Welcome to my stop on the ‘We All Looked Up’ apocalyptic blog tour. I will be sharing with you my review, my apocalyptic bucket list and a GIVEAWAY! And trust me, you will want to win a copy of this book.
Release Date: April 1st 2015
Australian Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia.
Source: From publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Four high school seniors put their hopes, hearts, and humanity on the line as an asteroid hurtles toward Earth in this contemporary novel.
They always say that high school is the best time of your life.
Peter, the star basketball player at his school, is worried “they” might actually be right. Meanwhile Eliza can’t wait to escape Seattle—and her reputation—and perfect-on-paper Anita wonders if admission to Princeton is worth the price of abandoning her real dreams. Andy, for his part, doesn’t understand all the fuss about college and career—the future can wait.
Or can it? Because it turns out the future is hurtling through space with the potential to wipe out life on Earth. As these four seniors—along with the rest of the planet—wait to see what damage an asteroid will cause, they must abandon all thoughts of the future and decide how they’re going to spend what remains of the present.
This book is incredibly addictive so I don’t suggest you start reading it until you have time to sit and read the whole thing because you will not want to stop.
What would you do if the world was going to end in two months? If it’s something you haven’t thought about before you read this book, you will definitely be thinking about it after. A slow terror crept over me as I read this book. Shivers. It was so well written, so achingly real. And let me tell you real isn’t pretty. Wallach gets down to the nitty gritty of humanity and paints us at our worst.
When it is announced the world is going to end in approximately two months, chaos erupts, as you would expect. We live the experience of the coming end through the eyes of four teens that are linked in various ways. Faced with death, they start looking for the meaning of life. What kind of life they really want to live, and start living that way. These four teens will sink deep into your heart. You will feel like you know them, and you will care deeply about their fate.
Parts of We All Look Up will go in someways that you expect, but then it will completely blindside you. It will have your heart pumping and will leave you breathless. We All Looked Up will haunt you long after the book ends. It is an amazing, stunning debut full of sadness, hope and love. A must read. I highly recommend it.
You can add it to your Goodreads Here.
Tommy Wallach is a Brooklyn-based writer and musician. His first novel, We All Looked Up, will be published by Simon and Schuster in April 2015. His work has appeared in many nice magazines, such as McSweeney’s, Tin House, and Wired. He has released an EP with Decca Records, and will be independently putting out an LP in Spring 2014. He also makes music videos, including one that was exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum. You should buy him dinner.
So as part of the blog tour we were asked to post our own apocalyptic bucket list. What are the things we’d want to do before the world ended. I was thinking about it, and I concluded that if there were only two months left, nothing would matter to me beside the people I love, so this list is not going to be huge.
1) Cry. I’d sob my heart out for many reasons. One of those reasons would be that my shelves are full of books and there’d be no way I could read them all.
2) Read the books I HAVE to read on my shelves before I die.
3) Email Sarah J. Maas to see how the Throne of Glass series ends.
4) Hugs my kids a lot and try to make them laugh a lot so they aren’t scared.
5) Tell everyone in my family I love them.
6) Build an underground shelter and hoard all the food – I’m with Diva Booknerd on that one.
7) Hold onto my husband and not let him go – well except to use the bathroom, because world ending or not, that would be gross.
Australian residence have a chance to win 1 of the 5 copies up for grabs, so just click the link below. Good luck!
Don’t forget to visit the rest of the stops along the tour: