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In The End by Demetria Lunetta 

Book Description:

She thought it was the end of the world… But it was only the beginning of the end.

It’s been three months since Amy escaped New Hope. Since she’s seen Baby, or Kay, or Rice. And she’s been surviving on her own, like she did before she was “rescued” and taken to what she thought was a safe haven. Then, in the midst of foraging for supplies, her former fellow Guardian’s voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Any had hoped she would never hear:

Dr. Reynolds has Baby.

Now it’s a race against time, for Baby is in imminent danger, her life threatened by the malevolent doctor who had helped start the end of the world. In order to save Baby, Amy will have to make her way to Fort Black, a former prison-turned-survivor colony. There she will need to find Ken—Kay’s brother—for he holds the key to Baby’s survival.

But before she can do any of this, she’ll have to endure the darkest places—and people—of the prison. And one small slip-up could not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the survival of he people in the After.

Demitria Lunetta has created an utterly compelling conclusion to the story she set forth in In the After. Readers of the Hunger Games trilogy will not be able to pit down this book, which is gripping from beginning to end.

My Review:

Okay so yeah… This one was easy to read and kept me interested. I can honestly say that I was never bored. However, the plot itself seemed to unravel a little at the end. I don’t really understand why we went through all that just to leave ending completely wide open. I also don’t understand why everyone was SO reluctant to KILL THE BAD GUYS!! It was SOO frustrating to me. These people proved themselves to be truly awful, malicious, and insane. There was no reason for so much hesitation in taking them out. 

I found the whole Fort Black thing interesting and I liked where the story was headed, but I felt like we spent a lot of time just watching Amy run around and make dumb decisions and silly mistakes when we could have been moving the plot along instead. The concept could have been taken so much further or had a more satisfying ending if we hadn’t wasted so much time on Amy’s poor choices. She seemed very stubborn and selfish for most of her time in Fort Black. I didn’t like how she treated Jacks. By the end of the book I can’t say I really cared much about Baby anymore, although I knew I should. 

No matter what genre I’m reading, I usually enjoy a little romantic backstory. This is a rare instance where I think the story would have been better without it. The sort-of love triangle we were presented with here was just sad to be honest. I wasn’t sure who Amy would choose to be with, and I really didn’t care because she really didn’t have much chemistry or reason to be with either guy. I’d say she had a tiny bit more chemistry with Jacks, but both relationships were very lukewarm. 

Overall this wasn’t painful to read, which I appreciate, because I’ve read several books lately that I have had to force myself through or given up on. So this did provide some entertainment. However, the way it ended basically made the whole entire plot kind of pointless, which is frustrating. 

3 stars