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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

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ebook, HarperTeen, 352 pages
Published May 6th 2014 by HarperCollins
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Khanh (the Grinch)
Oct 05, 2013 Khanh (the Grinch) rated it really liked it
Beneath me lies a city. It is not in ruins. It isn’t decimated by war and poisoned by radiation. It is a thriving city with massive glass buildings glistening in the late-afternoon sun. This is not a postapocalyptic wasteland. Where am I? What is going on?
Whoa. WHOA.

I really liked this book---but do take my words with a grain of salt, this is a woman who actually LIKED The Village after all, but the premise of falsehood was revealed to us at the very beginning of the book. This book was so str
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Emily May
Nov 21, 2013 Emily May rated it really liked it
Recommended to Emily May by: Khanh (the Grinch)
Well... colour me surprised.

I don't know what I expected from After the End (though probably not much after reading the reviews of Die for Me) but I definitely didn't expect a book that had me glued to the pages, awake most of the night reading, and laughing out loud on almost every page in the middle section. I had braced myself for "yet another dystopia" and got something more like an entertaining, fast-paced urban fantasy.

Survival. That’s all that’s important. My own survival, and that of my
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Giselle
Dec 02, 2013 Giselle rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebook, arc
With an incredibly exciting premise and a unique magical twist, After the End could have swooped me off my feet, but instead I found myself getting increasingly bored as the book went on. What started as a fun adventure involving a girl who finds out that her whole life is based on a lie, ended up being nothing but a dull road trip with flat characters and an artificial romance.

I admit to being compelled at first, however. It begins on a high note when we learn all about Juneau’s way of life as
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Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie


So this book was unlike any book I've ever read.

Now I don't want to bore people with my thoughts, but that's the whole purpose of reviewing. This book was surprisingly spiritual and philosophical, I know it's a science fiction and a lot of the stuff that happened is "impossible".

I think most people believe or would like to believe that they are part of a higher or divine power, that there is something or someone out there looking out for us. That we aren't just beings alone randomly placed on th
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Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘ (of badger and SNAKE)


Book 2 : Until The Beginning ★★

When we've been waiting for months to read a book, we can't help but be afraid to feel disappointed in the end. Let's get this straight : You can stop holding your breath, because it wasn't the case here. Indeed while After the end is by no means a flawless book, it delivered almost exactly what I expected : adventure, strong and funny characters, coherent world-building, pretty good writing, and no insta-love. However it lacked something to become a favorite o
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If it ain't good I don't read it !
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Did it say this book is by Amy freakin Plum??

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Well God damn

Amy freakin Plum, i still cant get past that shit.

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Edit: Andddd Amy Plum Slays again!!!

- 4.5 stars
Christina
Jan 08, 2014 Christina rated it really liked it
3.5 stars...I'll bump the rating to 4 because I loved Amy Plums Die For Me series, so I kind of have high hopes for the next one.

The MC, Juneau, was born and raised in the Alaskan wilderness...no electricity, no cars, no stores, no phones. All her life she has been told by her clan's elders that the rest of the world is a post-apocalyptic wasteland, ravaged by nuclear radiation from World War 3. It's been 30 years since the war. Her parents and fifteen others escaped in the very last hours, afte
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Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie
May 06, 2015 Destini Mia~ ♕ Sassy Lassie rated it really liked it

So traitor, you want to play? The game is on.

So, this wasn't what I expected. I don't know what I expected, really. But whatever I would have expected would not have been this.

That sounds kind of bad, but I'm actually pleasantly surprised. The concept of a seemingly post-apocalyptic world with a supernatural twist caught my attention but, like most books I've read lately, I was worried that it would just be "okay".

This was not the case.

We have a strong female lead, Juneau, who with Miles mad
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Tiff at Mostly YA Lit
Review originally posted at: http://mostlyyalit.blogspot.ca/2014/0...

Guys, I was really surprised by this one. It is not what you're going to expect at all. I expected it to be sort of like a contemp, a fish out of water story with Juneau integrating into society. Instead, I got a pretty awesome conspiracy thriller with some supernatural/sci-fi elements thrown in. I really liked it.

Here's the story: Juneau is a seventeen-year-old who is happily living with her clan in the wilds of Alaska after W
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♥Rachel♥
A great story!

Everything about the world Juneau believes in is basically a lie. Still, her powers are very much real as is her desire to find and rescue her kidnapped clan.

Strong, smart, determined heroine. Juneau didn't have a whiny bone in her body, nor did this story suffer from lack of communication, which is a common complaint of mine with YA reads. She was upfront and honest with Miles.

Miles was self-absorbed and spoiled when the story began, but I was happy to witness positive character
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Jordan
Oct 10, 2013 Jordan marked it as to-read
soooooooo unsure about this book


i really loved her Revenants series
*sigh* Vincent and Jules
BUT
because its Amy plum why not
shady
Mind you, this book came from the exact same author who wrote Die for Me, one of the most boring, cliched and uninspired books I've read. So you can imagine how hard to believe that is, given the fact that I had a ton of fun reading this one.

It was all there: intriguing story that kept me wanting to find out more, great chemistry between the two main characters, and the characters themselves never made me wanna facepalm. Granted, I was pretty bugged by Miles for the first half of the book, since
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Rashika (is tired)
***This review has also been posted on The Social Potato

Actual Rating 3.5

I am genuinely surprised by how much I liked this one. I went into After the End expecting to be disappointed, but Khanh’s review offered a glimpse of hope, that perhaps this book wouldn’t be another disappointment. I had even more reason to be skeptical about this one because I haven’t had much luck with dystopias lately and I kind of expected it to be another generic one. Except it wasn’t. It put a very original spin on
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Lucia
Nov 26, 2013 Lucia rated it liked it
My Juneau and Miles:


17-years old gifted girl hiding from aftermaths of nuclear war and determined to do anything to protect her clan, suddenly finds out that her whole life was a fabricated lie. A spoiled boy who is used to always geetting his way and now he wants to prove himself to his dad. Can these two fundamentally different people help each other to reach their goals?



I liked that main protagonists were from completely different backgrounds. Once they were together (not in romantic kind of
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Maja (The Nocturnal Library)
Although I’m a big fan of Amy Plum’s Revenants series, I started After the End with no small amount of trepidation. Writers are sometimes more than just defined by their first story, they get stuck writing endless variations of it, unable to find their voice elsewhere. For whatever reason, I feared that Plum might be one of those authors. Boy, was I ever wrong.

I’ve had little time to read and even less patience for it lately, being preoccupied with finishing my thesis in time. Therefore, finding
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Mel (Daily Prophecy)

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I am left frustrated and confused by this book. I liked the idea of a community in Alaska after World War III; the only thing is, Juneau finds out this never happened. I thought it would give some interesting situations, with Juneau trying to blend into the modern world and her mission to save her clan. Instead, I was bored and it seemed to take me a lot of time to finish it. The slow pacing doesn’t work here. I am familiar with her other series so I know
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Neil (or bleed)
I really don't know what is happening on the first few chapters of this book since what I have read was really confusing to the point that everything doesn't make sense. But goodness gracious I was so happy that I didn't drop reading this book because (oh gods) after those confusing first few chapters, After the End, in my opinion, was great, compelling and a fun read.

I may not remember everything about this book but I can't forget how I really loved this one-- from the interesting plot, well-pa
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Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake)
Nov 27, 2013 Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake) rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chelsea ❤Peril Please❤ (of BADGER and Snake) by: Kristin (KC)
*4.5 Stars!*

I am on fire. A golden statue alight, flames licking around me, melting the snow into puddles at my feet, heating Juneau's face and reddening her nose and cheeks. She leans in closer until her lips are touching mine. And as she kisses me I disperse into a million tiny flames, sparks flying up into the cold winter air and diffusing once they hit the starry night sky.

Life, as I've been telling all my lovely GR friends lately, apparently is not a wish granting factory. I've been seein
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Maggie ☘ (Reader in Wonderland)
*2,9/5 stars*

“Life is easier in black and white. It's the ambiguity of a world defined in grays that has stripped me of my confidence and left me powerless.”

Pretty promising book. I loved the first half, the second... not so much. It's like, after the intriguing build-up, it all fizzled out in the next half. I wanted more action, more suspense and some shocking revelations. Nothing like that happened. It got a bit flat and dull and I lost interest in reading it more than a few times.
The two di
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Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
This started off with a bang, and then it fizzled out for me. I thought I was going to be reading about the baddies who went through all this trouble to segregate a small group of people and then find out they had sinister goals. Well THAT was there, but it wasn't the main focus. I honestly thought it was a romance novel with a post-apocalyptic setting. Thought it was unnecessary and wasn't too vital with the entire plot. Then there was the fact that this adventure or journey or whatever you wan ...more
-k The Lady Critic
Jun 06, 2012 -k The Lady Critic marked it as to-read
So... It's like the movie The Village?
AH
Update 12/25/14 After the End was chosen as one of Badass Book Reviews favorite Young Adult/New Adult SciFi/Dystopia books of 2014. Read all about it here.

Initial Thoughts: This was really good, about 4.5 stars with .5 stars deducted for ending too soon, lol. The story is told in alternating first person points of view of the main characters Juneau and Miles. Juneau lives in a small enclave near Denali, Alaska. Miles lives a privileged life in LA. At first, I wondered what the two could possibly
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Jeann (Happy Indulgence)
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As I was warned, After The End isn’t a dystopian but instead, a contemporary/dystopian blend. It features an interesting outlook from a girl who thinks that World War III has happened and that her clan are the only survivors, but finds out she was lied to all along.

Juneau has lived in the Alaskan wilderness all of her life, and when her clan goes missing, she stumbles upon civilization in her search. I could not imagine how
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nick
Nov 14, 2013 nick rated it really liked it

After the End is a book that everyone should go into without reading the blurb because it will take you by surprise and consequently, your reading experience will be much more entertaining. That's what I did and having not loved Amy Plum's Revenent series, I was very much surprised by how much I ended up enjoying this title.

The book is told in the dual POV of Juneau and Miles. While I did have issues with Miles' POV because of his personality, the dual POV in this book was essential to see the t
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Jessica
May 27, 2014 Jessica rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
So I know I have a zillion other books that I should be reading and finishing but I was just craving a dystopian/post apocalyptic novel. AFTER THE END isn’t exactly either of those books but I am still so glad that I read it. When I picked up this book and started to read it I was thisclose to quitting on it. I was 5% in and I was bored, too many characters were being thrown at me and I wasn’t into it. My gut told me to stick with it and I’m happy I did because this book was really good! Juneau ...more
Brittany
Feb 21, 2013 Brittany rated it it was amazing
UPDATE: AFTER FREADING

OHH MY GOSH! This book was just amazing!!! But that cliffhanger doe...


BEFORE READING

Oh MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH, OH MY GOSH GUYS!!!!!!!
THERE IS GONNA BE ANOTHER AMY PLUM BOOK!
THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!!

BUT, WOAH... 2014...........NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
I NEED IT NOW!


Keertana
May 08, 2014 Keertana rated it liked it
Rating: 3.5 Stars

I really, really enjoyed After the End. It isn't a dystopian novel--though the protagonist believes she's living in a post-apocalyptic world--and that premises is so wholly unique that it was enough to drag me through the alternating chapters in the beginning (which didn't do much for the plot) and into the rest of the enticing novel. Plum's latest series is written impeccably, putting into the confused mindset of our protagonist and introducing us to the culture shock of the mo
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(ha)Ley
May 08, 2014 (ha)Ley rated it really liked it
I have been fortunate in the month of March. I was able to read many good books, After the End being one of them. Let's hope this good luck continues into April.

What I liked:
•The concept of the Yara was really cool
•I like Juneau's character. She's smart and analyzes things before reacting to them and she's also brave for leaving everything behind to search for her clan. But she always has her weaknesses, her doubts. Overall a very nice character
•I like how it didn't head into love triangle terri
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『Hailey』
Jan 19, 2014 『Hailey』 marked it as to-read
The protagonist's name is Juneau???
Juneau is a favorite name of mine (I want to name my future child that, ngl lol) so this book better be good.

Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Unique story-line!
Fast paced
Easy to connect with characters!

All around a great book and can't wait to start the 2nd book in this series!
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Amy Plum is the international bestselling author of the DIE FOR ME series (Indie Next List pick, Romance Times top pick, and recipient of a starred review from School Library Journal). The books have been translated into thirteen foreign languages. The trilogy is accompanied by two eNovellas entitled DIE FOR HER and DIE ONCE MORE and a compendium entitled INSIDE THE WORLD OF DIE FOR ME.

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