Book Review: Anna and the Apocalypse

10.23.2018 | Imprint
Rating: 4/5 stars


Anna Shepard is a straight-A student with a lot going on under the surface: she’s struggling with her mom’s death, total friend drama, and the fallout from wasting her time on a very attractive boy. She’s looking forward to skipping town after graduation – but then a zombie apocalypse majorly disrupts the holiday season. It’s going to be very hard to graduate high school without a brain! 

ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE is the novelization of one of my absolute favorite horror comedy musical films! If you’ve seen the movie, then this is the book for you. If you haven’t seen the movie, go watch it and then pick this up! You could definitely read this first, but having the fun of the musical feature film in your mind while reading makes the experience so much better.

Anna is our main character and she’s got a lot going on in her life. The level of teenage drama is high and highly entertaining! Throw a zombie apocalypse in the mix and this teenage drama just hits new peaks. I love that the outbreak feels real. Characters are caught off guard and have no idea how to react. Watching those human reactions through a cast of characters is always an interesting experience and I think this story covers a wide range of reactions. While there are serious moments throughout, this book is exactly what it’s marketed as: a horror comedy. If you’re looking for straight up horror, this isn’t it. This is for fans of black humor looking for an entertaining read to make you laugh out loud.

This book is available to buy from: Amazon | Book Depository

Disclosure: What Jess Reads is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to This in no way influences my opinion of the above book.

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