“This is far and away the most compelling read I’ve experienced in a long time. No lie. This is seriously good. It’s fresh, entertaining, and thought provoking.
The After Days builds an intense bond between the reader and Rachel, which works wonderfully to anchor the story and provide us with eyes, ears and other senses to experience the story. I also love the author’s use of language and imagery. And virtually everything that occurs in the story makes sense and feels real … in a terrifying sort of way.” –Kathryn Johnson, bestselling author of forty-one internationally published books and faculty at The Writer’s Center
“The After Days is a chilling story. I was hooked from the opening page. I didn’t have to stretch my imagination to believe it was really happening. I appreciate the fact the main characters are ordinary, middle-aged people. No bulked up macho warriors to save the day, no Uber-intelligent teens to overwhelm you with sarcasm, these are everyday citizens doing what they must to cope with a terrifying situation. Lovers of dystopian novels, doomsday prepping, and great fiction must read this book. It would make a wonderful book club discussion book. Ms Ginsburg is a breath of fresh air in the dystopian genre.“ Gina Rae Mitchell, book blogger
“Ginsburg tells a riveting and frightening story that will have you seriously thinking about how prepared you are for an emergency. I liked Ginsburg’s focus on the friendship in this novel, and the emotional dilemmas that the characters go through. The characters are regular people, not superheroes, that I could identify with. Ginsburg focuses on the emotional trauma that comes with a crisis situation. I really liked the way Ginsburg focuses on the mundane details of life in a prolonged power outage, like how to go to the bathroom when there’s no running water, and how to make food and water last as long as possible. I recommend this for those who like realistic post-apocalyptic fiction, and who are looking for something more character-driven than action-driven.” -Deb Spitz, www.thebookstop.com
“The author’s style is crisp, using just the right amount of detail to set the scene. She emphasizes the serious nature of such an event as the power going out worldwide, showing us just how much we take everyday necessities for granted. She created well rounded characters that held my attention and helped the story to progress at a steady rate. Would I recommend this book? Yes, I would. I rate it 5 stars. A contemporary read that will really make you think about the world we live in today and how it could change at any moment.” – Dax Munro, BookishBeyond.com
“Engrossing, eye-opening, a page-turner and an important contribution to the genre.” –www.theagendanews.com
“The readers must ask themselves…what would they do, how would they survive, what about food, etc? I am in hopes that there is another one in this series as the main characters still have lots of ground to cover. And, have this author on ‘follow’ now for any other novel she may write. Highly recommended for a completely different twist on this subject…“ –Serenity, Amazon Hall of Fame Top 10 Reviewer
“I was drawn in immediately and was swept away by the story. A real page-turner/rip-snorter.” –Pamela Gates, Publicity & Marketing Manager, F. Scott Fitzgerald Literary Conference, Inc.
WOW! WOW! WOW! Definitely a five star book – and how perverse of me to read it just as our world is dealing with a viral pandemic! Makes it just a little too real. I started this book yesterday at 6 pm and had trouble tearing myself away from it. I was so immersed in the story that I read it in less than 24 hours. – Kate Loveton on Goodreads
“I’ve typically been one to shy away from most dystopian books. Mainly because I feel like a lot of them feel repetitive and have a similar formula and underdeveloped characters because of all the craziness happening. Well, that isn’t the case with THE AFTER DAYS.
Just enough action and character building to where it wasn’t bogged down. With it being a shorter book I feel like we got enough development to connect with the characters, which is a big thing. I think what I enjoyed the most about this dystopian novel was that it was a realistic approach and situation. I hope there’s more to come with these characters in the future! Give us more to see how they continue to survive in the new blacked out world.” –Jessicamap Reviews
“I was itching to see what happens next, so the other night I drank coffee so I could stay up to finish this story. I love this book!” –Annie Powell.
“Excellent book. This book centers around four friends and how they handle the loss of electricity. It is so realistic, that at times you feel as if you are right there with them, trying to survive. I enjoyed reading this book and especially liked the bonding of the two females. Give it a read. You’ll be glad you did.” –Mary on Goodreads
“I really enjoyed this book. It was one of the most realistic apocalyptic I’ve read in a while and believe me I read a lot of them. The people and the situation were so real and not over exaggerated.” -Elaine Plourde on Goodreads
“It looks like its going to be a typical dystopian story where young people battle against all odds to survive the end of the world…but its not. Its about very realistic, middle-class, aging yuppies whose thin veneer of civilization is tested and stripped bare by “events”. The writing is easy and fluid, with humor and surprisingly rewarding emotional fabric which gives the book and unexpected depth. Order a copy today!!” -Amigo1 on Amazon
“Too good to put down! This book was absolutely a page turner. I love that it’s told from the perspective of someone who is not out to save the world, but just keep themselves and their family alive.” -Samantha Rorabaugh on Amazon
“The After Days is a great story about ordinary people in a terrible situation. Really made you think about what an extended blackout would entail. I Highly recommend this book, it is an easy enjoyable, tense read!” –Chuck C. on Amazon