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The Last Hope

(The Raging Ones #2)

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  533 ratings  ·  171 reviews
A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Last Hope is filled with twists and turns you'll never see coming.

Sacrifice all you have to survive.

Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping prison means trusting a you
Hardcover, 1st Edition, 400 pages
Published August 13th 2019 by Wednesday Books
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Jan 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs-read

It's hard to believe this story is over. There are still so many things left unexplored but, nevertheless, I am quite pleased with the ending.

It's bittersweet to say goodbye to characters I enjoy so much.

If you are unaware, The Last Hope is the concluding book to the The Raging Ones duology, written by sister-writing duo, Krista and Becca Ritchie.

This YA Sci-Fi Romance is one of my most anticipated sequels of the year. The first book, The Raging Ones, was released in August of 201
3.5 stars

This conclusion was interesting. Actually, it was very different from what I was expecting. Which isn't bad at all - just notable.

Again, the authors know how to spin a well thought through and captivating story. A brand new plot, a new directive, and a glimmer of hope.

After enduring the cliffhanger from book 1 I couldn't wait to get my hands on this book. I had to know what was happening with my favorite trio. Color me ecstatic when I found out that there was someone else just waiting i
Aug 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Krista and Becca Ritchie have masterfully blended sci-fi and romance in this book, the second installment of this entertaining duology. All the feels in outer space. This is a duology and the first book “The Raging Ones” should definitely be read first. The focus of this book is on the beloved trio from the first book Franny, Court, and Mykal. Imprisoned on an enemy starship with their “last hope” being a baby. There are also some new characters that added a bit of a splash, but honestly I enjo ...more
Melanie (mells_view)
Jul 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
”After all that we’ve been through, we deserve a better ending.”

Wow. That was fykking awesome. Mayday.

Well, what exactly can I say to describe this book without spoiling it? Honestly, not very much. What I can say is that Krista and Becca Ritchie once again take us on an adventure with our linked trio of Franny, Mykal, and Court.

We start off where we left off in book one. Then, somehow a whole new and unexpected mission begins. I read a few reviews before I started, that mentioned that TLH felt
Gosh, darn this book and its gosh darn addictiveness! I read it in one sitting! I don't know what this series does to me. I couldn't stop reading it. I was so invested in these characters it's not even funny.

Last year I read The Raging Ones and while I didn't absolutely love it, I was kind of slightly obsessed with it while reading. I was hooked with the characters and their strange and wonderful connection to each other. I was 100% there for this trio in book one. And I was just as into them wh
Becca Ritchie
Apr 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
August 13th, 2019 is the conclusion to this sci-fi/fantasy romance duology.

Court, Mykal, and Franny return! Two boys who have fallen deeply in love with each other, bound together with a girl they would kill for -- and in THE LAST HOPE, a new mysterious boy shows interest in Franny and shakes up the trio's dynamic!

We've LOVED every moment writing these characters and this world, and we can't wait for all of you to read how the big twist in THE RAGING ONES comes together in THE LAST HOPE ... and
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Type: Book 2 of 2 from The Raging Ones duet
POV: First Person - Multiple

After weeks of being detained by the enemy, Court, Franny, and Mykal started to lose hope. In their desperate need to escape, a stranger offered them a way out by dangling the knowledge of their pasts for them to join an important mission that put the fate of humanity in their hands. Now, they must decide what’s important and how much they willing to risk to understand where they came from and save the
Stormi (Bewitched Reader)
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya-sci-fi
Science fiction has never been a genre I was fond of. I'm more of a fantasy and romance reader, but Krista and Becca Ritchie have made me a fan!

The Last Hope is a fantastic conclusion to The Raging Ones duology. I devoured every page of this story, unable to read the words fast enough. Krista and Becca Ritchie imbued the perfect amounts of adventure, suspense, and romance into The Last Hope.

As long as the Ritchie sisters keep writing science fiction, I will keep reading it!

I voluntarily receiv
Aug 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thank you to the publisher for an advanced copy. All opinions expressed are my own.

The Last Hope
By: Krista & Becca Ritchie

*REVIEW* 🌟🌟🌟🌟
I began The Last Hope blind because I never read The Raging Ones. I was confused at first, but bits of information began to show the bigger picture of the story. The link between Franny, Court and Mykal seems like a terrible thing to endure. I would hate it because there is no privacy, and it's kind of like being controlled. I grew to love these characters wit
Jan 20, 2021 rated it liked it
3.5 I wasn’t that invested in the plot but all that changed around 85% in, when the story gained a new dimension and I almost teared up (and later on did cry). A new main character, Stork is introduced and even though he’s the natural enemy of the previous three main characters, I wouldn’t classify his relationship with them as hateful. I wasn’t feeling the second romance that was happening nor did I particularly connect with Stork. I was once again enamoured with the original MCs relationship. ...more
Ashlee » libraryinthecountry
One of my favorite releases of 2018, The Raging Ones, had me at the end of my seat and screaming for more. It's sequel and conclusion, The Last Hope, is quite the fitting end to Court, Mykal and Franny's story. If you haven't read The Raging Ones, beware of possible spoilers to that book ahead.

"I can do a lot of things terribly and a whole lot of things decently and then very few things miraculously."

This duology has always been a little bit science fiction and a little bit fantasy. I think
Kit (Metaphors and Moonlight)
4 Stars

*I received an ecopy of this book via NetGalley. This has not influenced my review.*

This is a hard review to write because it’s one of those books that made me feel so much, and how do you accurately put that into words, especially without spoilers??? I don’t know, but I’m gonna keep this spoiler-free and do my best.

This book was even better than the first. I was already invested in the characters and their relationships, so I loved that the authors wasted no time and were able to
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Invited to review for The Last Hope blog tour. To see book, author, and purchase info, as well as a Q&A, check out my full, special review post for the blog tour:

General Review:

This book was FANTASTIC! I absolutely adore Krista and Becca’s writing style! The book is so easy and fun to read, yet every sentence feels structured and thought out with just the right string of words. I love the pacing and the flow of this book. It helps that I flipped a table a
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I really enjoyed The Raging Ones last year and was anxious to get back to Court, Mykal and Franny and learn their fate! You really have to read that one to be invested in The Last Hope... but you'll be happy to know that this is a duology!! (So yeah if you only enjoy a series when its totally out then this is the series to pick up!!)

I thought the title, The Last Hope, fit the book so much better than The Raging Ones fit that book. And I
Arielle ⭐ Cursebreaker ⭐
Aug 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, sci-fi
OH MY GODDDDD. I DID IT. FINISHED TODAY AND I'M FUCKING CRYING. GUYS. This comes out today and if you haven't picked up the Raging Ones yet DO IT NOW OR ELSE. I'm not kidding. This book is EVERYTHING. It answers every fykking question you might have get all of your old favorite characters...a kick ass story line...JUST FUCKING READ IT, OKAY?!

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One of two things always happen when I finish a really great book. Either I immediately can write an extremel
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
5 Stars

Wonderful close to this series! I thoughourly enjoyed the stories of the linked 3 and the relationship between Franny and Stork. I think I can even say that I liked this one more than the first and found myself crying a few times!
Jun 15, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
**ARC provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review**


The Last Hope is the conclusion to The Raging Ones Duet. I was happy to be reunited with the great set of characters. The blurb summarizes this book perfectly so I will not really go into that. Krista and Becca did a great job with this duet. It was original, mysterious, suspenseful, emotional, funny and romantic. It did take me longer to finish this book, I didn't get the urge to binge-read it in one or two sittings. There were a cou
lily ☁️
3 1/2 stars

My heart is still beating up a storm in my chest, and I can’t believe it’s time to say goodbye to these characters already. I had such a great time reading this??


When you’ve been on a hiatus, finally get around to checking your inboxes—and the publisher sent you an ARC of a sequel you never even requested, but really wanted to read. :’)

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Sarah Bonamino
Apr 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, smp, sf
A wonderful ending to Court, Mykal, and Franny's story! Fans of The Raging Ones will not be disappointed. ...more
kazually ♡
Oct 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: twisty-plot, boring, meh
a bit boring and i felt like it was kind of a slow pace. the ending?? idk how to describe it but it felt like choppy and weird and not a real ending.
May 28, 2019 rated it really liked it

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

"After all that we’ve been through, we deserve a better ending."

The story leads off right where we last saw our beloved trio, Franny, Court, and Mykal…captured and in prison. When a stranger offers a way out, they are quick to accept the offer. Slowly, they start to discover secrets from their past and the reason for their existence. Will they choose freedom or saving the planet?!

In a world
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by the Publisher through Netgalley

so good! review to come
Lo Bookfrantic
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: f-br
4.5 stars
✧ jules ✧
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Krista and Becca Ritchie are autobuy authors from me since their addicted series, and when I found out they were writing a sci-fi young adult duology I immediately felt the hype in my soul. It definitely was the perfect conclusion, I loved Frannie, Mykal and Court with my entire heart. Their bond and their love was something I’ve never read before. Mykal and Court are definitely one of my favorite m/m couples and I wil
Jul 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019
I don't know what to say, other than I wish it had never ended.

It’s been a few weeks now, since I finished The Last Hope, and I still haven’t reconciled that it's really over. Krista and Becca Ritchie gave me more than I could have ever asked for, more than I could have even imagined, in the conclusion to Court, Mykal, and Franny’s story. I’m getting weepy again, just thinking about saying a final good-bye to them, and the rest of the crew.

I’ve been waiting on The Last Hope since I closed the f
Dec 26, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 3-stars
Ack! I accidentally deleted my review, like a bonehead trying to consolidate my kindle and audiobooks. *smacks forehead*

So here is the short and sweet revamp. This was my first audiobook. Yay me. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if my disconnect with the book stemmed from the fact that this was an audiobook-or because I just didn't connect as much with the sequel as I did with The Raging Ones. Overall, I liked it fine...just didn't love. I'll try another audiobook just to see if it's me or audiobooks
Annia Lennox (DaydreamingThroughBooks)
This is the best book I’ve read in 2019. And I don’t see anything topping it. This is a high bar, but this may be the best book Krista and Becca have ever written. I thought The Raging Ones was a great story, but this was so much better.

I’m going to avoid spoilers, but eventually I thinking I’m going to have to go there. Maybe I’ll do a discussion video on my YouTube channel.

The characters are fantastic. I think Franny is still my favorite, but Court and Mikhal are also fantastic. I started to
You can also read this review on my blog illbefinealonereads.

A huge thanks to Wednesday Books for the e-arc and the chance to be a part of this blog tour.

While The Raging Ones weaved a story of intrigue and mystery, and topped it off with one hell of a cliffhanger, The Last Hope picked up where the previous book left off, tangled the story further, then untangled it, and it was all so fun to witness.
The Last Hope is one of the most unputdownable sequels I’ve ever encountered.
The connection I fel
Apr 10, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-s, sci-fi, ya, 2019-release
We are together. We are one, and we are two and then three, and finally, we have found real, everlasting peace

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3 / 5

I really loved The Raging Ones: I thought it was so creative, with a setting on a frozen world with a lilac sky where everyone knows the date that they will die, and a trio of soulbonded characters where the two men are in love. I knew it was going to be a hard act to follow and The Last Hope was a good book, but it was a little "far out".

"You know, you carry yourself like you
Lindsi (Do You Dog-ear?)
I received an ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own. Any quotes I use are from an unpublished copy and may not reflect the finished product.

The Raging Ones (the first book in this series) ended with a major cliffhanger that left me reeling. It didn't take long for me to fall in love with Franny, Court, and Mykal, so their less-than-stellar circumstances had me worried for their safety and sanity. The Last Hope was everything I
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