The Final Six
*I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss and HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review*
This is a fast-paced dystopian/sci-fi novel with an interesting concept and a lot of romance.
Our main characters, Leo and Naomi, are competing to become one of The Final Six (teenagers who will be sent to Jupiter's Moon ''Europa'', in hopes of making it a safe place for mankind). In order to be chosen, they'll have to overcome obstacles and pass certain tests.
I really enjoyed this book. I think the ...more
So, I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi.
Sure, I enjoyed reading Your One and Only by Adrianne FInlay and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, but sci-fi in general is not my type of book? (Ugh what am I talking about please ignore my rambling.)
The cover is so beautiful! I love galaxy backgrounds <3 (My old Wattpad account username was galaxywifi. Apparently galaxy backgrounds and Wi-Fi were two of my favorite things back when I was in the fifth grade.)
To be honest, I di ...more
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Earth is now ravaged with megastorms that beat against the cities on the coasts all around the world. As those cities are flooded one by one, humanity finds they are no longer safe on the earth. Scientists and astronauts work together to prepare a final six for a mission to Jupiter's Moon to terraform a new beginning. When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, an Iranian science genius from California, are 2 of 24 teenagers drafted f ...more
And I was NOT disappointed! In fact, if it wasn’t for the fact that I had to put the book down to sleep (finally at 2ish am), I would have read it in one sitting.
24 teens are chosen from around the world to begin training for a colonization ...more
This was a really fun read. It was a little scary to see how this could be our world someday (nature is uncontrollable and unpredictable and natural disasters are killing people all over the world). I liked the concept of sending people to a space camp to train to get ready to go live on one of Jupitar's moons.
I wish we had gotten to see more of their training, especially with something so important, I feel like it would have taken more time and skills. It seems like they are basically ...more
Okay, but I'm just really confused. How's there no sequel announced after this book ends on such a good cliffhanger? I don't understand.
I really enjoyed this book, it was addicting. I loved both the narrators, especially Leo, he's such a sweet guy. And it's also sciency but not that complicated so even I could get most of it.
I'm really hoping for the sequel because this can't be a s ...more
everything about this book was executed perfectly. i loved the characters (naomi and leo own my heart omg), i loved the writing style, i loved the plot, i loved everything!
my one wish is that it would’ve been told in third person pov rather than first, but overall i’m very satisfied with this book as whole. i’m ...more
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➝ Sum it up in points!
✔ twenty-four teens compete to be the final six
✔ space mission to Jupiter's moon
✔ racial diversity
✔ desperate for survival
✔ shocking extraterrestrial revelations
The Final Six brilliantly paces the world ending due to catastrophic natural disasters and the possibility of a setting a new world on the largest planet's moon. It sets up a diverse array of teenagers selected from different countries, with individual abilities that are beneficial to the overall
I flew, I mean legit FLEW, through this. One day, 24 hours, that’s how long it took and not because it was a small book. I still cannot believe how fast I read it. It was BRILLIANT!
I dig space shit. Besides fantasy stuff like kingdoms and witches and dragons, sci-fi is my go-to genre. Especially the ones that are set in other planets or about trying to go to other planets. The Final Six is about 24 teens are chosen in a draft to train for a space mission to colonize one of Jupiter’s moons Europa ...more
I mean, sure, I read this book in three days, but the more I read, the more I didn't like it. Is it an interesting idea? Absolutely. A book about a group of teenagers trying to start a settlement on Jupiter's moon sounds cool. But this book just didn't work for me.
One of my biggest issues were the narrators. The Final Six follows two teens, Naomi and Leo, as they go through training at the ISTC.
Given that we are depleting resources and polluting the very Earth we depend on to feed us, the underlying theme of the book - an uninhabitable planet - feels urgent and relevant. The beginning of the book is thus quite promising. It does not hold up.
I had of course ...more
What I Liked: The premise is kind of interesting. I was intrigued to see what would happen - how ...more
The characters in the book are pretty awesome. Naomi is brilliant. She really loves, and lives for, her little brother who has a heart condition. Her whole life has been trying to figure out a cure for his heart and stay with her brother. Being drafted isn’t anything she is interested in. Her goal in the competition is to be sent home to her family.
Leo, like many kids in the competition has nothing to go home to. His whole family was ...more
Which means I enjoyed my time with this book/characters & the premise isn't too far fetched at all given our current climate but it left some things to be desired ...Full RTC on Lair Of Books (Link is in the bio)
*HUGE thanks to HarperTeen, Edelweiss & Alexandra Monir for the ARC copy ofThe Final Six
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March was the month of Sci-Fi for this little bookworm & I really had a blast spending time with one of my fave ...more
Twenty-four teenagers chose from all over the world, the best of the b ...more
Leo has nothing left to live for. His family were killed in one of the massive natural disasters to hit Rome, and with no one to care for, he has given up all hope. Until, shockingly, Leo is drafted to the new world army. He is now one of twenty-four teenagers battling it out to become one of the Final Six. The chosen six ...more
Another devastating storm has decimated another major city. Earth and all of its inhabitants are in extreme danger due to catastrophic climate changes. The only hope now rests on the shoulders of an elite group of twenty four teenagers, picked from the entire world’s population for their gifts. They will compete for six coveted spots to head into space. The destination is Europa, one of ...more
Conceptually, it was interesting and I requested it because of this--the Earth's climate has forced us to scope out a new living possibility--but what I got was a lackluster execution that made this book less enjoyable than it could have been.
It all starts with the actual situation at hand. It sounds nice--climate change, global warming, boo--but the way it's phrased and ex ...more
The Final Six is a Young Adult Science Fiction novel. There is a sequel planned.
The story is set in the future (the date is not specified). The basic premise is that the earth is in dire shape with floods and earthquakes. Twenty-four teens are being drafted to the International Space Training Camp. These teens will be competing to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Europa (Jupiter’s moon).
The narrators are teenagers Naomi and Leo (1st person POVs). Leo is from Italy and is a ...more
I was impressed with the setting and the whole theme of The Final Six and now I'm very excited about the sequel because the cliffhanger was cruel. Just as we were getting some more information about the whole process of colonization, it ended. Can't wait to see what's going to happen next.
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