Blog tour: Things To Do Before The End of The World

Welcome to the blog tour for Things To Do Before The End of The World by Emily Barr.

More about the book…

What would you do when you hear the news that humans have done such damage to the earth that there might only be a limited amount of safe air left - a year's worth at most? You'd work through your bucket list, heal rifts, do everything you've never been brave enough to do before?

Olivia is struggling to do any of this. What it is she truly wants to do? Who do she wants to be

Then out of the blue comes contact from a long-lost cousin Olivia didn't even know existed. Natasha is everything Olivia wants to be and more. And as the girls meet up for a long, hot last summer, Olivia finds Natasha's ease and self-confidence having an effect on her.

But Natasha definitely isn't everything she first appears to be...

More about the author…

Emily Barr started out working as a journalist in London, but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. She was commissioned to go travelling for a year, and came home with the beginnings of a novel set in the world of backpackers in Asia. This became Backpack, a thriller which won the WH Smith New Talent Award, and she has since written eleven more novels for adults, one novella, and three books for Young Adults, published in the UK and around the world. She lives in Cornwall with her husband Craig and their children.

My impressions…

How did this book end up in my hands? I was happy to be able to access a review copy on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Ta da…

Was it a page-turner? Yes, especially the beginning and the end sections of the book, which were the highlights of my reading experience. I couldn’t turn those (electronic) pages fast enough! When the girls reach Madrid the tension is so high that I just had to know what came next. And next. And next.

Did the book meet my expectations? Even though the end of the world is happening and we’re informed of it since the very first chapter, this is not a story about the apocalypse. It is a story about a girl finding her own place in the world, whether it’s coming to an end or not… which I guess it can feel like an apocalypse at the time! This is a sweet novel and I thoroughly enjoyed it. And that ending? Those very last lines. Genius!

Three words to describe it. Actual. Intriguing. Sweet.

Do I like the cover? Yes, it’s very end-of-days!

Have I read any other books by the same author? Yes, I read The Girl Who Came Out of The Woods and I loved it. I also read a novella called Blackout.


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