Review: The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girls by Melissa Keil

Recommendations, Review
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Author: Melissa Kiel 
Publisher: Stripes
Publication Date: 11 Feb 2016
Source: Review Copy
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis from Goodreads
Alba loves her life just as it is. She loves living behind the bakery, and waking up in a cloud of sugar and cinnamon. She loves drawing comics and watching bad TV with her friends.

The only problem is she’s overlooked a few teeny details:

Like, the guy she thought long gone has unexpectedly reappeared.
And the boy who has been her best friend since forever has suddenly gone off the rails.
And even her latest comic-book creation is misbehaving.

Also, the world might be ending – which is proving to be awkward.

As Doomsday enthusiasts flock to idyllic Eden Valley, Alba’s life is thrown into chaos. Whatever happens next, it’s the end of the world as she knows it. But when it comes to figuring out her heart, Armageddon might turn out to be the least of her problems.


The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl is a quirky, feel good read. It starts in ‘‘little ol’ Eden Valley’’, home to a class of high school graduates, including Sarah Jane Albany, also known to her friends as Alba, a budding comic book artist, and inseparable to her best friend Grady. But, when the end of the world is predicted by a physic on YouTube, and the only safe place is predicted to their little village!!! The video goes viral, taking hordes of people to the village!!! Follow their story in this stunning read.
My favourite character is Grady, because at the start he just hooked me to the book, with his crazy, over-dramatic personality, and my favourite part is the ending. Even though the book drags a bit through the middle, the ending is well worth reading to.
The 1st person perspective from Alba is great!! It’s really fun to see her confusion throughout the book, especially when Daniel comes back. The plot was great at the start and the end, but like I said, I felt like the middle drags.
Melissa Keil is fabulous at writing from a 1st person perspective bringing out the quirks in all the characters, and keeping the characters confused, even when the audience more or less knows what’s going on! I love the way she shows Alba’s fab sense of humour, even at the end of the world!!
I would recommend this book to any lovers of John Green’s Paper Towns, or anyone just looking for a read to make them feel great! I hope you enjoy this wonderful book!! 😀

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