Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Blog Tour: The End of the World As We Know It by Iva-Marie Palmer Review and Giveaway

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….

from goodreads

I would first like to say I am sorry about this being late for the blog tour. I never meant it to be late, but life happens. 

Moving on, The End of the World as We Know It is definitely on the list that you want to read this coming up year, if you have not already. It is an extremely funny novel, and it was over all a great quick read. 

Iva-Marie Palmer writes like how it is. In my opinion, she nails the characters, and how actual teenagers react and do. It's something that I've heard many authors have trouble doing, and sometimes they are terrible at it, but Palmer does it gracefully. I admire honest writers that don't try to change how real teenagers are to fit their story. 

The thing I love most about this novel is that it has sprinkles of funny everywhere. It really is one of those books where you can get a real laugh out of it in one sitting. While reading other's review on the novel, many people have said it is like The Breakfast Club, and War of the Worlds. I feel ashamed that I have seen neither of the movies, and am unable to give you my full opinion. From what I have heard and know about the movie, it's true enough. 

Something I had trouble with were how the characters were introduced. I'm very picky at things like that, because they were introduced one at a time, right after the other. It is that kind of novel where the four main characters would never really hang out with each other, but I wished there was a different approach to introducing the characters to the read. I knew going into the novel that there were going to be some real issues with the main group of characters. It was all really light, and refreshing to read. Though, the stereotypicalness-yes, I know that's not a real word- of it sometimes threw me off, but I enjoyed it none the less. 

So in the end, I'm going to give my best friend a heads nod, thumbs up, and smiling like there's no tomorrow, if she asked me what I thought about the book. (5 out of 5)

If you want to win this book just leave a comment below, and I will choose someone randomly. :D


  1. Ooh, I'd love to win this! I've been wanting to read this for awhile now!
    Thanks for the chance

  2. This book sounds really fun. I'd love to read it. Great review as always, Clara! :)