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Published by Booktrope Editions on August 11, 2015
Genres: Fantasy, Post-Apocalyptic, Satire, Science Fiction
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Welcome to the Apocalypse. Your forecast includes acid rain, roving gangs and misplaced priorities, in this comedic take on the end of the world as we know it, from debut author Daphne Lamb.
As a self-entitled, self-involved, and ill equipped millennial, Verdell probably wouldn’t have ranked very high on the list of those most likely to survive the end of the world, but here she is anyway. Add in travelling with her work addicted boss, her boyfriend who she has “meh” feelings for, and a handful of others who had no businesses surviving as long as they have, and things aren’t exactly going as planned. But despite threats of cannibalism, infected water supplies, and possibly even mutants, Verdell is willing to put in as little effort as she can get away with to survive.
♦ I went into this book with not very high expectations, and ended it happy I was wrong. The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse is a funny read about the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine) and one girl stuck in it. Verdell isn’t much of a powerhouse, she works a dead-end data entry corporate job and is making a pro and con list about her boyfriend of three years. But then the apocalypse hits and she does the minimum to keep surviving. But circumstances keep throwing her into situations where she reluctantly leads. The pacing was fast, no lag time here, the world created was real and the characters were well fleshed out. Between characters named Prairie Rose and Batman, a cannibal theater reviewer and a baby born in a Costco this book was very entertaining.
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◊ Favorite lines from Chapter 12 – “I’d like to apologize for my half-hearted attempts at survival and helping others,” I said. “All I’ve done is tag along with others and let decisions be made for me. Frankly, I’m lucky to be alive with that kind of attitude.”
¤ Biggest Cliché – Men acting like women should be happy to follow their lead. A women is just as capable as leading. Now this cliché actually helped the comedy aspects of the book, but it’s still annoying.
Δ What book would you save if an apocalypse hit?