Book Review: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

It’s like we’re in Hogwarts for space

The synopsis of this novel was what pulled me towards this book and the writing and world is what I loved. This book has great characters and a great world and I wish for a second one. I just hated the end of this novel!

Book Review: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir


Title & Author: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Release date: March 6 2018
Series: Standalone (for now)
Publisher: HarperCollins


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 give The Final Six by Alexandra Monir four out of five hearts. It is almost a five hearts read, but the end just sucked balls and the characters could have been a little bit more developed.

Leo has lost everything before the beginning of the book and at the end of his line. He wants to die, but his curiosity saves his ass. And when he is picked for the chance to get to Europa, he takes it with both hands. He listens to his feelings and understands mostly where they are coming from. That is why the reader can do the same.

Naomi is a little bit different. She might not always understand herself, but she is driven and smart. But she doesn’t want to go to Europa. She knows her bother will never be able to visit her once the community is build because of a genetic defect. All she wants is to finish her research to change her brothers genetic code. I really like her because she is doing her best do help her, but not get caught.

I loved the story and the setting. The world ruined by nature. It’s been my idea for a story for a long while now. It is great and even though the novel is mostly only covering the training the children have to do before the final six get to go to Europa.

It is unclear on whether this novel will be a standalone or a series. If this is a standalone I am questioning the thoughts of the author and the publisher because the end was just exhausting. It ended on such a cliffhanger that it needs a second book to round that off. I am hoping this will be a series because it is great and it kept me interested during the read.

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