In the After by Demitria Lunetta
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
In the After is your stereotypical alien/zombie invasion story. As per the norm in YA novels, a young and endearing teenager, Amy, is one of the few humans to have been spared by the aliens. What sets this story apart from the rest are two things: the silence and Baby.
The aliens can hear everything, even the most quiet footstep or a gasp of breath. Because of this, our protagonist lives a life of utter silence. Within the safety of her home, she allows for some electronic noise from appliances but other than that, nothing. This is an interesting characteristic because it forced Lunetta to write in a very unique style tat heightens the reader's senses.
Amy finds Baby in the street and chooses to risk her life for her. Their bond becomes inseparable as they forge a relationship first based on survival and then on love.
The big plot twist to this book is extremely predictable. I would definitely recommend this to anyone looking to fill an apocalyptic void.
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