November 11, 2021

#BookReview: The Last She (The Last She, #1) by @hjnelson

Synopsis: Ara . . . I made a mistake, we all did . . . go back to the beginning . . . it’s not too late.

As the only female to survive the devastating virus, Ara hasn’t seen another human in months―not since her father disappeared. The plague has swept away humanity, and Ara’s world is desolate, haunted by the ghosts of her former life. Her mother. Her sister.

Kaden and his crew live by a code: stay alert, stay alive. When they catch Ara stealing from them, they are furious―and confused. She is the first girl they have seen in three years. And while Kaden knows taking her captive is wrong, he tells himself he’s doing it to protect her.

But with Ara determined to follow through on her father’s mission―Go back to the beginning. End the plague―Kaden becomes mesmerized by Ara’s will and beauty. He knows he will do anything to help her, even if it tears their worlds apart.


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Rating: 5 Stars
My Review: I started this one thinking it was a stand alone.  I didn't realize it was a trilogy.  So here I am finishing this one up thinking that that was the end. When this killer twist comes out of nowhere. Then another twist pops out of the earth.  And now I am crying because I have to wait for the next one. :(do you see my tears?):   

This apocalyptic thriller with a light romance reminded me of Resident Evil twisted with The Walking Dead.  I think fans of both of those shows will devour this one.  I started and finished it in just over 5 hours because I could not put it down.  

I would say this one is most likely better set for high young adult fans.  There are two attempted rape parts in the story and some gore and a lot of death in this one.  

Ara was such a strong female character.  I loved how she was head strong and didn't need help saving herself.  She knew how to survive and she did.  I can not wait to see what happens in book two after the twists at the end of this one.  I am so excited to continue the series.  

Go Into This One Knowing: Attempted Rape, Gore, Murder, High YA 

About the Author

H.J. Nelson is an Idaho native who graduated from University of Wisconsin with degrees in Creative Writing and Wildlife Biology. She began writing on Wattpad in 2015, where her story The Last She was one of the most read science fiction stories in 2016 and 2017. Since then her works have been optioned for television by Sony and garnered over twelve million reads. She has also written for brands like General Electric, Writer's Digest, and National Geographic. When not writing, Nelson has lived on a boat in the British Virgin Isles, worked in two zoos and ridden an elephant through the jungles of Laos― though she considers raising two daughters her most dangerous adventure yet. You can sign up for her newsletter at, or find her on Instagram at @h.j.nelson.

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