Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Book Review: Until the Beginning by Amy Plum

Until the Beginning (After the End #2)
Author:  Amy Plum
Publisher:  HarperTeen, 336 pages
Publication Date:  May 5, 2015

From Goodreads:
When Juneau's clan disappeared, she lost so much more than her friends and family. She soon discovered everything she thought she knew about her life was a lie. Her people's gifts were actually secret abilities that others wanted, desperately enough to kidnap an entire village.

Juneau and her new companion Miles's cross-country journey to find her clan has led them to a game preserve in New Mexico. Now Juneau's people are finally within reach, and she will stop at nothing to save them. But she has a target on her back too, because unbeknownst to her she is the key to unlocking everything. To rescue her people - and herself - Juneau must discover what she, and her abilities, are truly capable of.

The best thing about this book is Miles.  He's hilarious and I fell in love with him. And I love love love his relationship with Juneau.  Sweet, but still filled with banter. They work together, they trust each other, they make a great team.  How refreshing.

"Just. Wow. This girl is so confident. Capable. Self-reliant. And generally kick-ass. I wonder what she could ever see in me. 'Maybe, once I'm unparalyzed, I could impress you with my mad video game skills,' I offer."

Read this duology!  It's amazing and it has the perfect ending.  

Posted by:  Pam


  1. Even though I found the first book disappointing, I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Short, sweet and to the point. But if there's any way to my heart, it's a funny male protagonist!

  3. I'm actually happy this is a duology. I just need to read it! I have the first book, but haven't seen the second yet.

  4. I didn't realize this was a duology. I didn't really like the first one though so I'm probably going to skip it. But I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed it!