The thrilling conclusion to In the After, the survival story of Amy and Baby, set in a near future where Earth has been overrun by vicious, predatory creatures. It’s been three months since Amy escaped New Hope, and she’s been surviving on her own, like she did in the After. Until one day, her former fellow Guardian’s voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Amy 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 must make her way to Fort Black, a prison-turned-survivor-colony, where she will need to find Ken, Kay’s brother. He alone holds the key to Baby’s survival. One small slip-up on this quest could spark a downward spiral that would not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the very survival of the people in the After.
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Left Me Wanting More: I wasn’t too keen on the romance. There is a sort of love triangle going on, but thankfully, it’s not the main focus of the story and rightly so as it didn’t sway me either way. Both guys had their strong points and were key players at different parts of Amy’s lives, but I didn’t really see her with either one. I’m glad that there was so much more to the story than the romance, and I enjoyed Amy and Baby’s relationship more anyways. I wish that had been explored more in this book as much as in the first book. I’ll admit, the build-up kind of took too long, and the ending was too easily attained, but I still enjoyed the flow of the story nonetheless.
Final Verdict: I really enjoyed this book and this series so much, more than I thought I would. I love it when that happens. I think Lunetta does an excellent job of capturing your attention right away with this quasi-realistic, post-apocalyptic world and she definitely keeps your attention until the very end. With a amazing heroine and a riveting plot, this series has definitely made its way onto my favorites shelf.