[Review] The Sixth Event

30142281I received a copy of this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 

Quick fire review:

This is a super fast apocalyptic YA novel with a cool plot and some great characters.

The writing in this is fantastic and the author takes you on a unique adventure.

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Eighteen-year-old Raquel isn’t eighteen anymore…

During Raquel’s first semester of college, she witnesses the end of the world, only to wake up in her old room at her parents’ house two years in the past. Even worse, it seems she’s the only one who remembers—until Chris Lyley, a boy Raquel always thought was a loser, tells her he remembers the catastrophe.

Before long, they both discover new abilities. They’re able to understand any language and teleport through time and space. If Raquel and Chris can figure out what caused the end of their world, maybe they can stop it.

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3.5 out of 5 stars

Keeping this short to make sure I don’t spoil the whole damn thing.

I have to say that this knocks the apocalypse genre on its head – very cool concept that is brilliantly executed.

Raquel is your run of the mill 18 year old when all of a sudden the sky turns green and all hell breaks loose. For reasons that are unclear in the beginning, Raquel wakes up 2 years earlier as a 16 year old, sent back in time to figure out and stop things from turning to shit. She meets a guy named Chris and stumbles upon 6 other kids who are in the same boat as her.

So starts a crazy adventure.

* Raquel was a little hard to like in the beginning as she felt a little stuck up but as the story went on, she begun to loosen up and become more likeable.

* Chris was pretty likeable from the get go and I was pretty drawn in by the other characters too. Each served a great purpose and even though they weren’t all likeable, they certainly made the book and the plot all the more interesting.

* Love that this isn’t just set in one location but takes place around the world; new type of global domination.

* The ending is all kinds of WTF and YES so brace yourself for that.

* Downside? I personally felt like there were some things left unsaid however in terms of the overall arc, the story still worked.

If you are looking for something a little more original and love a good catastrophe, then this is the YA book for you.

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