Blog Tour: Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky | Review + Playlist

Blog Tour: Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky | Review + Playlist

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Last Girls

by Demetra Brodsky
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: May 5, 2020
Genre: YA Contemporary

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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.

DEMETRA BRODSKY writes twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time. A native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Demetra now lives in Southern California where she’s always exploring and researching, looking for clues to things that might feed into her next book. She is a first generation Greek-American and a member of International Thriller Writers. 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.

Disclaimer: I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Thank you to Fantastic Flying Book Club, Netgalley and Tor Teen for this free copy. All quotes in this review are taken from the Advanced Reader Copy and may change in final publication.

There also seems to be a common theme of sisterhood in the books I’m reading lately. Or at least it may be a common theme since this is the second one in a matter of days. Definitely interesting and something that I have been thinking of for a while, so this comes at an opportune time for me.

While this story is deemed a contemporary, I feel like a part of it could almost be considered borderline dystopian with how these sisters grew up. It really is reminiscent of what seems to be going on today, and a part of me had to take some breaks and not think about the current state of affairs in the world. Maybe though, maybe if what was going on now was going on in this world, the Juniper sisters may be able to survive it better than any of us can.

I am so glad that we got to see how the Juniper sisters related to one another in such a time, and I enjoyed the relationships between each one. It was also very interesting to see how these doomsday societies are like from an inside perspective, even if it was through a fiction novel. If this was supposed to be a secret compound, I’m curious to know why the Juniper sisters still had to go to public school. Wouldn’t the doomsday compounds have their own educational systems to ensure that those that they wanted to keep safe didn’t have to leave unnecessarily? That was one of the things I thought about while reading it, and it came to mind when the “event” happened that put the sisters and the other members in the spotlight.

All in all, again it was an interesting read and I feel like there will be quite a bit of people that would enjoy reading this. Now, whether they are able to read it now with the world the way it is, I won’t be able to say. But if one is able to compartmentalize between their world and ours, then I think they would be able to enjoy the story of these sisters and how they had to work together in order to keep their heads about them.

Rather than a whole playlist, I really just had one particular song in mind when I read this one. So I am sharing it here.

And here you have it, friends!

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