After the Fear (Young Adult Dystopian) [NOOK Book]

Overview

You have not attended a Demonstration this month.

In Sola?s city, everyone obeys the rules. Stay away from the trigger cameras and regularly update your Debtbook, and you just might survive. But having to watch the way criminals are dealt with?murdered by Demonstrators in the Stadium?is a law Sola tries to avoid. When a charming Demonstrator kisses her at a party, however, ...
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After the Fear (Young Adult Dystopian)

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Overview

You have not attended a Demonstration this month.

In Sola’s city, everyone obeys the rules. Stay away from the trigger cameras and regularly update your Debtbook, and you just might survive. But having to watch the way criminals are dealt with—murdered by Demonstrators in the Stadium—is a law Sola tries to avoid. When a charming Demonstrator kisses her at a party, however, she’s thrust into the Stadium and forced into the very role she despises.

Armed with only natural resourcefulness and a caring nature, Sola narrowly survives her first bout. Her small success means she’s whisked off to a training camp, where she discovers a world beyond the trigger cameras and monitoring—a world where falling in love with a killer doesn’t seem so terrible.

Yet life as a Demonstrator has no peace. Sola must train her way through twenty-five more Demonstrations before she can return home to her father. At the end of each battle, only one survivor remains.

Sola could face anyone in the Stadium . . . even a loved one.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016032566
  • Publisher: Immortal Ink Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 1/19/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 24,886
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

Rosanne lives in Birmingham, UK and considers it one of her favourite cities, second only to Rome. She delights in writing for children and young adults and hopes to bring readers to an unfamiliar yet alluring setting. Rosanne was inspired to write when she read the Harry Potter books, and at age fourteen, she wrote romance fanfiction on just about every pairing you could dream up from the HP series. She currently lives with her partner and two bunny rabbits and is working on a post-apocalyptic adventure book for middle grade readers.
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  • Posted March 7, 2013

    When I first discovered AFTER THE FEAR through Rosanne Rivers¿ w

    When I first discovered AFTER THE FEAR through Rosanne Rivers’ website, I thought the premise sounded interesting. If nothing else, it should have plenty of action.

    And boy, am I ever glad I gave it a chance.

    Sola was a great character. At times, she was a pretty average girl. At others, especially during the demonstrations, she was…I’m not quite sure what the right word is. Brave, maybe. She fought because the alternative was to die. But she felt guilty about killing, and she had an extremely hot temper when it came to her family. Basically, despite the fact that she lived in a dystopian world, she was a normal girl.

    Dylan, the Demonstrator that Sola kissed, was only a so-so character. He was just kind of…a Demonstrator. He wasn’t annoying, and I didn’t dislike him, but I found him kind of bland, personality-wise.

    Coral was the perfect evil girl. She hated Sola with a vengeance, no matter if Sola was nice to her or mean to her. She was selfish and mean to everyone, and perfectly happy to act like a friend to anyone until she had what she needed from them. I hated her, but I also liked her as an antagonist.

    Alixis was awesome, but she wasn’t in as much of the book as I would have liked. She was witty and upbeat and a great best friend. I wish she wasn’t a minor character, because she was just so much fun.

    I loved the plot – or should I say plots. Besides the main, don’t-get-killed-in-a-demonstration plot, there was also the Coral-hates-Sola plot, a romance plot where Sola likes one guy and a different guy likes her, and a minor plot involving Alixis. And they were all awesome. It was a perfect blend of intense emotions and deadly action, and once I got into it, I stayed up way too late trying to see what happened next.

    When I started AFTER THE FEAR, I didn’t think Sola’s world was much different from ours. They had this thing called Debtbook, which I assumed was something like Facebook, and some high-up government people called Liaisons, but otherwise, it seemed pretty similar. Then, as the story went on, I realized it was quite different. I won’t say much about it, because finding out the intricacies is half the fun, but it’s much more different than the beginning would lead you to suspect.

    Overall, although one aspect of the romance plot wrapped up just a little too conveniently, I enjoyed the story. And while I really don’t think there’s much room for a sequel to AFTER THE FEAR, I’d definitely be willing to read something else by Rosanne Rivers.

    **I received a free review copy of AFTER THE FEAR from Immortal Ink Publishing. Their generosity in no way influenced, or sought to influence, this review.**

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  • Posted March 24, 2013

    I have read this three times now. My new favorite book! Better t

    I have read this three times now. My new favorite book! Better than hunger games, much more realistic.

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  • Posted February 28, 2013

    "ALERT" "CALLING ALL HUNGER GAMES FAN'S! THIS

    "ALERT" "CALLING ALL HUNGER GAMES FAN'S! THIS ONES FOR YOU"!

    Words can't describe how many different ways I LOVE THIS BOOK! I mean seriously, this book had me mesmerized! First I have to give Rosanne the amazing author of this book a lot of praise for the wonderful job she has done with this! She has an amazing way with drawing the reader in and building such a believable world! It was so entertaining and suspenseful that it was hard for me to get any sleep at night because I just couldn't put it down! This book has twist and turns around every corner. The plot was definitely well thought out and very convincing. The character development was amazing!


    Okay, So here's the plot!

    The Nation has fallen! They owe so much money to so many other Countries that they can't afford to pay it back, Billions to each! So the Shepherds, the rulers of their Nation come up with the idea of how to pay back the Nation's Debt. It's nothing anyone could have thought! The citizens will have to fight criminals to the death, and only one can survive! Yeah, you heard me right! They choose a certain amount of people from each City every month and they are forced into a demonstration tour that consist of 25 different fights to the death. Oh, that is if they survive the initial fight called the "Tryout's". That's where everyone that was picked at the same time have to fight in teams, and only one team can survive. So if you surprisingly survive the "Tryout's" then you go into training until your trainer approves you to start you demonstration tour. Then, and only then do you start the fight of your life! And if by the grace of god you survive ALL 25 different rounds then you are awarded with the right to to have "Paid The Nation's Debt" and no longer have to kill to live! So in other wards your free to go home an live your life! Whatever life you could possible have after killing so many people!

    So when I say the Nation's has fallen, I mean that it has fallen to the most despicable ways a nation can! But if the nations debt is not paid, then the countries will be at war, and many, if not ALL the Nations Citizens will die fighting in war! So the debt has to be paid one way, or another!

    So this is how a girl named Sola has to pay her debt back to the nation. She has to go through 25 different fights with any number of criminals chosen for that day, if she wants to survive this and go home. So what's a girl to do when it's either kill, or be killed! She KILLS!

    The main character Sola is tough as nails, and never gives up, even when a lot of us would have. She can be fierce when need be But she can also have a heart a gold. She would do anything for the ones she loves and she would kill the ones that she has too to stay alive! BUT not without feeling remorse.

    This is MUST READ for anyone who likes action, adventure, killing, blood, gore, and a touch of romance! If you like all them things then this book is definitely for you!

    I enjoyed EVERY MINUTE of this book. It had me hooked from the first chapter to the last! Kept my attention and never lost it! I can't wait for the sequel to see what else is in store for this series! I know that whatever Rosanne has in planned it's going to be AMAZING just like this one was! I definitely give this book 5 stars but it's worth so much more then that! Check it out you won't be sorry, I wasn't! :-)

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  • Posted February 6, 2013

    THE SHORT VERSION After the Fear by Rosanne Rivers is a riveting

    THE SHORT VERSION
    After the Fear by Rosanne Rivers is a riveting story. It really captures you from the very beginning and sucks you into this future world full of death, betrayal, and a fight for survival. It was nearly impossible for me to put this book down. And even when I did, I kept thinking about it.

    THE DETAILS
    Rosanne Rivers really packs a punch with her debut novel. If you're looking to get lost in a book, this is a sure-fire winner.

    From the beginning, we're gently introduced to this alternate future where criminals are punished by death in a gladiator style arena. The gladiators, known in this alternate reality as demonstrators, are chosen from brutal "auditions" held on occasion. Any who survive the auditions are forced to become demonstrators and kill in the arena, regardless of what the offenders did. It's very much kill or be killed. 

    Sola pissed off the wrong people - rather by accident, really - and becomes a demonstrator. As we follow her incredible journey, we learn more about this world and why it became the way it is. And really, there's so much more to what the people know. I love how deep the rabbit hole of this world really goes. 

    Admittedly, I pegged the finale. I saw it coming, but I still enjoyed reading through it. I'd kind of hoped for Rosanne Rivers to throw me in for a loop, but still. I really love this book regardless, and I feel like there wasn't another way for Rivers to end it. I was very satisfied with the ending.

    There's no sequel planned at the moment, but I'm hoping Rosanne Rivers changes her mind. I want more!

    Bottom line—I'm totally hooked. I definitely recommend this one for lovers of dystopian and science fiction, as well as fantasy lovers looking to take the leap into a new genre. This is a new favorite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2013

    This is the kind of book you read in one sitting, then wish you

    This is the kind of book you read in one sitting, then wish you had savored instead.

    I most enjoyed the realism of the characters. There are no boring info dumps. In After the Fear, the world has been this way for a long time. Though it's strange to us, it's "life as usual" to the characters who have lived in this world.

    Sola as a character is believable. Her concerns are where a persons concerns really would be if they were teen fighting for their life--that is to say, saving themselves and getting home to their family.

    I don't want to give away the twist to the end of the story, but it wraps up nicely and you come to understand why the rest of the world "does nothing". You learn they basically "look the other way" (or even in a sense contribute to the problem) because they want to be repaid the Debt.

    As is true in the real world, guilt is assumed. Take the death penalty for example. How many innocent people have been killed, or pardoned just hours before they would have been executed? Much like our real world, not enough people question whether or not a person is guilty. They believe the judicial system is infallible, which just isn't true. This book explores what it would be like if taken to extremes. It shows the way fear can stop a person for fighting for what they believe in because they are too busy trying to survive.

    The book came across as honest and true. It really made me think about what I would do if I lived in this society and made me wonder if I shouldn't be questioning more in my current society. It made me wonder why, as a society, we just go along with things. But instead of giving the pretty answers that don't exist in the real world, this book stayed to reality, and for that reason the story came across and genuine, and thus all the more frightening!

    The story ends in a way that feels complete, but leaves room for a sequel, and with the secrets that Sola discovers, you wonder if there might be a revolution on the horizon. I look forward to reading more of this unique saga.

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  • Posted January 31, 2013

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    Once I read the blurb for this a few months ago, I knew I needed

    Once I read the blurb for this a few months ago, I knew I needed to read this book. I'm very glad that I followed my instinct on this one. It was such an enjoyable read.




    For a debut release, Rivers proves that she's taken the time to perfect here writing and knows what she's doing. The society that's in place for this future England is well put together. After only a few chapters, I felt like it was the real world and that it was possible this could be the reality of the near future. Her characters are great, as well. There's no lack of depth to any character. With the struggles that take place, a lack of this character development would have made the story flat, boring, and easy to put down. After the Fear is anything but that.




    How far would we allow social media to infiltrate our lives? The Debtbook in After the Fear blends the idea of Big Brother and the increasing intrusiveness of social media sites to the extreme. With the whole of this future England under a Mount Everest of national debt, control like this has become the way of life. Way to pay back the debt are set in place, and stepping out of line means your time might be cut short.




    This is what happens to Sola, the main character. The reader follows her as she fights for her life, literally, as a demonstrator. While she's training to be a killer and not to be killed, her humanity is put to the test as well as her ability to keep a level head, friendships, and do whatever it takes outside the stadium, to survive. Sola is a bad-ass female character and I loved every moment of it.




    What I really enjoyed in this book is the idea of the demonstrators. As gruesome and barbaric as the gladiators of Rome seem, and how much blood must have flooded the sands of the Colosseum in its prime, what would happen if humans resorted to a similar form of punishment/entertainment? A demonstrator is similar to a modern-day gladiator. I found this such an interesting concept to throw into an (almost) modern civilized culture. Are humans really that separated from their past atrocities or is this not a far stretch of the imagination that we could bring back the concept of making prisoners fight, prized and trained warriors kill, and created deadly twists for the competitors just to make more money?




    I found myself questioning just how much of a fiction this might be to a future world. It's aspects of a dystopian novel, like this, that interest me the most. While After the Fear is a greatly entertaining novel, the way the reader is able to sit down and think about what they'd do if they we put in Sola's position, or the position of a number of supporting characters, brought my level of enjoyment for this novel to the next level.




    I have a feeling we'll be seeing more great novels from Rivers. If this is only the beginning, I know she'll blow me away with whatever she has next.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2013

    Loved this more than Hunger Games! I loved hunger games and I wa

    Loved this more than Hunger Games! I loved hunger games and I wanted something similar but still new and different and exciting. I didn't expect to like After the Fear THIS much though! After the Fear is my new favorite book! I read it in one sitting and couldn't put it down. Sola is my favorite female young adult dystopian character EVER!! The debtbook feature was such a nice touch and I loved to hate her society and omg the twist at the end!!! I won't give it away but it was perfect even though I never saw it coming. This book is action packed and romantic an intense and suspenseful. I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Rivers is an AMAZING writer and I can't wait to read more. The ending hints at a sequel an I hope there will be one an soon!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2014

    AMAZING

    Hunger games fans will love this!!!!!!!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2014

    Must read

    Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2014

    This is a must read book.The characters are beautifully portraye

    This is a must read book.The characters are beautifully portrayed and totally believable. The interweaving of current social issues into the plot make this novel relevant to both adult and YA fiction readers. I particularly liked the way Rivers explodes the myth that bad things only happen to those who deserve them. She shows us a world where bad things happen to people who are basically decent A wonderful story of human survival against the odds abd highly recommended

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2013

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    A decent dystopian twist similar to Hunger Games. Perhaps my being an adult reading YA fiction gave me a different take on the story. I think this writer has great potential for future books. I just felt the plot and characters were like puzzle pieces...each one individually was good...but when pieced together the picture was out of focus. Jp

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2013

    Great till the endg Great till the end

    This book was very interesting and enthralling but in the end disappointing. The ending is so pooy written that it ruins the entire book.

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  • Posted June 12, 2013

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    A Gripping Read! This story is fast paced and full of action

    A Gripping Read!



    This story is fast paced and full of action and romance. It was written very well with beautiful imagery that really made you feel as if you were there with Sola. I also enjoyed how the story made you think and stayed with me long after I turned the last page.



    The world building was excellent. I had a great time getting lost in this dystopian reality. I would love to see another book based on Sola’s world.



    Sola’s is a strong willed girl that I really admired. She is put through a lot both physically and emotionally, but she never gives up. I liked that although she was strong she had a caring side and truly wished to help others. She was a fun character to get to know.



    There were also a lot of memorable side characters as well including Dylan the demonstrator who Sola was intrigued by. He was an interesting character and I liked that he wasn’t necessarily bad or good.



    The premise of the book was both intriguing and exciting I couldn’t get enough of it and Sola was and is one of my all time favorite heroines with her caring nature and strong heart she is a character you will never forget.



    This is an exciting new novel that I highly recommend especially to those who love tons of action mixed with romance!

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  • Posted April 14, 2013

    I have yet to be disappointed with a Immortal Ink book. They pu

    I have yet to be disappointed with a Immortal Ink book. They publish some pretty great books. With that being said, After the Fear was no different. It's got action, love, and survival.

    I'm not going to lie, this book reminded me a lot of the Hunger Games. But that's not a bad thing at all. It takes it to a completely new level. Each month there is a tryout in certain cities for new Demonstrators, who are chosen to pay back their city's debt. England, and many of the countries nearby, owe other nations a massive amount of money. They came up with the Demonstrations in order to help pay back some of that debt. If you survive the tryout, you are then sent to a camp to train for more Demonstrations. In order for you to become free, and return home, you must win all 25. I'm pretty sure I would hate to live in this world. Anything could get you picked as a criminal.

    Sola is a great main character. She knows she must survive, but she's compassionate, and doesn't want to become a cold-hearted killer in order to pay her debt. Although she's sent to this fate, she manages to try to make the best of it, and ends up with some pretty awesome friends. She tries to be strong all of the time, but let's face it, she's still a teenager. Sola has all of those confused feelings when it comes to boys, and now you've added having to fight for your life as the entertainment for others. Alixis becomes her best friend. She's funny and a likeable character. Alixis has a way of brightening Sola's days and making her feel almost normal. She shows Sola that she can be more than just a killer. Alixis also has a secret that can end pretty badly for her. Then there's Dylan. He's dreamy, even though there are moments you want to smack the mess out of him. He's loyal, even when you think he doesn't care. He does what he can to make sure Sola has a chance to go home.

    There's never a slow spot. There is always tension, and you're left wondering what's going to happen next. The Demonstrations are gruesome. There's so much bloodshed and pain. I don't see the point in it, but it works in this world. The pacing of the story is spot on. You're always engaged. I couldn't put the book down. I was on the edge of my seat wanting to see how Sola reacts to situations.

    I can't wait to read more of Rivers' writing. She has a way with words that keeps you in the story. It's simple and beautifully written. Definitely pick this book if you're wanting a dystopian book filled with emotion and wonder.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Great book for a great price!

    This was a really great book. The storyline was really unique and kept me guessing until the end. I hope there's a sequel!

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