Just Finished Reading: Aftertime

Aftertime (Aftertime, #1)Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had been searching for a good dystopian novel that wasn't YA & I mean, high & low. I love the YA novels but being an adult, I like to also read about people who've lived a bit longer & have grown up problems & issues. Even if they aren't problems or issues I've had, I like the peer/parity thing. I happened to see a post on Twitter recommending this book & I can't even say how thrilled I am for that. It was well worth the read & I have already bought the second in the series to read shortly.

The writing style is smooth & descriptive without being maudlin. The characters are extremely well drawn & not overdone to the point that you're not still deeply curious about them. Cass was phenomenal & I thought there was something wonderful about following her as a recovering alcoholic when the situation is rife with reasons to want or need to deaden ones senses. Smoke (or Ed) is a well crafted enigma & I need to know more! The portrayal of the Beaters is sometimes less frightening than the state of things with uninfected people & some of the best storytelling is to be found in those parts. I could go on & on but I don't want to give anything away. It's so good you need to experience it on your own.

If you're like me & have been craving an adult story after the great catastrophes & the zombies roam & you need less Y & more A, treat yourself to this series.

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