Welcome to the AFTER THE END blog tour. I'm thrilled to be apart of the celebration for Amy Plum's upcoming release.
About the Book:
Published by: Harper Teen
Hitting Book Shelves on: May 6, 2014
Pre-Order from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Indiebound
World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They′e survived for the last thirty years by living off the land, being one with nature, and hiding from whoever else might still be out there. At least, this is what Juneau has been told her entire life.
When Juneau returns from a hunting trip to discover that everyone in her clan has vanished, she sets off to find them. Leaving the boundaries of their land for the very first time, she learns something horrifying: There never was a war. Cities were never destroyed. The world is intact.
Everything was a lie.
Now Juneau is adrift in a modern-day world she never knew existed. But while she′s trying to find a way to rescue her friends and family, someone else is looking for her. Someone who knows the extraordinary truth about the secrets of her past.
About Amy Plum:
Amy Plum is the author of DIE FOR ME, a YA series set in Paris. The first three books—DIE FOR ME, UNTIL I DIE, and IF I SHOULD DIE—are international bestsellers, and have been translated into eleven different languages. The fourth book is an eNovella, entitled DIE FOR HER. The first book of Amy’s new series, AFTER THE END, releases in May 2014.
Amy grew up in Birmingham, Alabama before venturing further afield to Chicago, Paris, London and New York. An art historian by training, she can be found on most days either daydreaming or writing (or both) in a Parisian café.Visit her on: Blog | Twitter | Facebook | GoodReads
Each stop on the tour will be hosting a giveaway! We're giving away:
- 13 SIGNED After The End books
- 6 iPhone After the End shells.
- This is open Internationally
- To enter, please be sure to fill out the form featured on each stop along the tour.
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The first 300 people who pre-order AFTER THE END and show proof of their pre-order will receive one of these limited edition After The End water bottles. *see below*
- Water bottle offer is for US and Canada, and is being hosted by Harper Teen. This is NOT part of the blog tour, but something we wanted to let fans know about.
Please be sure to send your mailing address and receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Blog Tour
Be sure to follow the entire After The End blog tour! Trust me, you don't want to miss this Truth or Dare themed tour stops! Authors like Beth Revis, Kimberly Derting, Josephine Angelini & more will be on the tour. As Amy mentioned in her recent newsletter, the truth-or-dacfre theme is particularly relevant to AFTER THE END, since Juneau's oracle has said she has to tell the truth or she won't find her clan.
After the End is a crazy, unique, twisted tale that keeps you guessing and then leaves you wanting to know more.
Juneau has always lived a very secluded post apocalyptic life, she is the third generation born to her tribe since World War III. Juneau is one with nature and has the ability of "sight" or as her tribe calls it, she connects with Yara. Juneau is off on a hunting trip when she hears a strange noise. She rushes back to her tribe to find out that someone has taken them and slaughtered their animals. Juneau assumes it's a brigade of marauders, but things just don't add up. Nothing is missing other than her friends and family.
It's Juneau's responsibility to protect her tribe, after "getting a vision" of her father she decides to do something that is against her tribes rules - she leaves tribe land in search of her friends and family. Once she leaves land she slowly starts to understand that her life has been a lie. Because of these lies Juneau, starts to struggle with her faith in Yara. This is the part of the story that really interested me - teens struggle with their faith all the time; to see this heroine with amazing supernatural powers, who has witness and felt the power of Yara question her faith really made it hit home and become relatable.
Juneau finds Miles on her quest to find her tribe. Miles is actually looking for Juneau, because his father is after her for some unknown reason. Miles thinks if he finds her he will win his dads acceptance. Juneau and Miles don't see eye to eye, she knows she can't trust him and he thinks she is a crazy brainwashed hippie cult member. Their world-wind story unfolds together as both of them narrate what is going on in their world.
I found After The End to be a bit confusing; the alternating story line was really hard for me to follow at first. Juneau is very naive to the outside world, but over the course of a few days, things that she had no clue about before come naturally to her. I would have liked to see her have a harder time fitting into our current electronic world. I was really disappointed that this was not a stand alone. It just ended, without really wrapping up anything. We learn why Miles dad is after Juneau, but we don't know much about the other group that kidnapped her family, or why her mentor, who should had foreseen then tribe getting kidnapped ran off before hand, and made sure she wasn't around when the tribe was kidnapped??? I want to know more about this story line - so I will definitely be reading the next one.