Review ~ After the End by Amy Plum

Posted April 28, 2014 by Michelle in Review / 7 Comments

My Review***Bangs head on desk*** I really liked this book until the end then I wanted to punch someone in the face. I just don’t understand, this book was great and then WTF!!! OK so I wont say what happened but it was really frustrating and I must hope upon hope that this is going to be a series or I might actually punch someone.

The story starts after the 3rd World War in a town in Alaska with a group of people that have started a new life separated from a world that was totally devastated. It left only a few people who will do anything to survive but when the outside world breaks in and all the villagers go missing it’s up to Juneau to find them using the only thing she know. Yara which is a form of natural magic that can connect her with her people and nature but when she steps out into a world she thought was lost it becomes apparent that she was lied to because the world outside of there small village is just fine.

That’s sounds AWESOME right? It was and I honestly loved Juneau. The story was told in her and Miles POV. Miles is the kid she meets and she learns is suppose to take her to find her people. I LOVED Miles and I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud. Some of the things he said is in a realistic way because if this happened to you, you would say the same things. The chemistry they had together made this a wonderful read and the banter back and forth was so funny….then we got to the end and I was in a RAGE.

I don’t even know how to explain it. It just ended… it. just. ended. Now no place on the cover does it say book 1 so I can assume that this is a stand alone, however I pray to the gods that this is not a stand alone. As much as I liked the story, the progression of the story was only in the beginning and then the end (In my opinion). The middle was just a lot of driving and connecting to Yara and then to end the way it did after all that driving and Yaraing. I was like WHAT!!!!

Ok so let me just say this. I will recommend this book because I really liked it, and I want you to also feel what I felt at the end. Not because I am a mean person but because it took me 2 weeks to write this review and this book is still fresh in my head and my emotion from it is still the same. That is saying something, so well done Amy Plum, well done. You wrote an amazing book that has stuck with me and will stick with for a very long time but I still pray there will be a book number 2 because I seriously need to know WHAT HAPPENED!!! It could not have just ENDED THAT WAY!!!!

EDIT: Since I already typed this I didn’t want to change anything so I added this edit

I just saw on goodread that this is book 1,  my prayers to the gods have been answered and now I don’t have to punch anyone 😉

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7 responses to “Review ~ After the End by Amy Plum

  1. I finished this book last week and overall I enjoyed it. I’m happy that it is not a stand-alone…that would have been evil. I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. I couldn’t connect as well with Miles or Juneau though I wanted to. I loved the raven though! haha

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  2. Tt

    I tried to read this one but I couldn’t get past the 3rd chapter. I’m glad to hear that it get better until the end lol. I might give this book another try since you liked it so much.


    Tt @ Never Ending Stories