Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Book Review: Vivian Apple at the End of the World
Book 1 in the Vivian Apple series
AUTHOR: Katie Coyle
PUBLISHED: January 6th, 2015
PREMISE: Vivian wakes up in a world where the rapture may or may not have happened. She embarks on a road trip to find out what really happened.
MY REVIEW: If anyone ever tries to tell you that the dystopian genre is dead, please do me a favor and laugh at them. Hard. While I understand why some people may think so, evidence has proven otherwise. Every time I think this genre is on its last leg, I read one that proves, nope, this genre still has much to offer.
This book is a perfect example of that. Now, the aftermath of the rapture is something that has been done before (see the awful and preachy Left Behind series). But this takes it in a pretty brilliant new direction. I love the world building in it. The characters are all interesting and it is written wonderfully. Also, yay for all the diversity.
I don't want to get into too many details in this one, because honestly most of the brilliant stuff takes place at the end and I don't want to spoil it. But just know, I loved the hell out of this book. It reminded me why I liked dystopians in the first place. I can't wait for the next one.
WHO SHOULD READ: Dystopian fans, Left Behind fans, those who like books not afraid to look at things like faith.
MY RATING: Four and a half out of Five road trips at the end of the world