Saturday, June 15, 2013

Review-In The After

I heard about this book a while ago, and when I read the description I decided that I needed to read it, so when I saw it at ALA Midwinter I grabbed a copy.  First I have to say that based on the description I thought it was a zombie book, but it wasn't, it was a book about aliens, which I've found to be a thing lately.  That being said I still really enjoyed the book.  The aliens were really cool, they were green and reptilian and had AMAZING hearing, but they couldn't see very well.  The first third of the book there is maybe a total of one page of dialogue, which I found to be an interesting stylistic choice.  Although in the story you kept quiet or you died, so it had something to do with the world Demitria had created as well.  Honestly I was weary about Baby's character, because from the back it makes it sound like she's well, a baby, but she's not, she's 6 or 7, and I really did enjoy her character, as well as Amy's and Kae's.  I was talking to a fellow blogger about this book and she said that she was worried that there was no romance, because in an interview with the author it was stated that there wasn't any romance, but I don't think that's exactly true.  While the romance is a VERY small part of the book and it's not all that important there is romance, although it's PG at the steamiest.  The violence is more of a PG-13 level though, if you were wondering.  The book is divided into three parts, and personally I enjoyed the first and third parts better than the second.  In the second and third sections I thought it was interesting to weave between the past and the present, and I thought that Demitria did a great job.  The huge twist at the end didn't catch me off guard, but the one at the end of section one did, and in the end it was a really enjoyable read.  I'll be reading the sequel to see what happens next, and fans of action/adventure novels that don't mind some blood and gore should check this one out.

Out June 25, 2013

*Thanks to Harper Teen for providing me with an ARC (via ALA Midwinter) in return for an honest review

1 comment:

  1. Great review! I just started reading this and I'm excited to see what happens. I've heard lots of great things so I hope I enjoy it as much as you did :)