01 February 2012

Horizon (Aftertime #3) by Sophie Littlefield


Cass Dollar is a survivor. She's overcome the meltdown of civilization, humans turned mindless cannibals, and the many evils of man.
But from beneath the devastated California landscape emerges a tendril of hope. A mysterious traveler arrives at New Eden with knowledge of a passageway North—a final escape from the increasingly cunning Beaters. Clutching this dream, Cass and many others decamp and follow him into the unknown.

Journeying down valleys and over barren hills, Cass remains torn between two men. One—her beloved Smoke—is not so innocent as he once was. The other keeps a primal hold on her that feels like Fate itself. And beneath it all, Cass must confront the worst of what's inside her—dark memories from when she was a Beater herself. But she, and all of the other survivors, will fight to the death for the promise of a new horizon….


Horizon (Aftertime, #3)Horizon by Sophie Littlefield

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I'm completely new to Sophie Littlefield. I didn't know what to expect from her, I assumed that the Aftertime Trilogy were dystopian novels, awesome ones at that due to its popularity on goodreads. So when I requested an arc of Horizon on Netgalley, I really didn't have any bars set.

And so I got my first Sophie Littlefield novel, obviously, if I'm going to review this, I was going to do it right. I started with Aftertime (Book One) and I love love LOVED it! I did NOT know that this trilogy was adult dystopia. I'm a happy person but I like it when things get a little dark and twisty now and then. Love is easy, pain however, is not. It's a raw, intense emotion that most people just wouldn't know what to do with.

Cass is a failure. Even in a post-apocalyptic world, she's a failure. She's failed as a mother, she was a recovering alcoholic but I guess the recovering part doesn't apply in Horizon. Not really. She's fallen off the wagon and if that's not enough, after years of sleeping around, now she's got intimacy issues. She's extremely flawed and she makes an excellent protagonist!

So moving on, as usual, 'love' isn't a significant part of the story. It's basically sitting on the sidelines, hungover and trying to keep up with the race. I'm not sure if I'm making any sense. I ramble when I'm excited. Sorry. Sometimes, it's good..almost necessary to read about a messy relationship/love triangle that screams damaged! Smoke or Dor? I can't decide but I find myself not surprisingly leaning towards Dor.

Again, I could've done without the multiple POVs but I don't care much right now because well, Sophie Littlefield is AWESOME.

Horizon is hands down the best out of all the three books! Okay so I didn't like the multiple POVs so much but the rest of it is just frickin' awesome! Sophie Littlefield is not afraid to go dark and deep into things that make your skin crawl. Who needs easy? Drag me through shit just so I feel. Oh and a happy ending? Depends on what you think it means.

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1 comment:

  1. Well, that is that! I just added this trilogy to my TBR list on Goodreads. What a great review! Dystopian? Check! Flawed and damaged protagonist? Check! Messy Love? I'm there!