Hey guys!! I can’t wait to share this book with you. This book is coming out this Tuesday along with some other amazing releases (ummm, hello Children of Blood and Bone!!). Today I’ll be talking about The Final Six by Alexandra Monir. I was sent a copy for review, however that does not affect my review.
Title: The Final Six
Author: Alexandra Monir
Expected release: March 6, 2018
Source: Hardcover, US edition
When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training, global scrutiny, and cutthroat opponents are only a few of the hurdles the contestants must endure in this competition.
For Leo, the prospect of traveling to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—to help resettle humankind is just the sense of purpose he’s been yearning for since losing his entire family in the flooding of Rome. Naomi, after learning of a similar space mission that mysteriously failed, suspects the ISTC isn’t being up front with them about what’s at risk.
As the race to the final six advances, the tests get more challenging—even deadly. With pressure mounting, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo, and the two grow closer with each mind-boggling experience they encounter. But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.
I think from starting this book to the end, I put it down only a few times to go to class or watch the occasional BTS video. I loved it so much! It was a quick, fast-paced book that flew by once I got into it.
There are two POVs and I really like how it was written. The two perspectives gave a bigger perspective to the motion of the book and how they reacted to the same situation differently.
I think if I had to pick a favorite it would be Naomi. She’s weary of the whole process, but once she arrives in Houston she doesn’t lose a minute trying to get to the bottom of things. I admire her gumption and how she trusted herself despite the numerous people against her.
My favorite thing about Leo was how supporting he was. It was something to see him recognize Naomi’s strength and knowing that the best way to be friends with her was to help her.
There was a lovely cast of supporting characters too! I loved Asher. He was a pilot from Israel, and he was awesome all around. Because all of the characters come from different countries there was a given diversity to the book as a whole. I like how it wasn’t something that was forced, and I love how it wasn’t the point of the book.
The plot as a whole was great. It was so fast paced, and I felt like there was always something to put you on edge. I can’t believe the time in the book was so fast. It made things in the real world seem so slow! I loved the scientific aspect of the book too. I wonder how much research Monir did for this book.
Overall, I highly recommend this book to people who are looking for an adventure or someone who loves sci-fi.