Vivian Apple Needs a Miracle - Katie Coyle

And the award for most confusing book titles goes to - you may have guessed-: Vivian Apple Versus America.

I definitely was confused because the American and UK names for this duology are completely different from each other and it doesn't make the slightest of sense with me.

Just to make things clear:

The first book is either Vivian Apple At The End Of The World or Vivian Apple Versus The Apocalypse.

The second and concluding book is either called Vivian Apple Needs A Miracle or Vivian Apple Versus America.

Vivian Apple seems to be the only constant part, the rest seems mix-n-match.


However, I can't tell too much about the story without spoiling the first book. But it takes of rights where we left it and the characters still have the same goals. The book does focus, or so it felt to me, more on the friendship between Vivian and Harp, and unfortunately also dwells more on the romance of some of the main characters than in the first book.


While it was a very enjoyable read and the overall setting was quite original, it did suffer a bit from the usual dystopian heroine tropes (not sure I should call them tropes but those of you who have read dystopian YA will definitely find them familiar).


The ending is quite open, and while I sometimes complain about cliffhangers, this wasn't one of those books and I quite liked that it was more open. I mean, the story seems finished but it's just unsure what's going to happen now.


Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!