Wednesday, April 8, 2015

The Blast - 4 Star Review

The Blast
Release Date: 12/15/14
200 pages

Summary from Goodreads:
After a series of blasts force Beatrice Hicks and her family into their prepper bunker, they emerge to discover they are among the survivors of a nuclear apocalypse. Fighting against rogue groups and coping with deaths are just some of the adjustments Beatrice must make to survive, but how will she maintain her humanity after the blast?

If you have followed my blog for any length of time, then you know that post-apocalyptic dystopians are by far my favorite books on the planet.  So, I have become a bit of a snob about them.  I'm happy to say that The Blast stood up to the challenge of keeping my interest.

Beatrice is exactly the type of character that I would expect to come out of experiencing a nuclear apocalypse at a young age.  She's a little salty on the outside, still a warm and caring person inside, but has emotional baggage none the less.  

There are a few little details that take it out of the realm of possibility/reality such as how little time they waited to venture outside after the blast went off. But that is just my over analytical mind talking there. The story still makes you want to know what is going to happen to the characters next, and that is what matters more.  

Praise for THE BLAST:
“This is the most impressive and heartfelt apocalypse story I’ve ever read in my life!”

“A real tour de force… [It’s] refreshing to have a YA book which focuses on the important things in a person’s life – family, love and death.”

“What a beautiful story. A wonderful look at the human ability to survive, rebuild, and grow through survival.”

“One of the best post-apocalypse stories I have read.”

“This book easily stacks up against my favourites and has an originality that many books seem to lack these days. [The] writing style is impeccable and this book is utterly breathtaking!”

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About the Author

Sarah Perlmutter is the Wattpad featured author of THE BLAST, a young adult post-apocalypse novel. 

Outside of the young adult genre, Sarah has published poems and flash fiction through Mash Stories, Millennial Garbage, the Pittsburgh History and Landmark Foundation, and the Western Pennsylvania Writing Project.

When she is not writing, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and cat, cooking food that is far too spicy, making arts and crafts, and teaching high school English.

For more information about Sarah and her writing, check out her website.

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