Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The End Of The World As We Know It

The End of the World as We Know It 
2 of 5 stars false 
The Breakfast Club meets The War of the Worlds in The End of the World as We Know It, the latest release from Alloy Entertainment (The Vampire Diaries, Pretty Little Liars, 666 Park Avenue, Gossip Girl)
They wanted to party like it was their last night on earth. They just might get their wish….
Meet the four most unlikely heroes ever:
Teena McAuley: Queen Bee, first-class problem solver, resident heartbreaker.
Leo Starnick: UFO conspirator, pizza delivery boy, all-around slacker.
Evan Brighton: Baseball all-star, extreme virgin, Teena-worshipper.
Sarabeth Lewis: Straight-A student, weekend hermit, enemy of the color pink.
When Teena locks Leo, Evan, and Sarabeth in the basement during her biggest party of the year, she doesn’t plan on getting trapped in the Loser Dungeon herself. She can barely imagine a night with these dweebs—let alone a lifetime. But when an alien invasion destroys their entire Midwestern suburb, it looks like these unlikely friends are the last people on earth. Now, it’s up to them to save 
the world… 


****The following book was part of a blog tour, I received a copy in exchange for my honest review****

When I got the e-mail for the tour of this book I was really excited to read the book, I loved the synopsis and the storyline seemed original and different from the usual YA novels. The book is the story of four teens that are left after the end of the world. They all come from different social groups, but all of them are invited to the same party, they get locked in a room and end up being the only ones left. I could not get into this book; my expectations of this book must have been too high, because I was really disappointed. The entire book seemed to be a cheesy eighties montage of horror flicks and teen angst movies. I pictured The Breakfast Club being turned into a horror movie. I thought that the characters were to clique cliché and the situations were ridiculous. There were a couple things that did save this book from being a one star, it was fast paced and humorous which bumped it up to two stars. However, some of the situations that I thought were funny probably were not supposed to be. The writing itself was good, so I am interested in seeing other books by this author.
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