Read Me Fridays: The End of All Things by Lissa Bryan

Published March 6, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

The End of All Things (The End of All Things #1)

Title- The End of All Things

Author- Lissa Bryan

Publisher- The Writer’s Coffee Shop



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.


This is the first Post-Apocalyptic book that I have read. I assumed that I was going to like this genre because there is a show that I enjoy watching that is a Post-Apocalyptic show.

A virus has been killing off the population of the whole planet and Carly feels like she is one of the few who has survived; it’s just her and her dog Sam. Until a biker guy starts to stay outside her apartment building trying to get her attention. At first she’s scared of him, but you know what they say, “Never judge a book by its cover”, and Justin turned out to be something more then she would ever thought him to be.

I like that this is not only a Post-Apocalyptic book, but there’s also a mystery to it. Carly wanted to know why she is left and even though she was surrounded by this virus, she had never caught it. Justin also thinks that maybe this virus was released on purpose to wipe out most of the population, but who would have done that?

One thing I love to look for in stories is character development and I love to see different characters grow into new people. That completely happened in this book! Carly started out as a scared shelters girl who didn’t truly know how to survive to someone who learned how to. She learned all that she could from Justin and the skills he has. Justin learned to let down his walls and learned to let himself fall in love with the girl who has been making him smile. These two are completely adorable together and bring out the best in each other.

I cannot wait to start reading the second book in the series to find out what happens to this amazingly strong family.

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