Series: The Anunnaki Chronicles #1
Publisher: Alien Abduction Press on September 21, 2017
Genres: Sci-Fi, Romance, Adult
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End times are here! Now you can eat whatever you want and not care if you gain weight.
The president has announced that Earth is going to collide with a rogue moon, and in the process, our entire planet is going to be smashed to bits. As one would expect, upon hearing this news, humans went ballistic. It was as if every sports team in the world lost their championship game at the same time. No car was left unrolled—but oddly enough, Taco Bell remained open and made unfathomable profits in the last days. Apparently, Doritos Locos® Tacos were a popular last meal.
Autumn (who for the purpose of this retelling asked to be portrayed as drool-inducing hot with kick-ass ninja skills) has just been handed the task of saving all of humanity. With the help of her unbelievably sexy alien boyfriend and her kleptomaniac friend with fire-retardant hair, Autumn races to save her fellow humans by using the Ark of the Covenant. Along the way, she discovers how sheltered people are from the truth of extraterrestrials and their power to either protect us or destroy us.
At A Glance
It started out so good…
I have not accepted a review request for months (maybe almost a year). I am very selective now because of time constraints. But when I saw the title of this book, I had to try it. I mean, how can you not be lured in by this title? So I took the plunge.
It started out a little slow but picked up fast. When things started going to hell, I started to get really excited. So, yeah, the world is ending. People go crazy. Autumn may be the only hope to save them all. Complicated reasoning and history in between.
OMG, what Autumn went through was crazy and scary! But I love how she stayed pretty positive about everything. Autumn had me cracking up most of the time. Her mind works in mysterious ways. Tall hair Devon also had me doubling over. These two could put together a comedy show! Rigel flew under the radar for me, but I did like how he warmed up as the story went on.
Lots of crazy journeys ensue. Some good action and suspense. I have to admit, this is an interesting twist on why humans exist and Greek mythology. Hmm, I wonder…
The slow start made me put the book down for long periods of time.
The info-dumps really dragged the book. I loved the world building and history lessons, but I think there were too many and/or they were too long. Something about them made me want to put the book down again.
But the worst part for me was the ending. This is a little spoilery. I am not going to say what exactly I didn’t like about the ending but most of you who know me are going to guess correctly. I HATE books that end like this. It’s one of my biggest book pet peeves. But what made it worse was that I was not prepared for it to end that way. The feel of the book was the complete opposite of what happened at the end. I was not mentally or emotionally prepared at all. I finished the last sentence and my stomach dropped, and I was sad/pissed/depressed the whole day. Though the book dealt with a serious matter, it was super silly and funny most of the time. Lots of serious situations were turned into a joke, but the ending just didn’t work. Plus, there were these hints that this gloomy prophecy might be turned around in some way. Like it didn’t have to end that way, something would happen to change it all. Well, I sure was wrong. I wish there were no little confusing hints to make me think things could turn out better because the sucker punch that followed left a sour taste in my mouth.
A little bumpy and grindy, but very tastefully done. I wasn’t really feeling the whole instant soul-mate thing though. I don’t like insta-love in a matter of days. Just doesn’t work for me.
I would have given this book 3 stars but the ending ruined it for me. I won’t be continuing the series. I think some people will love this book, but it just wasn’t for me.
“We humans are capable of incredible things. Our emotions can either be our biggest strength or our biggest weakness.”
Oh it’s complicated when you’re not happy about the ending like that, I understand…
Can’t help but laugh. Sounds like a great book.
sherry @ fundinmental
Melissa (Books and Things)
Yep, I would have been drawn in by that title. However, I do need an HEA so I think this isn’t for me. Brilly review though!
Too bad the ending was devastating. Good review, though.
Melissa (My World...in words and pages)
lol. Okay, I probably won’t be getting it. Doesn’t sound like my kind of read. But the title is awesome. 😀
What a disappointment. When I saw the title I thought this is going to be one of those nerdy, pop-culture indie book.
That title is a mouthful! Okay, if someone or everyone dies n the end, then I definitely want to read it! 😀