Teen Reviewer Annie, 14, read an advanced reader copy of In the After, by Demitria Lunetta (due to be published June 25, 2013), and she loved it! Here is her review:
"In the After is told from Amy Ham's point of view. She is a 16-year-old girl who has survived an alien invasion on her own. After a month with no one to keep her company, she finds a toddler while out on a food run. She names her Baby. Together they survive nearly three years. They create their own language (a modified version of American Sign Language), they learn to be quiet, and they learn to survive. After a few years, they are rescued and taken to New Hope, a city full of people. Amy discovers many secrets about the city and the invasion. This book was a fantastic read. The writing style is very entertaining and the plot takes many twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. My only complaint would be the ending. Other than that, In the After is a thrilling, heart-pounding novel I could hardly bring myself to put down."
Annie suggests this dystopian novel might be best for older teens, age 16-18. But she wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone she thinks would enjoy it.