Hello everyone! Today I will be reviewing The Last Girl on Earth by Alexandra Blogier. I received this uncorrected proof from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I hope you enjoy!
Release date: January 23, 2018
Hardcover page count: 256
My rating: 4/5 stars
In the Last Girl on Earth, Li is the last human on Earth after an alien race hijacked the planet and destroyed all human life. Saved by the man she now calls father, Li lives undercover among the Abdoloreans (who look identical to humans besides the gills on their necks) as she struggles to keep up with their heightened abilities and intellect. But when a new boy comes into her life, she begins to wonder if she should continue to hide or if she should try to save what is left of the human race before it is gone for good.
This book was a good quick read. If you are looking for a light after work read or something to enjoy on a car ride, you would definitely enjoy this book. One thing that contributed to this was the plot. Quick and easy to understand, it flowed well as the story went on, keeping me hooked on the story and immersed in what was going on. Though it was predictable at times, I still wanted to keep going through and to find out what happens next in Li’s story.
Another great aspect of this book was the setting. Beautiful and well developed, the world was something that made the story that much more interesting. I loved how the author continued to add little tidbits about the world throughout the story; such as the other planets that one could explore, or the various technologies and information that they hold to be standard knowledge. For regular novels, information like this would be dismissed as unimportant but in this book, it only helped to build the story and make it even better. Another thing that I enjoyed was the descriptions of the alien race. Not quite the same as the extra information, some of the background information on the aliens actually seemed to be something that could become a major role in the next book. Discussions of their cruelty to other races and random “peacekeeping” attacks are things that we learn about more and more as the main character does so, something that actually changes the reader’s along with the main character’s opinion of them as the book goes on. I really liked this because it felt like the author was giving the reader mini sneak peaks into the next book.
Finally, though some of the characters did seem like your stereotypical characters for a novel like this and were the most predictable part of the story, they still had some enjoyable aspects about them. The main character’s “sister” for example was one of these characters as she continued to surprise me as the book went on. Most of the time, it felt as though these side characters were some of the most developed in the book.
Overall, I would recommend this book to someone looking for a quick read that while being pretty predictable, is enjoyable and immersive. Despite being a near opposite and a different genre, I would recommend this book to fans of Geekerella, another book that I felt was predictable I ended up enjoying. In the end, just because some books are predictable and bad, there are still some that are predictable and end up being great and enjoyable books.
I hope that you enjoyed this review! I actually read this book pretty quickly (in about two days w/limited time) and I had a pretty good time doing so. Do you have any recommendations for other quick-read books like this? If so, comment down below and let me know!
Until next time!
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