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(The After Light Saga #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  510 ratings  ·  78 reviews
The Arvy threat worsens each day. They continue to destroy the hive’s vital fuel resources, leaving us with one option— evacuate to the largest government bunker, located in South Dakota.
The injured hive members are moved as first priority, but a disastrous event occurs on the way to our drop-off zone. We find ourselves in a ghost town, surrounded by spiteful, revenge-fil
Kindle Edition, 284 pages
Published July 25th 2014 by Cameo Renae Books (first published July 23rd 2014)
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Ben Alderson
Aug 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have no faults for this book at all!
It was a mind blowing sequel that I could not put down.
I am in LOVE with Cameo's writing and I am really looking forward to driving into the next book in this series! :D
Desiree DeOrto
So I'm a lucky S.O.B.
Why am I a lucky S.O.B.? Because I got to get my hands on this baby early *evil laugh*. Be jealous, be very jealous.

I'm giving Sanctum five stars for multiple reasons. While I was hoping that it would have more death and glory in it (because lets face it, I love battles and blood and all the good, vicious things), it DID have a really strong love connection in the story, where you got to interact and fall in love with Abi and Finn all over again. Yes, prepare thyselves for t
I absolutely love this author. I have never been a real big "zombie" fan. But this series is so much more than that. Book 1 ARV-3 left uncertain of the future. This picks up and takes us further into what is left of our world. I am so in love with Abi and Finn. They are amazing together. I love the friends they have made. This was packed full of Hellfire and guts. I love the action scenes!! I couldn't put it down. It was from front to back nothing but go go go move move move boom boom boom. And ...more
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
After reading book one which I highly recommend you read, I knew I had to jump into book two.

Oh man Abigail is turning out to be one tough chick outside of living in a hive/bunker. Abigail finds herself in trouble in this new hive she let her curiosity get the best of her, though she learns some information about the Arvies that she believes people should know.

Before she can be put into a cell it is time for everyone in this bunker to move it seems that the Arvies may be making their arrival an
John Podlaski
May 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed the story - picking up where the previous book left off. Not sure what caused the crash, but the group find themselves outnumbered by Arvies and just when they were going to be overrun, help arrives. However, their saviors were not what they expected. Everyone pitches in and continues the fight, and to keep it realistic, some of the likable characters are killed off. Will this group succeed in their biggest undertaking yet and make it to South Dakota?

They were some slow parts in the st
Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Abi has grown up in a bunker under ground and away from the "outside". Her group was finally allowed above ground and makes their way to the government bunker. After spending some time under the rigid rules of the government bunker, Abi is ready for anything but this. She has been trained and programmed to fight. Life in a government bunker is like death. So of course she pushes the boundaries. Who wouldn't?
Abi has been a little too curious. She and a fellow group member (who also happens to b
Hayley Guertin
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Sanctum was such a good book! Like the first book, it was full of action and romance. Cameo has a way of springing things to attention when you least expect it. There were a lot of moments that shocked me, and even brought tears to my eyes. It was a very fast-paced read, and took me less than a day to get through it, but maybe that's because I couldn't put it down.

The book itself was well written. Cameo didn't waste too much time on descriptions and whatnot, getting straight to the action. Ther
Karla Bostic
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-edited
I haven't been this excited about a new book in a series in a long time. This book is everything I wanted it to be, and even more being from Cameo Renae, more than I expected it to be. I am a huge fan of Cameo's work and feel entitled to be on her short list of Beta readers. Such an amazing perk, cause I get to see it before the rest of the public. I was literally devouring this book. It's such a fast read I know you will not put it down. I found myself reading it so fast as the action was happe ...more
Kristin Scearce
Jul 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Disclaimer: I received an e-copy in exchange for an honest review.

She's done it again!!!

I love everything Cameo has come out with so far, and this one is certainly no exception. We pick up right where we left off with the first installment, and boy is there action, drama, intrigue, you name it! I can't get enough of Finn and Abi, and I'm greatly looking forward to the rest of their journey, as well as all those involved along the way. Their hope and resolve, among many other things, are surely t
My Emotions!

Cameo has a brilliant way with words. I found myself throughout the book laughing, crying , and literally sitting at the edge of my seat. This book is Amazing! I loved Hellfire and her action packed scenes. Abi and her big big heart. Plus , my man Finn! Ohhmyygossh, I think all girls need a man like him!!! Total Swoon :D . Overall,this book was wonderful ! I thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next book in the series <3
Pauline Creeden
Sep 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
The action-packed sequel starts up pretty much immediately where ARV-3 left off. So if it's been a while since you read book 1, you may want to read at least a portion of the ending to refresh yourself. But - be ready for one heck of a rollercoaster ride. I just read recently that the most popular movies in theaters right now are ones with strong Kick-butt female leads. Abigail Park does not disappoint. Her boots were made for the part as well! ...more
L.L. Hunter
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! What a roller-coaster of a read! Sanctum is the highly anticipated sequel to ARV-3 and does not disappoint. There are so many tender moments and so many memorable highlightable quotes. I have a bone to pick with Cameo! 1: for killing off one of my fave characters and 2: for making me cry and 3: for writing a damn good book! Go pick up this series now if you haven't already! ...more
Aug 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
HELLFIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIVES!!!!!!!

HELLFIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!! LIVES!!!!!!!

Cameo you did it again. OMG!!! This series gets better and better. Of course I cried thanks a lot lol. HELLFIRE ACTION I LOVED!!!! I really can't wait to read more about Abi and Finn. Of course Hellfire too
I enjoyed this story.The author creates a strong,brave young female who struggles with surviving in a dangerous world.I liked the idea of underground bunkers and the intelligent Zombies.I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-books
Goosebumbs, Tears, Sadness, Happy, Laughter, Horror, Drooling, Love...

I can not give a good review, because this book was just so good, I'm wordless and speechless.
Kendall {Book Crazy}
I was so, so excited for this book to release! I completely fell in love with the first book and I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next for the characters! This book was even more amazing than the first book! I loved everything about it! It was full of action, suspense and I also have to admit that I cried at a scene near the end! I won't tell you a thing about the scene, but I was praying that it wasn't going to happen and then it did! The plot of this book was kick-ass! It w ...more
Casey Carlisle
Jun 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopia
This is the worst book that I have read in a while. I’m finding it difficult to even review ‘Sanctum’ because of the numerous issues I had with the writing… This sequel is a step down in quality from the debut ‘ARV-3,’ and considering it was recommended to me from a well-known reviewer I am flabbergasted as to what entranced his attention so vigorously.

All the lovey-dovey stuff between protagonist Abi and her fiancé Finn was getting over the top. It felt inappropriate to the tone of the novel an
C. Erani Kole
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
It's like a 4.5 for me, closer to a 5 because the writing and flow were good, the story was fast-paced and consistent, because it was engaging and pretty exciting. It isn't quite a whole 5 for me because some of the dialogue was a little cheesy for my taste, and though I have no problem with that, it was just the way they spoke that seemed so different from the first book (and the ambiance) but this is just a personal opinion. I liked the action that balanced out with the romance. Totally smiled ...more
Sep 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Again another thrilling read from Cameo Renae.
I have absalutely loved this series. Im half way through the final book Retribution book #5 and have loved every single page of each book. The story is written so well youll find yourself experiancing it first hand.

Love the charcters and story line. Very realistic. Love that new characters are being introduced all the time
Some loveable well most loveable ( Sigh for Pike ) and some horrid.
I love the fact that this story keeps you on your toes and yo
Kimberly C. Winslow
May 17, 2019 rated it really liked it

I am an avid reader of dystopian and apocalyptic genres. In a world where survival is such a struggle it seemed a bit much for the drama some of the losses brought. I get someone who is a friend just overkill in some places and came across a little juvenile. I would have understood the woman who list her husband reacting the way the author had Tina react. Tina and Pike realistically spent very little time together and barely knew each other.
Abi was portrayed as a heroine that was too
Paul Madsen
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Life, death and new challenges

I enjoyed reading this post apocalyptic saga. It does seem silly that one one listens when told not to run off by yourself when you know to do so leads to your destruction. Our heroine is a 17 year-old girl trained for combat in an underground bunker. Moving to another bunker they crash and find refuge in what that thought was an empty town. Much to their surprise it contains other survived and more horrors. Life and death will await you with hope and new challenges
Dawn Brazil
Dec 28, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sweet continuation...

This was a quick read for me. This story started better than the last. There was a bit of repetition but I skipped a little...mostly just info for those who might not have read book 1 (which makes sense). This story seemed to have more romance than the first. Not a bad thing...I just enjoyed the killing of the Arvys more. Can’t wait to get to the next book.
Nov 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Second Installment

This one picks up where ARV-3 left off. This author never let me get too comfortable and was an absolute expert at ratcheting up the tension. Can't wait to read the next one in this series.
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great storyline

This series has all elements of a great story. You've got action, love, sorrow, strength, family, humor, faith, and intelligence.
Jul 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Wow! This keeps you on the edge the whole time. I felt all sorts of emotions and I was heart broken for a character I loved. I definitely recommend and the audiobooks!!!
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

Again another awesome nail biting gripping story. I can’t get enough. Well done. Looking forward to book 3. Full of suspense!
Sara Avrams
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Very good

Book 2 is much better than ARV 3. The love story is a bit overdone but the plot is great!
Audrey Welch
Feb 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing

A great read that keeps you on the edge of your seat from start to finish! Much like all books in the After Light Saga!
Jul 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Jul 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Abigail and her family still lives in the Bunker however the arvies are treatening their vital fuel resources. They have no choice but to leave that place and to join a largest bunker. The plans for the evacuation are made and they will leave in many little teams by helicopter. The first to go is the one with the doctors and the injured. Abi, Finn, Pike and Tina are on the same flight along with Dr. Banks and others.
Unfortunately, they are not able to make it to the drop zone and crash many mil
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“Raising Hellfire, I aim her at my final target, and then slowly pull the trigger. Hellfire discharges, sinking into the spiteful Arvy, bullet lodged right between its eyes. A trail of blood oozes down its pale face, before it drops backwards into the sea of bodies, lifeless.” 0 likes
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