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In the End (In the After #2)

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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 voi...more
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by HarperTeen
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    Release date: Jun 24, 2014
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    The conclusion to the IN THE AFTER duology!

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    Debut author Lunetta crafts a bang-up, twisty sc…more
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    Faye, la Patata
    Disclaimer: There may be possible spoilers if you haven't read book 1. BEWARE!

    Disclaimer 2: LONG RANT ALERT

    Ugh... this book.

    Forgive me if you've heard me say this before, butI love zombie books. I always look forward to reading settings with these flesh-eating abominations and how the survivors would cope and deal with them. I want to see what steps they'll take in order to live normally again, how they'll manage the psychological warfare amongst each other that will inevitably come. The social...more
    Giselle
    Ok so, I was all about ready to rate this book a 4-star, and then I learn this is actually the finale. Wait, what? Ok let's rewind a bit. As a sequel, it's actually pretty darn good with some intriguing developments in the plot, and we get to see more about how survivors turned evil in the midst of the apocalypse. But then I finish the book, look up on Goodreads, and see that this is actually a duology. Whoa! No! This did not feel like a finale at all. The blunt ending is now especially crappy k...more
    Jennifer Lee
    Jan 06, 2014 Jennifer Lee marked it as to-read
    JUNE 2014?!

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    TheBookofJules
    I've decided that when it comes to books I listen to, I'm only going to post mini-reviews, because I feel as if I can't properly dissect a book unless I can see the text of it.

    What I liked about this book:

    -Amy's adventures in Fort Black and the total patriarchal structure they've established there. Talk about the destruction of patriarchy.
    -The climax and last fight with the Florae.
    -Jacks' character

    What I disliked:


    -The inappropriate love triangle and it's even more inappropriate conclusion. I'm...more
    Ivan Redfield
    Nov 09, 2013 Ivan Redfield marked it as to-read
    OMG I CAN'T WAIT TO READ IT!!! I REALLY CAN NOT!!!! WHAT THE HELL WITH THE RELEASE DATE?!?!?!?! Sobbing*
    Zemira Warner
    I'm just gonna come out and say it. I've skimmed this book with pride! I couldn't deal with 4 attempts of rape which were happening in the first 28%. I skimmed it with no shame and regret. I didn't miss anything vital. While skimming I stumbled upon another rape attempt. See! I can't miss it even when I'm not paying attention.

    Also, this girl is not very smart. If a trusting guy tells you to stay inside the jail cell so you wouldn't get raped and murdered, YOU FREAKING STAY THERE!!! This girl ge...more
    Emily Nolan
    Rated first book 5 stars. (My sister bought this for me as a surprise so excited)
    I re-read In The After right before starting the sequel. This book picks up right where the first book leaves off which I really like. I have to admit I am going through Baby withdraw and when they talk about things with Baby I wish it was more detail bc that seems to be more interesting than what Amy is going through. I do love the contrast of societies from one book to another. I do like the first book more and wa...more
    Nara
    Okay, let's start with the bad things: I really didn't like how the ending was so open. I suppose you could see where things were probably going to go, but Lunetta didn't show us where things actually went. WHYYYY. I probably wouldn't have minded if the main story wasn't completely resolved (since it's kind of difficult to do that in post-apocalyptic/dystopian books) but the thing that annoyed me was that the romance wasn't resolved. There was a love triangle, and while it was quite obvious who...more
    Bookphile
    I don't remember being overwhelmed by the previous installment, but I know I did like it. I think that was mostly because of the relationship between Amy and Baby and their struggle to survive, but I wasn't sure about the direction things took once they got to New Hope. I think that's why I didn't care for this novel all that much. The spark of Baby's and Amy's relationship was missing. More complete review to come.

    Full review:

    This book was extremely disappointing to me. I didn't think it was te...more
    Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
    3.5 to 4 Stars
    2013 for me, was full of the awesome. Those reads from debut authors that completely stole the show and swept me away with their wonderful story telling abilities and the worlds they created. Authors that made me take a step out of my comfort zone and try new genres and sub-genres that I never thought I would be interested in before.

    Authors that in fact, changed my opinions about those genres because of their mad writing skills.

    Lunetta was one such author. I adored her debut novel...more
    Jenelle
    In the End was a high speed, action packed thriller that I absolutely enjoyed, with a mixture of science fiction, dystopia, adventure and suspense, with just a touch of romance.

    I have to say one thing first though- this series reminds me a LOT of the movie World War Z. Zombies- or this book's case, aliens who are actually people infected with a disease, check! They can't sense you unless you make noise, check! A race to find the cure, check! Hardened survivors, check! Really, all we need is for...more
    Isa Lavinia


    Actual rating: 4.5 stars

    ARC provided by HarperTeen through Edelweiss


    TW: RAPE



    After having escaped from New Hope, Amy receives a message from Kay: Dr. Reynolds has Baby. He has discovered what she is, and is using her for his experiments, leaving her weaker and weaker.
    Amy's only hope of recovering Baby is Ken, Kay's brother, who is also a researcher who Amy needs to convince to want Baby for his experiments.
    But Ken is in Fort Black.

    I loved the way this book started. Lunetta really made the reade...more
    Gergana Tsvetanova
    *goes to the balcony, looks at the stars, lets out a laugh amd finally decides to write a review* Ahh! I'm so happy I got to read this duology. I don't think I'm about to write a very long meaningfull review. Turns out that when you take my computer away I can read two books a day. Which is refreshing. So I'm off to start the review now.
    Amy-certainly a great character. I really can't complain about her. She was kick ass if a bit slow in getting things. And she sure can be as stubborn as a donkey...more
    Amanda
    This was such an action packed book that was just fantastic. There was this dark suspense about it which made you want to get to the next page and so on and so on and then you end up finishing it in one sitting. I wish this was a three book series, not that I thought that it was lacking anything I just wish we had a chance to explore some more relationships such as Amy with Jacks, Rice, and her mother. Otherwise this was honestly a great series and hope that Demitria continues to write more!
    Cheryl
    I did not realize how much I missed Amy and Baby until I read this book. Amy has really grown since the prior novel. She can hold her own and can and will kick some butt. The introduction to the new characters were alright. Except for Jacks and Brenna I was not feeling most of them. This is because most of the rest of them were evil like Dr. Reynolds or close too it. I don't know what is scarier...Dr. Reynolds or the floraes. My two down falls in this book was that I wanted more action. It seeme...more
    Zoe
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    I grimly confess that I was thoroughly disappointed with In the End in so many ways. The thing about is that, while I admit it was entertaining enough, it lacked the depth and quality I was really seeking. The simplicity - in the writing and characters - bothered me a bit because I was looking for something a bit more thought-provoking and complex. Many parts of the story just felt so darn easy in a way - from the many convinces to the plethora of cliches.

    The plotline is certainly interesting en...more
    Jessie Potts
    This is the second book (and final) of In the After series, and Amy is back on her own, just surviving, until she hears that Dr. Reynolds has Baby. You have to read the first one to really understand what's going on, it's intense and builds on itself. It's the end of the world, and now Baby is in the hands of the very person who started the end of the world. She must travel to Ft. Black and find Ken (who is the key to freeing Baby). The road is lonely, Amy is not the same without Baby and the wh...more
     ☆∞Bellas☮ ♥Shelf∞☆
    Why the “Early Arc Review”, you ask. I simply ADORED book one in this series: “IN THE AFTER“ . After reading the “ARC” for the 2nd and final book (In The End) *dramatically cries* I honestly could not wait. One more micro second. To share the review with you, my blogger friends & fellow book obsess-ers..err…enthusiasts. Hey, a little obsession is not all bad, is it?

    Let’s break this bad boy down & keep this review nice, short, and enjoyable.

    COVER: Bold, black, font-Check. Set against colo...more
    Me, My Shelf and I
    A heart-stopping, totally amazing way to wrap up her debut duology!

    Check out the full review here: http://www.memyshelfandi.com/2014/05/...
    Astoria
    I really enjoyed this book. I think where the first book was a little bit slow after the first part, In the End just kept picking up. There is no dull moments and the new characters are interesting and likable as well as hate-able(Tank, The Warden and Doc. Jacks was an interesting addition to the book.

    I am really glad Jacks was introduced.

    There is a little bit of romance here, Amy's priority isn't being happy, or finding love. Her priority is Baby. She just happened to find love along the way,...more
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    Although I enjoyed In The End, I have to admit that most of the beginning felt bloated and I ended up being frustrated by character inconsistencies. For while our main character Amy made (for the most part) smart survival decisions in the first book, she loses nearly all those skills and consistently makes decisions thoughtlessly to get herself injured or killed in the second book. At times, it almost felt like I was read...more
    Adriana C
    In the End is the second and final book of this duology (I thought it was a trilogy) and although the development of it was good although a bit slow, I feel that the ending was open ended and with some loose ends.

    Amy escaped New Hope with Kay´s help and was left near another settlement of known survivors - Fort Black, but Amy didn´t go there to seek refuge, so she has lived the past few months alone, that is until Kay communicates with her ​​and gives her the news that Baby has been captured by...more
    Hannah (Vamp of Savannah)
    *Minor Spoilers*
    It was pretty much everything I want in a sequel. Change of location. New world building. New characters. Answered questions. The ending didn't leave me hanging, but it didn't leave me floored.
    There were a few things that were a little TOO perfect. Like the instant forgiveness. For some reason in books, movies, and TV shows- if someone is dying they become a saint and everyone forgives them. The wrongs they've perpetrated in their lives suddenly become ok and everyone forgives t...more
    Stephanie
    I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was given, offered, or taken to alter this review.

    Dude, creepy.

    Yes, that's my summary of this book in just two words. Fort Black is definitely not was I expected. I will go ahead and say that I didn't really read the synopsis since I consider that the content in some are a bit spoilerly. So of course, I'm reading and find out that Fort Black is a freakin' prison and basically have an internal moment of, "What!? Good crap!" I...more
    Richa
    Originally posted at City of Books

    In the End is a great conclusion to this duology, and just as compelling as the first book. We get to know more about this post-apocalyptic world and we do get a sort of resolution at the end. This series works well as a duology, and I never felt like it was too little - there's plenty of world-building and character development throughout.

    In this book, Amy has left New Hope and is surviving on her own. But after a few months, Kay communicates with her, telling...more
    Jen
    4 stars
    In the End by Demetria Lunetta is a fabulous conclusion to this post-apocalyptic/dystopian duology. This book is the sequel to In the After (check out my review here), following the story of a teenage girl surviving in a world overrun by Florae, green, alien/monster-like creatures. Compared to its predecessor, both books are quite similar in that the character development remains as a strong point in both novels so that the reader gets a better glimpse of Amy as a main character. The stor...more
    Ashley
    I absolutely loved In the After. It had a great action and the relationship between Amy and Baby was unique and really added to the story. In The End picks up a few months after In The After with Amy hiding just a few miles outside Fort Black.

    I had a few issues with In The End, but overall I still really enjoyed it. You are introduced to new characters at Fort Black. Amy is still resourceful and strong. She quickly makes allies and enemies within seconds of stepping inside Fort Black. You quick...more
    Sarah
    (Source: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to HarperCollins and Edelweiss.)
    Amy is alone again, and although she has the emitter to keep the floraes away, she’s far from safe.
    Can Amy survive alone? And will she ever see her family again?


    This was an interesting story, but again, it did drag a bit.

    I liked Amy in this story. She was more confident, more kick-ass, and more determined than ever to save those she loved. She was a little quick off the mark...more
    Heather Wood
    This was a little different than the first book, but still enjoyable. Fans of YA dystopians will likely enjoy this series. Amy is a tough and smart heroine and I enjoyed reading about how she survives the chaos of a world destroyed by a viral outbreak.

    In the End started off strong. I felt like there was lots of action and Amy was consistently in danger. She had to fend off the “monsters,” survive corrupt and murderous survivors and steer clear of deadly infections. The book held my interest and...more
    Laura Prater
    I was given an ARC in from HarperCollins in exchange for a review. I would actually rate it a 4.5 if I could.


    We find out where Baby is and Amy has to find a man named Ken in order to even get in the same building as Baby to save her. We learn about a new “town” called Fort Black and the social dynamic of it will really open the reader’s eyes. I will warn you that this book will be hard to put down-my only issue with this conclusion was how abruptly it ending. I felt there should have been more c...more
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    Demitria Lunetta writes young adult science fiction and fantasy. A Chicago native, she holds a BA in Human Ecology and has spent countless hours studying the many ways in which people are capable of bringing about their own destruction. In case the end is near, she always carries a good book and a chocolate bar--the two items essential for post-apocalyptic survival.

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