The end of the world was just the beginningI love the Aftertime world Sophie Littlefield has created. This is a great "escape" series to get lost in.
Civilization has fallen, leaving California an unforgiving, decimated place. But Cass Dollar beat terrible odds to get her missing daughter back—she and Ruthie will be happy.
Yet with the first winter, Cass is reminded that happiness is fleeting in Aftertime. Ruthie retreats into silence.
Flesh—eating Beaters still dominate the landscape. And Smoke, Cass's lover and strength, departs on a quest for vengeance, one that may end him even if he returns.
The survivalist community Cass has planted roots in is breaking apart, too. Its leader, Dor, implores Cass to help him recover his own lost daughter, taken by the totalitarian Rebuilders. And soon Cass finds herself thrust into the dark heart of an organization promising humanity's rebirth—at all costs.
Bound to two men blazing divergent paths across a savage land, Cass must overcome the darkness in her wounded heart, or lose those she loves forever.
In Rebirth, Cass heads back out into the world of zombies and (even more frightening) humans. Her journey is suspenseful and even chilling at times.
The zombie "beaters" play a much larger role in the first book (Aftertime) than they do in Rebirth. Rebirth focuses more on Cass and the dystopian "Rebuilders" of Aftertime.
I'm not a huge fan of the characters in Rebirth, but it ends on a great note introducing us to some new characters who have a lot of potential. It has me looking forward to the final book (Horizon) in February 2012.
If you are a fan of post-apocalyptic or dystopian books, this is a series you will want to read.
Review copy provided by publisher