Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Review: Aftermath (After the Fall #1) by Tom Lewis

Aftermath (After the Fall, #1)
Aftermath (After the Fall #1) by Tom Lewis
Publication Date: March 28th, 2015
Genre: Young Adult Dystopia
Pages: 174
Format: ebook
Source: Author/Xpresso Book Tours
Read: July 21st to 23rd, 2015


The end of the world came fast. Between the time the warning had sounded on the TV, till when 16-year-old Paige O’Connor awakened sometime later, civilization had been crushed. 

The attacks had come by “them” – those things in the ships in the sky that had appeared suddenly, and without warning. 

And as Paige would soon discover, the attacks had only been the beginning.

Aftermath is the first book in the new After the Fall dystopian action series, which follows a young girl’s struggle for survival in the wake of civilization’s collapse, and humanity’s domination by an alien race of beings. 

~My Thoughts~

There is a story here but since everything is so jam packed together that everything else sort of falls flat compared to the action. And boy is there action! Not a second to breathe and since the characters are in survival mode they're not able to truly flesh out, so they kind of felt one dimensional. 

Things move so quickly that when the main gals brother died it felt weird when after saving a friend, he acknowledges the death of her friend but not her brothers. But I'm glad she was able to have a small moment to grieve. There was also a couple of flashbacks of her with her brother but honestly I felt like they just didn't belong with the rest of the story. Maybe it would have if things were able to develop more and if they didn't fade away but continued throughout the story.

Though I was constantly on my toes, when it comes to all the tricks the aliens had up their sleeve's I've either read it before or watched it before. The aliens didn't really bring anything new for the science fiction genre but instead they brought it all. One thing after another, it's no doubt they came to dominate the humans.

Overall I do wish things were more developed and gave more details but I did enjoy it. It was a great way to pass time. I do hope in the next one the characters will have time to get developed more, I would like to be able to connect to them better. And I would absolutely like more detail so I can feel like I'm truly there. Some scenes didn't have enough meat for me so it was easy to pull me out of the story.

*Was given a copy from the author in exchange for my honest review*

Sweet Readings Everybody!

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