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review 2016-01-28 05:40
Quick, Fluffy Post-Apocalyptic
The Girl's Guide to the Apocalypse - Daphne Lamb
Comedy meets apocalypse, in this new off-beat novel by debut author Daphne Lamb. 
 
The synopsis is spot on, and describes this book perfectly. The lead character is a modern slacker, reminding me of a mix of Ginger from Gilligan's Island, and any modern millennial stereotype. While her personality is off-putting, it's realistic for the outlined story, and adds a twist to a plot that usually has readers enthralled with suspense and darkness. Not this book - the story overall stays light and almost fluffy, focusing on one person's personal outlook, as opposed to the state of the world after disaster hits.
 
The depiction of the outward symptoms caused by the apocalypse, and the causes of the apocalypse itself, were entertaining. They were all fairly tangible, layered with a tint of humor and nonsense, that just may be more realistic in real life, than the darker novels of the post-disaster genre.
 
In this take of the apocalypse, the reader gets a glimpse of surviving as a "regular" person. As someone who doesn't necessarily rise to the occasion, and automatically become a bad-ass zombie fighter, or something of the like. We see what it might be like, as a couch potato or minimalist, simply going through a new set of motions in order to survive a new, rougher world. 
 
For fans of post-apocalyptic novels, who may be looking for a different take to the standard stories, this book may entertain you. 
 
*I received an eCopy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours, to read in exchange for an honest review. 
Source: desertrosereviews.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-girls-guide-to-apocalypse-by-daphne.html
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