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So I really wish that Holy Crap! The World is Ending! wasn’t my last review. I love a good apocalypse book and the subtitle (“How a Trip to the Bookstore Led to Sex with an Alien and the Destruction of Earth”) cracked me up, but this book annoyed me to no end.
The plot follows a young woman named Autumn, who is one of those people that can eat disgusting amount of foods, but stay really skinny. She has some random job that the author didn’t care enough about to describe in much detail. She has a best friend named Emma, an artist, who also eats tons of junk food and stays – wait for it – impossibly skinny.
En route to Emma’s house for a junk food binge fest, Autumn stops at a bookstore, looking for books about “light beings” (angels, aliens, etc.). There, she meets two men. The first is a bookseller with ridiculous hair that immediately rubs her the wrong way. The second is a gorgeous, incredibly tall man that she is inexplicably drawn to.
She barely has a chance to approach the second man when she has an out of body experience, completely freaks out and flees from the store.
However, she was so drawn to the man that she cannot stay away from him. Determined to find out who he was, she returns to the store, becomes better acquainted with the bookseller, Devon and starts to track the man down.
Turns out, he’s no man.
Eventually, Autumn reconnects with the man only to find out that he is really an alien. And not just any old alien. He is part of a race of ancient aliens that actually created and ruled ancient humans. Relationships between humans and the aliens have been forbidden for thousands of years, which is why the other aliens freak out over Autumn and Rigel’s deep and immediate connection.
There’s not a lot of time for romance, though, because one of the moons from Rigel’s planet is on a collision course with earth. The world is about to end.
But there’s a glimmer of hope. The galactic federation of aliens determines that if humans prove that they rise above all the fear, destruction and hate that emerges when they learn the world will end, ⅓ of the people on Earth will be transported to a new planet to begin life anew.
The big question is, how can Autumn, Rigel and Devon get that information out to the people of Earth to save them?
So apparently the Ark of the Covenant is a communication device that can be used to speak into the minds of all humans. It’s up to our intrepid team to find the Ark and survive long enough to warn the people of Earth.
None of this sounds bad, but in all honesty, this book was way more of a ridiculous romance novel than I was expecting. The main characters are perfect looking and consumed with lust for one another. Cue my massive eye roll.
This book was just too wacky for me. I found the characters uninteresting and underdeveloped and the plot boring. It was a huge slog to get to the end. I was hoping for something like “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” or “Shaun of the Dead” but this was just over the top ridiculous and juvenile.
That being said, this book is very highly rated on Amazon so maybe I’m missing something and it’s just not the type of story I’m into.
If you’re into ancient aliens, end of the world stories and bodice ripping romance, this could be the perfect book for you. It just wasn’t for me.