After The End by Amy Plum is about a girl who lives in a small community in Alaska. After Juneau’s clan disappears, it’s up to her to find out what happened to them. Once she leaves the place she’s called home for all her life, she finds out that what she thought was real was just one big lie.
After reading Amy Plum’s Revenants series I was looking forward to reading After The End. The first few chapters hooked me right away. It was something different and interesting. As I read further I couldn’t really get into it; it felt off somehow. The relationship/romance aspect was lacking and I couldn’t really feel their chemistry. Their affection for each other came out in weird places. The way the events were unfolding was a little off, almost like there was missing information. It had a good premise but somehow it lacked excitement.
I give After The End 3 out of 5 stars.
Abbi Glines is an author worth taking a look at. I've read almost all of her released books and will continue to read anything she writes. She recently blogged some news that I'd like to share. You can read it below.
My series and the reading order
Rosemary Beach series
#1 Fallen Too Far (Rush Finlay) Fallen Too Far: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#2 Never Too Far (Rush Finlay) Never Too Far: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#3 Forever Too Far (Rush Finlay) Forever Too Far: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#4 Rush Too Far (Rush Finlay) Rush Too Far: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#5 Twisted Perfection (Woods Kerrington) Twisted Perfection: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#6 Simple Perfection (Woods Kerrington) Simple Perfection: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#7 Take A Chance (Grant Carter)Take a Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#8 One More Chance (Grant Carter) RELEASES September 2, 2014 One More Chance: A Rosemary Beach Novel (The Rosemary Beach Series)
#9 You Were Mine (Tripp Montgomery Newark) RELEASES December 2, 2014 You Were Mine: A Rosemary Beach Novel(The Rosemary Beach Series)
Sea Breeze series
#1 Breathe (Jax Stone) – this is a young adult book. It is a much “cleaner” read than my other books.Breathe (Sea Breeze)
#2 Because of Low (Marcus Hardy) Because of Low (Sea Breeze)
#3 While It Lasts (Cage York) While It Lasts (Sea Breeze)
#4 Just For Now (Preston Drake)Just For Now (Sea Breeze)
#5 Sometimes It Lasts (Cage York #2) Sometimes It Lasts (Sea Breeze)
#6 Misbehaving (Jason Stone) Misbehaving (Sea Breeze)
#7 Bad For You (Krit Corbin) Bad for You (Sea Breeze)
#8 Hold On Tight (Dewayne Falco) Hold On Tight (Sea Breeze)
The Vincent Boys series
#1 The Vincent Boys (Beau Vincent) The Vincent Boys
#2 The Vincent Brothers (Sawyer Vincent) The Vincent Brothers
#3 The Vincent Boys & The Vincent Brothers EXTENDED & UNCUT The Vincent Boys Extended and Uncut Collection: The Vincent Boys — Extended and Uncut; The Vincent Brothers — Extended and Uncut
- THESE two versions have 10,000 more words each and are for mature readers. The scenes are explicit where as the originals are young adult books.
#1 Existence Existence
#2 Predestined Predestined (Existence #2)
#2.5 Leif Leif (Existence #2.5)
#3 Ceaseless Ceaseless (Existence #3)
Those of you who have read Rosemary Beach as I released each book know that the original reading order was Fallen, Never, Twisted, Forever, then Simple. However, since Rush Too Far’s release I needed to change it for new readers. Rush Too Far will be enjoyed more if new readers read it with the other Too Far books. Then they can start the Perfection books.
I will be announcing the title for the last Sea Breeze book on June 30. I will also have a little surprise involved with that book.
Rosemary Beach will have two books for Mase releasing in 2015. After that the future of Rosemary Beach is still undecided. I love the characters and I hope to continue the series through several more books.
FOR NEW READERS: the Sea Breeze books do not have to be read in order. They are each stand alone books for different couples with the exception of While It Lasts and Sometimes It Lasts. Those two books need to be read in that order. Following along in order is fun if you want to meet the characters of each book before their story is told but it isn’t necessary.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green is about a teenage girl, Hazel, who has cancer and attends support meetings with other teenagers who share similar stories. One day she meets Augustus, who is in remission. They share a connection that links their lives together.
I was curious to read this novel because on one hand it was being praised so highly, and on the other hand, the realism of the characters was being judged. To top it off, a movie was being released. I’m always a sucker for books that are adapted as movies. As soon as I saw a trailer, I ran to get my hands on the book. Right before the movie came out I finished reading The Fault in Our Stars.
The characters were witty and their humor was dark, but I found it hilarious. Of course their teenagers, and teenagers don’t normally act or discuss things like these two characters, but they are fictitious. Their lives call for them to have matured sooner than your average teen. I loved the novel and had high hopes for the film.
It’s been almost two weeks ago since I’ve seen it, which gave me enough time to get my emotions in check. I came out of that theater with my eyes red and swollen. Even though the movie adaptation was not completely like the novel I was extremely happy with it.
I give The Fault in Our Stars novel and movie 5 out of 5 stars.
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I received this ARC of Legal Affairs – Confessions of a Litigation God from Big Dog Books, LLC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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