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

Reviews Let's Call It a Doomsday

  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Lacey D-Bell
    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 Henry's books... how diverse they are while still being respectful to religion. (which I don't care about respecting religion, but she does it wonderfully!)This book featured an interesting family dynamic. The main character's mother is struggling to unders...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Beth
    I adore this book. Perfectly drawn characters facing real life battles of faith, family, mental health, and sexuality with both humor and gravitas. I have more passages highlighted in this book than any other book I've ever read. Both youth and adults will be completely immersed on this path to discovering identity."I’ve only been given one body. I’ve only been given one brain, miswired and odd and mine. But my voice—not just what spills ov...
  • Chelsey
    Ellis suffers from Generalized Anxiety Disorder. One day, when leaving her therapist's office, she meets Hannah who tells her that the end of the world is coming and that she's seen that they'll be together on that day. Ellis believes her, but will anyone else?Without having direct personal experience with either of these, this seems like a thoughtful and well-executed depiction of both clinical anxiety and Mormonism. With a quirky cast of charac...
  • Olivia Farr
    See my full review here: http://www.yabookscentral.com/yaficti...LET'S CALL IT A DOOMSDAY follows Ellis, a teenager who is Mormon and has an anxiety disorder. Eliis is in therapy as she struggles through anxiety every day- in social situations, about her family, and about potential apocalyptic situations. She is what she considers a normal prepper- not too intense about it, but she is still prepared for the end of the world. She feels a little di...
  • Gillian
    I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This book had everything I could ever want in a book: humour, friendship, mental health rep, and... the end of the world?I loved following Ellis, a girl terrified the world will soon end and is obsessed with preparing for it inevitability, as she meets Hannah, a girl who knows exactly when the world will end. I loved how they were brought together and I really enjoyed how thei...
  • Lukyan's Library
    This book was sent to me as a physical ARC from HarperCollins Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by me being sent this novel. It comes out on August 9, 2019.A really enjoyable contemporary bookCW: Mentions and goes into great detail of possible apocalypse scenarios.One of the things I really enjoyed about this story is the involvement of the family in this book. Often in YA bo...
  • JoLee
    Featured in "Mental Health Matters" on Intellectual Recreation. One way that Ellis's anxiety condition manifests is in an obsessive need to prepare for the apocalypse. One afternoon, Ellis meets Hannah in her therapist's waiting room, and Hannah claims she knows when and how the world will end. The two girls clearly need each other. Katie Henry tackles a lot in Let's Call it a Doomsday. Besides the mental health issues, Ellis is dealing with he...
  • Kelli Cross
    This review is posted on both my personal account and the account for Crossroads Public Library.Ellis has General Anxiety Disorder and her life revolves around what if's. What if an earthquake strikes, what if there's a tsunami, what if a volcano erupts and covers the world in ash? Ellis is very concerned about the end of the world. So when she meets a girl who tells her she knows when it's going to happen, Ellis decides to go all in.Katie Henry'...
  • Crossroads Library
    Actual Rating: 4.75Ellis has General Anxiety Disorder and her life revolves around what if's. What if an earthquake strikes, what if there's a tsunami, what if a volcano erupts and covers the world in ash? Ellis is very concerned about the end of the world. So when she meets a girl who tells her she knows when it's going to happen, Ellis decides to go all in.Katie Henry's depiction of GAD was spot-on (to me, personally). Anxiety Disorder is a spi...
  • Jill booksandescape
    I received an advance copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for review.Let's Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry is about Ellis, a girl who fears the end of the world. When she meets Hannah in her therapist's waiting room, her entire life changes: Hannah says she knows when the world is going to end. As Ellis and Hannah search for the answers to Hannah's doomsday premonition, Ellis quickly becomes friends with Hannah and her friends. Ell...
  • caitlin
    Review copy courtesy of Edelweiss.This book just wasn’t as compelling as Heretics Anonymous, and I just didn’t really sympathize with the characters. After her last book was strong satire about Catholic education, her attempt at doing the same to Doomsday prepping fell flat. I will definitely be reading the next Katie Henry release.
  • j.chestnut
    i think ??? i am going to go with 3.5 ✨i got an arc and i am supposed to review it but i'm not sure what to say.
  • Sarah {Literary Meanderings}
    Review coming soon :)
  • Kat
    Two girls find themselves becoming best friends all while anticipating the end of the world. It is funny, sweet, and a excellent look at society with drama.
  • Kirstin (gryffindorkreader)
    I received an ARC of Let’s Call It A Doomsday by @kt_nre, in exchange for my honest review. So, a huge thank you to the people over at @hccfrenzy for the early read!⛈Review💥While I am normally hesitant to pick up books with religious themes, after reading and loving Heretics Anonymous I was highly anticipating Katie Henry’s second book. And may I just start off by saying, that I was NOT disappointed. This contemporary was equal parts ser...
  • Kelly Hager
    I absolutely couldn't stop reading this book! I felt horrible for Ellis, who has all these intrusive thoughts (the ones that a lot of us have, I think, about people staring at us or not liking us, but also ones about how the world could literally end at any moment and what would you do and are you really ready to survive in a world without, say, electricity or clean water?) and who is clearly not handling it well. She's preparing as best she can,...
  • Finn Longman
    LOVE. Full(er) review to follow, and I do mean that, but I really liked this. It was funny and it made me cry a couple of times and it gave me all sorts of religion feels and it DIDN'T trigger my overwhelming anxiety re: mortality, which frankly is a surprise but I'm not complaining. It made me realise how rare it is to see YA characters who are religious -- I can only think of a handful of books where church and faith are a big part of character...