15 April 2014

Review: Into the Fire (The Ending Series #2) by Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue

Into the Fire (The Ending Series #2)
Author: Lindsey Fairleigh & Lindsey Pogue
Pub. Date: Nov. 22, 2013
Acquired: From author, in exchange for honest review.
Purchase: Amazon | B&N

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~

Just like its predecessor, Into the Fire was brilliant. I mean, with the way After the Ending finished off, I'm not surprised. But, can I just take a moment to say, "Whoa?!"
I had about two minutes at the end of After the Ending to relish in the fact that best friends Zoe and Dani were reunited and all seemed to be wonderful. I should have known.

Into the Fire takes place immediately following the first book and as with After the Ending we get both Zoe and Dani's perspectives. Only, this time we get a new perspective, as well. That of a character named, Mason. I won't delve too much into who he is, because I really like to leave people in the dark, as far as plot goes, but I will say that I loved him! He only takes up a few chapters of the book, but I felt sucked into his story just as much as Zoe and Dani's.

We get introduced to just a few more characters in this second installment. Some of them absolutely great, some of them make me want to punch myself in the face. They're that bad. Really. I think more than anything, in this story we get to see our characters' abilities changing and growing. Right along with the characters, themselves. I love me some personal growth in a character. And I see both Zoe and Dani conquer some personal hurdles of theirs.

Instead of a more Dani-Jason centric story, I enjoyed having some Zoe-Jake time. Those Lindseys sure know how to write some strong men. Goodness!

My only worries are that there may be a potential love-triangle. I really hope this isn't the case because I feel like these couples have enough on their plates. they don't need the added stress or drama of unrequited love.

As for how I feel finishing this book. Well, of course we got left with a cliff-hanger. And, of COURSE, it made me crazy! But, it's the kind of crazy that is going to keep checking to see when the next book comes out.

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~My Rating~

~About the Authors~

Lindsey Fairleigh lives her life with one foot in a book—as long as that book transports her to a magical world or bends the rules of science. Her novels, from post-apocalyptic to time travel and historical fantasy, always offer up a hearty dose of unreality, along with plenty of adventure and romance. When she’s not working on her next novel, Lindsey spends her time reading and trying out new recipes in the kitchen. She lives in the Napa Valley with her supportive husband and confused cats.

Lindsey Pogue has always been a little creative. As a child she established a bug hospital on her elementary school soccer field, compiled books of collages as a teenager, and as an adult, expresses herself through writing. Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world
around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking. When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man.


  1. Just a quick little diddy...I LOVE your blog design! I wish I had the time to do this to mine, make it all pretty and Jane Austen-esque. Oh, and I can't wait to hear what you think about Rachel Higginson...I haven't read her series, but Team Lindsey loves her covers, yes, those are the types of things we pay attention to now :) Happy Hump Day!

  2. Oh, the covers are amazing, aren't they?!

    Thanks, again, for stopping by! And thanks for the compliment on the blog! :)