Tuesday, April 7, 2015

[ BLOG TOUR ] REVIEW : The Blast By Sarah Perlmutter + GIVEAWAY

Title: The Blast
Author: Sarah Perlmutter
Language: English
Genre: Young Adult - Post Apocalypse
Series: Stand Alone
Publication Date: 15th December 2014
Pages: 200p

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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?


When I first read the synopsis I immediately thought about “The 100” TV show/book I thought it would be kind of like The 100 but I was wrong, it was nothing like The 100 thank god since I didn't want to be disappointed or write a bad review about it. I actually really liked the book and the idea of it, especially since it's about post-apocalypse one of my favourite genres.

The book focuses more on family and relationship than surviving the apocalypse which is why I gave it four stars than 5 stars you may think it's boring now that you know it focuses on family rather than surviving, but this book shows you the real importance of family and how it hurts so much when you lose someone so dear to you. You can feel Beatrice lose throughout the book, and I guess it focused more on family because it is kind of a prequel to the Sarah Perlmutter new trilogy. Its touches really heavy objects like religion, family and love.

The protagonist's point of view is really unique and what is more unique that the book start from the perspective of a ten year old which is new for a young adult book. The book is really a fast-paced and fun read you can finish it in two or three sitting or even one, the only reason why I didn't finish it in one sitting is because I had exams.

I would recommend this book to post-apocalypse fans or anyone who wants a fast-paced read to read on a train or an airplane.

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!”

The Author 

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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.

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