Title: The Last Girl on Earth
Author: Alexandra Blogier
Date of Publication: January 23rd, 2018
Li has a father and a sister who love her. A best friend, Mirabae, to share things with. She goes to school and hangs out at the beach and carefully follows the rules. She has to. Everyone she knows–her family, her teachers, her friends–is an alien. And she is the only human left on Earth.
A secret that could end her life.
The Abdoloreans hijacked the planet sixteen years ago, destroying all human life. Li’s human-sympathizer father took her in as a baby and has trained her to pass as one of them. The Abdoloreans appear human. But they don’t think with human minds or feel with human hearts. And they have special abilities no human could ever have.
Fit in or die.
When Li meets Ryn, she’s swept up in a relationship that could have disastrous consequences. How far will Li go to stay alive? Will she save herself–and in turn, the human race–or will she be the final witness to humanity’s destruction?
What I liked best about this book was that it was a quick read! Every book I read lately seems to be like 500 pages or more. It also had my least favorite line “I released a breath I didn’t know I had been holding.” Come on! That sentence never makes any freaking sentence!
Ahead of time, this book definitely felt more like a contemporary than anything. There is this alien race now on Earth and Li is the only human. Since the setting is on Earth, not much seems different besides, they train hard and are super smart. Now, I didn’t mind that it felt more contemporary because the romance is sweet. But, I know how crazy some people get when books are more focused on the romance than sci-fi.
Li and Ryn were both super likable. The romance is definitely inst-attraction which I don’t mine at all, but the romance built slower so that was nice. I’m also not super sure if this is a stand alone or not. The ending is left where there could be another one, but I think it should stay open ended.
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