The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza

Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it?s called parthenogenesis), but what can?t be explained is how Elena is able to heal Freddie, the girl she?s had a crush on for years, from a gunshot wound in a Starbucks parking lot. Or why the boy who shot Freddie, David Combs, disappeared from the same parking lot min Sixteen-year-old Elena Mendoza is the product of a virgin birth. This can be scientifically explained (it?...

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Title:The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza
Author:Shaun David Hutchinson
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1481498541
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:448 pages pages

The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza Reviews

  • Kelly
    Jan 10, 2018
    Readers who love the weird genre-bending fiction of Shaun David Hutchinson won't be disappointed. I'd also hand it to readers who love and are itching for weird in the style of AS King. And then for readers who love this book -- particularly the messages about life, about humanity, abo...
  • Maria (Big City Bookworm)
    Feb 13, 2018
    Actual rating: 4.5 Stars! -- I just love Shaun David Hutchinson and his books so much. I've been waiting for this one and I can't believe I've already finished reading it! It was a fantastic edition to his "end of the world series" and I absolutely loved how it connected all...
  • Emily May
    Sep 06, 2017
    "What is going on?" "Maybe nothing," I said. "Maybe the end of the world. I'll let you know when I figure it out." I'm on the fence about The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza. It has many great individual components, but when looking back over the novel as a whole, I didn't enjoy it as ...
  • shady boots | #WatchPOSE
    Jun 25, 2018
    This was probably one of the weirdest books I've ever read. The first thing I need to get off my chest is the GLARING similarity this book has to the game Life is Strange. I usually ignore when things have minor similarities here and there, but this book had so much that was eerily...
  • Vitor Martins
    Mar 22, 2018
    Mais um livro surpreendente do SDH! Elena Mendoza me chamou ateno logo de cara. Garota bissexual, nascida de uma mulher virgem, capaz de performar milagres e lutando contra o fim do mundo! YAS! Acho incrvel como esse o terceiro livro do Shaun sobre fim do mundo (depois ...
  • Cece (ProblemsOfaBookNerd)
    Jan 24, 2018
    I?m falling asleep and I have to be at work at 5 am tomorrow, so I?ll come back and write a very intensive review later! Update 1/28/18: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza has all the pieces that should make up a book I would love. It is by Shaun David Hutchinson, the author of ...
  • Larry H
    Feb 14, 2018
    Shaun David Hutchinson's The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza may be one of the craziest, most thought-provoking books I've read in some time, if not ever. It's wild, poignant, forces you to suspend your disbelief, and some may even think it's sacrilegious or blasphemous, but it definitel...
  • Katie
    Jun 16, 2018
    Honestly idk how to rate this. Maybe 3.5? If we're talking quality, I think it deserves more of a 4 or 5 stars - I think it's a good book! But I tend to rate based on my enjoyment level. And while I was amused while reading this, it just wasn't my cup of tea. I'm struggling to find a w...
  • ✨    jamieson   ✨
    Sep 08, 2017
    "What is going on? "Maybe nothing" I said. "Maybe the end of the world. I'll let you know when I figure it out" so I'm finally reviewing this book. And Honestly? I can't remember the last time I felt so indecisive about a book - because I really wanted to love this and yet the mo...
  • Ashley Berg
    Jul 17, 2018
    So. I really really really love Shaun David Hutchinson's writing style. I loved the premise of this book and I loved the characters and all of the diverse representation in here. Somehow, it all flowed really nicely together and never felt forced or like he put these characters in ther...
  • Faye*
    Aug 19, 2018
    2.5 stars The concept of this story was super unique and interesting. Unfortunately, I was kind of in a book slump while listening to this. So, while I still enjoyed it, the weirdness of the plot wasn?t enough to make this one great for me. I had problems understanding the charact...
  • Max Baker
    Sep 21, 2017
    I received an DRC from Edelweiss. All opinions in this review are my own. I'm going to say a possibly unpopular statement. I think Shaun David Hutchinson should be as popular as Adam Silvera. Sure, Hutchinson's books aren't nearly as tear jerky as Silvera's but they almost always fe...
  • Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
    Apr 13, 2018
    I REALLY liked this, but I feel like the ending was a little weak. I enjoyed the build up immensely, but tbh I almost stopped caring during the last 30 pages or so. Still highly recommend though because the rest of the book was 5 star worthy! ...
  • Martin
    Jun 28, 2018
    Shaun David Hutchinson tends to situate his protagonists at the brink of apocalypse, often placing the fate of humankind in their hands. This is also the case with Elena Mendoza who faces an especially dire dilemma: is she willing to perform miracles even if she dooms others in doing s...
  • Cassandra {semi-hiatus}
    Jan 02, 2017
    "No one is perfect, no one is flawless, and loving someone means admitting they have faults. It means loving them, not in spite of those flaws, but because of them." I loved this. I knew I would love it from the day I pre-ordered it, but the first hundred pages or so I was worried...
  • Gabby
    Feb 24, 2018
    More of a 2.5 unfortunately I am so disappointed with this book. Shaun David Hutchinson wrote my favorite book of all time: We Are the Ants. Unfortunately, I haven't been very impressed with his books ever since. This book felt like another copy and paste of the same premise as We A...
  • Eli
    Jun 04, 2018
    okay so imagine Jesus But as a sarcastic, sixteen year old bisexual girl! Crazy! I just can't get over how cool this idea is! All the characters are perfect and I loved Elena so much! even Morgan Freeman god would approve of this book. ...
  • Dylan
    Sep 01, 2017
    um...wow.... Since this doesn't come out until February of 2018, I don't want to say too much, but what I will say is that this book is magnificent. I'm going to be honest, I was quite worried going into this. WE ARE THE ANTS is my favourite book of all time, I was frankly, disa...
  • April
    Feb 12, 2018
    I think the best thing to do is to go into this book not really knowing much about it. Definitely five stars! ...
  • Korrina  (OwlCrate)
    May 01, 2017
    Super interesting concept and story, that I devoured in a few short hours. It gives the reader so much to think about, in terms of life and death, the state of our world, and love. I'll simply say that I underlined a lot of passages in this one that I will hopefully reflect back on. Th...
  • R.K. Gold
    Feb 11, 2018
    I'll always support fiction that gives baby Cthulu a voice. On a humor level Shaun just gets me, or I get Shaun, or there is no getting but his work makes me laugh enough to keep coming back to it. I'm getting off track. The Apocalypse begins at Starbucks and the story of Elena Mendoza...
  • Kai
    Jan 20, 2018
    ?That?s the problem with living in a world where everyone was assumed to be heterosexual until proven otherwise.? This is my fourth novel by Shaun David Hutchinson. A few months ago I read Feral Youth and it must have been a year or even two since I first picked up The Five St...
  • Em
    Jan 10, 2018
    Could you please do me a favor and hold this for me for a second? *shoves my feelings into your hands and runs away* David Hutchinson?s books are the kind of books you psychoanalyse in the shower, while staring into the indeterminable void, so far gone into nothingness that you al...
  • Acqua
    Feb 20, 2018
    I liked this a lot more than I thought I would, considering I DNFed another book by this author after two chapters. I didn't think it was perfect, but I did really like it. Let's start with the good. The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza is a very weird book, and if you know me, you know...
  • Anna
    Aug 03, 2018
    While I thought this was a unique apocalypse story with liable characters and compelling writing, the plot moved a little too slowly and there were a few statements that annoyed me enough that I enjoyed it but probably won't remember it by tomorrow. ...
  • ellie
    Feb 22, 2018
    a book featuring a melodramatic, self-hating, confused bi young girl who wants to die... can't believe my life has been plagiarized like this! So this book took me completely by surprise. This is my first Shaun David Hutchinson, so my expectations were very low (I had no idea what t...
  • Elise (TheBookishActress)
    Feb 06, 2017
    sometimes I think about the fact that this book referenced the name game meme from like two years ago and it was actually funny and then I wonder how the fuck this isn?t an NYT bestseller The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza is like nothing I have ever read before or will ever read aga...
  • Alexandra ☁
    Apr 19, 2018
    I picked this up in the bookstore and read the first sentence. ''The apocalypse began at Starbucks.'' *Walks to cashier and gives him my money* ...
  • Lauren Elise
    Feb 26, 2018
    I have received an Advance Reader's Copy of this book through a giveaway hosted by the publisher. This has not affected my rating in any way. This was absolutely fantastic. I love it I love it I love it. There was one quote that stuck with me: "People who're suicidal believe t...
  • may ➹
    Mar 29, 2018
    any book by Shaun David Hutchinson: exists me: GAY me: IMPORTANT me: review + gay screaming to come!! [4.5 stars] // buddy read with a smol!! ...