Waiting on Wednesday: After the End


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases.


After the End
by Amy Plum
Coming May 6, 2014
from HarperTeen

 
Summary:
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.

Why I want it:
I love Amy. That's why. Amy's book just bring out all the feels for me. They're a total escape for me from my own life, and yet, I feel like I'm reading about real people doing real things, no matter how crazy the story gets (um, zombies in Paris, guys. I totally bought it!). Also, I genuinely care about Amy's characters because she makes me care. Even when I'm angry at them for being flawed, I love them and want to see them succeed. Plus, as a declared Amy Plum Superfan, I find it is my duty to lust fully before Amy's books are released and to love them thorougly after. Also, since I proclaimed to have an epic love affair with Jules, Amy taunts me ALL THE TIME with the apparent amazing-ness of her new guy Miles. Bring it on, Amy!

Why I think you should want it:
Amy writes about strong heroines and swoony heroes. Her characters are, at times, flawed, but their flaws are what make them beautiful and relatable instead of straining credulity with perfection. No character is thrown away. Also, Amy's writing will draw you in and keep you captivated. Every word is intentional and meaningful. Plus, action! Exciting locales! Kissing! Sword fights! More kissing! Are you sold yet? You will be After the End of her books! Oy. I know that was terrible. I am so sorry.

Eh, no, I'm not.

What are YOU waiting for this week? Feel free to share!

51 comments:

  1. I will be keeping an eye on this one. Not sold yet, will be waiting on your review!

    My WoW

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    1. Well, here's to hoping you'll like my review, then! That's a lot of pressure for sure. Thanks for stopping by, Angela!

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    1. Thank you visiting! I like my pick too!

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  3. I just saw After The End as someone else's pick. It's already on my tbr and I can't wait to read it :)

    Aly @ My Heart Hearts Books
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    1. It took me all dang day, but I FINALLY found that other post! Thanks for stopping by, Aly!

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  4. I haven't read Plum's other series (though I most definitely want to), but this one looks good! Thanks for stopping by!

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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    1. Definitely, definitely read the Revenants. That series is super entertaining!

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  5. Oh my gosh, I have never heard of this before! It sounds AMAZING. I'm so intrigued that it takes place in Alaska, and what a great concept, right? Thank you for introducing me to this awesome book! Going on my TBR list right now:) Thanks for visiting Books, Bones & Buffy!

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    1. Glad I could share a new book with you, Tammy! Her other series is fantastic so I'm really looking forward to this one!

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  6. I didn't know that Amy was publishing new book.:)
    Thank you for sharing and stopping by.

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    1. Yup! This one was originally titled Juneau so there's still a little bit of confusion regarding its publication. Thanks for visiting, Glass!

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  7. I've never heard of this before, but it sounds really interesting! May have to check it out.
    Thanks for visiting my WoW
    Rachel @ The NerdHerd Reads

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    1. Glad to introduce a new book to you! Thanks for stopping by, Rachel!

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  8. Um, this looks fantastic! I will definitely be reading this!

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    1. I KNOW, right?! I absolutely can't wait.

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  9. This sounds good. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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    1. Thanks, me too! Thank you for stopping by, Brandi!

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  10. Can't believe I've never heard of this author! I think I'd better check out her books. :) This one sounds terrific -- I love the Alaska setting and the premise. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Lisa

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    1. She's a YA must-read, Lisa, absolutely. So glad I could introduce you to some fabulous new books! :)

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  11. Woo Hoo! You are awesome for choosing this book today. Great minds think alike. Even though I don't usually read dystopians, I am really looking forward to reading this one. Thanks for stopping by My WoW.

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    1. *grins* Aw, yeah! This looks fantastic, dystopian or no. Thanks for visiting!

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  12. Pretty cover! This sounds like a really good book, thanks for sharing:) And thanks for stopping by The Quiet Girl Talks!

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  13. I love the cover. This looks like a good read and it's the first I've heard of it. Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

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    1. My pleasure! I'm so glad to share a book that a lot of people haven't heard of. :)

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  14. How could I miss this one. I have heard of this author and I need to get to read her books. I haven't heard of this one but it sounds like a perfect read for me :) Great pick :)
    Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Glad to share a book you haven't heard of. I hope you do read Amy's books and love them. Thank you for visiting!

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  15. I haven't read anything by this author yet but it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

    Johanna @ Challenging Reads

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    1. I'm glad to. I hope you do read one of her books. They're lovely!

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  16. Thank you so much for sharing, sounds good, and I'll add it on my TBR :)

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    1. Yes! Making a difference on TBR at a time!

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  17. Oh yes! I am really excited for this book too! Although I still need to finish her Revenants series. Great pick!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

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    1. Oh, do! Make sure you have tissues if you are a crier. If I Should Die was totally emotional for me!

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  18. I haven't read any of the author's books but I hope I do soon, people adore her :)
    Hope you get the book fast!

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    1. Thanks, me too! I hope you read one of Amy's books. She does have loyal fans, but I guarantee it's because she's awesome.

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  19. This book looks so cool! Definitely added to my TBR list. :)

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    1. Yes! I hope you enjoy as much as I plan to!

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  20. I love it when characters are realistic. This one sounds good, I admit I haven't read this author before. Will have to check her out!
    Thanks for stopping by my wow!

    Dee @ Dee's reads

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    1. I hope you do! I love all of Amy's books!

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  21. Haven't heard of this one before, but it sounds pretty interesting! Strong heroine and swoony heroes are a definitely must! Thanks for sharing and stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll give After the End a try!

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  22. Oh, wow! This sounds AWESOME! Thank you so much for sharing this!!!

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    1. Glad to share something new! I hope you read it and enjoy!

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  23. I haven't heard about 'After the End' before but it does sound interesting. Nice pick. :)
    Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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    1. My pleasure. I hope you check out After the End!

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  24. I'm super excited to read this one, I love Amy Plum's writing, so I hope this one is just as good as the rest of her work.

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  25. This sounds great! I've been meaning to read her Revenants series too. I should get on that!

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  26. The cover sucked me in. But then I saw the author and it gave me pause. Now I'm uncertain.

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