Title: We’re the Last
Author: G Sasaki
Genre: YA Fantasy
Length: 254 pages
Publisher: G Sasaki
Publish Date: April 3, 2020
Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Reedsy Discovery for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.
Not gonna lie, this first line really had me tear up a bit. I love friends that aren’t afraid to tell each other how much they love them. Nothing is wrong with showing love for your friends, or saying “I love you” or something along those lines.
But anyway, I had not heard from this author before but I really enjoyed this novel from Sasaki. I think my favorite part about this fantasy/paranormal novel was the friendship and partnership between Hailey and Grace. I know that Hailey’s main goal is to find her boyfriend and somehow find her boyfriend that ended up turning into one of those creatures that has taken over the world, but at least she isn’t alone trying to do something that seems almost impossible.
And while Hailey and Grace were considered “old best friends” in the synopsis, there’s something about their relationship in this novel that made me feel like Hailey didn’t really lose everyone like she initially thought. Maybe Grace was always there even if she didn’t remember it.
Also, did you catch that this was a pandemic???
Kind of like what’s going on in the world right now?!
Talk about when books start to show aspects of the real life world.