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3.94  ·  Rating details ·  2,001 ratings  ·  260 reviews
Du är sjutton år gammal. Det är sommar och världen ser ut precis som vanligt. Men du vet vad som är på väg. Om en månad är vi alla borta.
Vad vill du göra den sista tiden? Vem vill du vara med när allt tar slut? Hur känns det att veta exakt vilket klockslag du ska dö? Och vad spelar ett liv mer eller mindre för roll?

Slutet är en preapokalyptisk berättelse om två ensamma ung
Hardcover, 512 pages
Published October 5th 2018 by Rabén & Sjögren
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Maja Ingrid
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: swedish-books, ya
This book was a lot better than I'd expected. I heard about it on the morning host show, "Nyhetsmorgon" and thought I had to read it. Then I found out it was aimed towards young adults and was a bit put off.

While it is an YA book, it's more suitable for older teens and even adults. It deals with lots of heavy stuff, there's alcohol, and mentions of sex and drugs. The book's stronger sides is definitely with the characters and emotions. This book triggered my anxiety A LOT. Just knowing the worl
Marie the Librarian
Actual rating: 4,5 stars. I liked how this is a book that makes you think. About your life, your relationships and the world. What would you do if you knew the day the world really went under? Like no doubt, the disaster is a fact. Its a very consuming book and it needs to be shared.
The End
By Mats Strandberg

If you knew when your last day on earth would be, as a meteor is getting ready to crash towards Earth, how would you spend those last days?

This is a riveting and immersive pre-apocalyptical dystopian sci-fi young adult read that I found to be entertaining and surprisingly addictive. With a murder mystery thrown in to the impending doom, this was a deftly written dystopian and translated from The Swedish by Judith Kiros.

Realistic, relatable and raw, this is a book I hi
Mar 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This book was phenomenal. It gave me several existential crisis while reading and it has some really interesting discussions. The book is written through two different perspectives (Simon and Lucinda) and I loved both of the main characters. They are both flawed but very interesting people that I got very invested in.

The premise of the book is that the earth will be destroyed by a comet. Scientists have figured out the when and the only thing people can do is prepare for the end of the world. W
Elin (Tickmicks bokblogg)
Sep 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4,5 stars.
Jul 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Primero lo primero, thank you netgalley for providing me an eArc in exchange for an honest review.

"When will the world end? With Foxworth, a massive meteor, hurtling toward Earth, humanity now knows the exact date.
Seventeen-year-old Simon wants to spend his last weeks with the people he cares about most, especially his goal-oriented swimmer ex-girlfriend, Tilda, who dumped him shortly after the news broke. Since Lucinda was diagnosed with cancer she’s, retreated into herself preparing for the
Joann Im
Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
A beautifully-written story full of heart and an honest human portrayal on the meaning of time and connection. Two voices are heard in this novel through each chapter dedicated to Lucinda and Simon's narrations. Taking place during pre-apocalyptic time, as the end of the world is coming near Lucinda and Simon are tied together during their final weeks to seek answers of their mutual friend Tilda's sudden murder.

From the beginning to the end, every moment in this book was carried with grace and
Jun 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 12-and-13
Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The End in exchange for an honest review.

The End is the third "there's a comet coming towards earth lets watch these teens live out their final days" book I've read this year (I think the fifth in my life? not sure though) and it's by far the best one I've ever read.

The End examines what an impending doom can do to relationships, government systems, family dynamics, and the globe as a whole.

I really, really loved that The End wasn't just about Th
A comet is heading towards earth and the story is told from the teenagers perspective of living out their final days on earth gives you YA pre apocalyptic dystopian genre.
When one of thier friends is murdered you get a murder mystery plot during a time where the world is ending. It's a book about pending doom and what people do when the world is on a timer with no chance of survival.
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
4,5 stars!
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
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Oct 16, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
First of all, thanks to NetGalley and Arctis for approving my request and sending me an eARC in exchange for a honest review.
You have to know English isn’t my first language, so feel free to correct me if I make some mistakes while writing this review.

Imagine knowing the precise day you'll die - not because a fortune teller tells you, but because science tells you with so much evidence.
Imagine knowing the precise day you'll die - not just you, but everyone you love and know, all the people you h
Kasey Connors-Beron
This book broke my heart. It brought me into a world so thoroughly there were moments that I thought our world was actually being struck by the meteor (thankfully it’s not). The was so much emotion in every page and you were rooting for the main characters the whole time. It was super easy to fall into their shoes.

Highly recommend for anyone who wants to see the world ending while solving a murder. Sadie meets Life As We Know It.
Jul 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The End is a YA “end of the world” novel and deals with friendship and the loss of love and family.

What would you do if you knew when the world was going to end? How would your family, your neighbours, or your friends react? Would you hide out in a bunker and refuse to believe the truth, or would you go out there and complete your bucket list?

Earth has just over a month left to be Earth. A few weeks where EVERYONE has to say their goodbyes and then a comet known as Foxworth will obliterate the
May 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Spoiler warning!!!
This book was a little different to the books that I'm used to read. It was deeper and more realistic in some way. Well, realistic is a very good explanation to what the book really felt like. It told us a story about young teenagers facing their destiny, how themselves and the rest of the world would die. Bye a comet. They knew the exact day and time it would hit the world so in the book you followed them and their families through the last month of being alive. A lot of thin
Michael Bertrand
The novel's plot is simple: a comet is going to hit the Earth and wipe out all life in a month's time. Two teenagers cope with their impending doom by investigating the death of a mutual friend.

Two big qualities make this novel stand out:

1) The author does not downplay or soften the harshness of the initial plot setup at any point. Everyone's going to die, and that's that. I started the novel thinking that, "Oh, the author's going to lighten things up" or "there's sure to be some hope since thi
Liza | The Inharmonious Heroine
My rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (4 stars)

What would you do if you knew when the world was going to end? That’s exactly what happens when it’s announced that Foxworth, a massive meteor, is headed straight for Earth – and now it’s only a few weeks away.

The End is told from the perspective of two teens: Simon, a 17-year-old whose whole world just came crumbling down, literally, and Lucinda, a cancer patient, who suddenly feels less isolated with the entire world now staring down their own mortality in the same
Stacy DeBroff
Nov 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Told from the alternating viewpoints of two Swedish high schoolers writing journal entries in a cloud-based diary that will hopefully be found in future centuries by an alien civilization, it captures the weeks and then the countdown days leading up to a massive comet approaching the Earth and about to decimate it. The End galvanized my attention throughout an intense read. As an avid reader of apocalyptic fiction, an advanced reader’s copy of The End from the publisher proved impossible to resi ...more
Ankita DasGupta
Dec 02, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow! I am not sure what made me pick up this book but boy, I’m glad I did. I have always stayed away from YA fiction. The book didn’t read like a YA narrative at all. In fact, the amount of teenage sex and drugs was almost a turn off. Not to be a complete prude about it - there was just a lot of it.

The author, Mats has been called the Swedish Stephen King and I can see why. This book had young perspectives and a sci-fi element and read a lot like some of King’s earlier work. While the original
Chrystal Lee Stevens
This story reminded me of the movie I loved called Deep Impact. In that movie there was a similar plot only the world was going to end because a giant asteroid known as a global killer was coming soon. The movie had a similar plot to the action/disaster movie Armageddon but wasn't promoted as much.

The reason I loved the movie Deep Impact more than Armageddon is the same reason I loved this book. The plot focuses not on the disaster itself but on the people that are being affected by it. Lots of
Abbi McMahon
Aug 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I had a million different feelings while reading this book. The idea that you're only given 4 months before the world ends is truly terrifying. What would you do? Who would you spend it with? That's the struggle the main characters, Simon and Lucinda, are originally struggling with. Then a close friend to both characters dies. It seems like she was murdered. So to make sense of their final days Simon and lucinda team up to try and solve it. My one annoyance with this book, which isn't really an ...more
Sep 25, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
The End follows the story of Simon and Lucinda during the weeks leading up to the end of the world, connecting the two characters is Tilda who is found murdered and both Simon and Lucinda try to figure out what actually happened to her and what her life was like leading up to her death.

The book was not bad, the writing style was okay, and I quite liked the characters and the discussions that take place in the book. I just found the book really boring; it was not the murder mystery I expected and
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
I really like the book. It really opened my mind more and showed me a big spectrum to reflect on the big question about everything like the MC did. This book gave me so much anxiety. I felt breathless and empty between some pages. I gave this book a four star. The reason why I did not give it a five was because it took so long time to get to the point in some cases and situations in the book. I really do not know how I Meade I thru the book. The other reason why I didn’t give it a five star was ...more
**I received an e-ARC from NetGalley for an honest review**

I enjoy reading end of the world/dystopian/apocalyptic stories, so I was really looking forward to the book Especially when the summary told me there would be a murder-mystery twist.

With the ending of the world at hand, you get to see the wide range of emotions and actions taken by people. Some become religious, some live out their bucket list, etc. Nothing really new there. The solving of the murder felt a little too easy, Really, what
Christopher Owens
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance reader copy of this book through Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

The End is an apocalyptic story by Swedish author Mats Strandberg. I believe it was published in Europe a few years ago, and this release is a more recent English translation. Apparently Strandberg has been called Sweden's Stephen King - I don't see the similarity in this book, but maybe some of his other works do.

In this book, NASA detects a comet heading for direct impact with Earth. It will resul
Sara Schultz
Nov 02, 2018 rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Jun 22, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the idea of this book. What would YOU do if you knew there was only a few months left on this earth?? And they do cover it somewhat. I mean I'm not sure going on a bender with booze and alcohol would be how I would waste my time left....but meh, you do you I guess. Also I struggled with the main character and his relationship with his girlfriend or ex girlfriend. He comes across as more of a stalker then anything. I mean I get he loved her and was heartbroken but he seemed to follow her a ...more
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for giving me the opportunity to read an ARC of this book! I was not expecting it to be as good as it was, honestly, so I was very pleasantly surprised. The story is set in the few weeks prior to an asteroid hitting and obliterating Earth, but it doesn't really read like a sci-fi novel. It's more of a mystery/thriller set against a sci-fi backdrop, since the central plot centers around two kids, Simon and Lucinda, who are trying to figure out who murdered ...more
Dec 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The End by @matsstrandberg_ A meteor is headed straight towards earth and humanity knows the exact minute it will hit, causing the next mass extinction. Simon wants to spend his remaining time with his girlfriend Tilda who has other plans. Lucinda was Tilda’s best friend until Lucinda was diagnosed with cancer and had to deal with her own demons alone. Simon and Lucinda work together after Tilda is murdered to find out what exactly happened since the remaining police officers have no leads.
Feb 20, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve always liked young adult books because they move quickly. The story is no different. If it weren’t for work and adult responsibilities, I would have devoured it. I read on the urging of my almost 13-year-old son. He is a very reluctant reader and loved this book. At first I was cringing at the amount of sex, partying, and language in the beginning of the book but when there is a huge comet coming and the world is going to end… And no that is not a spoiler that is what the book is about, it ...more
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