After the End (After the End Series #1)

After the End (After the End Series #1)

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by Amy Plum
     
 

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"I have no idea what is truth and what is fiction. I'm all I've got now. I can't trust anyone."

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,

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"I have no idea what is truth and what is fiction. I'm all I've got now. I can't trust anyone."

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
★ 03/03/2014
Seventeen-year-old Juneau has grown up isolated in the postapocalyptic Alaskan wilderness, a pristine landscape of “crystalline fields veined with frozen streams.” When her clan is kidnapped, she discovers that the nuclear war they supposedly fled never took place. Struggling to disentangle truth from lies, Juneau plunges into an unfamiliar world to rescue her clan, aided by her connection to the Yara, a mystical nature-force. In this series opener, Plum (the Die for Me books) introduces a resilient, crossbow-wielding, part-Chinese heroine, then forces this driven survivor to cooperate with a spoiled rich kid. Miles Blackwell seeks to redeem himself in the eyes of his CEO father by capturing Juneau, but he’s instead pulled into her attempt to find her people. Misunderstandings and betrayals abound as Juneau and Miles set off on a road trip through the West, coming to appreciate each other in a slow-moving, believable romance. Alternating first-person narrators let readers get to know intense Juneau from inside and out, while offering a window into Miles’s gradual maturation. Ages 13–up. Agent: Stacey Glick, Dystel & Goderich Literary Management. (May)
Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)
“A fast-moving tale of star-crossed lovers.”
VOYA, June 2014 (Vol. 37, No. 2) - Elisabeth W. Rauch
Juneau grew up near Denali, Alaska, after World War III left Earth a nuclear wasteland. Her community centers itself around taking good care of the Earth and depending upon nature for everything they need. They are all specimens of extraordinary good health, as they do not age or grow ill. While out hunting, Juneau hears helicopters, which are signs of brigands, or looting hoards of radioactive people. She returns to her community to find there is no one left. Her connection with Earth’s magic, or Yara, allows her the vision of everyone she knows being flown off in giant helicopters, a technology that was never supposed to have survived the war. As the only member of her community who has not been captured, she is charged with finding them and bringing them home. As she ventures out into the world beyond her community, she finds that things are not as she was taught, and now she has to question everything she thought she knew. A lot of things about this dystopian tale will sound familiar to teen readers. For example, a crossbow-equipped female main character with incredible wilderness survival skills holds sole responsibility for saving her family and community. For this reason, however, teens will jump at the opportunity to pick up this new dystopian series. Reviewer: Elisabeth W. Rauch; Ages 12 to 18.
Kirkus Reviews
2014-03-12
Plum serves up another paranormal-suspense series opener. Seventeen-year-old Juneau lives in the wilds of post-apocalyptic Alaska, where elder Whit is teaching her to become clan Sage, to connect her mind with the Yara. This mystical energy enables her to Read distant events and people's motivations and to Conjure, allowing her to manipulate objects remotely and even to become briefly invisible. Returning from a hunting expedition, Juneau discovers that helicopters have attacked her village and carried off everyone in it. She begins to track them down, then discovers that the story she had been told all her life is a lie: She and her clan are not survivors of World War III, supposedly fought in 1984. Instead of devastation, she finds the vibrant contemporary city of Anchorage. Going undercover in a modern world she doesn't understand, Juneau begins to lose her paranormal powers. Meeting Miles, the son of the powerful man behind the underlying plot, she partners uneasily with him in a trek across the west in search of her clan. The story morphs from paranormal exploration to a chase thriller as Juneau narrowly eludes her pursuers. Miles and Juneau trade narration duties, their present-tense voices nicely distinct; Juneau speaks formally, with a slightly archaic accent, while Miles uses a pleasantly normal contemporary vernacular. Attractive characters and the fresh, present-day setting should hook genre fans. (Paranormal suspense. 12-18)
Marie Lu
“Wonderfully riveting. A fascinating twist on the apocalypse, and a reminder that things aren’t always as they seem.”
Sophie Jordan
“Exciting and tense! Prepare for the unexpected! You’ll stay up all night with this one!”
Kimberly Derting
“Amy Plum creates a chilling world where the stakes are high and no one can be trusted. After the End will leave you breathless!”
ALA Booklist
“This fast-paced adventure novel pulses with magic, romance, and one humdinger of a cliff-hanger.”
Aprilynne Pike
PRAISE FOR THE DIE FOR ME SERIES“I devoured this lush, mysterious romance, which delivers a refreshingly human heroine alongside a hero truly deserving of the title.”
ALA Booklist on Die for Me
“Move over, Bella and Edward. Plum introduces a world and a story that are sure to intrigue teen readers and will easily attract fans of the Twilight series.”
ALA Booklist on If I Should Die
A swashbuckling final episode with plot twists and unexpected revelations.”
New York Journal of Books
“This last book does not disappoint. Amy Plum is to be congratulated for her creation of the Revenants. It is a fresh and original mythology. It will be interesting to see what Amy Plum will come up with next.”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062225603
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
05/06/2014
Series:
After the End Series, #1
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
177,711
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

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