In the After - Demitria Lunetta *Genre* Post Apocalyptic, Young Adult*Rating* 3.5 - 4*Quick Summary*In The After has been on my radar since it appeared on Harper Teen's Tea Time way back in January. I quickly requested it from Harper Teen and was approved via Edelweiss which I'm extremely grateful for. I really enjoyed the first part of In The After. I found the lead character, Amy Harris, to be an enjoyable character whom I could easily follow and enjoy without her breaking down every 5 minutes and crying about her situation or the fact that she's been abandoned by her parents or has to fend for herself in order to survive. I loved that she found Baby and the two became nearly inseparable and a hell of a team and even came up with their own unique brand of American Sign Language. I loved the world building and the dangers that were around each and every corner and the fact that the so called Aliens actually preferred the daylight to the night because they could see you better. You feel like you know exactly what was happening and how the world came unglued at the time it's actually happening. And, yet, it wasn't all laid out in front of you until you reached the second part of the story. In the second part of the book, things get a little strange with Amy and Baby's arrival in New Hope, Kansas and Amy being tested, tried, and put in harms way by asking too many important questions that nobody wanted to answer. I really found myself hating a bunch of characters who were supposed to be the good guys and was hoping that Amy would find some allies in order to put them down so that she could survive. Obviously, this is the first book in a series, so, there will be some questions remaining and Amy's journey shall continue onward. I'm hoping we see more Kay Oh & Gareth (Guardians) in the next installment. I'm not so caught up with Amy's apparent infatuation with Rice, but I can see why she would find him interesting.Definitely looking forward to In the After's sequel! *Recvd via Edelweiss on 02/19/2013* Expected publication: June 25th 2013 by Harper Teen