Genre: Dystopian / Apocalyptic
Vivian Versus The Apocalypse
Synopsis: Seventeen-year-old Vivian Apple has just travelled across the country, fended off roving bands of indoctrinated teenagers, re-evaluated everything she ever thought was true, and uncovered the dark secrets about the recent so-called ‘Rapture’ and the Church of America. And now, she must rescue her maybe-boyfriend Peter from the Church before the world is (supposedly) due to end, which is in less than three months. It’s been a busy apocalypse so far.
Stranded in a city on the verge of complete panic, and faced with a society in an ever-increasing state of breakdown, Vivian and her friend Harp don’t even know where to begin looking for Pete. But then a tip leads them to Los Angeles, and the somewhat unlikely location of the Chateau Marmont Hotel. Vivian must save the day – or she’ll lose everything worth living for a second time…
200words (or less) review: Katie Coyle has delivered an absolutely brilliant sequel to what was a stand-out book in 2013. I’m always a bit worried about follow-ups but Vivian Versus America was one of the few I knew I’d be safe hands with and how right I was. *smug face*
I continue to remain a proud member of the Harp fan club. Didn’t think it was possible but I love this girl even more now. ♥ Can there we have t-shirt please? Harp rocks. I love that both Vivian and Harp are such strong positive female characters.
Vivian Versus America is darker then the first book, I won’t give away any more than then that. Vivian and Harp go through a lot. The Vivian from the first book is nothing like the girl you have in the second, but still Vivian grows so much from the beginning of Versus America to the end.
Can’t wait to see what Katie Coyle writes next.