The characters felt real and unique. Emerson (Em) was just as great as she was in the first book. She copes with her brother and friend's death realistically and in a way that is believable to the readers. In this book, however, we get to see a whole new side of Savannah. She is not always as petty as others may think. I loved how, in the last book, she and Em developed an almost friendship and in Living in the Aftermath, we get to see the relationship grow.
Jacob was a new character, and I do not want to say anything in case of spoilers, but he seemed sweet and some of his chapters were very powerful. I loved how he looked after Savannah so diligently also. He and Savannah's intertwining narrations made this book work and run smoothly. Seriously, the chapter are short, powerful, and addicting.
There are so many good lessons in these books. All the way to the end you learn some morals along with the characters. And, now may I mention the killer ending? It will leave the readers on the edge of their seats, wanting the next chapters from the cast no one can help but love. The story keeps unfolding into a bigger, and more powerful one! The third book is high on my radar.
Overall, I am so glad I had the chance to read Living in the Aftermath and I would recommend this wonderful series to anyone looking for a great, emotional contemporary.
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review. And here is the rest of the tour schedule :)