Rebirth (Aftertime #2)
Sophie Littlefield's second Aftertime novel continues the post-apocalyptic struggle to stay alive by Cass Dollar and other survivors of war and a genetic engineering disaster that spawned incalculable numbers of zombie-like cannibals. In Rebirth, Cass must not only fight to stay keep her daughter and herself alive; she must also cope with the absence of Smoke, her lover an...more
One of the reasons I really admire Sophie Littlefield as an author is because she's not afraid of testing the boundaries. Practically every second book I see on the shelves is either a Twilight rip-off (if PNR) or a Hunger Games rip-off (if dystopian). Even adult books suddenly seem to be trying out the YA formula, with some sex tossed in. Not cool, you guys, not cool.
Sophie, on the other hand, does not shy away from the hard facts. Despite writing for an imprint that is known to go soft on rea ...more
. I did not like it.
Fast forward. The last part of the book (can’t exactly remember w ...more
I love this series, I love it. I plan on re-reading it soon and am jonesing for the release of #3 in 2012. This book made me cry, made me laugh -- and made me stay up late reading. I felt Cassie's pain and her anger. Sophie Littlefield is an amazing author who tells an amazing tale.
The setting for this story is in post-apocalyptic California, post the bio destruction of the land during wars, post the collapse of the government, and post the rise of a zombie type creature that was crea ...more
May contain mild spoilers for the first book in the series - Aftertime. If you haven't read Aftertime, what are you waiting for?
When I finished reading Aftertime, I was left with a sense of hope. Cass, Ruthie, and Smoke were a family. The world was beginning to show signs of Rebirth: young seedlings were starting to sprout.
Good things don’t last too long in this world that was destroyed by biological warfare and a disease that turned most of the population into flesh eating Be ...more
Her first words to Ruthie, whispered so softly that the doctors and nurses did not hear, that no one save her baby girl would ever hear, were, “You’re mine, and I am yours.”
Rebirth is the second book in the Aftertime series by Sofia Littlefield. It takes place right where Aftertime left off and you find Cass, Ruthie, and Smoke living in the Box. Things are going great, Cass and Smoke have fallen into a beautiful domestic bliss, well what one would call bliss when the world as we k ...more
I LOVED Aftertime.
You need to know this.
I EFFING loved it.
Except for one issue, but that's really not the point.
(Hey, then why did you mention it, you git?)
This book, every bit as amazing as its predecessor—if not more so—takes a slightly different thematic and narrative focus whilst maintaining many of the elements that made the first book such a standout. An absolutely wonderful piece of speculative fiction.
Yes indeed, Ms. Littlefield does it again! In this sequel to the amazing Aftertime, a fascinating premise and excellent narrative execution is built upon and expanded. This book is certainly not its predecessor, taking a diff ...more
REBIRTH is part The Walking Dead, part The Road, and part something totally new and engrossing. AFTERTIME threw us into a chaotic post apocalyptic world along with Cass and let us experience the first horrors that eventually destroyed life as we know it. As the title suggests, REBIRTH is a new beginning both for Cass and those who survived the zombie apocalypse, a beautiful and baleful story of horror and hope.
Like every good dystopian book, there is pl ...more
I almost gave up on this one. Only my faith in how well Aftertime pulled it together and the fact that some Goodreads friends insisted this book improved kept me going during the first half of this sequel, when Smoke disappears to go on a revenge quest after the Rebuilders attack the school where he once lived and Cass descends even further into equivocation and self-loathing, mooning around beating herself up for trusting him and then beating herself up for not being g ...more
The follow up to 'Aftertime', Sophie Littlefield's post apocalyptic California-based zombie (Beaters as they're known here) survival horror is just as suspenseful and vivid as any of its kind. A morbid opening unleashes a torrent of dread and sets the tone for the rest of the novel as a Box ...more
The first snowflake Aftertime was like no snowflake that ever fell Before. Cass nearly missed it, kneeling on the matted dead kaysev plants, their woody stalks poking into her skin through the thick leggings she wore beneath her dress. Her eyes had been closed, but Randall had gone on too long, the way people do when they are trying to say something meaningful about someone they didn’t know well. After a while Cass grew restless and began to look around, and there, not two feet ...more
MORE? MORE! @ P.S. I love that book!
EXPECTATIONS: Okay so Rebirth is the second installment in Aftertime series by Sophie Littlefield. I have started this series pretty recently and felt all the way to the bottom in love with it so no surprise I ended up picking up the second book almost immediately.
THE WORLD: As the blurb already indicated, the world has fallen. Once upon a time there was a virus releases which turned people in Beaters aka Zombies and now they are after the survivors. Pretty mu ...more
Genre: Adult Dystopian-Zombies
Rebirth, by Sophie Littlefield, is the second book in the Aftertime series. It has only been eight months since the air force rained Kaysev down from the sky during their last flights in hopes of saving the remaining survivors of a bio terrorism attack. The plant was meant to feed the population, but instead caused widespread panic because of what happened with the blueleaf fever that spawned the Beaters in the first place. Originally it was li ...more
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*Spoilers for Aftertime are present in this review*
Rebirth takes place a few months after the events of Aftertime. Cass has Ruthie back, and the two of them, plus Smoke, are now a seemingly perfect little family - but this semblance of a fairytale life (as much as one can have in a post-apocalyptic, zombie-ridden world) in the Box is about to change.
Smoke receives word that the Rebuilders, who give people two choices: JOIN or DIE, have ...more
I knew that Cass had some serious issues with sexual abuse and hypersexuality a ...more
I must admit that my annoyance was mostly surrounding Cass & her reasoning to leave the Box... (view spoiler)[WI ...more
Civilization as we've known it has fallen, especially in the state of California. Cassandra Do ...more
We've all heard of incidents where violence runs amuck. Where chaos reigns and law and order seems nonexistent. Usually such scenes can be found after a disaster of a large magnitude. This is what has happened in Aftertime (the name of the first book in the series). A bio terrorist attack on the US left many dead and others fighting to survive. Next, a bioengineering experiment gone wrong left a portio ...more
Now for those that don’t know or haven’t seen it yet, I gave Aftertime (book 1) a huge rating. Well Sophie Littlefield has done it again with Rebirth. The sequel coming out quickly after its debut packs as big of an emotional punch as the first book. Littlefield has once again given us a book that beautifully written and heartwrenching.
Rebirth starts a little bit after Aftertime has left ...more
First, let me say that this was an immensely satisfying series. When I wanted zombies, Littlefield delivered in a way that left me pleasantly surprised. Littlefield’s zombies are not cliché and the story behind them is crea ...more