In the After by Demitria Lunetta
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release Date: June 2013
Summary: 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.
Notes: I have concerns this book may get some thumbs down due to Rick Yancey’s The Fifth Wave. The premise are kinda the same. Kinda. There’s even the girl and kid duo. (Which I assure you, neither author ripped the other. It kind of happened.) You’ll get what I mean if you should ever choose to read this book. What I enjoyed about this book was the girl protagonist, Amy. She wasn’t an obessessed boy-loving idiot who deserved a horrible death but ends up living somehow. She isn’t super smart either, in the sense of where she knows everything but somehow “mistakes” keep happening or she suddenly makes a stupid error. She does make questionable decisions but it happens and it’s forgivable because she isn’t toted as “I’m so smart, reward me (with a nice looking and muscle rocking bodied boy).”
I know I have been missing for a very long long time. Life happened and I had to take a break. I am falling back into doing random updates. Though I won’t be writing in depth reviews, I will be posting thoughts on books (whether I read them or not).