Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Book Review: Aftermath by Tom Lewis

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Aftermath by Tom Lewis 
(After the Fall #1) 
Publication date: March 28th 2015 
Genres: Dystopia, Young Adult

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 Review:
A different take on an alien invasion. Instead of coming down with laser blasting, they have humans attack each other. Paige is a strong female character who takes charge of a gang of homeless youngster like herself. I really like the youngest character. She was wise for her age and the voice of reason.

I think that it is very much an action movie. As a book, it lacked character development. Paige had a  moment of sadness for her family but not much. It just weird how the subject of her family isn't brought up but she grief for the friend she just met. I mean who wouldn't wake up in at least a cold sweat about the horror she saw at the beginning of the book regarding her brother. That's all I can say without giving anything away but you'll see what I mean when you read it. By the end of the book, we still don't really know who the aliens are. Or what the hybrids are for? It's a good start but leaves you wanting more.

Tom Lewis served in the United States Marines, before attending college, and then law school. He currently practices entertainment law from his office in Santa Monica, California.

Mr. Lewis has written and sold several screenplays, and is currently in post-production on a motion picture he wrote, directed, and produced.

His novel, "Aftermath," is loosely based on one of his screenplays. In writing "Aftermath," his goal was to take his readers through a post-apocalyptic America, where civilization had been crushed in an alien attack. The reader is taken on this journey through the eyes of his protagonist, 16-year-old Paige O'Connor, and encounters this hostile new world as she does.

"Aftermath" is the first book in the "After the Fall Dystopian Series," which will continue to chronicle the adventures of Paige and the remnants of humanity in their struggle to survive, and ultimately reclaim our planet from the invaders.

*This is an ARC review
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