Waypoint (The Dad Joke Anthology) | Blitz Week Review

By: Deborah Adams  Kimberley Perkins

Waypoint #1 | 357 Pages | Dec. 1, 2018

Waypoint at a Glance

  • Overall Rating: ★★★★
  • Heroine: Dad Jokes & Laura Croft
  • Dude: He-man & Spock
  • Steaminess: Waterfalls make good baths…
  • Brutality: Stabbed with a tree spile

Pairs Well With

Blackout

  • 1 Part Gin
  • ½ Part Cherry Liqueur
  • 2 Dashes Lemon Juice

I was so excited when Deborah asked me to review her book because she has been such a solid supporter of our blog AND this book was AMAZING! Don’t forget to click the picture above to enter to win a signed copy and an Amazon Giftcard!


Review

We follow twins West and Simon as they journey to turn the power back on in the US. Along the way, they meet Alex & Riya and adventure ensues.

This book starts off with a bang. I actually had a “what am I reading?” moment right before everything makes perfect sense. Thanks for making me feel stupid guys… jk.

In the future, all of the power was put onto one giant grid – which stopped working. Simon and his gamer friends are looking for answers, while everyone else is just trying to survive. The plot is super intriguing with some interesting twists, like video games that require you to go outside and be active in order to get to the next level or get extra gear. It really brings to mind the topic of whether or not they are good for our health and/or should we limit them.

But, my favorite thing about this book was the characters. They are all extremely well developed and you cannot stop from falling in love with them.

Simon is a super intense gamer who has won tons of competitions and even got into MIT for his pure genius. However, Simon is anti-social and deals with extreme anxiety issues when he encounters new people or enters a new environment. He pulled at my heartstrings so much because he gets his affection and socialization from his gamer friends and society looks down on that. He is made fun of multiple times and it just broke my heart. Some people just need to be internet friends!!! I think we bloggers get that more than others.

We meet Riya a little ways into the book, but I am still not sure how I feel about her. She was forced to grow up way too early and is trying to fill her parents’ shoes. I did like that we see the softer side of her eventually, but I’m still not 100% sure about this one.

West, Simon’s twin, is a super jock and he reminded me of Jace Herondale from The Mortal Instruments so much. West is cocky and has assured himself that he is, in fact, the fairest one of all. But, I kind of loved him because he has the biggest superhero complex ever. West is 100% going to get your kitten out of a tree and then slowly strip in his front yard because “it’s just too hot.” We do actually get a naked West very early on because he is too sexy for his clothes. He is also super outdoors man and carries around a Mary Poppins camping bag that is probably the bag that Hermione used in Harry Potter…Ok enough bag analogies.

He’d dug around in the canvas bag – blessed to be bottomless from untold sorcery.

Alex was my favorite character easily. You need dad jokes? Alex has you covered. She was kidnapped and how does she recover? By telling West dad jokes on repeat. She gets nervous or bored and they just come spewing out like magic. Sassy and puns are the best combination. She is smart and funny and awkward and I JUST LOVE HER OKAY…. I may have a girl crush on a fictional character. Let me be…

West and Alex’s adventures just slayed me. I can’t get over these two. I want to rock out to Guns N’ Roses with them and live happily ever after. That’s all I’m saying.

Waypoint comes out on Dec 1st so sign up for the copy above and PLEASE check it out. It’s good for your soul. I swear.


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