Tuesday, January 29, 2019

[Review] Vivian Apple and the End of the World by Katie Coyle

Katie Coyle
Vivian Apple at the End of the World
#1 Vivian Apple [YA dystopia]

You can buy it here:
Vivian Apple at the End of the World (Hardcover)

FTC: I received an eARC from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Summary: (via Netgalley)
Sixteen-year-old Vivian Apple never believed in the evangelical Church of America, unlike her recently devout parents. But when Vivian returns home the night after the supposed "Rapture," all that’s left of her parents are two holes in the roof. Suddenly, she doesn't know who or what to believe. With her best friend Harp and a mysterious ally, Peter, Vivian embarks on a desperate cross-country roadtrip through a paranoid and panic-stricken America to find answers. Because at the end of the world, Vivan Apple isn't looking for a savior. She's looking for the truth.

My thoughts:
I am so torn with this novel! On one hand, I loved the story in general, but on the other hand, there were a few things that still bug me. I have questions about the rapture, about the New Orphans (the group formed after the rapture that opposes the teachings of the Church of America), and Peter... 

In the long run, though, I'm just glad that we have a YA without instant love, without a love triangle, with a kickass heroine who doesn't need a guy to save the day necessarily, and her Indian-American bff Harp, Harpreet! 

This book is also available for the Kindle as Vivian Versus the Apocalypse.
The series also includes:
2) Vivian Apple needs a miracle (paperback)


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