The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb – Review

The Girl's Guide to the ApocalypsePublication Date:

September 1st 2015



Goodreads Synopsis: 

Welcome to the Apocalypse. Your forecast includes acid rain, roving gangs and misplaced priorities, in this comedic take on the end of the world as we know it, from debut author Daphne Lamb.

As a self-entitled, self-involved, and ill equipped millennial, Verdell probably wouldn’t have ranked very high on the list of those most likely to survive the end of the world, but here she is anyway. Add in travelling with her work addicted boss, her boyfriend who she has “meh” feelings for, and a handful of others who had no businesses surviving as long as they have, and things aren’t exactly going as planned. But despite threats of cannibalism, infected water supplies, and possibly even mutants, Verdell is willing to put in as little effort as she can get away with to survive.


*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I don’t know what to say about this book. I was expecting a funny book that it would show how to survive the Apocalypse. Unfortunately the jokes in this book weren’t for me. I just didn’t understand the humor and I had a hard time to finish this book.

This was a book with a big potential and the blurb looked interesting but I just didn’t enjoy to read it. There were a few chapters were the situations were funny and that’s the only reason why the rating for this book isn’t going to be lower. My main problem in this book were the characters. I understand that the author probably didn’t want to have a hero/heroine in this book and wanted them to have flaws but the characters were just a bunch of whiners and idiots who care a lot more about things that anyone should care about instead of caring about their friends and family. The main character made some bad decisions but it’s impressive how she was one of the smartest people on this book and still everyone tried to get rid of her.

Overall, this book had a lot of potential with some weird situations. However, I think that this type of comedy it’s not for me and it’s the main reason why I had problems with this book.


2.5 stars

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