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Image of Aftertime (Luna Books)


Image of Aftertime (Luna Books)

The first installment in a fantastic new dystopian series is driven by a tough, smart heroine with a dark past and a single mission: to find her daughter. The fresh, original worldbuilding solidly supports the unfolding narrative and Littlefield’s compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!

Cass Dollar wakes up to a pretty bleak state of affairs. She’s scarred, wounded and alone, the only person ever to have survived an attack by the flesh-eating, zombie-like Beaters — without turning into one — though she doesn’t remember what happened after they snatched her. California is a barren wasteland, thanks to biological weapons, and Cass doesn’t know where her daughter, Ruthie, is. Accompanied by enigmatic outlaw Smoke, Cass sets off on a dangerous quest to find Ruthie while staying a step ahead of a ruthless militia, government scientists and a mysterious quasi-religious order of women. (LUNA, Mar., 384 pp., $14.95)

Reviewed by: 
Stephanie Klose