‘Paranoia. Fear. Behind it all, time and again, at the root of everything. Fear, and control.’
Author: Will Hill
Summary: 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 t 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?
How do I even begin to explain this book?! It has been my favourite read of 2017 so far. I had heard of this book from Zoe’s video a few months back and even commented saying that I had added it to my TBR pile. Fast forward a month and it was revealed that After The Fire would be featured in the Zoella Book Club!
After The Fire is set in America and is loosely based around a true story about cults. Cults have always fascinated me. The fact that people can be so easily influenced into believing things that aren’t necessarily true is phenomenal.
This book is not in chronologically order, it jumps between events that happened before the fire and events that happened after the fire. Usually when books are written like this, I have to re-read some parts in order to ensure I can fully understand what it happening. However this book was not like that at all, in fact, it actually fitted perfectly with the way the story was told and kept the reader completely in suspense throughout.
Every character in this book has so much depth to them and we consistently learn more about them all as the book progresses. Characters that I started off hating, I ended up feeling compassion for.
Moonbeam is a true heroine and I love her completely. She doesn’t have the typical characteristics you would expect a heroine to have, but she is by far one of the bravest characters I have ever come across in a book.
This book is incredible and definitely worth a read. Nothing I write will be able to describe the sheer brilliance of this book and do it justice.