The Aftermath

The Aftermath Cover

The Aftermath

By Jen Alexander

Harlequin Teen, Hardcover, 9780373211326, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2014

Description

Sometimes, I dream that I'm someone else.

A girl with dark hair who doesn't worry about hunger or thirst or running from flesh-eaters.

In her world, those sorts of things don't exist.

Since the spring of 2036, when the world changed forever, Claudia and a small clan of survivors have roamed the streets of a very altered Nashvillepolluted and desolate, except for the ever-present threat of cannibals. Together they must undergo punishing tests of endurance and psychological challengesometimes with devastating consequencesall just to live another day.

With food and water in dwindling supply, and with danger lurking around every corner, no one can be trusted. And as her world starts to make less and less sense, Claudia begins to realize something terrifying: she is just a pawn in some sort of game, and all of her actions are being controlled from afar by a mysterious gamer. So when she meets a maddening and fascinating outsider named Declan, who claims to be a game moderator, she must decide whether to join him in exchange for protection and access to the border.

If they play the game right, they are each other's best hope for survivaland a life beyond the only world Claudia's ever known: the terrifying live-action game known as The Aftermath.



About the Author
A native of North Carolina, Jen Alexander is a former personal trainer who spent her childhood with her nose buried in either a book or a video game, and sometimes both at the same time. Following a dream about a character trapped inside of a live action video game, Jen was encouraged by her husband to write "The Aftermath", which is her debut novel. Jen now lives in Kentucky with her husband and children.