The End of the World is Bigger Than Love

Davina Bell

Text Publishing

June 2020

 $19.99 AU

278p pb

ISBN: 978-1922268822

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Identical twin sisters Summer and Winter live alone on a remote island, sheltered from a destroyed world. They survive on rations stockpiled by their father and spend their days deep in their mother’s collection of classic literature - until a mysterious stranger upends their carefully constructed reality.

At first, Edward is a welcome distraction. But who is he really, and why has he come? As love blooms and the world stops spinning, the secrets of the girls’ past begin to unravel and escape is the only option.

A sumptuously written novel of love and grief; of sisterly affection and the ultimate sacrifice; of technological progress and climate catastrophe; of an enigmatic bear and a talking whale - The End of the World Is Bigger than Love is unlike anything you’ve read before.

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The End of the World is Bigger Than Love by Davina Bell is a fabulous speculative fiction book about twin sisters who live together on an island that shelters them from the waste and disaster that is tearing apart the rest of the world. They hide from their mysterious past, until it catches up to them, and they must flee from their sanctuary forever.

This book is a dystopian future book but includes traces of romance. This book would be best for older teens because it has some intense parts, and the story is pretty complicated and would be a lot harder to understand for younger readers. I really liked this book because it hooks you from the beginning and you only begin to understand the back story at about halfway through the book. This keeps you reading, because you want to know why the world is the way it is and what happened to it and the twins to make it such a desperate situation. I found this book was pretty hard and confusing to read the first time, but once I finished it and read it again it made a lot more sense and was an excellent read. I would 100% recommend this book.

Tahlia, age 14

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