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Children of the After: Awakening (book 1) by [Laszlo, Jeremy]
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It has been six months since their father locked them in the security vault with a promise to return. But he never came back. With supplies running out and vital life support systems failing, Jack, Samantha, and Will have no choice but to ignore their father’s warnings and leave the vault. With no knowledge of what befell the world outside, or what they might expect once the door is opened, they find themselves in a world they do not recognize.

Thrust into the remains of the world they remember, how will they survive on their own, not knowing what or who else remains amongst the ruins?

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Who’s left among the ruins they have no clue. They recall that they were cast into the remnants of the domain. They did not identify with the realm they found themselves in. Once through the entrance they didn’t know what to believe. What was Samantha, Will and Jack supposed to do now that the life provision were dwindling. They disregarded their dad’s cautioning, though they figured it was their only option. It was their dad that had sealed them away in the safety vault, encouraging them he’d come back for them. Did he? No he didn’t. Sci-fi is one of my favorites and this is a good one because it’s mixed with down to earth reality as well. The plot is well laid out, making it believable. Held my interest throughout the story.
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Nice introduction to that story, can't wait to read the following part !
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HASH(0xa14044a4) out of 5 stars Great read. Dec 24 2013
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Sixteen year old Jack and his siblings have been locked into a vault designed for them to survive the end of the world. Their father put them there and told them to stay as long as they can and wait for help. It has been months and no one has come to rescue them. They are out of food and out of options. They are going to have to leave to find food, water and hopefully other people.
They decide to open the door and take their chances. What they find when they exit the vault is unbelievable. Half their home is gone and they have to find a way down 13 floors with no stairs.
As they pick their way through the ashes that used to be the city they have grown up in they are pursued, hunted and attached. This would be a hard situation for adults, but these are children.
Their journey will keep you on your toes and biting your nails. I know it is hard to read this way, but I managed. It is fast moving and very exciting. These kids are smart and know how to take care of themselves, but they want answers. Where is everybody? What happen to the city and is it just here or is the whole world gone?
This is a very entertaining book and I didn’t want to stop reading for the things that are required of me, feeding the family, taking out the dogs, sleeping. You know the basics. This is the first book I have read of Jeremy Laszlo, but it will not be the last. I hope there will be a sequel to this book, because I was not ready to leave these characters.
55 of 60 people found the following review helpful
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There's not way you'll stay asleep with this exciting story.
From the first line of Children of the After: Awakening by Jeremy Laszlo, we know we’re in for an exciting adventure. A master story teller, Laszlo brings the reader right into the action and keeps us engaged throughout. The story unfolds as three siblings, Jack, Samantha, and Will plan their escape from a vault they have been locked in for six months by their own father who had promised to return but never came back. Having exhausted all the supplies they need to survive in captivity, and against their father’s advice, they make their way out of the vault to find the world they knew before completely destroyed.
Children of the After is the first book in a series. The reader will have to wait for future sequels to learn what has happened to the siblings’ world. Who is the horse rider who at first appears to be an enemy but isn’t? Who are those ape-like creatures who try to kill the children? What has happened to the children’s family? They appeared to have vanished. In Children of the After Laszlo makes effective use of product placement. After they leave the vault, the siblings find Pepsi and Skittle and consume these products to survive. I hope those companies recognize the endorsements.
Children of the After: Awakening by Jeremy Laszlo is a fantasy that will appeal to middle grade, young adults and adult readers alike. I recommend it highly.
51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa14046b4) out of 5 stars Good opening to a series Dec 18 2013
By Rob Lammert - Published on
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I was given the chance to read this book at the request of the author to give my honest review of the story as an advanced reader copy. I must say that I enjoyed the well developed characters and the story line, being a post-apocalyptic story buff.

The writing style, showing three different character views in each chapter, is interesting. It was very slow at first as the first chapter or two recapped the same time frame from each of the three characters point of view, but the story quickly changed to a concatenated story line provided by each character.

It is obvious that this book is intended to be the opening to a series, but I feel that there could have been a few more chapters in it to reveal a bit more of the plot. The amount of detail as the story went along was great, but more of the plot/point of the story would have made the story even better in my opinion. The book was short as it was, finished in less than 24 hours, so more would have been nice.

I look forward to seeing where this series goes as the author releases more titles in it to see where the story may lead the characters on their journey.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
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First off let me say if you are looking for a book that you can just pick up and read a few pages, put it down and come back to later, this is NOT that book. From page one this book has you thinking. What could possibly have been the reason that a father would feel the need to leave his children in a fortified bunker? I don't want to go into details to spoil the reading for you, but be prepared to have your imagination run wild. A truly new twist on the apocalyptic thriller. Eagerly anticipating the next book!
19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa1404a08) out of 5 stars Neither book nor novella, but rather an extended prologue April 7 2014
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This is a highly atmospheric post-Apocalyptic work. Short on pages and plot, it drags out the little action by a Rashomon-like technique, going over the same scenes from three points of view. In an unknown time, presumably the present or near-future, three siblings emerge from a safe room after their food runs out and their parents don't return. Chicago has been destroyed and there are no bodies or signs of what happened, other than burned-out buildings and cars. I found it quite readable, until it ended abruptly. I kept thinking all this atmosphere, all this travel, was leading somewhere. It led nowhere except to more travel and presumably the next book in the series. Unless you want to read a series of short pieces in order to enjoy a story, this isn't for you.