Sunday, 13 July 2014

In the After #2 In the End

Presenting In the After #2 In the End by Demitria Lunetta.

Here is the summary of the book:

The thrilling conclusion to In the After, the survival story of Amy and Baby, set in a near future where Earth has been overrun by vicious, predatory creatures.

It’s been three months since Amy escaped New Hope, and she’s been surviving on her own, like she did in the After. Until one day, her former fellow Guardian’s voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Amy 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 must make her way to Fort Black, a prison-turned-survivor-colony, where she will need to find Ken, Kay’s brother. He alone holds the key to Baby’s survival.

One small slip-up on this quest could spark a downward spiral that would not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the very survival of the people in the After.

A hope laden end to the duology that is In The After. And while Demitria Lunetta vowed us with is the elegant way in which she put the first book 'In the After' before us, the concluding story 'In the End' fell short of that creativity a bit. And it dragged too just a little bit.

So Amy has run away from New Hope and is alone again in the wilderness but things change when she gets the news that Baby has been taken by Dr. Reynolds and now she must head to Fort Black to find Kay's twin brother Ken, who might be her only hope of saving baby from the clutches of the doctor.

I think I loved Amy more in this. She is one of those that faces challenges head long. Which is something good and something bad because she does tend to get herself in some very dangerous situations very often. And with sometimes narrow-minded and a one track mind, Amy is your typical danger magnet. But her meeting with Jack was a much needed reprieve. He literally balanced her out.

He knows next to nothing about her but still helps her out. Come on that is definitely good isn't it. You just can't help not love him, I mean I liked him more than Rice, so that's something and his rapport with Amy was a relief among the dark, dingy and dangerous that was Fort Black and its inmates.

And while I liked how Lunetta brought all of them together and put forth an ending laden with hope for the future of humanity I felt that it was a bit rushed and left a few things unresolved but overall i'm very happy with how things turned out. Dystopia or post-apocalyptic fiction for that matter are abound with death and devastation and while instant happy endings are not warranted but rightfully gradually is what we prefer. Excited to see what Lunetta works up next.

"A hopeful conclusion to a gritty post-apocalyptic saga"
Genre :      Young Adult, Sci-fi, Romance, Dystopia, Post-Apocalyptic

PublisherHarper Teen

Release Date: 24th June, 2014

My Copy: publisher and edelweiss

Rate:              3/5 (Liked It)

Books in the series (review links):
              #1 In The After

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository 


  1. I absolutely loved the first book, and I've been looking forward to this one awhile. I'm glad you enjoyed it. Sometimes duologies fall short for me, but your review makes this one sound like it'll be worth my while to read. Great review!

    Amber @ Fall Into Books



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