Book Review: Izzy at the End of the World by K.A. Reynolds


Title: Izzy at the End of the World

By: K.A. Reynolds

Genre: Dystopian/Scifi

Pages: 352

Release Date: February 21st, 2023

Publisher: Clarion Books

Rating: ★★★★★


Summary from Goodreads:

The Last Kids on Earth meets Margaret Peterson Haddix in this middle grade adventure about fourteen-year-old Izzy, an autistic girl surviving the end of the world who must team up with her loveable dog to uncover the hidden truth behind her family and the rest of humanity's disappearance.

Ever since Izzy Wilder's mom died, she's wanted life to feel normal. She plays video games with her little sister, helps her grandparents around the house, and takes care of her best dog, Akka. But losing her mom is far from normal, and for Izzy, who is autistic, it feels like the end of the world.

When mysterious lights flash across the mountains outside Izzy's house one night, and suddenly everyone except her and Akka seem to have disappeared in an instant, Izzy is more alone than ever. But Izzy is a fighter and she won't lose anyone else in her family, even if it means battling terrifying gray, ugly monsters and decoding cryptic messages that seem a lot like her mom talking to her from beyond the grave.

In the face of disaster, Izzy and Akka embark on an epic adventure filled with nail-biting suspense, unexpected allies, and life's greatest mysteries as they uncover the true endurance of the human spirit and save the world.


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This was an incredible read and very relatable. 

Izzy Is a wonderful character. She's strong, independent and autistic, a subject close to my heart. When the world ends, Izzy finds herself alone. Chaos ensues and a wonderful story emerges. 

I loved the pacing of this story and the writing. K.A. Reynolds has a wonderful way of painting a story, one that sucks you in and takes you along for the ride. The mystery elements and the scarry scifi  elements all weave together well. This was an awesome story, one of my last 5 stars of the year.  

Received an advance reader copy in exchange for a fair review.

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