Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Prince & The Apocalypse – Kara McDowell

We wanted to do another bookish meme on Wednesday and after doing Can’t Wait Wednesday a few times we decided that would be a fun one to bring around more often! About twice a month you’ll see this meme on our blog.

Can’t Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

An American teen stranded in London is forced to team up with the British crown prince if she wants to make it back home before the end of the world in this delightfully rompy high-stakes rom-com.

Wren Wheeler has flown five thousand miles across the ocean to discover she’s the worst kind of traveler: the kind who just wants to go home. Her senior-year trip to London was supposed to be life-changing, but by the last day, Wren’s perfectly-planned itinerary is in tatters. There’s only one item left to check off: breakfast at The World’s End restaurant. The one thing she can still get right.

The restaurant is closed for renovations—of course—but there’s a boy there, too. A very cute boy with a posh British accent who looks remarkably like the errant Prince Theo, on the run from the palace and his controlling mother. When Wren helps him escape a pack of tourists, the Prince scribbles down his number and offers her one favor in return. She doesn’t plan to take him up on it—until she gets to the airport and sees cancelled flights and chaos. A comet is approaching Earth, and the world is ending in eight days. Suddenly, that favor could be her only chance to get home to her family before the end of the world.

Wren strikes a bargain with the runaway prince: if she’ll be his bodyguard from London to his family’s compound in Santorini, he can charter her a private jet home in time to say goodbye. Traveling through Europe by boat, train, and accidentally stolen automobile, Wren finds herself drawn to the dryly sarcastic, surprisingly vulnerable Theo. But the Prince has his own agenda, one that could derail both their plans. When life as they know it will be over in days, is it possible to find a happy ending?

Okay that was a pretty long synopsis haha. Anyway, I added this book based on the title and the author. I first noticed the title and thought it sounded like a fun and interesting book, a nice YA rom-com. And then I saw it was written by Kara McDowell, I’ve read two books by her before and really enjoyed both of those! So this was an immediate add.

After reading the synopsis I’m super curious about this book. Especially the ending haha. Will the world actually ‘end’ and will that mean our rom-com doesn’t really have a happy ending. Or will there be a magical solution of some kind? I’m sure I will be invested in these characters after over 300 pages and I’d rather not see them go down in the apocalypse haha.

Anyway, I love reading about royalty trying to be ‘normal’ and it looks like we’ll see a lot of Europe. As a European I’m curious to see how an American is going to write about us. The early reviews are quite positive so I have good hopes! Had you heard of this one yet? And are you planning on adding it to your shelves? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “Can’t Wait Wednesday | The Prince & The Apocalypse – Kara McDowell

  1. It’s interesting that you pointed out that the author is an American writing about European characters. This is something I have never thought about before and now I am intrigued.

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