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BOOK REVIEW UPDATE: In the After (In the After #1) by Demitria Lunetta

Young Adult, Dystopia, Zombies

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

🙶Amy Harris's life changed forever when They took over. Her parents—vanished. The government—obsolete. Societal structure—nonexistent. No one knows where They came from, but these vicious creatures have been rapidly devouring mankind since They appeared. With fierce survivor instincts, Amy manages to stay alive—and even rescues "Baby," a toddler who was left behind. After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope. On the surface, it appears to be a safe haven for survivors. But there are dark and twisted secrets lurking beneath that could have Amy and Baby paying with not only their freedom... but also their lives.🙷

My Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

Love it! Based on reviews, you either love it or you don't and I happen to love it. I will not go into any more details about what happened in the book as there have already been quite a number of reviews out there that will clue you in. I will however base this short review on other reviews I've read, a comparison of sorts of what I think to what other people think about this book. So, here goes.

1. The first half is better than the second.

I didn't think so. For me, the last half is just as engrossing as the first, if not even more so. Here, you find answers to questions, you get a glimpse of what happens next. How can it be any less gripping?

2. Some parts are dragging.

Well, yes, there might have been some parts where my heart didn't skip a beat. But overall, I think the story is nicely paced and plot-driven.

3. Second half is confusing.

I didn't think it was hard to follow but I do get why some people find the flashbacks and flash-forwards a little disorienting.

4. Predictable.

Well it might just be me, but I honestly didn't see the twist coming.

5. Similar to Rick Yancey's The 5th Wave.

I wasn't too crazy about The 5th Wave. It was way over-hyped but in my opinion, failed to deliver. Aliens, kick-ass heroine, and survivalist theme, those are about as far as the similarities go I think.

All in all, for a debut novel, I think it's great.

Do check out our recos for the day below!

✌, S

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