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Until the Beginning (After the End #2) (Paperback)
Amy Plum, internationally bestselling author of the Die for Me series, delivers a heart-pounding adventure perfect for fans of Michael Grant, Veronica Rossi, and Alexandra Bracken. Until the Beginning is the sequel to After the End, which Marie Lu, New York Times bestselling author of the Legend series and the Young Elites series, called “wonderfully riveting.” In this stunning and exhilarating conclusion to the duology, Juneau has been searching for her people and for answers . . . and she is about to find both.
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 set off on a cross-country journey with her new companion, Miles, to find her clan, which 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.
“Plum keeps tension high as she follows Juneau across the country, mixing in enough romantic spice to satisfy genre fans.”
“A satisfying conclusion.”
“There is not a dull page to be found, as action, adventure and romance abound. This heart-pounding book will take you on a journey that you will never want to end.”
PRAISE FOR AFTER THE END: “Wonderfully riveting. A fascinating twist on the apocalypse, and a reminder that things aren’t always as they seem.”
“Exciting and tense! Prepare for the unexpected! You’ll stay up all night with this one!”
“Amy Plum creates a chilling world where the stakes are high and no one can be trusted. After the End will leave you breathless!”
“Misunderstandings and betrayals abound as Juneau and Miles set off on a road trip through the West, coming to appreciate each other in a slow-moving, believable romance.”
“This fast-paced adventure novel pulses with magic, romance, and one humdinger of a cliff-hanger.”
“The fast-paced plot, rife with mystery, successfully moves the story forward. Fans of post-apocalyptic fiction will enjoy this unusual not-quite-dystopian novel with a dose of corporate espionage. And the cliff-hanger ending will leave them eager for future installments.”
“Attractive characters and the fresh, present-day setting should hook genre fans.”
PRAISE FOR THE DIE FOR ME SERIES “I devoured this lush, mysterious romance, which delivers a refreshingly human heroine alongside a hero truly deserving of the title.”
“Move over, Bella and Edward. Plum introduces a world and a story that are sure to intrigue teen readers and will easily attract fans of the Twilight series.”
“The lush Parisian setting and gorgeous characters make this an immersing, franchise-ready story.”
“Plum’s debut is the perfect combo of romance and thrills, with heart-pumping action that will make you jump and love that will make you cry out for joy. You’ll hang on every word.”
“A fast-moving tale of star-crossed lovers.”
“Plum handles the intrigue and builds tension, ending with a major cliffhanger that should compel readers to the final book in the trilogy.”
“The historical elements and the magic evoked by the Parisian setting work to paint a full landscape that has a deep otherworldly connection while remaining entirely ordinary in the very best way. The story’s twists and turns are well paced and will have readers captivated.”
“A swashbuckling final episode with plot twists and unexpected revelations.”
“Plenty of well-paced tension. The author keeps the narrative moving along at a sprightly pace and handles the suspense well.”
“This last book does not disappoint. Amy Plum is to be congratulated for her creation of the Revenants. It is a fresh and original mythology. It will be interesting to see what Amy Plum will come up with next.”