Cover Crush: The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson is definitely intriguing and the cover is very different. Which I totally like! Aren’t we all exhausted of seeing the same thing over and over? I love the image of the carousel through the trees, it definitely feels ominous. Everything about this blurb makes me want to read this book ASAP! A virginal birth, miracles, visions, and a chance to save the world. Plus throw in some queer girls and I am so ready! The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza is slated to release on February 6th, 2018, so be sure to add it to your TBR!
The Apocalypse of Elena Mendoza by Shaun David Hutchinson
Category: Young Adult, Sci-fi, LGBT
Publication: February 6th, 2018; Simon Pulse
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 minutes later after getting sucked up into the clouds. What also can’t be explained are the talking girl on the front of a tampon box, or the reasons that David Combs shot Freddie in the first place.
As more unbelievable things occur, and Elena continues to perform miracles, the only remaining explanation is the least logical of all—that the world is actually coming to an end, and Elena is possibly the only one who can do something about it.