Tuesday, 8 July 2014

Teaser Tuesday: After the End by Amy Plum

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
To play along just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

After the End by Amy Plum.

After the End – HarperTeen

“Juneau, you can’t be perfect. You’re going to be clan Sage, not our sole protector.”
“I’d rather be prepared to do both,” I respond.
— Chapter 1

Death by ponytail. It could happen.
— Chapter 4

Just a quick note about this as I’ve just started reading. These two scenes are from the two protagonists of the novel and with just a few words you already know the sort of person the are, or at least project to be on the surface. That’s very skillful writing and I admire Amy Plum a lot, especially when I see how much she has evolved during her first trilogy alone. I love watching writers grow with their books and this is definitely the case here. The whole idea of the story is an interesting concept and I’m looking forward to seeing Juneau stumble through not-at-all-post-apocalyptic modern day ... and meet and clash with Miles.

Do you have an author whose development you’ve followed from their debut? Let me know about them and share your teasers in the comments.


Vonnie said...

It's funny. I've never heard of this book until a friend of mine asked me to join her read-along for this book just this morning.

Maybe you should join since you're already reading it? My friend will be posting a sign-up link this Friday. You can visit her at Wall-to-Wall Books. The read-along would run for the month of August.

Here's my teaser.

Cleopatra Loves Books said...

I'm intrigued by death by ponytail! Great teaser here is my TT http://cleopatralovesbooks.wordpress.com/2014/07/08/teaser-tuesday-july-8/

Love Africa Book Club said...

I had to laugh at 'death by ponytail'. Nice teasers.
Here's mine


Beth F said...

Good teasers. This is new to me author -- I'll have to check her out.

Michelle said...

I'm sitting here imagining `death by ponytail`...hmmmm

My TT is here:

Juli Rahel said...

I also love seeing authors progress in their writing, it makes me feel like a proud mama bear xD I'd heard of this book but hadn't seen any teasers! I love the idea of death by ponytail although I wear one quite often! Thanks for sharing :)
My Tuesday Intro
Juli @ Universe in Words

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

A dystopian setting!? My type of book! That book cover though, stunning.
Sparrow's Teaser | Wonder

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Death by ponytail? I'm definitely curious!
My Teaser is from RYELEE’S COWBOY.

Anonymous said...

Great teasers, the second made me chuckle! I'm teasing two books this week...

Missie said...

Death by ponytail - LOL! I can't wait to get my hands on this one!
New follower :)
Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

Ashna said...

I love "death by ponytail". I haven't heard of this one yet but now i'm excited Thanks for sharing Here's my Teaser

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