7 March, 2014

book review

In the After (In the After #1) by Demitria Lunetta

My Copy: ePub eBook, 241 pages
Publication Date: June 25, 2013
Publisher: HarperTeen
Source: Library

They hear the most silent of footsteps.

They are faster than anything you’ve ever seen.
And They won’t stop chasing you…until you are dead.
Amy is watching TV when it happens, when the world is attacked by Them. These vile creatures are rapidly devouring mankind. Most of the population is overtaken, but Amy manages to escape—and even rescue “Baby,” a toddler left behind in the chaos. Marooned in Amy’s house, the girls do everything they can to survive—and avoid Them at all costs.
After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living in a former government research compound. While at first the colony seems like a dream with plenty of food, safety, and shelter, New Hope slowly reveals that it is far from ideal. And Amy soon realizes that unless things change, she’ll lose Baby—and much more.
Rebellious, courageous, and tender, this unforgettable duo will have you on the edge of your seat as you tear through the pulse-pounding narrow escapes and horrifying twists of fate in this thrilling debut from author Demitria Lunetta.

My Review

This book was overall quite enjoyable.  There’s nothing really to complain about, in my opinion.  On the other hand, there’s nothing I feel the need to gush about either.  So, I apologize if this turns out to be one of my more boring reviews.I really enjoyed the story.  I thought everything was explained well and it had excellent world building.  I was able to completely get lost in this world and ride along with Amy without questioning things, which is always great.  I thought the author came up with a unique take on the premise for this book and did a really good job of delivering it in a captivating and enjoyable way.

The characters were all likable and relateable.  I loved the bond between Amy and Baby and I really rooted for them.  Amy is a tough main character, who had to mature quickly in order to survive her world.  You won’t find a whiny teenager protagonist who needs others to protect her in this book!  Baby is actually very strong and mature as well, even though she is so young.  I loved the both of them.
Overall, in the after was a great book with a captivating storyline that kept me enveloped until the end.  I’m looking forward to continuing the story with the sequel.

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