The Last Place On Earth and the Last Thing I Expected

imageBook: The Last Place On Earth

Author: Carol Snow

Published: February 23 2016

Publisher: Henry Holt and Co (Macmillan)

Genre: Contemporary Young Adult


What’s It About?

When Daisy’s best friend Henry, who is basically a 16 year old genius, goes missing one day without a trace her life is turned upside down. Only after breaking into his house to find a note from him: “Save Me” are Daisy’s suspicions of alien abduction or a witness protection program less and less far fetched. In a desperate search for her friend, Daisy traverses into the Californian wilderness following a trail of clues seemingly left by her friend and stumbles upon a discovery that may change her friendship with Henry for ever.


 

What I Liked:

  • Likeable characters
  • appocalypse feel
  • surprising plot twists
  • NO INSTA-LOVE (for the most part)

What I Didn’t Like:

  • The fact that there were no aliens, I was convinced this was going to end up as an alien sci-fi but I was wrong
  • Characters felt somewhat underdeveloped to me
  • pacing was a little off at times
  • all parental figures were complete idiots

Overview:

I truly enjoyed this book, I give it a solid 3.5/5. With a strong protagonist I sped right through this book. The best parts were the surprise twists, they really had me going. My favourite part is a little spoilery so stop reading here if you don’t want to be spoiled !!!

“Is this some kind of cult?” I Asked Henry. His father answered. “Of course not. People in cults are crazy.”

Big thanks to Raincoast Books for the ARC! You are the best!

 

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Here’s the thing I am a self diagnosed bibliomaniac (df. A bibliophile in whom the love of books has become an obsession; includes many bookdealers and certain collectors) and this book is a MAJOR contributor! 
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When I picked up this beautiful book by Nina Lacour I had no idea what I was about to experience. I don’t read lots of contemporary novels and usually stick to something with a fantasy element, but Everything Leads To You is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. I connected to it so much and everything just felt so right. It’s hard for me to talk about this book because I loved it so much, you know when you just love something so much and you just can’t get any coherent thoughts about it out? I’m just still reeling from the shock of basically drowning in this book and never wanting to come back up for air ( I know that sounds cheesy but thats how it felt!)

This is me reading this books:

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Here’s the synopsis from Goodreads because I can’t describe it any better :

A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

I don’t have much more to say about this except go and read this book!

Who the even are we?!?!

Welcome, fellow literary adventurists! This is a blog of fellow fangirls Olivia and Risabella. Where the powers of the written word and feminine friendship combine to form a duo the world has never known.

Because…WE LIKE TO BOOK.

Who the even are we?

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Q: My self-titled memoir would be called:

  • Risabella: No Rice, No Life
  • Olivia: Living Vicariously Through Others

Q: Top 5 fandoms:

  • Risabella: Potterhead, Targaryen, Olicity, Beyhive, Pitches
  • Olivia: Potterhead, Whovian, CloneClub, Lana Parilla, Pitches

*this was super hard to narrow down, basically we are a part of every fandom

Q: What is your spirit animal?

  • Risabella: turtle
  • Olivia: otter

Q: Top 3 Books (for now):

  • Risabella: An Ember in the Ashes, Red Queen, Isla and the Happily Ever After
  • Olivia: An Ember in the Ashes, Ignite Me, The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Q: If you could live in any fictional world, where would you go? *besides Hogwarts

  • Risabella: The world of Snow Like Ashes
  • Olivia: (a Grisha with powers in) post-Darkling Ravka

Join us as we process all the feels whilst doing our best to read all the things.