Book Review: Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield

Aftertime (Aftertime #1) 
by Sophie Littlefield 
Published February 22nd 2011 by Luna 
Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many weeks have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished. 
And with her, nearly all of civilization.
Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters -- people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.
In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety.
For the Beaters are out there.
And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world….
Aftertime is revolves on an apocalyptic time when undead – and when I say undead, I meant zombies – roam the world. This is one thing that I will forever enjoy reading, unless the story is beyond shitty, I would say I’d still appreciate anything about zombies. After the government tried an experiment to counter a biochemical that was released by terrorists, everything became worse. Kaysev, a plant that was supposed to supply humans with nutrients, evolved and made humans that eat them into Beaters.

The story of Cass started when she woke up with a battered body, a scarred back & uneven hair; without anything memory of what had happened to her. She was sure of one thing though, to find Ruthie no matter what.

On her lengthy quest to find her daughter, she found a group of people. In that group was Smoke the enigmatic leader of the sanctuary she stumbled upon. But she can’t stay, not for long until she finds Ruthie.

However, Beaters aren’t the only thing to be scared of. In a post-apocalyptic world, groups are being made, societies are reconstructed, cults out in the open and people being led by wrong leaders.

In the first installment of Aftertime Trilogy, Sophie Littlefield mastered how to emotionally grip her readers and take them on a breathtaking ride. In Aftertime, unexpected things happen, wheels are turning and secrets are revealed. Sexy and gripping, hold on to your seats because this will be a bumpy ride.

Sophie's first novel, A BAD DAY FOR SORRY (Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Minotaur, 2009) has been nominated for the Edgar, Macavity, Barry, and Crimespree awards, and won the Anthony Award and the RTBookReviews Reviewers Choice Award for Best First Mystery. Her novel AFTERTIME was a finalist for the Goodreads Choice Horror award.

is also the author of:
A BAD DAY FOR PRETTY (Minotaur, 2010)
A BAD DAY FOR SCANDAL (Minotaur, 2011)
A BAD DAY FOR MERCY (Minotaur, 2012)
A BAD DAY FOR ROMANCE (Pocket, 2013)
BANISHED (Delacorte, 2010)
UNFORSAKEN (Delacorte, 2011)
HANGING BY A THREAD (Delacorte, October, 2012)
AFTERTIME (Harlequin Luna, 2011)
REBIRTH (Harlequin Luna, 2011)
HORIZON (Harlequin Luna, 2012)
GARDEN OF STONES (Harlequin MIRA, 2013)
BLOOD BOND (Pocket, 2012)

Upcoming titles include:
SHATTERED BOND (Pocket, October 2013)
HOUSE OF GLASS (Harlequin MIRA, February 2014)

Sophie grew up in Missouri, attended Indiana University, and worked in technology. She lives in Northern California. 

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