Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Blog Tour + Giveaway - The Blast by Sarah Perlmutter


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The Blast by Sarah Perlmutter
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? 

  



 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 bookwhich 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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Excerpt:

There’s a moment in everyone’s life when they realize that there’s no turning back to their childhood. When they realize that they have at once graduated to adulthood. From what I knew about life before the blast, this moment looked different for everyone. Whether it was getting their first job, getting their driver’s license, having their first kiss, graduating high school, graduating college, buying a home, or having a child, one thing was constant throughout: This moment hardly ever happened to 10 year olds.
Standing with the gun in my right hand and the knob in my left, I knew there was no turning back. Henry and Ellie could last another day, but my childhood was gone. So I swung the door open like I knew I had to, and charged.
I dove beneath the kitchen table for cover, but quickly realized the shots weren’t coming from inside. They were just outside the window, in the yard. I crawled over the sticky floor, dried blood lifting onto my palms, until I reached the back door and crept into the sunroom.
I remembered what my mom told me: I had to be brave. I took a breath, and imagined it wasn’t real. This is a game, I told myself. Just a video game or something. So I opened the door just enough to slip my body through and let myself outside.
Freezing cold from the darkness mixed unevenly with burning gusts from the flames, and everything was shadowed in Halloween colors. From our back patio, I saw past the cornfield and across Route 30, and I had to catch my breath at the sight of it: an entire hillside of houses and businesses swallowed in flames. The only thing that spreads more quickly than panic is fire, and our entire community had been consumed in both. In the light of the fires, I could see black outlines of people running and looting, their shadows stretching their misdeeds over the highway.

 






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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