Book Reviews

Things to do before the end of the World: Spotlight

Happy April!

I hope you are keeping well and safe. Today I am back with another blog tour with organised by my favourite Dave @thewritereads. As always it is a pleasure to be a part of these blog tours. However for todays blog tour spot I decided to do a mix between a review and a spotlight. Having only finished this book last night I still cant quite put into words my full thoughts. So I thought I would share my first thoughts and a little spotlight for this book with a list of some others who I know have reviewed this one. I hope you all enjoy.


One minute you’re walking in the park, hiding from a party. Then you discover that the next nine months will probably be your last. Everyone’s last. You realise that you happen to be alive at the time when your species becomes extinct.
You have to decide whether to go with it meekly like you usually do, or to do something brave, to live your last months with all the energy and bravery you can muster, to rage against the dying of the light.

Olivia struggles to live her real life as fully as she wants to. She plans out conversations and events in her head but actually doing them and interacting with other people is hard. When the news breaks that humans have done such damage to the earth that there’s only nine months of safe air left everybody makes bucket lists and starts living their best lives – everyone, that is, but Olivia who is still struggling to figure out who she wants to be.

Then out of the blue comes contact from a long-lost cousin Olivia didn’t even know exsisted. Natasha is everything Olivia wants to be and more. And as the girls meet up for their last summer on earth Olivia finds Natasha’s ease and self-confidence having a effect on her. But what if Natasha isn’t everything she first appears to be . . . ?

My Review:

Okay in all honesty with this one I am not really sure where to start. I had very mixed feelings about this one throughout. However once I had got over a few little facts I did in fact make it to the end of the book and ended up enjoying it more than I first thought I would.

One of the biggest hurdles I had to get over with this book was realising that this book was not actually going to be about the end of the world. Which I was a little bit disappointed about when I started reading the book. However I continued to read this book and I am glad that I did. It may not have been what I expected but it still turned into a good read.

I should be clear though if you are looking for a thriller that focuses on the end of the world…. this may not be the one for you. Again this is not to say that it is not a good read but I would recommend ignoring the blurb and the cover a little for this one as for me they do not give the best representation of this book.

Star Rating:

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.

Does this book sound like something you would enjoy? Let me know? If you have already read it let me know what your thoughts were?

About The Author:

I started out working as a journalist in London, but always hankered after a quiet room and a book to write. I managed, somehow, to get 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 WHSmith New Talent Award, and I have since written eleven more novels for adults, one novella, and three book for Young Adults, published in the UK and around the world. I live in Cornwall with my husband Craig and our children.

Other Bloggers on this tour:

Tessa Talks Books

Lous Book Stuff

Feathered Books

Marti Leimbach

Ellie Mai Blogs

Love Always,

Gee xoxo

3 thoughts on “Things to do before the end of the World: Spotlight

  1. Great post, this is what made me rate this book really low because I don’t care at all about what happened. I really wanted to see more of the end of the world stuff!

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