Happy Doomsday by David Sosnowski

Happy Doomsday

The end of the world is the weirdest time to come of age. Welcome to the end of the world. One minute, people are going about their lives, and the next—not. In the wake of the inexplicable purge, only a handful of young misfits remains.When it all went down, “Wizard of Odd” Dev Brinkman was seeking shelter from the taunts of his classmates. Goth girl Lucy Abernathy had lost her best friend and had no clue where to turn. And Twinkie-loving q...

Details Happy Doomsday

TitleHappy Doomsday
Release DateSep 1st, 2018
GenreApocalyptic, Post Apocalyptic, Science Fiction, Dystopia, Young Adult, Fiction

Reviews Happy Doomsday

  • Melki
    From the cutesy cover of this one, I was expecting more laughs, or at least a couple of chuckles, but other than the irony of the only survivors of a mysterious apocalypse being a few teens with suicidal tendencies, there's nothing funny about the book. Sosnowski provides plenty of details about the corpse-filled landscape, and the ensuing plagues of vermin, but unfortunately, he tends to get bogged down in minutiae. Two characters - Lucy and Mar...
  • Georgia Moreau
    Not what I hopedI couldn't enjoy this book as much as I'd hoped from the blurb. The character Dev was the bright spot for me, and his storyline pushed me to actually finish the book instead of abandoning it, as I was tempted to do. I could really have done without the continual snide remarks by the author about Republicans, pro-life adherents (the phrase "clump of cells" was used multiple times), belief in God, etc. Oh! And the cause of Doomsday ...
  • Angela
    Not your typical post-apocalyptic YA. I really enjoyed that the author dealt with issues that generally get overlooked in the mainstream "zombie-type" stories. What happens to all of the pets? The animals in zoos and pet stores? Farm animals? What about the smell of dead people? I felt like the author wasn't afraid to get dirty, and I really appreciated that. The characters were well-defined, the world building was thoughtful, and the premise was...
  • Laura
    I enjoyed the character development but there were too many graphic descriptions of dead bodies and animal abuse. The plot intrigued me but ended up stagnant without answering any questions. Other reviewers weren't happy with the political mentions, but there really were only a few, didn't bother me at all. Seems people can't handle reading opinions that don't match up with their own.
  • Mindy
    Finally, a post-apocalyptic tale that does not follow a worn out story line and has a unique and diverse cast!This is a very character driven story, IMO. It is told from the points of view of three high school students who survive the sudden and mysterious end of the world as we know it. The main character is Dev, who has Asperger's. As the parent of kids with autism spectrum disorders, I really appreciated an autistic main character. Also, the w...
  • Bob
    An ice cream truck, really?
  • Andrea
    So....this book just wasn’t what I expected. From the blurb, I expected it to be a comedy of sorts. A dark comedy - sure, but a comedy. I expected it to be way more YA then it was. I wouldn’t classify this one as YA at all. Instead this was a dark, disturbing, detailed, and probably realistic book about an end of the world-type apocalypse. I’m going to fully own this about myself and say I just shouldn’t have read this book. These kinds o...
  • S
    Definitely worth a readI have always been a fan of the post apocalyptic genre, and this qualifies as a solid addition. The characters and the plot line differ ever so slightly from the traditional arc, making for an enjoyable read.
  • Sameer
    Fairly heavy handed, tried too hard to be topical / reflect the present. Entertaining (pulp fiction) read, but practically fetishizes gore
  • Emilie Vangilder
    Not a YA book, but about three teens in post apocalyptic America. Funny and grim, central character on Asperger spectrum. No explanation for EOC, but well told story for first 3/4 though it dragged in a few places, but seemed rushed after that. The POV from Dev was very well imagined, but somewhat less so from the other two teens. Probably a realistic telling of how suicidal teens would react in these circumstances. One of the better reads from k...
  • Travis
    I have to say, this book was very funny. It's not like it was meant to be funny (well, maybe it was, what with all the references to various pop culture items), but I found myself laughing out loud many many times when reading this book. So, yes, as serious as the topic seems to be (I mean, really, the end of the world is about as severe a topic as you can get, but darnit, this one's just too funny.Very enjoyable, regardless of the topic. Great r...
  • Kristin
    DNFA book that had the potential to be a delightful story, particularly with one of the main (and most interesting) characters being on the spectrum, but unfortunately the whole thing was ruined by political garbage.I don't care if you're left or right, if I wanted to hear about politics I'd watch the news. I read books to get away from all this political drama, not invite more of it into my life.
  • Glen Stanford
    Ok, but two goofsI don't mind the unlikely premise; in fact it was pretty creative. But there were two ridiculously low possibility (and lazy) plot items along the way that just ticked me off. If you like creative verbing and Trump dumping you might give it another star.
  • Lisa Rodgers
    Stunningly. Awful. I can't complain too much, as I got to read this for free via Amazon's Prime Reads program. Nevertheless, this is one awful book. I was already losing interest by 5%, wanted to quit reading at 10%. I kept trudging through it because I'm a fan of the P-A genre, and anything that made it out via Prime Reads had to have some redeeming value, right?Wrong. I made it to 16%, and had to stop if only to protect the few brain cells I'm ...
  • Robin Martin
    I received this book early from Amazon Firsts and was expecting a lighter version of The Stand, but for teens. I got way more than I expected. It was like The Stand in many ways, but I liked the differences. Some reviewers were put off by the level of detail that the author used to describe what the world would be like if EVERYONE but a few died off instantaneously, but I liked it. I felt that it was real, gross, yes, but very realistic. The auth...
  • Rene Dupre
    Very interesting twist on the end-of-the-world genre. My favorite character is Dev whose Asperger's made him a strong survivor. They dealt with a lot of practical, what-would-you-do kind of things which made it different and interesting.My only ding on the book is that is starts out with a scene and then they flash back to the world ending event and work up to that scene. I never understood why that is a good thing. It takes away a lot of tension...
  • Lacey
    This one's a little hard for me. It was good but at times it was also tedious. There's just so much explanation about how Dev thinks and why he does what he does that it just drags in places. And then we get to the chapters about all the pets left behind and their fate and it was just depressing. Things start to pick up near the end. This is definitely a character driven plot and I really liked the open ending.
  • Secret Ninja
    If I could give it zero stars I would. Forced myself to finish because of my OCD. There were no surprises or twists that I didn’t see coming from 10 miles away. I was bored, not entertained, and am upset that I wasted a Free Amazon First on this.
  • Shelly Pfeiffer
    Great read!I loved the authors take on apocalypse. The things that happened that I haven’t seen mentioned in other apocalyptic books was a great touch. Seemed very accurate, but still entertaining!
  • Mary-Fran Connelly
    Didn't Want It To EndI just hope there will be a second book with Dev, Lucy, and OK. They are so real to me.
  • Jessica Patrick
    Really enjoyed it but the ending was a bit too open for me.
  • Susan Swiderski
    This was my Kindle first choice, and it was a good one. Not as fast-reading as most books, but it kept me turning the pages.The depiction of a post-apocalyptic world seems more realistic than some, in that it deals with the stench from all those dead bodies, the abandoned pets who survived the "whatever it was," and the wild animals run amok. Some of the graphic descriptions might bother some readers, and some might not like the way the left-behi...
  • Bookphile
    4.5 starsI really loved this book. I went into it expecting something kind of comedic, and while it had its moments, I don't know if I'd classify it as humor. Dark humor, maybe, but this is a book dealing with some weighty issues. If you're looking for something fast-paced and action packed, you may want to keep looking. But if you, like me, have longed for a post-apocalyptic book that is pragmatic and gets into nitty gritty details about life af...
  • B.
    I'm normally one for a good apocalypse. This one especially captured my eye with the pink cover and smiley ball. However, my interest in it died around roughly the same time as 99% of the population. The idea of the story was definitely interesting. Having an apocalypse where almost everyone drops dead one day for some unexplained reason definitely brought up some interesting questions like, What would happen to all the decomposing bodies just ly...
  • Roxie Prince
    Read this review and more on my blog at [Roxie Writes].‘Happy Doomsday’ by David Sosnowski⭐⭐⭐ 3/5Finished on August 23, 2018$4.99 on Kindle | $9.99 in Hardcover | $10.99 in PaperbackBOOK DESCRIPTION:The end of the world is the weirdest time to come of age.Welcome to the end of the world. One minute, people are going about their lives, and the next—not. In the wake of the inexplicable purge, only a handful of young misfits remains.When...
  • Tasha Brynn
    I won't get into a synopsis, but get right to the meat of my review. I really loved this book. It kept me riveted, and I read it in one straight go. The negatives that other reviewers comment on--graphic details about dead bodies, what happens to pets, zoo inmates, wild animals in the apocalypse--were the very things that made me like this book. It was realistic and answered questions I always have, when reading or watching P-A fiction. I also fo...
  • Charles Daniel
    Not your average "Last Man On Earth" story.I'm a big fan of survival stories. In my opinion, most suffer from a common failing; that being the fallacy of a handful, or worse yet, two people preserving the existence of the human race. Likely, the smallest possible genetic bottleneck that our species could survive is one hundred breeding pairs of people. Furthermore, all of this hypothetical group of survivors must be in close enough proximity to o...
  • Patiscynical
    So-soThis was my Amazon First choice for August, and though I started it right away, I kept putting in down to finish later.It's an apocalyptic novel written in a breezy style, focusing on three teenagers who somehow survive when everyone around them inexplicably drops dead. There's no explanation given for why everyone suddenly dies, but the teens speculate that the cause could perhaps be attributed to the 'orange haired President' who may have ...
  • S Knoell
    Not worth itI had high expectations for this book as I've always read good books from the Amazon First Reads but they missed the mark with this one. The story just isn't interesting. I kept waiting for it to pick up and by nature I have to finish a book I start but I found myself flipping through paragraphs in order to move to the next part. The author really could have developed the characters more but their interactions were superficial. When t...