From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
Dollar is determined to get her daughter, Ruthie, back… no matter what
she has to face! Unfortunately, the world they live in has changed
dramatically and zombie-like creatures called Beaters are running
rampant. Worse yet, Cass is missing parts of her memory- parts that
could affect her very survival in this new world. Small communities are
popping up but will Cass be able to navigate the various rules and
expectations of each community in order to locate Ruthie? Smoke appears
willing to help her but will his support be enough? And just what
secrets are hiding in Cass’ missing memory?
AFTERTIME is an interesting mix of genres. It’s apocalyptic fiction,
but there is a touch of romance, horror, science fiction, and the
thriller genres all mixed in to produce a very different kind of zombie
tale. In fact, the Beaters aren’t the main aspect of the story although
they are very important to the world building. Rather, the story is
more about Cass’ journey and rediscovery of her missing memory.
Cass is a broken figure, a woman who has lost everything in her battle
with addiction… and yet she is a survivor despite it all. Her love for
Ruthie shines through every action she makes, even in the bleakest of
moments. Sophie Littlefield does a great job at making a somewhat
unlikeable character seem almost heroic. Cass’ single minded
determination to find Ruthie sets her off on a quest that not only
seeks to reunite them but also redeems Cass’ past mistakes caused by
Sophie Littlefield does an excellent job at balancing character
development and world building in AFTERTIME. The only note of caution I
would mention is that the religious aspects are a bit unsettling.
Excellent start to a new series!
Publisher: Luna (February
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
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