Published: June 24, 2014
Genre: Teens, Sci-fi
Review: Hardback from library
Buy Links: Amazon, Amazon.uk
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.
So this book was going to be my weekend read this coming up weekend but I wanted to read it as soon as I got it.
In the End picks up right where book one In the After left off. Amy is on her own ever since she left New Hope where she was in the Ward. Her plan is to get to Fort Black to find Ken because Ken is the one person according to Kay who can help Amy get her sister Baby back.
Though is Fort Black any better than New Hope? We get a look into Fort Black and it is not all rainbows and sunshine how people can live there is beyond me but I guess it is better than the Floraes getting you. In Fort Black the males rule and we get to see how they rule.
When Amy gets word that Baby is not being taken care of because of Dr. Reynolds and his experiments she is in a race against time to save her before Baby dies. We learn more about how Dr. Reynolds played out the virus and what his intentions were but will Amy and her friends be able to bring him down from his high pedestal? Will the researchers be able to find a vaccine to cure everyone or is the human race lost?
At times Amy kept doing the same things over which drove me crazy as she knew better. Examples come into play when she is at Fort Black she is someone new there and should play by their rules and watch her surroundings to get a feel of things.
Overall this made for a great second book. I could feel the way the author described the way Fort Black was to the desperation of Amy finding Baby.
The way that this book ended I felt satisfied but I could see a book three coming into play if the author chooses to write one.
Demitria Lunetta writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. A Chicago native, she holds a BA in Human Ecology and has spent countless hours studying the many ways in which people are capable of bringing about their own destruction. In case the end is near, she always carries a good book and a chocolate bar--the two items essential for post-apocalyptic survival.
IN THE AFTER is her debut novel and is an ABA (American Booksellers Association) 2013 ABC Best Books for Children and has been chosen as an Amazon Top Twenty Teen Book for 2013. Her second novel, IN THE END, the conclusion to the IN THE AFTER duology, is out now. Find her on her blog demitrialunetta.blogspot.com, twitter @demitrialunetta and on Facebook facebook/demitrialunettaauthor.