Until the Beginning, the second book in the After the End series continues the cliffhanger in the first book. Juneau and Miles are on the run, Miles is shot and Juneau had to perform The Right on him to save his life. At this point, Juneau is also discovering her powers and the reasons behind them. I’m not sure how to review this book. I think it’s a love it/hate it type of thing because I think there is nothing that is going on for the most part of the book.
What I love about the book:
- We get answers! Yes, after that first cliffhanger, I wanted to get answers stat and some of those questions were answered in this book.
- Juneau and Miles’ relationship. I love the chemistry between them especially when Miles changes and starts to fall for Juneau.
- I thought the sexy times part was age appropriate. Very PG 13, I think.
What I hate about the book:
- I miss Miles’ sarcasm. I really wish I he could have kept his sarcasm but I since his sarcasm was directed at some of the things Juneau did in After the End, I am semi-glad that this is not the case now.
- There is nothing going on in this book, well the middle part anyway. It starts at a high then slowly goes downhill from there and then picks up again by the last few chapters. If this weren’t an audiobook, I probably would have stopped in the middle.
- Miles’ dad. I mean. Please. E V I L.
- There were animal killings. I know it’s part of the plot but -!
- I still have questions! Well, despite enjoying the book, there are still unanswered questions. And I’m not even sure if there is a third book in the series!
All in all, Until the Beginning was an enjoyable listen. I’m not sure about reading it, but I definitely recommend the audiobook. Oh, and the cover? Yes, I definitely love it!
THOUGHTS ON THE AUDIO
Narrator: Emily Rankin & Graham Hamilton
Again, both narrators complemented each other and breathed life to both Miles and Juneau. The pacing was great and I did not have any problems following the story.
Hmmm, I had read the first book and it was interesting but I haven't been able to decide if I wanted to bother with the next. I think your review really highlights what I was thinking would be my issues. Thanks for a well thought out one! 🙂
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I know what you mean. The ending was a little vague, too and I'm not even sure there is a third book? But since Miles' dad is still alive, I am assuming that there is at least one more book 🙂