The Last Place on Earth
Let us take a minute and look at how pretty the cover is. And intriguing! Then add in the synopsis, and wow, I am needing answers.
Now,kindly forget all of those things and open the book.
Let's start with Daisy, because I liked Daisy. She's funny, and relatable. Like, if I were her age, I could see us hanging out on weekends or something. She was a good narrator for the book, because she's equal parts appropriately freaked out...more
Maybe it was my constantly changing expectations, but in the end I just didn't find this a satisfying read. It seemed like the characters were also never quite sure what kind of story they were in, and not in a ...more
This book was like a slice of life handed to me with a drizzle of the imaginative on ...more
Ok so before I start, thanks to Raincoast Books for providing me an eARC of this book to review. All opinions are my own.
So I didn't know what to expect from the synopsis of this book. Actually, that's a lie. I thought I was getting a gripping thriller about a girl who saves her kidnapped friend.
This book was about doomsday preppers.
Now, this is not the sort of book I would have picked up normally. And I know why.
Aside from the ridiculous idea of the 'Madagascar ...more
At first Daisy thinks maybe is has something to do with their last awkward encounter. But the longer Henry is missing, the more Daisy worries--especially when she finds a note on Henry's desk that says "Save Me." Was it a sudden relocation because of witness protection? An alien abduction? Something even ...more
This book is definitely a page-turner. It's so quick and easy, I read it in a matter of hours and I never really read that quickly! It's quite enthralling and entertaining, and I did really want to know what was going to happen in the rambling plot. Talking of the plot, ...more
I've seen a lot of reviews upset about the direction the book went in. I read these reviews before getting the book, so I knew exactly what I was getting into. It was ...more
The problem with this book is that it is essentially two stories in one, and the one you read in the blurb is only the first half. I wouldn't take the novel at face value; if anything, I would say there is a good chance someone will underestimate how much there is to this.
With that being said, it's a slow moving novel. It's ...more
So Henry's family are crazy preppers and they believe the end of the world is coming. At first I thought they had lost their dang minds and were overreacting, but turned out they weren't completely wrong. There is a plague.
The story revolves around what happens after Daisy joins joins them at their "bugout" camp.
The Dunklers are a family that was supposed to be getting this home ready. ...more
I liked the main character, but the main dude I found especially annoying, along with the creepy side characters who didn't get nearly enough fleshing out, imo. This could have been so great! Instead I was left feeling like it was half-baked. What a bummer. I might give her writing another try though, because I did like the ...more
Henry Hawking is sixteen years old, brilliant, funny, and sly--and now he's missing. But no one seems worried except his best friend, Daisy Cruz, who knows that Henry's security-obsessed parents would never leave town without taking proper precautions. And Henry would never go away without saying good-bye.
Daisy considers all the obvious explanations for Henry's disappearance (federal witness protection program, alien ...more
So friend goes missing, and main character goes on an adventure to find them. It sounds great, and it was, for that bit. Once she finds something, or rather, it finds her, the book takes it's strange turn. Some of the other reviewers have labeled it as having an identity crisis. I can definitely agree with this.
So the story then goes on in this new location, but it's really bland and it's as if the ...more
The reason for only four stars was because of the adults. They were all assholes. Yes, I understand that they had to be organized and have a strict system in order to stay alive, but ...more
I went into this not expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. If I'm being honest, this was really a cover buy because it's gorgous, but in reading the synopsis, I was intrigued. I was hooked from the beginning and read most of this in one day as I couldn't put it down. I felt that the ending was a bit rushed, which was the reason for knocking the star rating down. I didn't expect where this story ended up going, but enjoyed this in the end.