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3.86  ·  Rating details ·  382 ratings  ·  189 reviews
No one knows how the world will end.

On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own.

Prepare for every situation.

But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain:

Nowhere is safe.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published May 5th 2020 by Tor Teen
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C.G. Drews
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
This story was so riveting and impossible to put down! It’s about a prepper group (more like a cult with corrupt leadership) and three sisters who realise their life is surrounded by lies. It's part thriller and part mystery, as we follow Honey who suspects things aren't as perfect or fair as they should be amongst the prepper group. There's also snippets from a 2nd POV that leaves you exploding with questions until all becomes clear and sends your head spinning. This is definitely a story layer ...more
Susan's Reviews
Nov 06, 2020 rated it liked it
This author knows a lot about prepping for the Last Days. She did a lot of research. We are given the benefit of all of this research in great detail. So much so that several of the action sequences in the story lost a lot of momentum. This book needed serious editing, or it needed to be chopped up into two stories, told from different points of view? TMI, but quite literally so. I started to skim here and there because I didn't need every little scene or facial expression or thought dissected. ...more
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell
Sisterhood and survival?

Time to break out the creepy grabby gif you all know I loooove:

Stay Fetters
Apr 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
"Rules breed rebels. We’ve all been taught that the black sheep is a deviation from acceptable standards and something to be avoided. Still, when you see it amongst a herd, its lack of conformity is what steals your breath and captures your attention."

There are people out in the world who think they know when the end of the world will happen. They spread that a long to anyone who will listen, thus causing a huge surge of chaos. When the end of the world is near, are you prepared?

Blue, Birdie, a
Faith M ✨
I received this eARC from Tor Teen via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of this book in any way.

DNF at 11%

I always feel bad DNFing ARCs but at the same time, I'm not gonna force myself to read and then rate poorly a book I don't want to read anymore, regardless of whether its released or not. I didn't like this. It's as simple as that.

I'd say my biggest issue with this was the somewhat false but mostly incredibly vague advertising. I thought I had an id
Apr 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher Tor Teen (Macmillan-Tor/Forge) for providing me with the digital ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

The first thing that caught my eye about Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky was how it was presented: a tale of doomsday preppers, secret compounds and sisterhood. The second thing was that its synopsis (as you can see from above) doesn’t tell anything more. The third thing was its breath-taking cover. So, when I started reading this
Sofii♡ (A Book. A Thought.)

I want to thank NetGalley and Tor Teen for providing me with a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

I enjoyed this book a lot, especially its great originality and the incredible perspective that the author chose to explore, atmospheric and suspenseful. It took me a bit, in the beginning, to get fully into it, especially since the main character didn't click with me and I ended up having certain problems with her attitude, I feel that it's simply not my type of character, even so, I
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Demetra Brodsky's debut, Dive Smack, was my favorite book of 2018 and she's back with her sophomore story that completely enraptured me. Told in parallel stories that converge in a way that will make you gasp aloud as they converge, Last Girls is a story perfect for the current world as it explores hope, connection, and the things we hold onto when times are difficult. I won't soon forget the Juniper Sisters!

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May 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
A book about doomsday preppers?!?! Sign me up!! That’s why I was BEYOND excited when I was able to join in on the blog tour not long ago.

This book met my expectations and then some. There was a strong sense of familial love–which I’m a sucker for. Almost more than romance. There was action, excitement and more importantly–three incredibly well-written strong characters that I fell in love with.
They were each unique and brought their own personality into the story. I loved it!

Disclaimer: This book was sent to me by the Publisher, Macmillan-Tor/Forge via Netgalley for an honest review.

Mother do you think they'll drop the bomb?

-Pink Floyd


“Preparedness is the root of prepping.”

Sisters Honey, Birdie and Blue know they're weird. Unlike regular teenagers who worry about school dances, dating and shopping, the Juniper sisters are more versed in survival skills and tactical combat. For years they have been moving around with their mother Alice, never without th
Gillian French
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
LAST GIRLS is sensational: superb writing with a strong voice and firm grasp of character development, swiftly ratcheting tension, and plenty of exciting reveals to make you whip through the pages. Brodsky has crafted three unique but inseparable sisters in Honey, Birdie, and Blue; their fierce devotion serves as the strong heart of a story about a sect of doomsday preppers who live separately from their community, constantly training for survival when our current society is inevitably destroyed ...more
Feb 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2020-books
I received an early copy of this book from the author im exchange for an honest review.

Last Girls is a book I would definitely recommend to have on your radar. Demetra Brodsky writes the best Thrillers that gives us readers unexpected twists, chills and amazing characters💛

Just like she did in Dive Smack, Demetra has written a new amazing and griping story that, undoubtedly, I will be obsessing over for a very long time.

Last Girls is one of the very few Thrillers I can say I really loved. It was
A tale of doomsday preppers, secret compounds, and survival at the end of the world, Last Girls was such a unique and rather (unexpected) timely story. But at its heart, it’s a story of sisterhood, the importance of family, and sticking together no matter what.

Honey, Blue, and Birdie Juniper live in a secret compound in Washington state, along with the rest of their group of survivalists and doomsday preppers. The Juniper sisters attend public school but they’re certainly not like their peers,
Mar 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*I received an e-Arc from the author on Netgalley for an honest review*

And just like that, Demetra has done it again! Just like her debut, Dive Smack, I was completely sucked into this story. It was fan-flipping-tastic!  This is a story about doomsday preppers, secret compounds, and survival for TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It). Doomsday preppers are constantly prepping for the end, and carry an EDC (Every Day Carry). It's so crazy that this book happens to be coming out during a w
Apr 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars. review to come
3.5 Stars

This book was not at all what I expected - and I was pleasantly surprised by that. And it's one that I'm finding really hard to rate. Personally, I'm not a fan of doomsday preppers. I don't understand their extreme mindsets and so it was really hard for me to connect with Honey throughout the book. She's also very abrasive and pushes people away, so she didn't make it easy.

Last Girls follows three sisters: Honey, Birdie, and Blue. They live on a compound of preppers and live by a very r
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs-2020
Last Girls by Demetra Brodsky was mindblowing. It was glorious. It was spectacular. I want to add the Lady Gaga talented-brilliant-incredible-amazing-showstopping gif but I can't find it on Giphy and I don't know how to add gifs from anywhere else.

Last Girls is about three sisters who live in a commune of doomsday preppers. The three sisters Honey, Birdie and Blue Juniper are struggling with the commune dynamics. The three sisters are inseparable and fiercely protective of each other.  Their li
May 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thank you Fantastic Flying Fiction and Tor Teen for a complimentary copy. I voluntarily reviewed this book. All opinions expressed are my own.

Last Girls
By: Demetra Brodsky

REVIEW ☆☆☆☆☆
Last Girls
Gerardine  Betancourt
Last girls is a YA mistery thriller about three sisters, Honey, Birdie and Blue living in a
compound of doomsday preppers in Washington.
Honestly I didn't know a lot about doomsday preppers until I read this book.
This was very different from any book that I ever read but very enjoyable. Overall, I really like it
3. 5 stars for me
Thanks to netgalley and Tor teen for this arc in exchange for an honest review.
Feb 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: age-young-adult
3.75/5 stars

Pretty good, but not my absolute favorite. I'm rounding up though because there's so much that I really like, and the negatives don't weigh so much on me. I like the characters, even though there are times I get slightly annoyed. However, it's very far and between, so it doesn't bother me. I do wish that I couldn't felt more for them, as I wasn't connecting to them on an emotional level. The story I thought was great! There were many times that things I was genuinely surprised, and t
Celia McMahon
May 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I have many questions.

1. Where has this book been all my life?
2. Why did it have to end?
3. Why was this not on my radar sooner?

This is a book I did not know I needed. I stayed up past my bedtime last night (Wednesday), ate half a box of Cheez-its, and compromised my Thursday (why do people insist on talking to me today?). I almost explained to my husband why I looked like a drank a six-pack, but I refrained. He already makes fun of me for buying and reading shojo manga, so nobody needs to give h
Mireille Chartier
This one isn’t my usual type of read. One of my goals this year for reading (and in general) is to challenge myself, get out of my comfort zone. So when I saw the synopsis for Last Girls I was intrigued and decided to give it a shot.

HOLY FORKING SHIRTBALLS GUYS!!!! I didn’t know what to expect from this book when I started it but it gave me one of the biggest roller coaster ride of the year. From the very first chapter, it grabbed my attention and kept me on the edge of my seat until the very en
Sarah {The Clever Reader}
Oh my goodness! I can’t rave about this book more! This book is so relevant to how I’m feeling these days during quarantine. I’m thinking I may need to build a compound of my own and invite all my favorite people to help run it. We’ll each help build a community together! We’ll do some gardening, baking/cooking, fitness training, survival training, and tend to a myriad of animals raised for producing all the goods we’ll need. Let’s go off the beaten path together!

Honey has always taken care of h
May 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I love this book it was everything I wanted and more! Survival, Secrets and above all else Sisterhood! A page turner you should pick up. Also the cover is perfect.

Honey our narrator takes us through the story of her and her sisters Blue and Birdie as doomsday preppers living two lives when the are around outsiders of the nest. Interweaved through this story of survival is a mystery that keeps you turning pages and a romance that you root for and a smitten boy you want to see get the girl.

This bo
Kavanand (Reading for Two)
Last Girls is sort of bonkers, but in the best possible way. From the description, I expected it to be a story of a girl living in a prepper community who starts to question the group's lifestyle, but it ended up being so much more. I don't want to say much about the plot, because it goes to a lot of unexpected places, and that's big part of the fun.

Honey Juniper is the eldest of three sisters. Their single mother is obsessed with the end of the world, and she has raised the girls to be ready fo
Katherine Moore
You can find my full review and links to my other LAST GIRLS posts here:

Honey, Blue, and Birdie haven’t had a choice but to live in The Nest and although they feel like weirds among their peers at school, they are tightly bonded to each other. They have been brought up to follow strict rules and guidelines, to not trust Outsiders, and know how to survive in all kinds of situations (without the constant use of technology, and while also not knowing the full
Kym's Open Books
4.5 stars
Ah I loved it! It was not profound in any real way, it was not life-altering but this book hooked me from page one. I thought a preppers book would be a bad idea to read during quarantine, but the preppers part was so interesting. And the mystery that is strewn throughout the pages had me guessing and hoping, totally captivated.
It’s different and unique and completely absorbing. The only reason I’m not giving it 5 stars was a slightly hokey reason they gave for something that could’ve c
Apr 21, 2020 rated it really liked it
(Disclaimer: I received this book from Netgalley. This has not impacted my review which is unbiased and honest.)

My favorite thing about Last Girls is the Juniper sister's bond. Books about sisters is one of my favorite elements in books and as soon as I witnessed the intense love Honey, Birdie, and Blue have for each other I was sold. But Last Girls is about more than just sisterhood. It's about secrets, the dangerous kind that can rip a community apart, family, and sacrifice. Part of what mak
Amy Giles
Mar 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A story about badass sisters who don't need saving? Bring it! Last Girls delivers! The book is gorgeously written with a twist that will have you tearing through the pages. Each of the vividly drawn Juniper sister has her own unique voice. I loved their unbreakable family bond and how their personalities worked so well together. While the timing of a book about doomsday preppers is a strange coincidence, it actually made me relate to the survivalist sisters even more; times like these, it would ...more
Mar 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Beyond the story (which is compelling and timely and heartfelt), beyond the cover (which is beautiful and so perfect for each sister), beyond the characters (who are sharply drawn and whole and real), the writing in Last Girls struck a chord with me. It felt so true—how the relationship with Honey and Birdie and Blue were sketched on each page, how they interacted and cared for each other. As the story developed and the tension built, the thread of their relationship wound through it all, linkin ...more
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DEMETRA BRODSKY writes twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is a first generation Greek-American and award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time writer. A native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, she now makes her home is Southern California. DIVE SMACK, her debut YA Thriller, is a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection, an ( ...more

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