The End of All Things by Lissa Bryan

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    An End of the World Romance that Totally Works

    AFTER A TERRIBLE VIRUS ravages the planet, Carly Daniels, one of the few survivors, hides in her apartment in Juneau trying to survive the best she can with only occasional forays to gather food. With her is Sam, a wolf puppy she found starving on the streets. He becomes her companion and a reason to continue when giving up sometimes seems like the more attractive option. Still dazed with shock and grief, she hopes for the world to go back to normal soon.

    She is discovered by Justin, an ex-soldier who is intent on making his way to Florida before the winter sets in. Justin coaxes her out of her hiding place and convinces her to join him on his journey, because a warmer climate will be their best chance against the extremes of Mother Nature.

    Together, they begin a perilous journey through a nation laid to waste by the disaster. Challenges abound along the way. The weather, injury, and shortage of supplies all help to slow them down. In time, they discover that they aren’t the only survivors. Some are friendly but some have had their minds destroyed by the high fever. Then there are those who simply take what they want, leaving Carly and Justin with no choice but to defend what is theirs.

    But their journey is not without joy and love. Together, they face every struggle, including an unplanned pregnancy. Despite the perils of bringing a child into a world of chaos, their baby is a new beginning for themselves and a symbol of hope for the other survivors they find along the way.

    This is the story of their journey to find a place to begin a new life, and a home in each other.

    Praise for The End of All Things:

    Lissa Bryan
    Lissa Bryan

    But this isn’t just a story of two people who find love in the unlikeliest people and places. This story is also about survival and the difficult decisions people have to make to ensure it. —Amy, Goodreads

    The End of All Things is more about hope and second chances, and I very much enjoyed the tale …. highly recommended for all fans of apocalyptic fiction. It’s a well-written book with excellent pace, plot, and best, it has real soul.– Jade Kerrion, Goodreads

    I am not usually fond of The End of the World As We Know It books, but this book was so much more than a post apocalypse story. It contained adventure, mystery, sadness and a truly sweet romance. —Pamela, Goodreads

     

    Amazon Review by Sandyquill:

    I have always been fascinated by TEOTWAWKI – The End of the World as We Know It. The Stand, by Stephen King, remains one of my top-ten-forever works of fiction. So, I was all excited when I saw that Lissa Bryan was bringing out a book of this nature.

    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 dogged – optimist, though, and she keeps hoping for the return of civilization. Aside from being naïve about how to survive in a post-TEOTWAWKI world, she’s smart, sentimental, and compassionate. Not perfect, not by any means, but she’s got a capacity to care about people and animals that is beautiful. Justin refers to her as the Pied Piper of the Apocalypse. (And you can bet I highlighted that in my Kindled ARC of this book.)

    Justin who? Justin is the hero in this story, and a wonderful hero he is. Former Special Ops (you have to read about it to understand), he is decidedly the best person in the depopulated world to find and support Carly in the vast new world they find together. He’s not perfect, either, but his imperfections are utterly understandable and are strengths as the story carries on.

    Together, they bring hope to many. And it’s lovely.

    Not to spoil anything, but really, they’re a wonderful couple and I hope to see more of them.

    Lissa Bryan’s storytelling kept me at this story, wondering about shoes dropping and new horrors and the possibilities of other plots that tickle my imagination. She let us in to the minds of both her protagonists, enough so that we were allowed to understand them without being kept in the dark, and we get a more well-rounded idea of the post-Infection world in which they find themselves. Bryan’s prose is descriptive with enough details to inform but not overwhelm, and her characterizations are solid.

    I do hope that, here at The End of All Things we see a light to a new beginning. I’ll read it when it comes.