Monday, September 2, 2013

"In the After" by Demitria Lunetta - A Book Review

In what seems like an instant, Amy Harris' life is changed forever. They arrive and quickly begin killing off humanity one by one. No one knows how They got here - and even worse, no one knows how to stop Them.
    Marooned in a high-security house, Amy manages to stay alive - and even rescues "Baby", a toddler she finds in an abandoned supermarket. For years they escape death, forging a bond as strong as sisters, until they are finally rescued and taken to New Hope, a colony of survivors living on a government research compound.
    Staying in New Hope will come with a cost...

    Ermawherd! (dorky, I know, but I don't say "oh my God" ;P) Guys! Seriously. This book was... @_@
    *composes himself* *ahem*
    In the After by Demitria Lunetta is a book that I could NOT put down. I know this, because I tried time and again to put it down and go watch Doctor Who with my siblings. Not-so-unfortunately, this book had me under its spell.
    In the After is described by as a page-turner. This could not be more true. I read this book in less than a day. I'd say I read it all in one sitting, but that's not true because I was "sitting" all over the house, moving from place to place while reading this amazing, incredible, epic book.
    I'm a huge fan of dystopian fiction. The Hunger Games, Divergent, The Razorland Series, etc...
    And in the end, this book shattered my feels into a million pieces...

The Plot:
    Though not entirely original, the plot was unique in its own ways. I've not read The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey, but I've heard that he has also used the idea of "zombie-aliens" and that it compares closely with In the After. This doesn't really matter to me. As long as the story is good, I am easy to please. ^_^
    I love stories in which the character has to learn to survive on his/her own in a shattered world. And this book hit the spot!

The Characters:
    Ermawherd! The characters were amazing! Amy, Baby, Rice. ^_^
    Baby - a mysterious toddler found in the After who immediately becomes attached to Amy, and Amy to her. The cutest character of the book, really. I love Baby. :D
    Amy - A tortured soul, a now 17-year-old girl who has learned to cope with the deaths of all her closest friends and her parents, as well as learning how to survive in the After, a name she gives everything after the aliens came.
    Rice - Don't know much about him yet, but at least his and Amy's relationship isn't insta-love. ;)

The Cover:
    I'm not going to lie. This cover is so beautiful. @_@ It's one of the best I've seen. It's striking! I could give the book an extra star just for the cover... but I won't. :P

Sexual Stuff - A character forces himself on another character. Kissing.
Language - Mild language every now and then. Mostly "h*ll" and "cr*p", but a few uses of other words such as "d*mn". The s-word is used approximately two times.
Violence - This book is pretty violent. It is described (not graphically) that They (later known as the Floraes) eat their victims alive. This book is filled plenty with death, but it the gore is not gratuitous.
Scary "Images" - Plenty of potentially scary scenes for younger readers. Definitely a PG-13 book.

5 of 5 stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I can't tell you all how much I loved this book. Seriously, guys... :D
You can purchase it here!

1 comment:

  1. I don't usually like those future books where the world is all scary and full of zombies or evil governments, BUT this one sounds really good! I am going to have to see if my library has it. (The summery kind of reminded me of I am Legend, a movie I have a love/ hate relationship with.)
    Anyways, I am adding this book to my list!