After Impact by Nicole Stark - Review

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Title: After Impact
Author: Nicole Stark
Published: February 10th 2016 by Snow Press
Pages: 262
ISBN: 1512370479

Summary:

At first, HOPE (Humanity's One Plan for Escape) habitat appears to be a well-oiled machine, preparing 5,000 carefully chosen inhabitants for a new Earth. However, a medical assistant named Ilium reveals that certain members of the habitat have been falling ill from a mysterious virus they were inoculated against. Soon, HOPE habitat's tranquil illusion is shattered as Avalon plays a perplexing message left by her father. If Avalon is to survive this dangerous new environment , she will have to find the strength to navigate a habitat enveloped in secrets.

Avalon, the protagonist, is the daughter of the man who created the HOPE habitat. After listening to a message left by her father, Avalon has a difficult time trusting and getting to know people in the habitat. After several days, she comes to find that she can trust the medical assistant Ilium. Together, they attempt to discover what is causing the virus and what they can do to stop it.

Throughout the book, the author introduces the reader to many interesting characters. I loved Avalon and her ambitious, strong, and courageous personality. There was a little bit of a love triangle going on that I was kind of feeling too, but I wish the characters' relationships would have been fleshed out a little more. There are certainly characters you learn to love as well as dislike in the book, but I wish there was just a little bit more character development.

Toward the end of the book, things really start to pick up. I enjoyed the drama and fast paced energy, but I think the development of how the story ends happened a little too quickly. There was a lot of information crammed into one single chapter! I am definitely looking forward to the next book in the series but I think I would have enjoyed this book a lot better if more things were explained and not rushed through towards the end. All in all, I would recommend this book to a friend, but I think it needs a little more development on the tail end of the story.

Rating 3/5

*I was given a copy of this book for an honest review

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