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 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.
Such a fascinating book! That they grew up thinking that the world ended in the 80's with WWIII, and that their group is about the only beacon of hope, because they're close with nature-with Yara. Which was really interesting, and yeah, part of the reason why her clan was kidnapped.
It was a bit of a shock for Juneau when she finds out that the clan lied about WWIII, which yeah, is not a very great thing, because she's been taught that emotion that's not calm and peaceful, means that the connection of Yara doesn't work as well.
I really enjoyed the back and forth between Juneau and Mile's POV, and how all the all things that the oracles told her, fit in, and just yeah, it was a main part of the book, one that I really enjoyed, and yeah, so good!
So yeah, that ending? What with 2 groups trying to get Juneau, Whit, her teacher, and the pharmaceutical company that Miles' dad, runs, who is looking for the drug that lets people live basically forever, ageing slowly. And with Miles just having that...yeah. And the sleep death!
I can't wait for the next book, we need to know that Miles is OK, and they need to find and rescue her clan!
Author: Amy Plum
Series: After the End #1
Read: November 3rd, 2014
Reason Why: Sounded good, it's by Amy Plum, and it's a 2014 Dystopia Book, WoW Book and a Prequel & Sequel Challenge 2014 Book!
Published: May 6th 2014