Book Of The Day – The End of the World

by Ron on June 14, 2017

Today’s Book of the Day is a Literary Fiction novel by Amy Matayo and it’s 75% off for a limited time. The End of the World has a 4.7 star rating and is on sale for only 99 cents – save $3!

“… amazingly insightful and heartfelt. I fell in love with the characters, the story, the mystery of the house, the plot… all of it.” Kandra – Amazon Reviewer

The End of the World
by Amy Matayo
Rating: 4.7 Stars
Genre: Literary Fiction
Price: $0.99 save $3


A desperate boy. A damaged girl. And a dark house filled with secrets.

For Cameron Tate, being shuffled from foster home to foster home is just a normal way of life. Until the year he turns fourteen. That’s when he’s sent to the home of seventeen-year-old Shaye McCormick—a fellow foster kid counting the days until she’s released from the system.

For good reason. It doesn’t take long for Cameron to learn that Shaye is shackled to the worst kind of pain…living in a home where nothing seems right. And now he’s joined her with no way out. Their only refuge is a lake, a quiet spot at the edge of the property where they can sit together for a few moments at the end of each day. Alone with their thoughts. Away from prying eyes.

At the lake they become friends. At the lake they begin to talk. At the lake Cameron vows that no matter how deep their secrets are buried, he’ll make it his mission to heal Shaye from a past that makes living in the present nearly impossible. Even if it takes until the end of time to do it.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

It’s a wonderful story of pain, anger, hurt, struggle, victory, and resolution. Amy Matayo has hit an absolute bulls eye with The End of the World.


Amy Matayo’s story of Cameron and Shaye stays with you long after the last sentence. The two meet as teens in the same foster home where they bond with a friendship that is stronger than their circumstances – both within that home and once they leave the foster care system. Matayo shows the dark side of the foster care system and this is not for the faint of heart. But, the story also shows how love can bring healing and hope if we allow it in.


Amy Matayo is one of my favorite contemporary authors. ‘The End of the World’ contains mature themes, shared in a realistic but non-graphic presentation that would be appropriate for older teenagers. This is definitely one of those stories that leaves you emotionally alert and challenged, looking at people from a new perspective and sensitivity.


I loved this book! It’s not always an easy read but I stayed up until 7am reading it, slept a few hours and got up to finish it. It’s a story that grabs you from the very beginning and doesn’t let go until the end. I laughed, I cried, I was angry and I feel like my heart was ripped to pieces and put back together again so many times throughout the story.


Although this book was beautifully written, it was a hard topic to read. Amy wove her story of these two fragile souls into a fabric of deep unconditional love. She showed that lives no matter how hard or tragic can overcome their past. Even though that love had been spun from horrifying circumstances it had become a beautiful tapestry of hope and a future. I encourage you as a reader to stay with this story because you won’t regret it. I know, because I’m so glad I did.

Get The End of the World here: The End of the World

About The Author

Author Amy Matayo is an excellent speaker, mathematician, seamstress, chef…and liar. She’s decent at writing books but not much else. Then again, the book thing makes her marginally cool and a whole lot intimidating.

Not really. Not even her kids are afraid of her.

She graduated with barely passing grades from John Brown University with a degree in Journalism. But she’s proud of that degree and all the ways she hasn’t put it to good use.

She laughs often, cries easily, feels deeply, and loves hard. She lives in Arkansas with her husband and four kids and is working on her next novel.

visit her website at

You can also find Amy on Facebook:

Twitter: @amymatayo


Snapchat: amymatayowrites

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Amy Matayo and ENT appreciate it.


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