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The Last Girl

(The Dominion Trilogy #1)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  20,150 ratings  ·  1,574 reviews

A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.

Zoey and some of the surviving young wome

Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published March 1st 2016 by Thomas & Mercer
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Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin
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I got this book free through the Kindle First program.


I thought this book was great and it really ticked me off what these people were doing to these girls.

Supposedly, this virus/plague came through and did something to where there were hardly any females born, so this group of jerks in the government (naturally) goes through and nabs all of the baby girls, or young girls they could find and bring them back to the compound. They kill a l
Always Pouting
Mar 23, 2017 rated it liked it
Another dystopian novel where a girl is being held captive and has to escape her fate. Zoey lives in a world where the female birth rate has dropped off because of a plague that eventually mutates and kills everyone. She stays at a compound with the NOA with other girls who have been taken from there parents, and when they turn 21 they are induced which is supposedly them moving to a safe zone with their parents and the other girls who have already been induced. The premise was an interesting on ...more
'The Last Girl' is not my usual type of book, but I've been branching out a little more lately and trying different genres. I've been lucky enough to find some gems recently as I've explored other genres. Unfortunately, 'The Last Girl' is not one that was a big hit with me. If I had to describe this book in one word, that word would be "underwhelming".

A dystopian-themed book, 'The Last Girl' centers on Zoey, a girl that has been held captive by a militarized, government "research" group. There
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I have one of those weirdo fascinations with books with a dystopian theme. That whole end of the world thing just draws me in.
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Now just because I read a bunch of them don't think I'm the one to save your bum when the crud hits the fan. I'll probably be dead in just a few seconds. I'm not much for living without coffee and toilet paper.

In this scenario all the girl babies have stopped being born. Some kind of epidemic stuff happens and it changed everything. The government steps in. You know t
Jan 08, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dystopia
For some reason, there is a common dystopian trend of there being a shortage of females. Women become a commodity and in this case, the last remaining females are locked up in a prison-like environment until they are 21. At the magical age of 21, they are given a ceremony and released to live in a utopian paradise with their parents. I'm just wondering, in this world, what color is the sky? The girls who have survived, are they also somehow missing the capacity to smell a load of bullshit when i ...more
Jody McGrath
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review *

Zoey is a female. One of the last of her sex. A plague has turn the world on its head when only baby boys are born, no baby girls. Zoey has been raised in a government stronghold, built to protect these females. At the beginning of the story there are 7 girls and one woman teacher. The compound is ran like a prison. They are not allowed anything we would think of as luxuries, like books and gum. They have to read the govern
Jun 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fantasy-horror
The Last Girl by Joe Hart is a fast paced dystopian novel.
A mysterious epidemic has reduced the female birth rate to less than 1% and as the years pass, no cure is found. A scientific compound is set up to find the cause.
Zoey and a handful of girls are held in this compound until their 21st birthdays. Most do not remember their families and captivity within the rigid rules of the compound is all they know. They are told that the virus has wiped out most of the worlds population.
Zoey is a grea
Mar 04, 2016 rated it it was ok
Sometime in the not too distant future.  Following a war and a plague, female births have declined dramatically for reasons unknown.  Much of the population is gone, especially females,  and  the authorities have locked up several  of the the surviving young women into a large facility where they spend all their  time indoors, being studied, manipulated, and fighting with each other until they reach the ripe age of 21.  Then they are permanently separated out, apparently to get busy having babie ...more
I broke two of my rules in choosing this month's Amazon Kindle free preview books and regret it: 1. The long-standing "no first book in a series" rule. 2. No More Books with Girl in the Title EVER! (a new, but soon to be forcefully enforced rule)

2.5 Stars, minimally better than "okay" because it did keep me turning pages to find out what would happen, but there was just too much pulling me out of the story while reading to rate it up to 3.

Nothing added up in the book. Everything was "explained"
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Chose this as my February Kindle First book.

It was hard work.

One of my favourite themes in fiction is the breakdown of society, so I tend to give books that deal with it a little more leeway, but this had no depth. It had an interesting premise but I felt the book jumped right over the best bits. Before you even hit the prologue proper, you find out that something is happening in society that means female births are declining, there is civil war, nuclear much to interest me....then we
Dec 19, 2020 rated it liked it
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'There is nothing more important than the continuation of our species, anything else is simply selfish'

Book one of a trilogy that introduces you to a dystopian world where females are few. We are following Zoey who has been brought up in a facility which inprisions captured females in the hope that they will be the key for reproducing baby girls and ultimately saving the human species from extinction. 

Plot lead and action packed thi
Feb 01, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This book, to quote page 239 "speaks of obduration in its purest form." You might be wondering what that means, since obduration isn't a word. Obdurate, however, is a fancy word for saying headstrong, which this author was with this book's style.

I'm left really confused. Why did the author narrate the whole book in present tense? Outside of literary fiction, this is not a common technique. There's nothing gained from the exercise here, sentences such as "within the next hour, they gather the las
3 Stars

Fear feeds the worst in all of us. It drives the most despicable of our natures to the surface.

A mysterious epidemic happens worldwide that causes the reduction in the births of baby girls. Scientists and Governments scramble to find the reason for this. Fast Forward 25 years and there is still no answer and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.

Zoey and 6 other women are housed in a scientific compound that claims to be doing research on

Phew what a wild ride. I am a huge Dystopian/ Post apocalyptic fan so of course I really enjoyed this. Zoey was a great protagonist, and the moral quandaries in this book were absolutely insane! I loved the idea of what would happen if women could no longer produce female babies, what the government did was pretty realistic in my opinion.

The suspense in this story was right on point, and I was on the edge of my seat for a lot of moments. There was only one moment where I felt like the story had
Mar 01, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: netgalley
The Last Girl is a dystopian story taking place in the very near future. In 2017 there is a significant drop in female babies being born with the percentage falling to near one in one hundred million babies rather quickly. Rebels rise up against the government and how they are handling the birth rates.

Several years later we meet Zoey, she is a twenty year old young woman being kept inside a government facility along with a handful of other women. The last in society and hope for the future they
Liz Barnsley
Wow, The Last Girl seems to have divided the readers, a real love hate relationship going on with this one – me I’m on the “love” side of the fence mainly because I could not put the darn thing down once I’d started it, to me always the sign of a good book, whether that be a commercial novel or literary fiction and no matter the genre.

This is honestly addictive – I was right on board with Zoey from word one and it was an interesting premise executed well. In a world where the female population h
Feb 02, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a Kindle First read for February so I got to read it for free. Here's the deal on this - it was a very engaging read. In fact, it was such a page turner that I stayed up late last night. I'd read the next book in the series. The problems, however, are REALLY irritating (SPOILER-ISH):
1. I understand keeping the girls under lock and key. I even get that they're in a military installation under lock and key. But WHY waste time psychologically torturing them when they break a rule? That jus
Hannah G
Feb 29, 2016 rated it it was ok
Only slightly better than awful. Sneaky advertising led me to select this book as a Kindle First, even though I just KNEW it was going to be another dystopian, faux-mighty female driven disappointment.

Firstly, you can definitely tell that this book was written by a man. The main character Zoey is completely unbelievable as a woman. Even though at 21, she's still just a girl. Somehow she is miraculously is the gun whisperer, having an innate knowledge of various weapons and is a stellar markswom
Blake Crouch
Mar 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What if there were only 1,000 women left on the planet? This is the conceit of The Last Girl, and it’s the kind of premise I live for. Part Children of Men, part The Count of Monte Cristo for the modern age, Joe Hart has written a rapturous, thought-provoking, impossible-to-put-down thriller that is destined to become the first BIG BOOK of 2016.
Feb 03, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Terrible book. The premise was interesting enough but the narrative flow is just off, doesn't work and there's no depth to it. ...more
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The Last Girl – Book One The Dominion Trilogy by Joe Hart

Published by Thomas & Mercer

An old fashioned, science fiction cat and mouse story that combines all the now ‘traditional’ tropes of the YA post apocalyptic dystopian genre with a horrifying premise and super hero like protagonist. Whilst the first half of the book is quite tempered and focused on world building, the second half really opens up and has more action than your average Tom Cruise movie.

There are no female babies being born due
Greg at 2 Book Lovers Reviews
Of all the viruses that could lead to the extinction of humanity, this one takes the cake. No more baby girls. I can’t think of a more prolonged, hopeless way for people to be wiped from the face of the earth. To say that I was intrigued was an understatement. Government conspiracies, people being reduced to test subjects. Where do I sign up!

Joe hart did a fabulous job of building Zoe’s character. As a reader, I was pulled into her life of captivity and I was appalled at how people could (and mo
Jan 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, borrowed, kindle
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 Simply Sam ツ
***2.5 Stars***

This book was a string of poorly thought out, rash decisions. The plot, the setup, the whole shebang just wasn't logical. Had there been an alternate motive, had the author took this in a different direction, had there been more then maybe, just maaaaaybe, it would have jived better.

Unfortunately, it was not meant to be.

The "bad" guys were bad in a way that made no sense. Like none. Their actions were completely counter to their supposed goal.

Our protagonist is an annoying 20/21
Karen’s Library
Jun 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
My favorite genre is post-apocalytic, so I did enjoy the premise of this book.

Zoey is one of 7 young women at a facility trying to solve why women can no longer give birth to females. The problem is that the girls are prisoners, and although they are told how special they are, are treated like subhumans. No freedom, no books, no special treats of any kind.

I read this quickly, and the action in the last half had me on the edge of my seat. There were some brutal scenes in here and I think there a
Feb 03, 2016 marked it as to-read
My free book courtesy of Kindle Firsts.
Eric Allen
Dec 01, 2016 rated it did not like it
Present tense. Fuck that shit. One star on general principle! Returned to for a refund. Any author that writes entire books in present tense can fucking choke on it.

A book I can't finish gets one star by default. A book written in present tense will usually piss me off so badly that I can't get past the first chapter. I absolutely despise the use of present tense in books. it annoys me so much that it utterly ruins nearly every book that uses it, making it completely unreadable to me
Mar 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
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Sandra "Jeanz"
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This one sounds like a mix/mash up of a dystopian genre & post apocalyptic genre, which are both genres I love. In this book, women are a rarity, making them a high value commodity. I really like the blurb of this one.
I downloaded an e-copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. The cover shows a rather desolate looking landscape with a lone female walking towards the horizon.
Would the cover make me pick this book up from a book store shelf? Yes, I w
Apr 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So much tragedy. So much emotion. This is a spellbinding story of survival. An action packed, emotion filled dystopian with shades of apocalypse. A heart-stopping, thrilling ride with our heroine.

Zoey, oh sweet, strong Zoey. So much destruction. So much pain.

4.5 stars for this superbly well written story. I'm keeping half a star back for a plot twist that I wish had gone in a different direction. Nothing but personal preference. It worked well the way it was presented.

This is how a book should b
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