Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Out of the Ashes by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue (The Ending #3)

Out Of The Ashes
by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue

My rating: 5 stars

Series: The Ending - Book 3
Publication Date: August 21, 2014
Publisher: L2 Books
Print Length: 423 pages
Genre: NA Romantic Post-Apocalyptic
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble


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.

Out Of The Ashes (The Ending, #3)My Review
Out of the Ashes by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue

Hold your breath, take a running start and get ready to be cannonballed right into the action! Out of the Ashes by that dynamic writing duo of Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue is another multifaceted, white-knuckle tale of life after the end of the world as we know it. Zoe is back, her memory gone and hope is fading for the return of her over-the-top personality and determination. Even Dani can’t get through to her and Jake is suffering at the loss of the woman he loves. Their trek is getting more treacherous, danger lurks around every corner, from the unbearable heat and drought of the desert, to the discovery that someone among them may be a programmed pawn playing on the General’s evil team.

Dani is struggling with an addiction that can drive her mad, in denial and suffering with only her animals for comfort. Heroes will die, but there is still a renewal of life that comes out of the ashes of death. Powers become stronger, sharper and an aid to survival, but even they can be dangerous if misused. The group takes on new survivors, while losing others, but still they continue on.

Will their journey never end? Will they find a safe haven in their hometown of Bodega Bay? Will memories of their previous lives become a comfort or will they fester and leave a bittersweet aftertaste? The end of their journey hopefully grows near as only true grit keeps them going in the face of trouble and uncertainty.

The two Lindseys have done it again! Operating like one mind, they have put even more suspense and action into their already emotionally grueling series, The Ending. Digging even deeper into each character’s past, these people come to life and become even more memorable. Each scene is filled with vivid details, high emotion and tension as the reader is pulled ever deeper into the maze of twists and subplots faced by our heroes. The authors have painted a sense of community and loyalty that survives all obstacles while keeping the tension high, the pace flowing like a raging river one moment and slowing to a gentle stream the next with perfect timing. I loved single page more than the last, well, except for the one that says: The End.

I was fortunate enough to receive this copy from Lindsey Fairleigh and Lindsey Pogue in exchange for my honest review. I'm still thinking back on all that happened and am grateful for their generosity!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for such a wonderful review, Dianne! I love reading your reviews, they're so intriguing and gripping and intense that I can't help but want to buy every book you love :) Thank you for being such a dedicated reader. Until Book 4....