Synopses & Reviews
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 Northa 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. Oneher beloved Smokeis 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 herdark 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
"Littlefield's third novel of the zombie apocalypse (Aftertime; Rebirth) is relentlessly hard on Cass Dollar, who started the series as a dazed yet driven woman and has now become a stagnating, drunken portrait of lust and despair. One man she loves is in a vegetative state; the other is supposedly with another woman, but he snatches little sordid moments with Cass when everyone else is asleep. The narrative perspective wanders aimlessly for several chapters before anyone demonstrates the motivation to act decisively in response, not surprisingly, to an onslaught of the zombies known as Beaters. The crackling, incisive style of the first book has been replaced by discursive, loosely punctuated sentences that beg for an editor's hand. The story is not without the grim pleasures of its predecessors, however; as always, Littlefield evokes her dystopian California with unnerving conviction, and Cass's encounters with Beaters retain their horrifying power. Agent: Irene Goodman Literary Agency." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions."
-Publishers Weekly, starred review on Aftertime
"Driven by a tough, smart heroine with a dark past... Littlefield's compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!"
--RT Book Reviews on Aftertime, Top Pick, Seal of Excellence
"First to last page, it's riveting."
--Jonathan Maberry, author of Patient Zero, on Aftertime
"Sophie Littlefield shows considerable skills for delving into the depths of her characters and complex plotting as she disarms the reader."
--South Florida Sun-Sentinel
"A new generation of post-apocalyptic fiction: a unique journey into a horrifying world of zombies, zealots and avarice that examines the strength of one woman, the joy of acceptance and the power of love. A must read."
--JT Ellison, author of A Deeper Darkness
"Like the series launch title, Aftertime, Rebirth is a book about what it means to love and be human disguised as a story about a zombie-riddled dystopia."
--RT Book Reviews
"As always, Littlefield evokes her dystopian California with unnerving conviction, and Cass's encounters with Beaters retain their horrifying power." -Publishers Weekly on Horizon
"Littlefield has a gift for pacing, her adroit and detailed world-building going down easy amid page-turning action and evocative, sensual, harrowing descriptions that bring every paragraph of this thriller to life." Starred Review
-Publishers Weekly on Aftertime
"A fantastic new dystopian series...Littlefield's compelling writing will keep readers turning pages late into the night to find out what happens next. Outstanding!" Top Pick, 4 1/2 stars
-RT Book Reviews on Aftertime
"A fascinating protagonist and some of the scariest zombies I have ever encountered-a double-barreled salute."
-Jess d'Arbonne, The Denver Examiner