strangers" appeared shortly after in small numbers and began taking over. These strangers are immortals wearing odd crystals. Strange zombie-like creatures known as Gangas roam the planet. These oversized monsters, appear at night and have razor sharp claws. They all moan the same message.
Our st ...more
Genres: Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-fi
Quite a few editing errors.
It is a good story, but there is repetitiveness.
I hate repetition.
I had trouble staying involved in the story.
Although the characters are interesting is was hard to feel connected to them throughout the story.
One of many reasons is it jumps between scenes.
There were times when there was a lot of action. Then large sections that dragged with nothing happening.
I'm unsure about this autho ...more
Wow, I haven't enjoyed a book like this in a long time! It was packed with action and a romance that had me swooning for days. I normally don't read post-apocalyptic/dystopian books, but since it was free and I was curious, I gave it a shot. I'm so glad I did because I could not stop reading it! It gave a different theory on how the "world" got destroyed and I liked that. I also loved Elliot and Jade together. They were perfect together, helping each other out, and their flirtin ...more
There are usually three things I want in a story to make me happy. A good plot, good characters, and action/suspense that keeps me guessing. Beyond the Night has ...more
Everything they knew is gone...
From the remnants of devastation, five men emerge with extraordinary new powers. They are humankind's last hope, but they cannot survive this devastated world alone.
When Dr. Elliott Drake emerges from a cave after traveling fifty years through time, the world as he knew it is gone. Cities are overgrown jungles, and what's left of civilization has been repressed by crysta ...more
In June, 2010, “The Change” happened to earth. Earthquakes caused parts of continents to sink into the oceans. Severe weather caused buildings to collapse. For unknown reasons, most humans collapsed and died. A small percentage of people survived including Lou and his brother Theo. They live in a community of survivors in Envy, Nevada. At the time of the change, six guys were in a cav ...more
Olaylar yeni, kavramlar, karakterler yeni olunca birazda zorlandım algılamada.
Ama azmettim ve ilerledim :)
Dediğim gibi farklı bir dünya çizmiş yazar.Aslında bilindik bir dünyaya farklı bir bakış açısı
serpiştirip eklemelerde bulunmuş.
Tahmini olarak olaylar 2010 yılında meydana gelmiş.Büyük depremler,yangınlar,seller...Kısacası felaketler.Ani ölümler, bilinmeyen türler.İnsan sayısı azalmış doğal olarak.
Konuya değinirsek;Elliot,Simon,Quentin,Fence ve ...more
Most of the world died in 2010 and nobody is really sure why-extreme weather events, earthquakes, and people simply droppi ...more
OMG, I am so excited about this series. This was a phenomenal first book to get it all going. This is a post-apocalyptic world created by Joss Ware and it is brilliant!
Elliott and 5 others were hiking in a cave near Sedona when the apocalypse happened. Something about where they were hiking caused them to sleep through the next 50 years. When they woke up, it was 50 years after the world fell to ruin, but they hadn't aged a day and even had new powers that they are still discovering. T ...more
Beyond the Night made me realize that I have a weakness for heroes that are doctors. Not because of all the prestige that comes with their profession but because they are usually portrayed as really caring men who want to make a difference in the world.
So obviously I loved Elliot and Jade was a good woman for him. They fell in love very quickly but hey, this was a post apocalyptic romance so there's really not a lot of time to waste. The bad part of this book was said post apocalyp ...more