January 10, 2019

#BookReview: The Final Six (The Final Six #1) by @TimelessAlex

Title: The Final Six (The Final Six #1) 
Author: Alexandra Monir 
Hardcover352 pages
Published March 6th 2018 by HarperTeen
Genres: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Dystopian
Synopsis: When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training, global scrutiny, and cutthroat opponents are only a few of the hurdles the contestants must endure in this competition.

For Leo, the prospect of traveling to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—to help resettle humankind is just the sense of purpose he’s been yearning for since losing his entire family in the flooding of Rome. Naomi, after learning of a similar space mission that mysteriously failed, suspects the ISTC isn’t being up front with them about what’s at risk.

As the race to the final six advances, the tests get more challenging—even deadly. With pressure mounting, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo, and the two grow closer with each mind-boggling experience they encounter. But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.

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About the Author: Alexandra Monir is an Iranian-American author and recording artist. Her debut, Timeless, was a Barnes & Noble Bestseller and an Amazon Best Book of the Month and was followed by its sequel, Timekeeper, as well as Suspicion, The Girl in the Picture, and The Final Six. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her at www.alexandramonir.com.

“A breathtakingly real look at love, loss, and the dangers of space, THE FINAL SIX skyrockets into twists and turns I never saw coming!” (Beth Revis, NYT bestselling author of Across the Universe series)

“I sat down to read a bit before bed and then it was two a.m. and the book was half gone. This is a space competition of epic proportions, loaded with disturbing hidden secrets and intense action. Your eyes will be glued to the page.”  (Kendare Blake, #1 NYT bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns)

“Compelling, cinematic, and fascinating. I can’t wait to read what happens next in the mission to Europa!” (Romina Russell, New York Times bestselling author of the Zodiac series Romina Russell, New York Times bestselling author of the Zodiac series)

My Review: This one was a slightly slower story but it worked out very well.  I really loved how this one made me think of a prequel to a movie that was out forever ago called Water World.  Because this is set in our world but it been devastated by storms, flooding, and earthquakes.  The world is pretty much almost fully covered in water and the government and NASA are trying to find a way to send 6 teens to one of the moons of Jupiter called Europa.

I really enjoyed how this one started out and the dual POV. At first, I thought I was going to hate it but it really worked out in the end.  So don't worry you do NOT have 6 POVS just 2.  I was kind of freaking out when I saw that it has different POVs and went and checked to see how many there were.

The characters were all great.  I really felt for them and how each one felt about leaving their families if they had any behind.  It really painted a clear picture about how the world falling apart changed how teens acted vs. now.  The author did a great job with each one I really fell in love with the story of Leo and Naomi.

So the story of this one has us going through the selection, training, and the final selection for the final six. Along the way there were some major twists and turns that I didn't totally see coming.  One twist dealing with this story and this injection the kids were given had me thinking of this movie on Netflix where adults were given an injection so they could survive on another planet but it started changing them into a being or creature that could survive and it took away their humanity altogether.  But don't worry that was so not a turn off for this book. That movie although kind of weird was really good.

The pacing of this was really good. I never felt bored and I wanted to keep reading I really hope that we get a book two.  I tweeted to the author but she never said if there was going to be a book two.  Why are authors so evil sometimes?

We get another twist during the end of this book and it really sets up a book two.  I will be nothing but tears if we do not get a book two for this!! Well, I guess there will be a book two Goodreads has updated to add the series so YAY!!

One other thing about this book that I am totally freaking out about is that Sony has picked it up to turn it into a movie!! So fingers crossed they don't kill it.

Go Into This One Knowing: Dual POV, Romance,  No Space

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