Review: Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield

aftertimeAftertime by Sophie Littlefield 

Cass Dollar is lost and afraid, in a zombie wasteland. After waking up with her hair pulled out, skin flayed and raw, and at a loss as to where she is, she wanders the ruins until she comes across a young girl with a knife. This girl will lead her to a shelter, on of the last human outposts after bioterrorists have decimated the world, and left diseased, skin eating zombies, roaming and devouring. At the shelter she meets Smoke, and he offers to accompany her to find her young daughter, who was lost when Cass was attacked. What comes next is a harrowing journey to find her child, and her battle with the demons within herself.

Yes, Aftertime has zombies. Shambling, flesh-eating, rotting zombies. However, this is not a book about zombies. It’s a book about a broken woman’s journey to redemption. Cass is at once tough and resourceful, yet so raw and tangled inside. A recovering alcoholic, once using her body to quiet the despair within her, Cass must gather her wits in order to get back the one thing that means everything to her: her daughter. 
Beautifully written, and emotionally wrenching, Aftertime is a post apocalyptic novel of despair, courage, and redemption that you won’t want to miss. I was riveted until the very last page! 


  1. I enjoyed this book, too. I found the humans were more frightening than the zombies. I'm looking forward to seeing where the rest of the series takes us.

  2. It's funny, I was just looking this book up and wondering how it was. I read a book somewhat similar last year (sounding anyway) and I was surprised that I liked a book with zombies. The thing is, it wasn't really about the zombies either. I'll have to give this one a try sometime!

  3. Melissa (My words and pages)

    Wow! Great review. I'm not to sure its a book for me but this is a great review. I don'tknow if I would like waking up as she did though. 🙂 Thanks!

  4. I really enjoyed this book as well. I liked that it was much more than just a Zombie book. I could have kept reading after the book ended. I believe the next book is coming out in late summer or early fall, so we will both have to keep our eyes out for it.


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