After Dark is a story about zompires invading a little neighborhood called Rolling Hills. What are zompires, you ask? It’s kind of self-explanatory. You take zombies and vampires, and you put them together to get zompires. They can run very, very fast, and they have sharp fangs, blank eyes, and faces that are perfectly still. The author did a great job of developing a feeling of isolation of the two main characters, Charlie and Elizabeth, against the zompires, and I felt like I was in the book with them, in an apocalypse with nobody else but me, Charlie, Elizabeth, and all the zompires. That sounds pretty scary, but it was more spooky than scary. It didn’t keep me up at night.
The main characters were likable and believable because they were very down-to-earth and were realistically scared about everything. I also liked the setting a lot—always dark and spooky. The ending had a bit of a surprise that I liked. I thought it was the end for our intrepid little adventurers, but…you’ll just have to read it to find out!
If you like zombie books, movies or video games, or spooky stories, you will like After Dark, though I don’t recommend it for anyone too young because it could potentially scare them.
|Page Count||256 pages|
|Publisher||Kids Can Press|
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