Series: In the After #2
Published by HarperTeen (6.24.2014)
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
She thought it was the end of the world... But it was only the beginning of the end.
It's been three months since Amy escaped New Hope. Since she's seen Baby, or Kay, or Rice. And she's been surviving on her own, like she did before she was "rescued" and taken to what she thought was a safe haven. Then, in the midst of foraging for supplies, her former fellow Guardian's voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Any had hoped she would never hear:
Dr. Reynolds has Baby.
Now it's a race against time, for Baby is in imminent danger, her life threatened by the malevolent doctor who had helped start the end of the world. In order to save Baby, Amy will have to make her way to Fort Black, a former prison-turned-survivor colony. There she will need to find Ken—Kay's brother—for he holds the key to Baby's survival.
But before she can do any of this, she'll have to endure the darkest places—and people—of the prison. And one small slip-up could not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the survival of he people in the After.
Demitria Lunetta has created an utterly compelling conclusion to the story she set forth in In the After. Readers of the Hunger Games trilogy will not be able to pit down this book, which is gripping from beginning to end.
I’ve had this book forEVER, and I kept putting it off and putting it off…I don’t even know why! I really enjoyed In the After. I was really looking forward to this one. And I ended up enjoying this one almost just as much! I should have read it much sooner!
I enjoyed being back in the world of In the After. I forgot how much of a badass Amy was! She didn’t take crap from anyone, and had no problem defending herself when necessary. I also love how her love for Baby is the driving point of this novel. Everything she does is for Baby!
I wasn’t too thrilled about the introduction of a love triangle, though. I mean, I understand that she’s in a new place, and so she has a new guy, blah blah blah. But it was kind of annoying how quickly she moved on. (Not that I cared much for Rice, anyway, but still.) Jacks was alright. I think I liked him better than Rice, but he still didn’t wow me.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book while I was reading it, but it’s not one that will really stick with me. I would still recommend giving this series a go, though!
Writing style: 4/5
Overall rating: 4/5