Friday, February 4, 2011
AFTERTIME reviews: RTBookReviews Top Pick - and more!
I was thrilled to discover that RTBookReviews gave AFTERTIME a top pick in the March issue! Here's what they had to say:
4 ½ star, Top Pick
The first installment in a fantastic new dystopian series is driven by a tough, smart heroine with a dark past and a single mission: to find her daughter. The fresh, original worldbuilding solidly supports the unfolding narrative and Littlefield’s compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!
Cass Dollar wakes up to a pretty bleak state of affairs. She’s scarred, wounded and alone, the only person ever to have survived an attack by the flesh-eating, zombie-like Beaters — without turning into one — though she doesn’t remember what happened after they snatched her. California is a barren wasteland, thanks to biological weapons, and Cass doesn’t know where her daughter, Ruthie, is. Accompanied by enigmatic outlaw Smoke, Cass sets off on a dangerous quest to find Ruthie while staying a step ahead of a ruthless militia, government scientists and a mysterious quasi-religious order of women.
And lots of other reviewers have been weighing in on the book as well. Here's a sampling:
"A fascinating protagonist and some of the scariest zombies I have ever encountered - a double-barreled salute." - Jess d'Arbonne, The Denver Examiner
"A gripping and emotional tale of survival that will keep any reader on their toes...I wanted MORE!" - Enchanting Reviews
"A stirring read that sincerely whetted my appetite for the next in the series ...I wait with bated breath" - Fiendishly Bookish
"Littlefield may be the new Zombie writer on the block but Atfertime holds it own...I am anxiously waiting the sequel." - Blood Rose Books
"The ending had my heart pounding." - Dirty Sexy Books