Title: After the Fire
Author: Will Hill
UK Release Date: 1st June 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult
Source: Local independent bookshop
The things I’ve seen are burned into me, like scars that refuse to fade.
Father John controls everything inside The Fence. And Father John likes rules. Especially about never talking to Outsiders. Because Father John knows the truth. He knows what is right, and what is wrong. He knows what is coming.
Moonbeam is starting to doubt, though. She’s starting to see the lies behind Father John’s words. She wants him to be found out.
What if the only way out of the darkness is to light a fire?
- Trigger warnings (highlight as are spoilers): suicide, sexual assault, rape.
When I received this book from my local independent bookshop to review for them, I must admit I was a little scared to begin reading. Seeing as I usually read contemporary YA, I’m not used to the weighty tomes of fantasy – and even though this is a contemporary novel, it does bear some resemblance to the bricks of fantasy in its size and length (nearly 500 pages!). However, as soon as I began, I couldn’t put it down. I raced through, and wished for more as I approached the end, as this book is just so amazing.