The virus spread. Billions died. The Ending began. We may have survived the apocalypse, but the virus changed us.
When people started getting sick, “they” thought it was just the flu. My roommate, my boyfriend, my family…they’re all gone now. I got sick too. I should have died with them–with the rest of the world–but I didn’t. I thought witnessing the human population almost disappear off the face of the earth was the craziest thing I’d ever experience. I was so wrong. My name is Dani O’Connor, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.
The Virus changed everything. The world I knew is gone, and life is backwards. We’ve all had to start over. I’ve been stripped of my home, my dreams…all that is me. I’m someone else now–broken and changed. Other survivors’ memories and emotions haunt me. They invade my mind until I can no longer separate them from my own. I won’t let them consume me. I can’t. My name is Zoe Cartwright, I’m twenty-six-years-old, and I survived The Ending.
We’ve been inseparable for most of our lives, and now our friendship is all we have left. The aftermath of the Virus has stranded us on opposite sides of the United States. Trusting strangers, making sacrifices, killing–we’ll do anything to reach one another. Fear and pain may be unavoidable, but we’re strong…we’re survivors. But to continue surviving in this unfamiliar world plagued by Crazies and strange new abilities, we have to adapt. We have to evolve.
And more than anything, we have to find each other.
____ you ever ____ a book and thought “This _____ be good if there _______ so ______ goddamn holes in __”? That’s ____ book for me.
The prologue _______ with _ journal entry ____ one of our two ____ characters, Danielle. She ____ out tells ____ that she’s lost almost __________ and everything that she ____ held dear____her.
So, __________ premise and the ____ started out ______ enough, with just ___ vague hints of ______ getting sick and then ________ sicker and then people _______ dying. One of ___ ______ issues that really ________ me was ___ utter lack of __________ with what ___ going on outside __ their _________ lives. When H1N1 broke ___ a ___ years ago ________ and their mother ___ glued to CNN. You’re telling __ that a pandemic __ spreading and people aren’t _____ to their TV or computer _______?
Then ______ close to the girls _____ dying. Dani and ___ boyfriend Cam ___ sick. He dies. What ____ she do? This is ___ ____ of her life after ___! They’re ________ to ___ married and ____ babies and ____ old and ___ together. Or ____ were. So ____ she try to ______ him or ____ an ambulance? No. She ______ sits on the _____ with a glass of water ___ emails ___ bestie about __.
Here’s the _____, everyone is ____ and dying and I _____ understand ___ behavior if _____ was ____ reason for __ like “Why call 911?____ ambulance might take a ____ to get ____ because ______ so busy ____ bodies” or something _____ those lines ___ I don’t know __ that’s the case __ not, _______ not only ____ she not explain why ___ fuck she’s calmly _______ on the couch but _____ ___ also huge gaps in the background _____ so I don’t even ____ if the hospitals ___ overwhelmed or if the __________ ARE still running. _________!
This book _______ lost __ when three ____ after ___ dies, Danielle is ______ googly eyes __ Jason, Zoe’s brother, ___ rescued her ____ ___ sickness. How ___ survived on ___ own, I don’t know and ___ do I ______ care at this _____. I considered _______ on but when I saw a ___ of the other reviews _ realized that ____ would probably trigger all of __ pet peeves ___ spawn some sort __ epic rant ____ me so _ feel that ___ better I DNF ____ where I am.