Saturday, November 10, 2012

The End of the World As We Know It Review

Title: The End of the World As We Know It

Author: Iva-Marie Palmer

Date of Publication: August 7, 2012

Formats Available: E-Book

Synopsis: When gorgeous and popular Teena McAuley accidentally locks herself in what she calls the "Loser Dungeon" at her very own Annual Casimir Pulaski Weekend Bash, along with three of the most unpopular students at school, they find that they are the only survivors of a devastating alien invasion. Leo Starnick, the local pizza delivery boy and pot  smoker; Sarabeth Lewis, straight A-student and quiet introvert; and Evan Brighton the son of the local religious fanatic and star baseball player, along with Teena find themselves racing against time to find the living members of their town and keep the aliens at bay. As they discover more about the aliens, and about each other  they find that maybe if they work together they can save the world, maybe even becoming friends in the process.

  My Review:

When I saw that this book was about aliens I wasn't sure what to think, I'd never been a big fan of aliens and I wasn't so sure about reading a book about them. However after getting only a few pages into this novel I knew I was going to absolutely love it. Full of humor, action, romance, and friendship The End of the World As We Know It ended up being one absolutely amazing novel.

My favorite part of this novel was the humor, between the hilarious side comments and dialogue I found myself laughing out loud at some points. The humor made me fall in love with each of the characters unique personalities and root for them every step of the way; I even loved Teena by the end. I also loved the changing perspectives and the because I always adore the chance to see inside each of the characters heads.

Palmer did an excellent job on the characters. Each of them had their own stereotype but the way she put them together, paired with their hilarious personalities, made what would have been otherwise overused stereotypes fresh and fun to read about. My favorite characters definitely had to be Leo and Sarabeth, between their adorable romance and cute personalities I definitely related to them the most, even though I still loved all the characters!

Full of action and excitement there wasn't a moment where I was bored with this novel. From their discovery of how to destroy the aliens to their invasion of the alien's spaceship I was completely engrossed. The thing that made this novel so wonderful was that even while the characters were faced with death and destruction the novel was by no means depressing or serious; the characters even made a trip to Toys R Us and drove around the store in kids electric cars!

I would highly recommend this novel; between the action, the romance, and the wonderful writing The End of the World As We Know It is impossible not to love. Even if you don't enjoy books about aliens, trust me, this book will change your mind!


*Note: I received a copy of this novel from the author in exchange for an honest review and received no monetary compensation for this review.*

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