#Fridayreads Review: I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse by C. H. Clepitt

Title: I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse

Author: C.H. Clepitt

Publication Date: May, 2016

Length: 120 pages (ebook)

Genre: Satire/Humorous

Synopsis: (from Amazon) Is anyone truly prepared for the apocalypse?

Well, Kerry certainly isn’t, and she fairly quickly discovers that looking sharp in a business suit and heels is not going to help anyone when there’s an apocalypse, with possible zombies!

Together with a super spy, an ex girl guide and a personal trainer with manly foraging skills, Kerry must battle terrifying religious cults, rich people and her personal demons, all whilst having the daily chore of deciding what to wear.

This is a laugh out loud comedy with romance, heart and talking badgers, and is not to be missed.

What would you wear to the apocalypse?

Spoiler-Free Review

Track suits and Snarky Badgers? Seriously, both of those. I Wore Heels to the Apocalypse is a fun romp through what might be the end of us all.

What I liked: This novella is filled with wit, snappy comebacks, and somewhat ridiculous thoughts, but that’s the fun of it. Kerry, the protagonist, is uncoordinated and she knows it, especially in the heels she’s caught in when everything goes to hell in a handbasket. Oh, and what isn’t fun about a snarky, skeptical badger spirit guide?

Considerations: I was left with more questions than answers, with the feeling that plot wasn’t finished. And, at times, Kerry seems more worried about people’s sexualities than her own survival. I also found myself slipping into teacher mode when it came to the punctuation, but that’s primarily a matter of stylistic differences. (Fiction gives a lot of leeway on such issues.) A few times, however, this almost pulled me completely out of the story, a problem I seldom recover from, but I obviously did recover, and I’m glad I did.

Despite any of the above, this was a fun read and well worth the modest cost of the ebook.

My Review Rating: I no longer give ratings on my website, but this was a fun story that I recommend for when you want a doesn’t-take-itself-too-seriously read.

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