It Happened One Doomsday

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Dru lives on the outskirts of a world filled with magic, overshadowed and intimidated by the raw power of sorcerers while she does what she can with her crystal magic. But when a demon-afflicted man named Greyson walks into her shop looking for help, Dru steps up, unknowingly putting herself in the path of dark forces. It’s the end of the world, Greyson is destined to become one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and Dru is his only hope.

It Happened One Doomsday is a curious beast: a rom-com with an apocalyptic bent. We have our delightful downtrodden protagonist torn between her stock douchebag poorly-matched boyfriend and the intriguing bad boy, with all the attendant awkwardness you’d expect. But the twists on this love triangle are what push the book to greater heights.

For one thing, her posse of supportive female friends is both hilarious and badass, offering great banter along with impressive superpowers. She’s also supported by an interesting magic system and a bookish background that makes her an immensely engaging underdog.

I don’t know if the rom-com tropes will continue, but I sincerely hope the series does. This was fun.

Chris Hayden

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Author Laurence MacNaughton
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count
Publisher Pyr
Publish Date 12-Jul-16
ISBN 9781633881877
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Issue June 2016
Category Science Fiction & Fantasy
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