Book Review: How to Survive a Sharknado


I talk often about my love of the awesomely bad horror film. I’ve even reviewed a few “craptastic” horror movies here on the blog (read them here and here). So when I got the opportunity to review a craptastic horror book, I couldn’t pass it up. May I present to you, How to Survive a Sharknado Attack by Andrew Shaffer. Here’s a quick synopsis:

In the apocalyptic world we live in, Mother Nature is angry. Danger waits at every turn, and catastrophes like the Los Angeles sharknados have taught us that we need to be ready for anything. Too many lives have already been lost.
But fear not. How to Survive a Sharknado and Other Unnatural Disasters is the first and only comprehensive guide to surviving the very worst that Mother Nature can throw our way. Inside this life-saving reference, you’ll find:

   • Vital information about dozens of unnatural disasters and ungodly monsters that can injure, maim, or kill you, from arachnoquakes and ice twisters to piranhacondas and mega pythons;
   • Easy-to-understand survival tips for avoiding a bloody demise;
   • Inspirational words of wisdom from survivors, including Fin Shepard and April Wexler;
   • Useful resources, such as the Shepard Survival Assessment Test (S.S.A.T), and much more.

With this essential book in hand, you too can be a hero who laughs in the face of calamity while saving friends and family. Or you can just avoid getting savagely ripped apart by a robocroc. Either way, you’ve been warned. Now be prepared.

In short, this book was a hoot. One thing I was curious about was whether or not I could enjoy this book since I haven’t seen Sharknado 1 or 2 yet (I know, I know, I need to see it), and I am happy to report that this book is for anyone who loves a good nature-and-science-run-amok story. However, I should note that the book says it received contributions from Fin Shepard and April Wexler. If you haven’t seen the movie, you would not realize that Fin and April were the two lead characters from Sharknado. Apart from that, this book is start-to-finish unnatural disaster fun, for those who have and have not seen Sharknado.

This book will keep you equipped to fight things like a firenado, a redneck gator, prehistoric cave bear, or the ever present threat that is the ghost shark. I could not stop laughing as I read this book. If you love a good Sy-Fy movie, then I could not recommend this book to you more. It’s a super fast read, or it’s a book that is easy to pick up, put down, and pick back up again whenever you have a few spare seconds. It’s also a great read if you’ve just finished a particularly dense or heavy book.

If you want to pick up a copy for yourselves, you can go here to pick it up from your favorite retailer.

Have you read How to Survive a Sharknado? What did you think? Sound off in the comments!

Disclaimer: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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