Actual Rating: 3.75
*Thank you to the author for a free copy in exchange for an honest review!*
The title is already quite a bit telling:Holy Crap! The World is Ending!: How a Trip to the Bookstore Led to Sex with an Alien and the Destruction of Earth. In essence, this book follows Autumn who is handed quite the difficult task to save humanity. Luckily, she’s got her hot alien boyfriend by her side, along with a kleptomaniac friend whose most notable characteristic is his hair.
As you can imagine, once the news broke that the Earth was going to be destroyed, chaos broke out and everyone went batshit crazy. Autumn’s got a plan though – kind of.
This book was such a treat! It was one of the most original stories I’ve ever read, but the most interesting thing about it was that there were references to real life places and stories, like Bigfoot, Harry Potter, or Walmart. This definitely made reading the book a fun experience. I found that the slightly realistic part of this book meant that I had to suspend my disbelief when something out of the ordinary happened, but as the story progressed I learn to take it in stride.
Throughout the book, there are some small doodles or collage-like drawings and they were definitely really cute and creative. I think one of the strongest aspects of this book were the witty dialogue exchanges that really had me rolling around, laughing.
One thing I might say about this book though, was that I wish the main character was able to kind of discover more on her own. There’s definitely a lot of information to take in, and most of this was explained by another character through long and explanatory paragraphs of dialogue. Although this meant that it was straightforward and we got some witty remarks in the process, so many information dumps started to become a bit repetitive.
The ending was definitely eyebrow-raising, and I definitely look forward to the second book to see what more this world has to offer.