BOOK REVIEW: The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb

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goodreads summary:

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.

my review:

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

~ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review~

I don’t actually understand what book I just read? I know it’s meant to be some kind of funny story of what to do in an apocalypse but I just didn’t get this book at all. Every single character was so absurd and weird and they ranged from “silly” to “IQ of a block of cheese”. How any of these characters survived this apocalypse is beyond me.

The plot had massive potential, but the characters just weren’t funny at all. Especially the protagonist Verdell, she’s literally just there while all these bad things happen to her. (literally everyone comments on how she just doesn’t do anything apart from following the crowd). The jokes fell flat for me, everyone in this book was just petty idiots trying to have a gluten-free diet in the middle of the apocalypse or join a weird cult, and for some reason, get extremely upset when their lipstick gets stolen.

I know this was supposed to be a comedy take at the apocalypse, and I was prepared for it to be somewhat cheesy but I just didn’t get the humor. This was a good idea but executed poorly and I can’t give it a one star because there were some good moments in this weird book.


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