Thursday, 5 September 2013

Tumble & Fall

I wouldn't exactly call this Apocalyptic.... Presenting Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts.

Here is the summary of the book:

A novel about the end of days full of surprising beginnings

The world is living in the shadow of oncoming disaster. An asteroid is set to strike the earth in just one week’s time; catastrophe is unavoidable. The question isn’t how to save the world—the question is, what to do with the time that's left? Against this stark backdrop, three island teens wrestle with intertwining stories of love, friendship and family—all with the ultimate stakes at hand.

Alexandra Coutts's TUMBLE & FALL is a powerful story of courage, love, and hope at the end of the world.

When the words "Apocalyptic", and/or "Dystopia" or "end of the world" are mentioned, what comes to mind is a gritty dark world minutes from annihilation, (in the process or about to) and people desperate at last ditch attempts to save themselves..... But reading Tumble & Fall that scenario definitely doesn't come to mind at all.

The world is supposed to end in a week from an asteroid coming towards Earth. But instead of a frenzied atmosphere and dark and gritty situation, things are rather calm for the people. These seven days for them are just like any other day, mundane..... One of the biggest let down was the fact that the author mentions the coming Apocalypse in a sort of off-hand manner. And the way the characters seem to be leading their lives, you can actually forget that the world is about to end in there.

This story has a lot may characters but not one felt protagonist worthy for this kind of gritty genre. While I'd give it to Ms. Coutts, the idea behind the story was pretty great but nothing comes out of it and the prose was also well composed but it killed the purpose of this genre. So, an okay book.... 

"Apocalyptic but on the lite side"

Genre :      Young Adult, Apocalyptic, Contemporary, Urban Fantasy, Dystopia

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Release Date: 17th September, 2013

My Copy: publisher and netgalley

Rate:              2/5 (It was Ok)

Buy:           Amazon | Book Depository  


  1. I'm not a fan of a lot of characters because I struggle to keep track of them all. Still the premise is great. I've put this one off but I might still check it out someday.



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