Waiting on Wednesday (#23)


Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine,
which spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating!


Waiting on Wednesday (#23)
After the End
After the End #1

Written by: Amy Plum
Published by: HarperTeen
Release date: May 6th 2014
Pages: 352
Buy: B&N, Amazon
Add on: Goodreads

"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.


I just found out about this book recently, and think it sounds incredibly promising. Right off the bat, that cover is just gorgeous – it actually makes me feel cold without screaming, “Brrrrrrr, Alaska!!!”, and the blurb is fascinating to me. It sounds a little bit like the movie The Village, which I loooved, but hopefully there’s more twists to it than that, considering the blurb has given away the main one if so… And I haven’t read Amy Plum’s Revenants series (it’s on my TBR list, but that thing just keeps growing! =S ), but I’ve heard really good things about it, so that makes me even more excited for a new series by her. Anyone else enjoyed Revenants, or just looking forward to this new series in general?

What book are YOU anxiously awaiting today?

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25 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#23)

  1. It looks like we picked similar types of books this week! I haven’t come across this one yet, and I love the whole concept behind the thing – especially the setting (I agree, the cover is awesome). I am definitely adding this one to the pile. :)

  2. WoW Twinsies! I featured this one this week, too. ; )

    Oh, you’re right! It does seem like The Village. Which I sort of didn’t love. But for a whole lot of other reasons than the similarity that you’re referring to. I, too, haven’t read Revenants but I have heard some good things. Definitely anxious for this one, for sure!

    Jessie Marie Reads
    My WoW

    • Yay, I’m glad to hear that! The fact that so many people liked the Revenants series is one reason I’m excited for this new series – plus it’s dystopian, which I looooove.

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