Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#11)

Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme highlights some of the books whose releases bloggers are most anticipating this year.

The book whose release I am most excited for this week is...

After the End (After the End #1)
By: Amy Plum

Expected publication: May 6th 2014
She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future.

World War III has left the world ravaged by nuclear radiation. A lucky few escaped to the Alaskan wilderness. They've 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.

Author loyalty --> my top reason for wanting to read this book. Amy Plum is the author of the bestselling Revenant series, one of my all time favorite YA series ever at the moment. So, it's only natural to assume that I would want to read anything and everything Plum pens out. 

Now, assuming I have never read anything written by Amy Plum, the opening of the blurb would be incentive enough:
"She’s searching for answers to her past. They’re hunting her to save their future."
 Those two sentences alone have captured my attention and my interest.

Yes, I know what some of you might be thinking: it sounds like just another typical YA Dystopian novel. While I would love to argue that it does not, I cannot lie. It does sound like another dystopian, however, there is no doubt in my mind that Ms. Plum will be able to deliver something to her readers that is unique, different, and intriguing.

So while I am trying (and mostly failing) to move away from YA and into more adult novels, I will still pick up this book and suggest that if you have not yet checked out Amy Plum's Revenant series, DO IT NOW!


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