Author: DAPHNE LAMB
Cover Design: Greg Simanson
ISBN: 978-1-5137-0118-9 Print
ISBN: 978-1-5137-0139-4 EPub
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Fiction
Length: 218 pages
Release Date: August 11, 2015
Publisher: Booktrope Editions
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
~ I received a free eBook copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The very first sentence in the book states: “The day of the apocalypse was a really bad day.” I actually snorted when I read this. What a great way to immediately set the tone of this book.
The main character describes herself so well that I decided not to change the description at all. “…me, Verdell Sonobe, born of the Eighties, recipient of absentee parenting but constant loving care from the TV, educated in the philosophy that if I wanted it then I probably deserved it … I was a data coordinator… an inconsequential job at a now inconsequential company. Regardless, it helped fulfill all I wanted in life, which was falling asleep to true crime shows. I was one of the few people achieving their dreams on a regular basis…”
Verdell goes on to explain how the apocalypse came about, but I do not want to spoil it for potential readers so I will leave out those details. Suffice it to say that author Daphne Lamb has come up with a truly unique apocalypse scenario. I love it!
This book is almost a spoof of all the other post-apocalyptic novels on the market.
Daphne Lamb has a biting wit that I enjoyed reading. She has captured the absurdity of human nature exceptionally well.
The story follows Verdell as she tries to not only survive the apocalypse, but also to find her place in the strange new world she finds herself in.
The copy I received was an ARC (Advance Review Copy) and did have some proofreading errors, but hopefully these will not exist in the final version of the book. For example, “Following him where several smaller figures, all women.” Obviously, “where” should have replaced with “were.”
Other examples are using the word “breath” instead of “breathe” or “regiment” instead of “regimen”. Due to the typos and proofreading errors, I have to reduce my rating from 5 to 4 stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
“He sort of reminded me of a clean-cut hobbit in Gap chinos, trying to test the waters of any infatuation that might be there. I tried to imagine him petting a puppy to enhance his appeal, then immediately felt bad for the puppy.”
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Daphne Lamb was born in Florida and grew up in Colorado. Now, she resides in Los Angeles, California.
She is a comedian and a writer who enjoys blogging about bad movies. THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO THE APOCALYPSE is her debut novel.
Follow Daphne Lamb on Twitter: @Daphne_Lamb
Visit her website at: http://www.daphnelambwriter.com
Purchase the book online at: http://www.amazon.com/Girls-Guide-Apocalypse-Daphne-Lamb