In the After

In the After

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In debut author Demitria Lunetta's heart-pounding thriller, one girl must fight for her survival in a world overrun by violent, deadly creatures. Perfect for fans of New York Times bestsellers like The 5th Wave and Across the Universe. Amy Harris's life changed forever when They took over. Her parents-vanished. The government-obsolete. Societal structure-nonexistent. No one knows where They came from, but these vicious creatures have been rapidly devouring mankind since They appeared. With fierce survivor instincts, Amy manages to stay alive-and even rescues "Baby," a toddler who was left behind. After years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope. On the surface, it appears to be a safe haven for survivors. But there are dark and twisted secrets lurking beneath that could have Amy and Baby paying with not only their freedom ...but also their lives.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 30.48mm | 340g
  • Harperteen
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0062105469
  • 9780062105462
  • 344,780

Back cover copy

Attack. Not isolated.
Fate of Americans: unknown.

Amy is watching TV when it happens--when the life she once knew is taken over by Them. Though their origin is unknown, these vile creatures are out to kill. But Amy, marooned in her high-security house, is able to survive. She even rescues Baby, an abandoned toddler, during a dangerous trip into town for supplies.

Now, after years of hiding, they are miraculously rescued and taken to New Hope, a survivors' colony on a former government research compound. New Hope seems safe . . . until the dark underbelly of this colony comes to light. And the more Amy uncovers, the bigger the target on her back grows. Forced to choose between protection from the creatures of the outside world and the dangers of New Hope, Amy must make a decision fast, for it could cost her--and Baby--their lives.
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Review quote

Debut author Lunetta crafts a bang-up, twisty sci-fi adventure/thriller that begs continuation. This end of the world is original enough to make it a good addition to any collection of post-apocalyptic fiction. -- Kirkus Reviews "Consuming! Fascinating and full of twists. Scary in the best way! I couldn't look away. Once you start this book, you won't close it until the story's over...and then you'll sit there wanting more." -- Sophie Jordan, New York Times bestselling author of the Firelight trilogy "Part adventure, part mystery, Demitria Lunetta's In the After is an exciting and scary read that had me hyperaware of every noise, every breath. This book completely consumed me." -- Jodi Meadows, author of Incarnate "Will leave readers stunned." -- The Horn Book A post-apocalyptic page-turner--intriguing." -- ALA Booklist
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About Demitria Lunetta

Chicago native Demitria Lunetta is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and a faithful follower of all things YA on her blog She holds a BA in Human Ecology and has spent countless hours studying the many ways in which people are capable of bringing about their own destruction. In case the end is near, she always carries a good book and a chocolate bar-the two items essential for postapocalyptic survival.
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Rating details

12,442 ratings
4.06 out of 5 stars
5 38% (4,728)
4 37% (4,592)
3 19% (2,402)
2 4% (520)
1 2% (200)
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