Thursday, November 21, 2013

Review of Into the Fire by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue

The Virus changed them, but that was only the beginning...


...all that remains is hope.

In the wake of destruction left behind by the Virus, it took Dani and Zoe months to find each other. But their reunion was short-lived. Dani has been taken, and though little distance separates them, they might as well be worlds apart.

From the moment she hears Dani's scream, Zoe's only goal is to save her best friend. She and her companions scramble to come up with a rescue plan, but when a ghost from Jake's past reappears, lines are blurred, decisions become harder, and secrets are revealed...and some secrets are best left buried. To keep heartache and fear from consuming her, Zoe must cling to her determination. She will see Dani again.

Dani awakens inside the final hold-out of civilization: the Colony. Remnants of the former world surround her--electricity, safety, social order--but all is not what it seems. As she faces her most manipulative adversary yet, she loses sight of who she is and who she can trust. Friends become enemies, enemies become allies, and allies will betray her. Dani will have to decide what she's willing to do and whose lives she's willing to risk if she is to have any chance of breaking free. 

My Review:

So I reviewed After the Ending, the first book in The Endingseries, a few months ago and I enjoyed it immensely.  Fortunately Into the Fire, the second book in the series, did not disappoint.

 I’ve really gotten attached to Dani and Zoe, but in Into the Fire even more characters were introduced that I liked just as much.  I still also like the way that the authors switch back and forth between the characters viewpoints.   Dani, however, is still my favorite.  But I did start to like Zoe even more in this book and, without giving too much away, I can’t wait to see where the authors take her in the next book that comes out next year.
As for the story, in Into the Fire the reader gets to find out even more about how the virus came about.  There is still lots of action and this time there are a lot of plot twists.  Some I saw coming, but a few, on in particular, I really didn’t expect but again, I can’t wait to see where it goes. The first book ended on a definite cliffie, and into the fire does end rather abruptly, but more as a lead in into the next book, not as a shear drop.  I actually really liked this ending, especially when compared to the ending of the first book, and I really thought it was going to end completely differently so again without too much spoilerage I was definitely pleasantly surprised.  Also I love the way that the authors have woven Dani and Zoe’s stories together.  Both in how they came together at the end of the first book to how they came back together again at the end of the second.

Overall I think this series is really good. It started strong and has continued into the second novel without losing steam. I can’t wait ‘til next year when book three, Out of the Ashes is released.  I definitely recommend reading the books in order though, so if you haven’t read After the Ending yet, pick it up and get reading!  

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