Saturday, March 1, 2014

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: In the End by Demitria Lunetta

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.
~Goodreads

Publisher: HarperTeen
Number of Pages: 400
Type: Hardcover

Reviewed by Lily, age 13
The In the After and In the End duology is amazing! I am usually not a big fan of dystopian books but I really like these post-apocalyptic stories. Amy is a strong female protagonist that always seems to be on the brink of death.  Both books are full of fast-paced, non-stop action and adventure; they are also incredibly scary, violent and intense. The author did a great job creating characters to whom I grew attached; I experienced the same emotions the characters were experiencing. Both books are well-written but the storyline will be easier to understand if you read the books close together in time.  Sometimes I am disappointed in sequels but in this case, I like In the End, the second book, actually a little bit better than In the After! If you like The Hunger Games or The Maze Runner, you will love this book. A warning that there are graphic and detailed descriptions of Florae eating people and strong language. Recommended for girls and boys 13 and up. Thank you to HarperTeen for this book!

This book hits shelves June of 2014!
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Lily, age 13

18 comments:

  1. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is probably my favorite action-packed read - or The Hunger Games! Both were reads I just couldn't put down, they were so tense!

    Excellent review, and thank you for the giveaway! :)

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    1. Our reviewer Zach loves The Testing too! And Hunger Games of course! :)

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  2. Reboot by Amy Tintera was filled with so much action, it was addicting!

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    1. This is one I have yet to read! We just gave away Rebel on Twitter the other day!

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  3. The most recent thriller I've read was Mind Games by Kirsten White, but my favorite, is a tie between Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson and Don't Turn Around by Michelle Gagnon. Oh and S.A. Bodeen writes really good tension type thrills too!

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    1. I LOVE Don't Turn Around/Don't Look Now! Such great thrillers!

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    1. Oo, haven't heard of it! Will have to look into it...

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  5. I Hunt Killers! It had me guessing on every single page - you guys will LOVE it! :D<3

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    1. Oh yes, this is definitely one I'd like to try out! Thanks for the rec! :)

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  6. I don't read much action, but I loooooove The Hunger Games :)

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  7. Mind Games and Reboot are my recent favorites!!!

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  8. Many of Stephen King's recent books to me are more thrillers than horror. He's my favorite author, so most of his books I adore. I absolutely loved Misery, even though it's an older thriller.

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  9. Reboot is probably my most recent favorite, too! And Enclave, by Ann Aguirre, kept my heart racing!

    Also, not YA, but Gone Girl is awesome!

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  10. Ready Player One, it had so much action, I was never bored

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  11. Hmmmm....The Devouring by Simon Holt is pretty creepy.

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