Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth.
This can be scientifically explained (it’s called parthenogenesis), but what can’t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she’s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. What also can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.
As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.
I already know that whenever I’m feeling like a reading slump is coming I’m gonna pick up one of Shaun David Hutchinson’s books just because I was feeling like one was coming and I suddenly thought to myself ”whose books I’ll be picking up.
Shaun David Hutchinson has become one of my all-time favorite authors by now, he’s amazing at what he’s doing, I could read thousands of books from him.
This one wasn’t a different either, absolutely loved the setting, the writing style is the best thing! I mean there are literally so many quotes I wanted to get tattooed, literally if one day I’ll be wanting a tattoo, I know from which books I’ll be choosing.
This book was intense while being ”chill”! Like…how can you do that?! I was HOOKED from chapter one, because it’s a unique story, with diverse characters and we can’t have enough of those!
The characters were super realistic, as you’d expect from this author, the characters were flawed, said/done things they shouldn’t have and if that doesn’t make you humane, I don’t know what does.
The plot was super interesting as well, I felt like every chapter gave something to the story, made it move forward.
There weren’t necessary conversations, or scenes.
The author is so good at these things, honestly!
Also, as I was expecting, this book was funny! I mean that’s one of the reasons why I love Shaun David Hutchinson’s books! His books are dealing with such heavy issues, yet he’s able to make jokes and make the story actually funny, too!
And it’s done so well, the jokes are really THERE, I caught myself actually laughing at this book, which is something that doesn’t really happen all the time.
However, there was something I didn’t really like: the romance aspect of it.
I found the love interest to be a bit dull, I would’ve LOVED to learn more about her, which in my opinion didn’t really happen, so I can’t really give it a five stars, which is a shame, but I’m giving it four, which is amazing, too!
I literally never think that one day I’m gonna find this author’s books to be bad, or dull, or just lame. Every single book I’ve read from him has given me something, and make no mistake, this was no different!
I truly loved it and I’d (as always) encourage you to at least give it a try.
K, I’ve been talking way too much, you guys must be tired of me by now, so I’m just gonna say it once: READ THIS AUTHOR’S BOOKS.
Goodbye gays and lesbians and everyone else in-between.