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Sara's Review: Holy Crap! The World is Ending! (The Anunnaki Chronicles #1) by Anna-Marie Abell


ARC PUBLISHER: Pronoun RELEASED: September 21, 2017 GENRE: Scifi, Fantasy LENGTH: 345 pages FORMAT: ebook, Paperback

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End times are here! Now you can eat whatever you want and not care if you gain weight.

The president has announced that Earth is going to collide with a rogue moon, and in the process, our entire planet is going to be smashed to bits. As one would expect, upon hearing this news, humans went ballistic. It was as if every sports team in the world lost their championship game at the same time. No car was left unrolled—but oddly enough, Taco Bell remained open and made unfathomable profits in the last days. Apparently, Doritos Locos® Tacos were a popular last meal.

Autumn (who for the purpose of this retelling asked to be portrayed as drool-inducing hot with kick-ass ninja skills) has just been handed the task of saving all of humanity. With the help of her unbelievably sexy alien boyfriend and her kleptomaniac friend with fire-retardant hair, Autumn races to save her fellow humans by using the Ark of the Covenant. Along the way, she discovers how sheltered people are from the truth of extraterrestrials and their power to either protect us or destroy us.

Stupid government.

Grab a bottle of wine, a shipload of snacks, and prepare to take a ride on this humorous chick lit romantic sci-fi paranormal adventure. If you’re into Ancient Aliens, conspiracy theories, UFOs, crave a little sexy time in your reading, are curious if we were genetically engineered (like the Sumerian cuneiform texts claim), and are dying to find out the meaning of life, then this book is for you. 2.5 (THREE) BOUNDLESS STARS

I voluntarily received a copy of this novel via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book is hard for me to rate because I did find it interesting, amusing and entertaining a lot of the time; but It also just drug on and on. I always enjoy anytime authors can put their own spin on current theology and how the world came to be. It is abundantly clear that Abell put loads of time and effort into researching every aspect of this novel. Yet it felt like she also wanted to cram every bit of that research into the novel. What kept coming to mind was that much of this story needed to be edited down. There were just so much that was superfluous I almost gave the book a DNF at 50%. But like I stated, it is very well thought out and can be amusing and entertaining. I think if Abell worked with a great content editor she could make this book something great. The only other complaint I had was towards the end, she had both Autumn and Devon acting like immature children. It got really annoying.

Overall I really wanted to love this book, I did, it has all the usual aspects that make me fall in love with a story. It just went on and on and on and I wound up skimming those superfluous paragraphs and just getting to the meat of the story. With that, I am rating Holy Crap! The World is Ending!: How a Trip to the Bookstore Led to Sex with an Alien and the Destruction of Earth, 2.5 Boundless stars, it really could have been better but I did enjoy it at times.


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