I just recently picked up the book, In the After by Dimitria Lunetta. I picked it because it's on the 2015 Lone Star list. I picked it because I needed something to read after monitoring the state test. I picked it because it was at the top of my to-read pile and I was in a rush.
But I am so glad I did. This is an awesome, very captivating post-apocalyptic, horror story that kept me enthralled from the first paragraph.
Here's the thing, I'm not a post-ap story reader. I like sad realistic fiction that makes you cry like a dork in between the pages of a book. I'm not one to read an entire series after book 1. As a librarian, I feel I have to read too much out there and I need to move on. I mean, the first book in the series has to really throw down for me to want to read the next and the next and the next book in the series.
Well, with this book, I feel very compelled to read the next. I just HAVE to read the next and final book in the series. I HAVE to know what happens to Amy, to Baby, to the aliens, to everything and everyone! This book made my heart race, my eyes bulge as I read, and my mind go to some scary places.
If you like books about a post-apocalyptic world with a teenager trying to survive that keeps you on the edge of your seat and you simply cannot put the book down, then this is the book for you.
Seriously, stop what you're doing and go read this now!
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