Vivian versus the Apocalypse
Author: Katie Coyle
Publisher: Hot Key Books
What happens to those who are left behind?
Vivian Apple never believed in the Church of America- unlike her fanatical parents. And as for the so-called impending ‘Rapture’, she knew she’d believe that when she saw it. But then Vivian wakes one day to a New World, and all that’s left of her parents are two empty spaces. The Believers have been taken, it seems. And for those left behind, the world is a desolate and eerie place. All Vivian has now are her memories and her volatile friend Harp.
Faced with society on the brink of collapse, Vivian and Harp embark on a journey across America, in search of any family they have left, and determined to expose the truth about the Rapture. Three thousand miles through floods, fog and heat waves, Harp and Vivian and a boy with the bluest eyes and the kindest heart are driving to their future.
But will this be a coming-of-age road trip with no return?
Thoughts on the book: Ok so when you first look at the title of this book you automatically think of zombies right? Vivian versus the Apocalypse is far from a zombie apocalypse, more like a very religious/cult like apocalypse. But don’t let that put you off because Katie Coyle has done some amazing writing in this book and has your imagination running wild with amazing plot twists that will leave you with your mouth hanging open. The main character, Vivian Apple is an amazing narrator and takes us on her epic journey of friendship, love, self-discovery and adventure.
The author did an amazing job of picturing what she thinks the end of the world would be like and I think she wasn’t far off it in many aspects that she put forward about how the world would end.
I am really looking forward to the second book in this serious to see where the author is going to take the story next, I hope the Church of America goes down.