Title: After the End
Author: Amy Plum
Series: After the End (#1)
Rating: 5/5 Stars
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book whatsoever; it's my true opinion only.
I received an e-book of this from HarperTeen via Edelweiss. Thank you to the publisher for giving me a chance to read and review this.
Unfortunately at the time of receiving this, I wasn't in the mood for dystopian or apocalyptic books. Only until recently have I been picking them up again. Whether this is due to the current season, I'm not sure. I also listened to this as an audio book on my Kindle. I actually found it very enjoyable.
I liked the fact that this book was told in multi-perspectives. This way we get to see the sides from both main characters.
Juneau was an odd sort of character. She's lost her friends, and so goes on a journey to find them. She is determined, and as that is her main goal, nothing gets in her way. Until...
Miles. He has been expelled from school, so to get into his Dad's good books, he goes on an adventure to find this "mysterious girl" his father is looking for. He is also a stubborn character and finds Juneau to be a different sort of character.
Going on an adventure with these two was fun. I like going on journeys and seeing things develop.
When you see a male and female character, you normally think "Oh God, this is going to be another insta-love novel", but actually I didn't feel that with this one. You see the characters venture around together and discover so many things together.
Some things were predictable, but I liked how things turned out.
I think the cover to this book is gorgeous. It definitely shows the dystopian-ness of the novel.
All in all I really liked the general storyline to the book and can't wait to continue on with the next book as After the End leaves me wanting more. Damn the cliffhangers!
It can be a little slow to begin with - some may find - but if you give it a chance, it will pick up more.
I gave this five stars in the end as I did enjoy the book.
I haven't read Amy Plum's Die For Me trilogy, so after reading this, I definitely want to dive into those as I have heard some good things about them.
If you love your dystopians, or if you've read Amy's other books, then give this one a try.
I hope you have enjoyed this review.
Happy reading =)