2023 Reading Challenge

2023 Reading Challenge
Jill Elizabeth has read 5 books toward her goal of 265 books.

Book Review: Holy Crap! The World is Ending! – by Anna-Marie Abell

What an awesomely fun read this was! Abell has managed to write a clever, interesting, snarky conspiracy-alien-Annunaki-ancient civilizations tale that not only grabbed me from the first pages, it doggedly refused to let go until the bitter end… I tend to shy away from conspiracy theory stuff, it usually irks me. But this was so marvelous and darkly funny and twisted that I couldn’t help but laugh out loud and flip pages faster and faster as the shenanigans wove on. On top of the clear, engaging writing, there are darling cute line drawings sprinkled throughout that highlight tidbits of the story, and they are a fantastic and fun way of creating emphasis and feeling like a knowing nod at the ridiculousness of life simultaneously.

The characters are well-crafted and engaging, with enough quirks and foibles to please the most discerning judge. The plot clicks along at a pleasant pace, speeding up and slowing down at just the right points. There are more books coming, and I for one cannot wait to see them. Abell has a talent for writing engaging and fun fiction that blends sci-fi and conspiracies and love stories (of the best, most unconventional, and yet utterly relatable kind) and end-of-the-world mayhem into a smoothie of fabulousness that tickles as it goes down. I cannot say enough good things – definitely pick this one up if you like your sci-fi with a healthy dose of silliness and self-deprecating humor!

My review copy was provided free of charge. This in no way influenced my review. I’d have paid good money for this one – gladly!

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