No one knows how the world will end.
On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own.
Prepare for every situation.
But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain:
Nowhere is safe.
Title: Last Girls
Author: Demetra Brodsky
Publisher: Tor Teen
Age Range: Young Adult
Trigger Warnings: Suicide, Death, Killing of animals for food, Drugs (not taken intentionally), Loss of family
CPTD: Couldn’t Put This Down
I was so excited to receive Last Girls from MTMC Tours and Tor Teen! I am part of the blog tour for the release of this paperback edition, so right away I made a reading schedule to make sure I finish in time for my tour date. That schedule went out the window because I couldn’t put this down. I devoured it in one day!
Last Girls follows three sisters: Honey, Birdie, and Blue Juniper (I adore these names). They are doomsday preppers who start to question their community who really seems to be more of a cult. This is mostly told in Honey’s perspective, but there is another POV who really makes your head spin!
I went into this story blind, and I really believe that is the best way. I have never read about doomsday preppers before and I rarely read thrillers, so it was the perfect unique combination to get me sucked in. All I can say is, I adored the sisters relationship as someone who has three younger sisters themselves. I fell in love with each one. I also enjoyed Honey’s love interest and couldn’t help but root for him. The twists I never saw coming and I never knew where the story was going. This could be because I rarely read thrillers, but it was honestly such a quick fun time!
If you are like me, and don’t read many ya thrillers, I recommend this book to have a quick palette cleanser in between all the fantasy and contemporary. If you do love thrillers, just keep in mind I am a novice so maybe you would see these twists better than me. However, the characters were amazing so I definitely would still recommend.
Thank you to MTMC Tours and Tor Teen for the arc! This title was released in paperback May 4, 2021.
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Demetra Brodsky writes twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is a first generation Greek-American and award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time writer. A native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she now makes her home is Southern California.
Dive Smack, her debut YA Thriller, is a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection, an (ALAN) Pick (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE), and a Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book for Young Adults for Spring/Summer 2018. Last Girls is an International Thriller Awards 2021 Finalist for Best Young Adult Book, one of CNN Underscored’s Best Books of May 2020, and a 2021 Kansas National Education Association (KNEA) Reading Circle Commission Recommended Title.
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