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The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

michelle_mightbereading's review against another edition

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4.0

Book of M meets Small Game

jbliv's review

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2.0

DNF at 57 percent. Despite the decent setup and fine prose, I was unable to get past the density of the protagonist. Being nearly two-thirds through a novel while shaking your head at the inane actions of the main character makes for a frustrating read.

jadeynk18's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional mysterious reflective tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

3.5

sleightoffeet's review against another edition

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Slow and boring. Author didn’t make me care about the characters 

toniw315's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense slow-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0

jilly7922's review

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3.0

This book is about a contestant Zoo who joined a reality TV survival competition show. During this show where Zoo is struggling to survive off of the land, some sort of apocalyptic event occurred. But whereas this is a reality TV show, Zoo must figure out what is real and true and what is part of the TV show.
Overall I rated this book three stars out of five. This book started out really strong, I was getting really excited reading it. I loved how it addressed the topic of the media and how it can distort reality. It showed how strong our minds are, and how our minds help us survive and deal with trauma. This book has a lot of promise. I was disappointed in that I was expecting this book to go in a different direction. Zoo's character was somewhat unlikable. However, this book has a really good premise, and I am looking forward to reading more from Alexandra Oliva.
I would like to thank Netgalley, Alexandra Oliva, and Random House Publishing Group: Ballantine Books for giving me the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.

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jjohnsen's review

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adventurous challenging dark reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? N/A
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes

4.25

zappadattic's review

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dark emotional sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.5

mquinnreads's review against another edition

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dark sad slow-paced

4.25

lucyscanlon's review against another edition

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dark mysterious tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? It's complicated
  • Diverse cast of characters? No
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0