Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
(Luna Books)

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Awakening in a bleak landscape as scarred as her body, Cass Dollar vaguely recalls surviving something terrible. Having no idea how many 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 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….

About Sophie Littlefield

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Sophie Littlefield grew up in rural Missouri and attended college in Indiana. She worked in technology before having children, and was lucky enough to stay home with them while they were growing up. She writes novels for kids and adults, and lives in Northern California. Visit her online at
Published February 15, 2011 by Luna. 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Littlefield (A Bad Day for Pretty) turns what could be just another zombie apocalypse into a thoughtful and entertaining exploration of many themes, including genetic engineering, social collapse, and

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Despite the horrific descriptions of the Beaters and their flesh-eating ways, the story is focused on Cass’s journey, not just to find Ruthie, but to finally find self-acceptance after years of addiction.

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Author Sophie Littlefield shows readers a week in the life of a zombie apocalypse survivor in her new book, Aftertime.

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she turns the girl’s knife back on her, but refuses to kill the girl as Cass fully understands why the girl was worried (as Cass looks a sight due to being attacked by the Beaters).

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