In the After

In the After

Book - 2013
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In a post-apocalyptic world where nothing is as it seems, seventeen-year-old Amy and Baby, a child she found while scavenging, struggle to survive while vicious, predatory creatures from another planet roam the Earth.
Publisher: New York : HarperTeen, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780062105455
0062105450
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Characteristics: 455 p. ; 22 cm.

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Cynthia_N Aug 20, 2014

Fantastic story! I had a hard time putting it down because I was worried about the characters. Highly recommended!


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Nelam
Dec 02, 2017

At first read, you think it's just your typical alien invasion with all the basic parts from years of television. I must say, I truly enjoyed the author's story and vision for the book. It's nothing enormous or fancy, but offers more than enough mystery to keep you wondering what will happen next. Though you think it's just another post-apocalyptic, which may be the case, there is still enough twist in the story, interesting characters, and silence-induced adrenaline to keep most readers satisfied. Unless you happen to be an incredibly critical reader, this book will make you continuously want to know what will happen next, and the end will leave you wanting more.

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IV27HUjg
Jul 29, 2017

I gave this 2 1/2 stars & felt the first-time authoress did a decent job with her imagination. When I first started this I had great hesitation that it was going to be much too youth directed. Also, the idea of aliens being in 'monster form' gave me greater pause. Monsters come in all forms of disguise.

Stickly with it I began thinking of survival, foreward thinking & planning capability from 'youth' is a good projection, contemplation & benefit for any age. Good instructions. A laugh out loud moment for me was when the 'house guest' raided the mother's closet, choosing brand names based solely on the name. Perfect picture, seen daily in print & on the tube, even in 7 year old children. The story hints at eugenics, bio-engineering, bio-warfare, plagues (that I am more inclined to believe.) However the switching back & forth didn't appeal to me, nor does the method the author implemented. I liked the ending, much more appropriate.

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coolpaul100
Jul 20, 2017

this book is the best book i have read it just has so much action and adrenaline loved this book but sad there are no third book

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KevenKanten
Jan 12, 2017

I'm middle aged and I couldn't put the book down. I've read plenty of zombie/post-apocalyptic stories and this one, perhaps because of the young age of the main characters, surviving and dying living in a world with horrific killing monsters and not neccessarily alien ones... not a long story but fast paced and constantly evolving, never letting you become bored.... there is no fillers in this story, just meat!

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Lshredder
Jul 26, 2016

I thought it was really good in a way of mixing si-fi and post apocalyptic together in one book. I also liked the two different perspectives one for the future and one for the present.

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scifiandscary
Apr 27, 2016

Demitria Lunetta delivers a surprisingly entertaining tale in In the After. From your initial contact with the (insert standard PA monster trope) that she turns on its head to the constant wondering of “What’s her crazy” that she plays as we follow the main character’s tale, the basic elements are not unique but the twists she puts on things are unexpected and entertaining enough to keep you reading to find out how things end.

The evolution of the monsters is, looking back after finishing the book – almost laughable, but the way Lunetta tells it, you buy it with almost no reservations or reactions of disbelief – though I will admit to a tiny disbelieving snort at one point. I’ve read a book by Eric Ortlund that tried a spin on this particular version of monster, and it didn’t go well at all. Lunetta, however, struck the perfect note of funny-scary and paced the reveals of the monster’s origins so that there was enough story in between them that your brain was given time to digest and accept each piece of the puzzle . I appreciated that she didn’t go overboard in descriptions and that the cliché betrayal, that was of course included, didn’t end as expected. I was quite satisfied with her take on it.

Overall, though the main character has no real presence of which to speak – I can’t even remember what color hair she has! – the action is well-paced, the plot well-spun, and it was an enjoyable read. I was a little disappointed to see that it was the first book in a duology, honestly, because the ending is almost deliciously ambiguous. It was obviously done the way it was to leave the door open for the second book. That book, In the End, is already out . It’s probably good, but even though I did like In the After, I didn’t like it enough to pick up the final book.

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BookNerdoftheWorld
Jan 03, 2016

In The After....great book. Ok I will admit In ths beginning I was like aliens, really?! I do zombies I do vampires and all that other stuff but aliens seriously? Well this book blew me away though I saw that ending coming...anyway this book is in my lists....so if you like this book..... here I come In The End!!!

LMcShaneCLE Oct 26, 2015

The story grabs you from the first page- and our library copy is well-worn - always a good sign. Will be ordering a new copy.

meebee Aug 04, 2015

I could NOT put this book down. Seriously, best book ever.

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ProboscisBloke
Jun 25, 2015

10/10 best book

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Oct 09, 2014

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ProboscisBloke
Jun 25, 2015

zombie aliens turned out to be only zombies.

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4masjo
Oct 09, 2014

How much I have changed in a few short weeks of living in the After.

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