December 14, 2016

The Aftermath by Jen Alexander

 
Sometimes, I dream that I'm someone else.

A girl with dark hair who doesn't worry about hunger

or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.

In her world, those sorts of things don't exist.

Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashville: polluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibal Hoarders. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psychological challenge sometimes with devastating consequences all just to live another day.

With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game, and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.

If they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survival and a life beyond the only world Claudia's ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath.




A native of North Carolina, Jen Alexander is a former personal trainer who spent her childhood with her nose buried in either a book or a video game, and sometimes both at the same time. Following a dream about a character trapped inside of a live action video game, Jen was encouraged by her husband to write The Aftermath, which is her debut novel. Jen now lives in Kentucky with her husband and children.

This book takes place in a dystopian world and involves video games. But there is so much more to this story! This book is better to go in knowing as little as possible! So to be as gauge as possible, this is a very fast pace and unique plot in a dystopian world with some video game inspiration. But what is nice is that you don't have to play video games in order to understand the book (coming from someone who doesn't play video games). 












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