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Great After The Ending give-away!

It is my pleasure to spread the word about this great give away as you might have noticed, I am a huge fan of the series. 🙂

Grand Prize Ending Series Giveaway Image

(albeit I managed to miss the part where there are 4 books in it and not 3)

So here is your chance to win your entry into the post-apocalyptic world of the Lindsey team.

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I apologize that you need to click on the link, it seems my wordpress account doesn’t allow for embedding code. 😦

Lindsey Pogue & Lindsey Farleigh: Out of the Ashes (The Ending series)

Talk about wishful thinking. 🙂 I was so sure it was the last book in the series that I didn’t even notice I was approaching the end and that there were too many things left unresolved until I actually hit the end. And realized there is one more book to come.

Oh well, at least I’ll get to enjoy the adventure one more time. 🙂

I don’t know if you know but this is one my favorite dystopian series in the last few years. I really enjoyed book one and then book 2 went in a completely different direction but gave us the background. Now, Out of the Ashes feels a bit like the calm before the storm hits.out of ashes

Hope brought them together, but it’s now fear that drives them…

…and threatens to tear them apart.

Zoe and her companions succeeded in rescuing Dani from the Colony. But not without sacrifice. Beaten and broken, they head west, determined to leave behind the torment and horrors they experienced in Colorado.

As Dani and Zoe make the perilous trek home to Bodega Bay, they learn that danger can take many forms–other survivors, their friends, even themselves–and that things are rarely what they seem. Zoe is desperate to become the woman she sees in others’ memories, while Dani struggles to conceal damaging secrets, risking losing herself–her humanity–completely. Together, they must rediscover the true meaning of friendship, love, and trust, and learn just how hard they’re willing to fight for what remains of their shattered world.

As relationships are put to the test, second chances are given, and new life emerges, death lurks in the most unlikely of places. To survive, Dani and Zoe must accept that sometimes hope alone isn’t enough.

I must say I appreciated the little reminders who had what kind of an ability as at the moment the cast of characters has grown quite well.

The thing I enjoyed the most in this book is the different types of emotional experiences that I couldn’t get into but could understand them. I’m not really a very emotional person so it’s sometimes difficult for me understanding women in books, especially when they get all these illogical ideas, but here, even though I thought they were being like that (illogical), I could understand where it was coming from. Almost. 🙂

That said, I loved how the couples have to deal with issues and resolve some difficult stuff between them if they want their relationships to continue and prosper. Because it makes them seem so real.

The only problem I had with the book is that it seemed we were supposed to imagine stuff happening as we would suddenly skip to someplace in the story and I was left wondering if I missed something or it just wasn’t there, only to realize the story is continuing like it’s all been done.

That and the fact it’s always the guys who seem far more reasonable than the girls. They are just too emotional to be logical it seems.

OK, now that it seems I didn’t enjoy it, let me dissuade you, I loved it. 🙂 I do enjoy the story-telling and the characters and the whole plot.

Now only to stay patient until the last book comes out…

 

Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue: Into The Fire

into the fireI should warn you before I start, if you haven’t read After The Ending, there will be spoilers.

I feel lucky that I didn’t have to wait long before reading the next book in The Ending series. Although now I’m not sure if I still remembered enough of the previous book or the authors were so good to jog my memory with what happened in After The Ending (knowing myself, I’d say it’s the latter).

The story picks up where it left off and we are introduced to some new characters, some you know will be there (Gabe), some you have no idea existed (because they shouldn’t – Camille and Mase) and some you wouldn’t have expected in your wildest dreams. I’m not saying who. 😉

Considering the fact that After The Ending took our characters on a several months long journey, you will be interested to know this book takes place during one week. Who knew so much could happen in a week? And even though the story mostly switches between Dani and Zoe again, it’s from Dani’s perspective that we learn the most intriguing bits.

And those that would make you scream in frustration.

Also, at some point I really wanted to scream in frustration at both Dani and Zoe – I was just starting to think Zoe was the rational and cool-thinking one, after I got upset with Dani thinking with her heart, and then Zoe goes and does the same. And Dani turns smarter.

I’m blaming it on the fact that they are still young and facing a new world, not on the fact it suited the authors to move the story in that direction.

It was one of those books that make you turn into a reader who calls out for blood for the bad guys. It seems in this case, the BAD guy might be even worse than you thought but we’ll get to learn that in the next book.

So, to sum it up (I always wonder if I manage to convey through my thoughts how much I liked the book) – I practically inhaled it. Through my eyes of course. 😉

I received my copy through NetGalley.

P.S. I just want to add, this book deals with some unethical and immoral choices bad people make. It also deals with how people can act differently when faced with such problems and how difficult choosing the right path sometimes can be. Also, how easy it is for the bad guys to take over. 😦

Lindsey Farleigh: Echo Prophecy (Echo Trilogy, #1)

I decided to read this book after reading After the Ending and realizing I have another title from one of the authors of the novel. Seeing as it’s a romance novel, you know me, it went straight to the top of my TBR pile.

“Alexandra Larson isn’t human…but she doesn’t know that. As far as Lex is concerned, she’s simply an ambitious and independent archaeology grad student with a knack for deciphering ancient languages, especially the various forms of Egyptian. When she’s recruited to work on her dream excavation, her translating skills uncover the secret entrance to an underground Egyptian temple concealed within Djeser-Djeseru–the famous mortuary temple of Queen Hatchepsut. Lex is beyond thrilled by her discovery…as is the enigmatic and alluring excavation director, Marcus Bahur.

As the relationship between Lex and Marcus heats up, a series of shocking revelations leave the young archaeologist reeling. Once Lex discovers the truth of her ancient Egyptian roots–the truth of her more-than-human nature–the people she trusts most make one final, terrifying revelation: Lex is the central figure of a four-thousand-year-old prophecy. She is the only thing standing between the power to alter the very fabric of time and an evil megalomaniac…who also happens to be her father. As events set in motion over four millennia ago lead Lex and Marcus from Seattle to the heart of Egypt, the fate of mankind depends on one thing: the strength of Lex’s love. “echo

Sometimes I’m really amazed at the creativity and imagination writers have. Bringing alive the Egyptian history makes for an interesting read, although Lex leaves the reader a bit frustrated with the way she behaves. I kept hoping she would make Marcus suffer for being such an insufferable god (unfortunately) and she did (eventually), but then at other times, it feels like she’s giving him more hold in their relationship and she generally acts weak at one point and very strong at other points, so I was a bit doubtful of her success.

Luckily, she grew more and more into the person she was supposed to be and a love story always helps with making  a book worth a read. A point in favour for this book, even though it’s part of a trilogy, it ends without a cliffhanger.

Turns out, I really don’t like those… 😉

Basically, it’s a fun read if you enjoy your romance interspersed with history, gods and fights. 🙂

Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue: After The Ending (The Ending Series)

Yes, there’s no way around it, I got involved in another series. 😦

Luckily though, it’s terrific and the next book is out in November. Also, it’s not a short novel so it can be stretched into 3 books, this one is actually longish (I don’t how long exactly as I read an e-book but considering the time it took, it’s nicely sized).

It reminded me a bit of J. Cronin’s The Passage, less dark and with more romance (no vampires either) but a post-apocalyptic scenario that unfortunately for me, becomes easier and easier to believe.

Not exactly this particular one, but some kind of a virus (or other man-made catastrophe) seems more and more like a possible scenario for the world we live in.after the ending

We follow the story through two friends, located in different cities but more connected than sisters, losing the life they led because of the virus and finding unlikely fellow travelers on their way to the military camp where everyone is being kept safe (if you can reach it). Of course, not everything is as it seems and slowly it becomes visible.

I’m going to warn you know, the first book ends with a horrible cliffhanger so if you want to know what happens next, wait until November and then you can just continue on with the next.

I loved how there were some smart references in there, how one of the main characters seems a bit bitchy, how they are both insecure even though they are in their  twenties – there are many parts to this book making the characters come alive because of the little things you learn about them or see them do.

I often mention the predictability of a story as a bad thing (because I think it is), then again, some authors take it so far to other side of a spectrum you cannot make heads or tails about what’s happening. Here, you cannot guess where the story is going to take you but it makes sense (of course you can guess where the romance will go). 😉

The story starts slowly and the builds up until you cannot stop reading. I enjoyed reading it a lot and consider it one of the best new books I read this year (HP is a league of its own).

There are so many great moments to this book, funny, sad, tragic, honest, scary, life-enriching that all I can say is – go read it. 🙂

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