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
I freaking loved this book!!!!!! It's so hilarious, I was laughing at
ever turn. This isn't a book about zombies. It's a book about a virus
that kills people, but it's about how to survive in the apocalypse with a
lot of crazy people. The most you have to worry about in this
apocalypse is other people killing and beheading you, or worse!
main character is Verdell Sonobe. She works as a data coordinator for
Mitchellwide Industries. She has a friend, Tatiana who works there with
her. They get split up during the ensuing apocalypse, but find each
other again later. She has a boyfriend, Bruce, who isn't all that great.
Her boss Robert is nutzy cuckoo! I love it. I just love it. I laughed
so much at these people.
The the apocalypse hits and everyone is
told to stay indoors, so Verdell is locked up with her boss and some
other nuts for a bit of time. Robert still thinks he's in charge and
still trying to run the business. He's so out of it and funny!
finally get hauled out of the place to get taking to a zone but all
hell breaks loose and they are running for their lives. It ends up that
Verdell is with Bruce, Robert, Priscilla, and Debra. She worked with
Priscilla and Debra as well. Debra and her boss Robert are on the crazy
train and it's amazing to watch them act this story out.
a long story short, they have run ins with cannibals, cults, gangs,
nuts in general, they lose and find each other more than you would
think. But the commentary in this book with each person and situation is
awesome. I love Verdell, she just plays along with all of these nut
jobs. Although, you have to be careful what you say to some of them,
they might just off you!
The book ends like their might be another one and I certainly hope so :)
would like to thank NETGALLEY and BOOKTROPE for giving me the
opportunity to read this ARC in exchange for my honest review.**