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4.41  ·  Rating details ·  34 ratings  ·  29 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
Expected publication: May 5th 2020 by Tor Teen
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Nenia ⚡ Aspiring Evil Overlord ⚡ Campbell
Sisterhood and survival?

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

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, its 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 theyre certainly not like their peers,
Jan 11, 2020 marked it as to-read
Shelves: most-anticipated
This has Wilder Girls energy and I'm living for it
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
Apr 19, 2019 marked it as to-read
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I already know this is going to be a favorite of 2020.
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 amazing Thrillers that gives readers unexpected twists and characters who would for sure have a special place in their hearts.

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
Mar 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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
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
Mar 06, 2020 rated it really liked it
Review can also be found at Snow White Hates Apples.

Thank you to both Netgalley and Tor Teen for providing me a copy of this in exchange for an honest review!

Friends! If youve read and loved Rory Powers Wilder Girls and have been looking for another like it since (I mean, who wouldnt want a book about fierce girls who can take care of themselves???), Demetra Brodskys Last Girls is the book youve got to give a go!

In this book, we have Honey, Birdie and Blue who are sisters and together with
Mar 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Last Girls is a novel idea breathed intensely into the YA genre. An unexpected narrative penned in Brodskys witty, matter-of-fact prose and executed with purpose, this story seeps into your bones like the cold rain of the Pacific North West and refuses to let go even after the last page.

It was so difficult for me to put this book down. Once you realize that things really arent adding up, you just have to know how it ends. This book was filled of twists and turns, love and loss, trust and
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 truehow 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, linking ...more
Mar 17, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: five-star-reads
I received this book free via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

Brilliant. Full review at
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
Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
Last Girls had a great pace and it was so hard to put down.  I figured out the mystery very early on, but I had no idea how it was going to play out.  

Most of the chapters are in Honey's point of view.  She's the oldest of the Juniper sisters.  The three girls live with their mom in Washington.  They're preppers and they live in a compound type area.  The girls drive to school, but they aren't supposed to get close to any outsiders.  Their lives have been full of rules they must follow to be
Feb 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't expecting to love this book as much as I did. I was intrigued with the world of preppers and Brodsky didn't disappoint with the amount of knowledge she wove into the story. The summary is vague and doesn't prepare the reader for what the book is actually about; the reader discovers this fairly early since the chapters alternate between two characters. I was confused for two chapters with the new character since I had no clue how they related to the story, but after a few chapters from ...more
Minca Huiberts
Feb 19, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-as-ebook
Thanks to NetGalley and publisher MacMillan Tor/Forge I received an digital ARC to read and review.

From the description of this book its not quite clear what to expect as a reader. In the first few chapters I noticed the writingstyle was very interesting, nice to read and compliant. The story is written in the first person point of view and only a few changes of perspective are used. Most of the story is told from Honeys perspective, the oldest of three sisters. Shes the one that keeps the
Our end will bring our beginning to light.

(Full disclosure: I received a free e-ARC for review through NetGalley. Trigger warning for child abuse.)

When I reminisce about the pieces of art Ive left behind over the years, I get pensive. I could have taken them, but I chose to leave them behind, in places we lived, in art rooms at different schools. Never signed, but as an artistic Honey Was Here trail.

If we were living in a different time, shed be the first of us weirds to be tried as a witch.
Mar 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Praise for this literary master piece written by Brodsky !!!! This novel will take you through a variety of emotions that houses jaw dropping events that's the absolute epitome of an amazing YA thriller!! The novel is full of suspense layered with so many twist and turns that unwraps itself through strong character development and intrigue. This is a great addition to add to your literary library for an amazing read!!!
Feb 09, 2020 rated it liked it
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange of an honest review

I did enjoy this book but I personally couldn't connect with the characters and visualise everything that happened in my head. Nevertheless it is a good book but I think it just wasn't for me. 3.5 stars
Mar 26, 2020 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book wasn't exactly what I expected.  Yes, the girls live in a doomsday prepper compound, but there are several other plot lines that aren't even hinted at in the description.

These sisters stick together no matter what - it's like their mantra - and share an extraordinarily strong bond.  Each also has a distinct personality - Honey, the protector, Birdie, occasionally headstrong to a fault, and Blue, proud to be the weirdest one (and my favorite).  They're creative in different ways with
"Carrying all the makings for a quick and easy soup to a compound meeting reads more modern-day March sister than Sarah Connor. But here I am, walking toward the training area looking a little like both."

LAST GIRLS is the story of three sisters who live together on a secret prepper compound in Washington State. When an incident at their high school draws unwanted attention to their group, Honey, the eldest, decides to do whatever it takes to find out what is going on, why their mother is
I received an early copy through NetGalley.

DNF-ing this one at 55%. I had such high expectations for this. Preppers! Secrets! Sisters! Unfortunately, this story seemed to give up one of its big secrets very early on and between that and the lackluster, boiled-chicken-bland romance... I just can't. I'm so glad so many others have enjoyed this story, but it just wasn't for me.
Amanda Arkans -
Mar 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Last Girls was hard to put down and even after it ended I was still thinking about the Juniper sisters. A great read!!
Reviewing for professional magazine- see review there.
Dec 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: can-t-wait
I am so excited for this one!!
Feb 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mystery
Within a compelling mystery, Brodsky employs a meticulous composed plot with poetic language to beautifully and subtly address the anxiety of living in our current society and political landscape. She is able to make the book feel immediate, but also timeless. Her protagonist, Honey, is creative, brave, and loyal. Brodsky is a masterful storyteller drawing us into a world that both tempts with a promise of safety and repels with fear of its power and secrecy. While veering towards reality ...more
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DEMETRA BRODSKY loves to write twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time author. A first-generation Greek American and native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Demetra now lives in Southern California where she's always exploring and researching, hunting for clues to things ...more

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