Review: This is book #2 to the In the After series. You can read my review of In the After here. I thought this book started off better than book #1. I liked the fact that Amy was on her own and had to figure out what to do and how to survive. She finds out that Dr. Reynolds has started experimenting on her little sister “Baby”. She wants to run right back to base and save “Baby”. Luckily, her friend Kay talks her out of it. She ends up having to go to Fort Black, which used to be a prison, in order to find Kay’s brother Ken. Kay swears Ken will help her. Of course, nothing goes as it is expected to go. You really do get caught up in all of the drama and the action. Though, I did not like how this book ended. After all of the build up and drama, it ended a bit too quickly and cleanly, in my opinion.
Summary: 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.
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 432 pages
Genres: Fiction, Science Fiction, Dystopian, Suspense
–Summary and image from goodreads.com