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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

BLOG TOUR - THE BLAST by SARAH PERLMUTTER + REVIEW by the ROCK CHICK FAIRY + GIVEAWAY






The fairies are very proud to be a part of this tour!!

One of the most heartfel Dystopians I've ever read!
~Rock Chick Fairy


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






SYNOPSIS

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?





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!”







An ARC was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.




THE BLAST tells us a story of a girl who made herself hard as steel and brave as a soldier. 


Going into this book, I didn't know what to expect. I already know that I considered Hunger Games as the best dystopian book. However, hunger game was all about the nitty gritty things, while this one is all about the good things to look forward to. I'm not saying that it didn't have bad things in it. I'm just saying that the point of this book is all about the end result which is to have a brighter future for everyone.


In short, this has a happy ending. :)


Sorry if some of you will find that to be a spoiler, but I just had to get it out there.


Let me try to break it down.


Our heroine might just be the youngest (well, when it started) dystopian heroine I've ever read about. She was of course, innocent and all before the blast. She just wanted to play outside for crying out loud. Then suddenly, everything changes. Everything isn't how it used to be, everything isn't how it's supposed to be. In my opinion, she grew up FAST right after the blast. Her mind adapted quickly to the changes that came to their lives. She learned how to arm herself, how to fight, how to scavenge and how to not trust anybody besides her family. I think her best trait is her sense of survival. She has an inherent view of what could happen if she did/didn't do something. She's awesome!


The other characters have very unique set of traits. For example, we have Beatrice's best friend, Ellie. She's the hearts and flowers type. Complete opposite of Ellie, but they get along. I actually love their friendship. With the way that they grew up after the blast, I expected for them to drift apart or even fight, but no, these characters are tight. There's also Beatrice's parents... mygawd ain't they the pair! Strong parents! Strong, no-nonsense parents. If I call Beatrice a survivor, it's all thanks to her parents. The other characters especially the boys also have stories to tell. You can't miss them. I don't love what happened to them, but I like their camaraderie. 


The story is all about them trying to find a piece of normalcy after everything that happened to them.This is about survival, fighting while trying to find where you stand. 

I don't want to give out spoilers regarding what went on in the story.

However, I can tell you this: It's heartfelt. 

I cried so many times.

But I also smiled at some point.


I guess that's how I would describe this book.


It's sad, what with the world ending and all, but it's still beautiful. 

All in all, I'm giving this 4.5 fairy wings!






Book Playlist for The Blast

1.      “Radioactive” by Imagine Dragons
2.      “Demons” by Imagine Dragons
3.      “Raise Your Weapon” by DeadMau5
4.      “Run” by Snow Patrol, covered by Leona Lewis
5.      “Fix You” by Coldplay
6.      “Rue’s Farewell” by James Newton Howard, from The Hunger Games Official Soundtrack
7.      “Fortune Days” by Glitch Mob
8.      “Look After You” by The Fray
9.      “Let it Go / Vivaldi’s Winter” by The Piano Guys
10.  “Winter Song” by Sara Bareilles and Ingrid Michaelson
11.  “You Found Me” by The Fray
12.  “Learning to Breathe” by Switchfoot
13.  “Human” by Christina Perri
14.  “I Won’t Give Up” by Jason Mraz
15.  “Goodbye My Lover” by James Blunt
16.  “Say Something” by A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera
17.  “Arms” by Christina Perri
18.  “All of Me” by John Legend
19.  “Tell Me a Story” by Phillip Phillips



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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7 comments :

  1. Thanks for sharing and introducing me to an author :)

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  2. Thanks for introducing me to a new author. I always keep an eye out for books that my teenager would like.

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  3. amazing cover and great excerpt :D

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  4. I'm digging the playlist. Good music. Thanks

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  5. Thank you for introducing me to this book.

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