Today’s book is Store-crossed, by Eirik Gumeny. Eirik kindly offered me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. 🙂
Length: 41 pages
Released: February 8, 2015
Rosario and Javed want nothing more than to run off and start a new life together … but between the rattlerunner attacks, the blood feud between the Costco and the Sam’s Club, and the HOA fees, happily ever after isn’t looking so likely for the teenagers.
An irreverent parody of Romeo and Juliet, set in a world that’s been through a handful of improbable apocalypses and just can’t even be bothered anymore. I’m in love.
Aside from the plot being wickedly funny, the world it all takes place in got me hooked. If I could get a trilogy expanding upon “the fifteenth or sixteenth armageddon, when the birds got together and rebelled,” that would be great. 😀 The narration is smart and deadpan, and it all reads like Mad Max as revamped by Terry Pratchett.
And considering you can finish it in half an hour, you have no excuse. If you like the term ‘apocalyptic rom-com,’ please go pick this up.