Let's Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry

Let's Call It a Doomsday

There are so many ways the world could end. There could be a fire. A catastrophic flood. A super eruption that spews lakes of lava. Ellis Kimball has made note of all possible scenarios, and she is prepared for each one. What she doesn’t expect is meeting Hannah Marks in her therapist’s waiting room. Hannah calls their meeting fate. After all, Ellis is scared about the end of the world; Hannah knows when it’s going to happen.Despite Ellis...

Details Let's Call It a Doomsday

TitleLet's Call It a Doomsday
Release DateAug 6th, 2019
PublisherKatherine Tegen Books
GenreContemporary, Young Adult, Health, Mental Health, LGBT, Fiction

Reviews Let's Call It a Doomsday

  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    This was okay! I didn't really have any problems with it, but it also just didn't really inspire any major emotions from me, so 3 stars. I did definitely like it more than Heretics Anonymous though, so that's a plus! I'll probably keep giving Katie Henry's books a try because I feel like I could eventually really, really like something by her. Here's hoping!
  • Samm | Sassenach the Book Wizard
    I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the author.Now I will fully admit that i'm relatively ignorant of the Mormon faith other than the fact that they don't drink coffee and Mitt Romney is one. I can't quite speak to the authenticity of the faith specific things BUT I cannot name a single book that I have read that has a main character that is a Mormon. I love especially that Katie wrote a religiously diverse group in Heretics Anonymous and c...
  • ˗ˏˋ aphrodite ˊˎ˗
    katie henry has done it again, folksthis author knows exactly how to write teenage coming of age stories and this one is no different. it’s the perfect blend of hard hitting topics like growing up with anxiety, struggling to make your parents proud, and accepting your sexuality as a person with faith while still having the endless comedic relief of dumbass kids this is an amazing sophomore novel and I can tell it was a difficult one to write. s...
  • Kales
    Let me start off this review by saying this is a great depiction of GAD. As someone with GAD, I thought Henry's portrayal of it with Ellis's inner voice and her journey through therapy were good. I read it and related strongly with the vast majority of Ellis's struggles. I was impressed.Henry also had a great insight into the Mormon religion. Unfortunately, as a religion, Mormonism gets a bad rap. Admittedly, I am limited in my knowledge of this ...
  • Sophie Elaina
    Review coming soon!*Advance reader copy provided by the publisher in exchange for my honest opinions.
  • Julia Sapphire
    2.75 stars I received an ARC from HCC Frenzy in exchange for an honest review. TW: Anxiety, intrusive thoughts, substance abuseThis is a book that I had really mixed feelings on. I adored Katie Henry's debut "Heretics Anonymous". But unfortunately, this was mostly meh to me.This story follows two girls, Ellis and Hannah. They meet in a therapist's waiting office and get in touch from there. This also has a religious component as Ellis is Mormon....
  • Emily B
    I have super mixed feelings about this book. I felt as if the things I liked about it were also the things I disliked about it. Overall I felt the plot fell short, and while I enjoyed the little details of this novel, the story as a whole didn’t cut it for me. I also feel this novel wasn’t different enough to Henry’s other novel heretics anonymous (which I loved)
  • Jessica Woodbury
    People can be complicated and it's great when stories understand that. Ellis Kimball is definitely not a one-note character. But a book is about figuring out how that character moves through the world and expresses herself, and that is where it comes up a little short. Ellis is struggling with anxiety, religion, sexuality, family, and the actual end of the world. That is a lot for just one character in just one book!Despite my criticisms, I liked...
  • - ̗̀ amy ̖́-
    I’m still trying to gather my thoughts on this even though I finished it two days ago. I’m kind of confused about my feelings towards this so I might update this later on if I have any revelations.
  • kelly {BookCrushin}
    Wow this book was a fascinating look at mental health and religion and just wow.
  • Lacey D-Bell
    Reread, finished copy, August 2019 via audiobook:I liked this even more the second time around! The representation alone deserves ALL of the stars! This was a great audiobook as well! It might be something of a 4.5 star read!Original ARC review, April 2019:I was very lucky to receive a physical ARC from Katie Henry herself.This book features GAD (generalized anxiety disorder), mormon/LDS rep, and exploring your sexuality. I love that about Katie ...
  • Bethany
    *Note: After looking at other reviews I thought I should add that while I'm not Mormon/LDS I did go to school with a lot of Mormon kids and had them as close friends. Maybe because my family was conservative Christian and we had a lot in common. So I'm pretty familiar with the faith and appreciate the way the author depicts it.Katie Henry knocked it out of the park with her sophomore novel, further establishing her as an important and entertainin...
  • Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight .Let's Call it a Doomsday tackled a few pretty tough topics, and overall handled it quite well. Ellis has an anxiety disorder, which she is in therapy for. She's of the Mormon faith, trying to figure out what her actual beliefs are. She has a rocky relationship with her parents, especially her mom, though they definitely love her tons. S...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    I absolutely loved this! Exactly what I was hoping for from the brains that brought me one of my truest loves, Heretics Anonymous.
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    *I probably could have written twice as much, but didn't want my review to be too long.*There is something about Katie Henry's writing that is so funny, but yet she covers serious topics and I always learn something from her.  Ellis lives with her parents and sister in Berkeley, California.  They are a Mormon family and their faith is very important to them.  Ellis adores her younger sister and has a great relationship with her father.  But ...
  • Lia
    I loved the character growth and how it dealt with mental illness, queerness and religion and the intersection of those. The main character is Mormon, has anxiety and realizes she might be queer.
  • Jaye Berry
    While I didn't really like Heretics Anonymous, I figured I would give this one a shot but I feel the exact same way about this one. This book yet again had great potential but throws it away.Let's Call It A Doomsday is about two girls who meet in their therapist's waiting room. Ellis is overcome by anxiety about how the world is going to end and Hannah says that she knows when it is going to happen. Together they form an interesting friendship.I ...
  • Lisa
    I think a ton of readers will relate to Ellis in one way or another - the process questioning of what you've always known and the struggle to find answers about yourself and your deepest beliefs. The main character is Ellis, who has Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I've never seen internal dialogue shown so well in a story, and it made Ellis' humor and doubt that much more profound. Please ignore the ridiculous cover and sink into this lovely, deep ...
  • Christina
    Katie Henry is a new author that I'll pick up whatever they write. Give me those food -covered books! She's always really funny too!Katie Henry has such an interesting take on a depth of things. I was surprised to be reading from the perspective of a Mormon girl; I was even more surprised to be reading about her anxiety and talk sessions with her therapist. Normalizing therapy is a great torch for authors to carry, as is showing a main character ...
  • Amanda Koger
    im so sad that i didn't love this as much as heretics anonymous. i loved ellis, but hannah and ellis's mom really pissed me off (and even her dad towards the end). I'm not sure how i feel about this one. i still love katie henry's writing and i will still read more from her in the future. just maybe this one wasn't for me?
  • Cortney
    I have read a LOT of contemporary YA. Since before I was a part of its target audience to now, at the ripe old age of 30. This book is wholly unique to my reading experience.And it is FANTASTIC.I'm not sure I've ever come across such a viscerally painted depiction of anxiety (or any mental illness, for that matter) in fiction. But it's not just Ellis's anxiety that makes her story fantastic--it's every little thing about her. A Mormon Doomsday pr...
  • lydia
    i think i enjoyed this, but honestly it was really hard to read for me because of the topics it covered and how it hit a little too close to home. not a bad book by any means, just kinda left me feeling anxious.
  • Avid Reader and Geek Girl
    4.5 stars
  • Lauren
    Henry has an incredible voice, and managed to make me both laugh and cry. Her debut was very good, but I LOVED this book.
  • Mayar El Mahdy
    I don't know what I think, but I swear it was all in my mind a moment ago. (I'll come back with an actual review, I promise.)
  • Lauren
    Great audio narrator