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"...it was Stephen King's The Stand in a bra and panties."
—Paul Goat Allen
THE WORLD'S GONE.
WORSE, SO IS HER DAUGHTER.
Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Wearing unfamiliar clothes and having no idea how many days—or weeks—have passed, she slowly realizes the horrifying truth: Ruthie has vanished.
And with her, nearly all of civilization. Where once-lush hills carried cars and commerce, the roads today see only cannibalistic Beaters—people turned hungry for human flesh by a government experiment gone wrong.
In a broken, barren California, Cass will undergo a harrowing quest to get her Ruthie back. Few people trust an outsider, let alone a woman who became a zombie and somehow turned back, but she finds help from an enigmatic outlaw, Smoke. Smoke is her savior, and her safety. For the Beaters are out there. And the humans grip at survival with their trigger fingers. Especially when they learn that she and Ruthie have become the most feared, and desired, of weapons in a brave new world....
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"Littlefield has a gift for pacing, her adroit and detailed world-building going down easy amid page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions that bring every paragraph of this thriller to life." Starred Review
"A fantastic new dystopian series...Littlefield's compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!" Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars
—RT Book Reviews
"A fascinating protagonist and some of the scariest zombies I have ever encountered—a double-barreled salute."
—Jess d'Arbonne, The Denver Examiner (read the full review)
"A gripping and emotional tale of survival that will keep any reader on their toes...I wanted MORE!"
—Enchanting Reviews (read the full review)
"A stirring read that sincerely whetted my appetite for the next in the series ...I wait with bated breath."
—Fiendishly Bookish (read the full review)
"Littlefield may be the new Zombie writer on the block but Aftertime holds it own...I am anxiously waiting the sequel."
—Blood Rose Books (read the full review)
"Wildly original, guaranteed to give you nightmares...examines the strength of one woman, the joy of acceptance and the power of love. A must read."
—JT Ellison, author of The Immortals
"The End Times have always belonged to the boys. Sophie Littlefield's Aftertime gives an explosive voice to the other half of the planet's population. Aftertime is a whole new kind of fierce."
—Laura Benedict, author of Isabella Moon
"Sexy, chilling and hypnotically readable, Littlefield's apocalyptic dreamscape will stay with you long after you've put this book down."
—Alexandra Sokoloff, author of Book of Shadows
"Startling and unputdownable from beginning to end...hands down the best zombie book I've read all year."
—All Things Urban Fantasy (read the full review)
"An exciting new series that takes on and surpasses all the typical themes of post-apocalyptic literature."
—Reading Rock Books (read the full review)
"Littlefield excels at keeping the momentum going and she knows how to inject a huge beating heart into any story."
—Pop Culture Nerd (read the full review)
"Emotional, shocking, high-stakes, zombie-filled awesomeness."
—Urban Fantasy Investigations (read the full review)
"I'm more than pleased with the way Littlefield avoided bringing unrealistic closure to the different plot lines...she went hard all the way."
—Scooper Speaks (read the full review)
"A little bit of The Book of Eli and a little bit of Resident Evil and it all mixed so well together...the plot was ingenious."
—Novel Society (read the full review)
"An engrossing and gritty romp through a tainted post-apocalyptic land...I highly recommend!"
—Another Readers Blog and Reviews (read the full review)
"Aftertime alternately creeped me the hell out and broke my heart repeatedly. It's extremely well-written."
—The Discriminating Fangirl (read the full review)
"I absolutely could not tear my eyes from the page...a physical and emotional journey that is both touching and haunting."
—My Need to Read (read the full review)
"A gripping and emotional tale of survival...I wanted MORE!"
—Rambling Reads (read the full review)
"I loved this novel—it was Stephen King's The Stand in a bra and panties."
—Paul Goat Allen, Barnes and Noble Book Club (read the full review)
"Beautifully written, and emotionally wrenching—I was riveted until the very last page!"
—My Bookish Ways (read the full review)
"Easily on my list of best book of the year—destructive, adventurous, heartbreaking and just downright beautiful."
—Offbeat Vagabond (read the full review)
"Sophie Littlefield has stepped into the male dominated field of apocalyptic fiction and is making them take notice."
—Fresh Fiction (read the full review)
"I did not want to put this book down...for anyone who likes to be on the edge of their seat."
—The Book Den (read the full review)
"One of the best zombie books I've read...truly interesting Zombies. 9/10"
—Sunshine and Bones (read the full review)
"A fascinating, tense book that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved it!"
—Otherworldly Tales (read the full review)
"A rich, vibrant world...The journey you take when reading Aftertime will be one that stays with you. 4.75 Moons."
—Absorbed In a Book (read the full review)
"A great and thoughtful theatise on a possible future of the American West."
—The Brainpan (read the full review)
Luna, Paperback, February 2011, ISBN: 9780373803361
Luna, Mass Market, March 2013, ISBN: 9780373803521
Audible, Unabridged Audiobook, February 2011, ASIN: B005KBQQ6Q