Friday, January 24, 2014

In the After by Demitria Lunetta

In the After (In the After #1)In the After by Demitria Lunetta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Description: 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 thoughts: Pretty similar to a movie I saw with Will Smith. The story is one you know yet, if told right, it still delivers a punch. The world is overtaken by weird beings that eat people. Survival is based on a certain skills which includes not being heard. The twist of the story is that the protagonist pairs up with a young, mute girl. Then the other twist is one I can't reveal or it would be a spoiler. As I've mentioned, t is a familiar theme but still enjoyable if told right. I thought it was told right and enjoyed it thoroughly.

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