Thursday, 28 January 2016

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb ~ Blog Tour + Review

Welcome to the Apocalypse, bookworms!

The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse by Daphne Lamb Blog Tour is here to take you through 'Apocalypse Survival 101'. So strap on your seat-belts and look out for cannibals...

As you may recall I've previously confessed how extremely slim my chance of surviving an actual apocalypse would be. Well TGGttA's main protagonist Verdell seems to have very similar odds stacked against her and is not your first choice for an apocalypse survivor or an actual contestant on Survivor

But Verdell is determined to survive as she journeys deeper into a world of hidden dangers, new threats, and plenty of awkward conversations.

Read on for more info on the book, my review + a great giveaway!

About the book

Title: The Girl’s Guide to the Apocalypse
Author: Daphne Lamb 
Published by: Booktrope Publishing 
Publication date: August 11th 2015 
Genres: New Adult, Post-Apocalyptic 

Synopsis: Welcome to the Apocalypse.

Your forecast includes acid rain, roving gangs and misplaced priorities, in this comedic take on the end of the world as we know it, from debut author Daphne Lamb. 

As a self-entitled, self-involved, and ill equipped millennial, Verdell probably wouldn’t have ranked very high on the list of those most likely to survive the end of the world, but here she is anyway. Add in travelling with her work addicted boss, her boyfriend who she has “meh” feelings for, and a handful of others who had no businesses surviving as long as they have, and things aren’t exactly going as planned. 

But despite threats of cannibalism, infected water supplies, and possibly even mutants, Verdell is willing to put in as little effort as she can get away with to survive.

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My Review

A big thank you to Xpresso Book Tours and Daphne Lamb for the review copy of this book.

Although I was provided with a review copy by the author and/or publisher, all opinions expressed in the following review are purely my own. To find out more, please visit my disclaimer page.


Book cover: The cover is channeling some major comic-book vibes so maybe Verdell is the next MARVEL superhero! The combination of the protagonist + building silhouettes in the foreground - and the neon explosion in the background - makes the cover an attention grabber for sure.

In other's totally badass!

The grunge font also ties in with the apocalypse theme. Did I also mention how I love the addition of the coffee cup? Because I totally would hunt down the nearest Gloria Jeans or Starbucks if zombies attacked I mean a girl needs her caffeine!

Taking on the world one coffee cup at a time!

Mushroom clouds have never looked cooler or more fabulous.

Thoughts: Great chapter names are like gems. Every now and then you find a book that features ones that not only tickle the imagination but also tie in perfectly with the chapter's themes. TGGttA really impressed me with its chapter name choices, which were both descriptive and witty. A few of my favourites include:

East is Where the Sun Sets
Humanity is a Two-Way Street
No (Wo)Man is an Island

...and of course my all-time favourite because it is so true it hurts: Physical Fitness is More Than a School Elective.

But what makes this book so good is its overall message: that the best way to survive anything is to be equipped with the right attitude.

True, there are lots of more practical lessons to be learnt like rations, how to fight off cannibals and general health and safety but this one made the most impact on me. It's applicable to everything in life. 

How can you expect to accomplish anything if you're expecting failure from the start? How can you be motivated if you have no goals, no reason to live and make it to the next day and the next?

In TGGttA we truly see our main protagonist thrive when she steps up and has faith in her own abilities and sets her priorities straight. One the key moments for her is when she says:
"I'm getting out of here. I probably have family somewhere looking for me and hoping I'm not chasing stupid boys as usual."
The best part? Even when someone else comments on how the future has no place for our protagonist, she replies:
"I've made it this far. So maybe you're wrong.
That's the kind of attitude we should all face life with. That maybe, just maybe, we will fail. But we've made it this far. And we believe we have something worth fighting for/living for/dreaming of. And just maybe, that's enough.

Favourite quote:


Tour-wide giveaway (US/CAN only)
  • A signed copy of the The Girl's Guide to the Apocalypse + an apocalypse survival kit

About the author

Daphne Lamb was raised in the wilds of Colorado and now resides in a very different wilderness known as Los Angeles.

She is a comedian and award winning writer who has worked in television, film and video games. 

In her spare time, she enjoys collecting comic books, discussing awesomely bad movies and thinks about what it would be like to own a cat. 

She loves connecting to fans and readers, so feel free to connect!

Author Links: Website   Twitter   Facebook


  1. Great review! You and I can both mock our lack of any skills to survive the apocalypse haha! I like the sounds of this one though the humor and genre is a fun mix!


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