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Sunday, 20 April 2014

The End of the World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer

Hello Everyone!

I received this book for review from the lovely people over at Hot Key Books, so thank you to them for sending it to me! This book contains some serious Alien squishing. Which automatically makes it kind of awesome..!

19208187Title: The End of the World As We Know It
Author: Iva-Marie Palmer
Series: N/A
Source: Publisher
Publisher: Hot Key Books
Published: March 6th 2014
No. of Pages: 303

They wanted to party like it was their last night on earth. They just might get their wish….

Meet the four most unlikely heroes ever:

Teena McAuley: Queen Bee, first-class problem solver, resident heartbreaker.

Leo Starnick: UFO conspirator, pizza delivery boy, all-around slacker.
Evan Brighton: Baseball all-star, extreme virgin, Teena-worshipper.
Sarabeth Lewis: Straight-A student, weekend hermit, enemy of the color pink.

When Teena locks Leo, Evan, and Sarabeth in the basement during her biggest party of the year, she doesn’t plan on getting trapped in the Loser Dungeon herself. She can barely imagine a night with these dweebs—let alone a lifetime. But when an alien invasion destroys their entire Midwestern suburb, it looks like these unlikely friends are the last people on earth. Now, it’s up to them to save the world….. -(Goodreads)
4.5 stars: Page agrees this book was wonderful, almost

I think what probably drew me to this book in the first place, was the mention of squishing alien butt. Somehow, that sentence just sums up the feel of the whole book, which to me, promises VERY good things.

Like I was saying, this book has such an almost ridiculous feeling to it, which just works perfectly. You'd expect an alien invasion to be quite serious, and in The End of the World As We Know It, it is but just enough so that it balances out the humour and ridiculousness of what has happened to characters.
It has so many almost childish elements (Like body glitter. And yes, I heard the word 'Glitter' and thought I must read this.) that are constantly mixing with more frighting things (Like aliens wanting to constantly kill you.) that it's perfect for when you want a touch of adventure without having to dive into a full on dystopian novel.

Another thing that I strangely loved about this book, was that it had so many cliches, but that was exactly what the book needed. Because the truth is, it is a cliche book, but I think that we spend so much time scorning cliches that when you finally read a book that has them, it takes you by surprise when they work so well. I think people forget that they are cliches for a reason: people inevitably love them in small doses. I want to hug this book for reminding me of that.

As you can probably guess by now, this book had some great humour in it. People would be asking why I was smiling, and no, I didn't tell them it was because the aliens were getting their butt kicked by four teenagers with water guns and glitter. They are the warriors of the future, so pay attention people! This, paired with the characters ability to be completely spontaneous when it comes to humour, made for a very funny book that always had me laughing or, at least, smiling.

After mentioning the characters' humour, I want to go into the characters themselves. Once again, they were another aspect of the book that just fit into the mood perfectly. Since they were all so different, they all brought a different outlook and perspective into the story so that you got to see how things impacted them differently. I think they were another trait of the story that balanced it out so that it didn't become to cheesy.
Then End of the World As We Know It is perfect for when you need an adventure that isn't all doom and gloom, but has just the right amount of lightness to it.

Bye! xx

rita xo

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