Book Tour Review: The Blast by Sarah Perlmutter

Title: The Blast
Author: Sarah Perlmutter
Published December 15th 2014 by Sarah Perlmutter
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopia
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?
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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!”

What would you do when the world is ending? Of course, the first thing we think of is our family. We will get them safe. Hide for our lives. Get everyone in the basement. And, hope that tomorrow you and your family will get rescued. But to Beatrice Hicks, it's different.

Beatrice ran on their farm's field noticing a big firework on the horizon, as a ten year old girl would describe, but it was a nuclear bomb that changed everyone's lives. Her family made each other safe on their bunker including her bestfriend Ellie and her dad. They waited for the world to calm but things are just getting worse. The parents were eager to keep their family safe with loads of guns and ammo but it ended in a twist...

Through the words that came from Beatrice's mom, "Be brave.", she changed. Bea have lost her ten year old self and become the girl you would never think of. She thought it as her time to be brave. The time to protect her family. She then exploded and went blank. There was nothing else before her but what she needed to do. Beatrice have done the most violent thing a girl could do KILL. Not just one but three.
Every atom that became part of me felt like a cancer, burrowing deeper into my body with its rot.
The world was black and grey, not pink. Not airy. Not full of niceties and parties and dolls. Instead, it was full of ash and corpses and guns. Told by the voice of Beatrice Hicks, a girl who have transformed in one pull of the trigger, 'The Blast' is set to nurture us with love, family, self-reliance, perfidy, and between death and happiness. It delineates the life of Beatrice and the people around her for five years of post-apocalypse and is bound to left readers a breathtaking read.

Perlmutter wrote The Blast letting Beatrice Hicks find something else in the broken world to believe in. It is an astounding read for everyone who loves turns and dystopia.

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 or link with her on Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest.

The Blast tour is organized by YA Bound Book Tours for Sarah Perlmutter. This tour runs from April 6th to April 10th. Click on the tour banner to check out the full blog tour schedule. Blogs included on the tour offers reviews, promo posts, excerpts, and more!


Let's leave it up to this quote from Emily Brontë: "And from the midst of cheerless gloom I passed to bright unclouded day."

  1. It sounds like such a good book, and I am surprised I haven't heard of it before myself. I really love the cover as well. Great review :)

    1. Hello again, Olivia. :)
      It is really a good book! Why not try to read it? I will be sure you will enjoy it. <3

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    1. It. Is. A. Book. Of. Hardcore. Surely you will love it when you've read it!

  3. Omg Yani you're right! I should've reviewed!!! Well I still have thr review copy so I'll make time for it. :D you really intrigued me. Wonderful review!! <3

    1. Read it NOW!
      Anyway, I had a hard time with the first chapter buuut it is sooooo gooood I highly recommend it. :>
      Thank you, Paula.

  4. I really like a good dystopian and this really sounds like something I would enjoy. Hadn't heard of it until now. Thanks for putting it on my radar.

    1. Me too! I am sure you will enjoy it. I cannot wait for you to read it. You're welcome, Melissa!

  5. Awesome review Yani! This one wasn't on my radar at all but you've got me pretty interested! Lovely review! i'll be keeping my eyes open for this one.

    1. Thank you, Lily! I'm glad I got you interested on it. :D


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