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Until the Beginning – Amy Plum

Until the Beginning coverUntil the Beginning
By: Amy Plum
After the End – Book 2
Available May 2015

Don’t miss the first book in this series! After the End on 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.

This Blonde’s Review:
Juneau has had to learn a lot in the time since her village disappeared. She’s learned that the world is not what she was taught and that there were many lies told. She has had to come to terms with many things to make it to where she is, but there is still much to learn to accept.

I really enjoyed Juneau and Miles in the first book so I was happy to see the rest of their story. We could figure that Miles would survive the injury from the last book but we had no way of knowing how Juneau’s attempt to save him would work.

I loved Miles and the way he was willing to accept Juneau’s strengths. He doesn’t recognize his own but through the course of this book we’re able to get to know him better and see him grow into a leader in his own right. Juneau’s strength and ability to trust her instincts is something that I loved about her in the first book and continued to enjoy about her in this one. She wasn’t taught to diminish herself and is able to teach Miles not to be ashamed of his strengths as well. They’re a great couple and a great team.

I really enjoyed the first book in this series and I think that the second book did a great job of following up. Our characters learn more about themselves and each other and they continue to grow. They have to make hard choices and trust their instincts.

If you enjoyed the first book in this series you’ll want to find out what happens. If you haven’t read the first one I tried not to give away too many spoilers. If you enjoy reading about strong female leads and the guys who care about them then you’ll enjoy Juneau and Miles.