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In the End

(In the After #2)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  4,547 ratings  ·  614 reviews
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
Hardcover, 432 pages
Published June 24th 2014 by HarperTeen
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Hannah Awh, i was looking forward to a third book. The first two were still AMAZING :D
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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, but I 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
Trina (Between Chapters)
I didn't like this one as much as the first book. I felt like after we'd gotten the answers we did at the end of book one, this book took more of the standard post apocalyptic route and focused more on the dangers of groups of people rather than the creatures. This is something I usually love because human psychology in the event of a disaster seems fascinating. But this failed to capture the intensity and intrigue of the first book for me. However, it offered a great and satisfying conclusion t ...more
Feb 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, audiobook
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
An Electronic Advanced Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for review. Quotes have been pulled from an ARC and may be subject to change.

In the End is one of those reads that will remind you how grateful you are to be living in reality instead of their fictional world. This world is horrid. Full of people who will kill you for your food and supplies. And most importantly the people who you once knew can be turned into monsters that kill you. The biggest truth about the Floraes
Jennifer Lee

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Minty McBunny
Nov 19, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 2014, october-2014
I really loved the first book, along with the 5th Wave it was, to me, some of the best Post-A YA out there.

For that reason, this book was a huge, crushing disappointment. Frankly, it's terrible and I can't even imagine how the author fell so far after writing such a great first novel.

Amy has completely lost her smarts and street savvy ways by the time this book starts, she is tough, but behaves like an naive idiot over and over again.

One of the things I really liked about the first book was t
Christine S.
Nov 08, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: second-9-weeks
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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
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was ok
Have you ever been talking to someone about something going on in your life and then they turn it around to them and their problems? The main character in this book, Amy, is one of those people. She needs to get back to "Baby", the girl from the first book, and is very single-minded in her purpose. In fact, she is so single-minded that she becomes kind of an insensitive brat about it. Here's a few examples:

"I found evidence that...had my parents killed.." I pull away, "Are you sure I can't get i
I have this GR tag called setting-research-fail. It describes what happens when an author, say a native of Chicago named Demitria Lunetta, decides to write a book in a place that is not her home, say the great state of Texas. Oh, she could research her setting or she could just hodge podge some crap together and hope that no one notices. Any guesses what Lunetta did? Sigh. So let’s establish setting. We are told (Pg. 74) that Fort Black is located an about an hour’s drive from Amarillo (60-75 mi ...more
Oct 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Some parts were way better then the first. But i loved the first part of the first book so much. And i didn’t got that here. So its more a 2,5 stars.
Kaitlyn K. 8B
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Really good! Hope there is a 3rd one!
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) 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
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
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was ok
This was not necessarily a bad book, but was ultimately a forgettable book. Like, I read it a week ago and now can't remember the ending. I do remember that I basically enjoyed the book but.... Meh.
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)
Some light spoilers Below

In the End is the sequel and conclusion to Demitira Lunetta's In the After series. While I originally was very happy with the idea of this being a duology I now eat those words after being deeply unsatisfied by the way in which it turned out.

One of my biggest issues with the story is it read like a middle book not one that was supposed to wrap up the series. The ending was completely rushed and the "bad guy" subdued so easily that it's a wonder why they didn't just do t
Isa Lavinia

Actual rating: 4.5 stars

ARC provided by HarperTeen through Edelweiss


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
Dec 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
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
Jul 30, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: science-fiction


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
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
Adriana C
Oct 20, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-arc
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
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-fave-reads
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
Oct 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books
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!
Sep 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
In The End has as much action as the first book but I feel like we missed the emotional attachment that I loved so much before.

I still really enjoyed it even though the very end only gives us an idea of how things might be in the future.
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Jodi Meadows
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
If you loved IN THE AFTER, you're bound to love this one just as much.
Dec 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2014-read
A heart-stopping, totally amazing way to wrap up her debut duology!

Check out the full review here:
Kate Quinn
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
The perfect sequel and ending to IN THE AFTER! I am, however, sad to see the end of Amy (and baby!).
Heather Codename: ♕Duchess♕
3 1/2 stars Over all 3 stars for the story
I really, really wanted to love this duo. I did, but I couldn't.
This is a story that needed to be told in three books, not too. The ending is unfulfilling and lackluster.
The book is also split up into three parts, so that's how I'll do this review. (I'm also not a reviewer, so bare with me here.)

Part 1
In this one, Amy has finally made it to Fort Black. She's immediately attacked by two guards, Tank and Peter, who are disgusting human beings (view spoil
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Demitria Lunetta is the author of BAD BLOOD (Delacorte Press/Random House) and the YA Sci-fi duology, IN THE AFTER and IN THE END (HarperTeen). She is also an editor and contributing author for the YA anthology, AMONG THE SHADOWS: 13 STORIES OF DARKNESS & LIGHT.

Her next novel, THE FADE, will release from Delacorte /Random House in 2018.

IN THE AFTER is an American Booksellers Association 2013 ABC

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