Review: ‘In the End’ by Demitria Lunetta

I received this book for free from requested from publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘In the End’ by Demitria LunettaIn the End by Demitria Lunetta
Series: In the After #2
Published by HarperTeen on June 24th, 2014
Genres: Action & Adventure, Horror, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 432
Format: eARC
Source: requested from publisher
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 voice rings out in her earpiece. And in a desperate tone, Kay utters the four words Any had hoped she would never hear:

Dr. Reynolds has Baby.

Now it's a race against time, for Baby is in imminent danger, her life threatened by the malevolent doctor who had helped start the end of the world. In order to save Baby, Amy will have to make her way to Fort Black, a former prison-turned-survivor colony. There she will need to find Ken—Kay's brother—for he holds the key to Baby's survival.

But before she can do any of this, she'll have to endure the darkest places—and people—of the prison. And one small slip-up could not only cost Baby and Amy their lives, but threaten the survival of he people in the After.

Demitria Lunetta has created an utterly compelling conclusion to the story she set forth in In the After. Readers of the Hunger Games trilogy will not be able to pit down this book, which is gripping from beginning to end.

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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 was revealed in the first book, but we get more of an explanation in the sequel. This was great read full of action and I’m always up for those.

I love how fierce and strong Amy is. She protects Jacks from harm when he’s the scared one. She’s been out in the wild for so long protecting Baby that she knows how to take care of herself and others on instinct. Jack didn’t and he was scared. His fear made him even more vulnerable.  Jacks has a good heart even though I didn’t trust him at first, I grew to like him as well. The prison part deftly reminded me of The Walking Dead. Maybe prisons will be the haven needed in post-apocalyptic worlds because they’re used frequently and often in fictional stories like this one. The pacing and dialogue were standard and I just have to say that Amy and her synth-suit were kick ass. If she didn’t have one, she wouldn’t be standing upright at all. I kind of missed Baby a lot and finding out what happened to her made me sad.

Overall, this is a great dualogy and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a apocalyptic read..A smart apocalyptic read.

reading progress



It took the end of the world to bring our family together.
So you let yourself get attached to someone weak. And you let her get hurt. Not exactly smart.
Everyone kills everything.
What is one child for the future of humanity.
Thank you. I forgot…you know. That people can be kind.
Killing those girls is like every good thing that ever happened to you happening again all in that moment.
I’m not exactly easy to protect. That’s why I have to take care of myself.





  1. Lisa Richards

    December 26, 2014 at 8:43 PM

    A new book that is definitely going on my wishlist,

  2. Cali W.

    December 26, 2014 at 1:03 PM

    Great review. I like the character’s in this book. 😉

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