Today is my stop on the Blog tour of Final Six by Alexandra Monir. But I’m not the only blogger having a post scheduled for today! Novel Nerd Faction interviewed the author.
And for the rest of the Blog Tour, you can find the schedule here
Without further ado, let’s start with the review!
When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training, global scrutiny, and cutthroat opponents are only a few of the hurdles the contestants must endure in this competition.
For Leo, the prospect of traveling to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—to help resettle humankind is just the sense of purpose he’s been yearning for since losing his entire family in the flooding of Rome. Naomi, after learning of a similar space mission that mysteriously failed, suspects the ISTC isn’t being up front with them about what’s at risk.
As the race to the final six advances, the tests get more challenging—even deadly. With pressure mounting, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo, and the two grow closer with each mind-boggling experience they encounter. But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.
Author – Alexandra Monir
Title – The Final Six
Publisher – HarperTeen
Publication date – March 6th, 2018
Pages – 352
Price – $18.99 (Hardcover & Pre-order)
Series – No information for now (But I hope!)
Version – ebook*
Genre – Young Adult/Sci-Fi
Trigger Warning – /
Language – English
My Rating – 📖📖📖📖
# What I liked
First of all, I really liked the Characters. They were realistic for really smart and genius teenagers. (Not that I know any genius teenagers or kids but at least for me it felt realistic enough to take the characters seriously) There was no Mary Sue or Gary Stu. All of the characters had somehow their flaws. Everything in this novel was written in a very realistic way which I really liked. Because we can’t forget that what happened in the book could also possibly happen to us in a century or so. Maybe less. I’m no scientist and I can’t tell when living on Earth is going to be dangerous enough to make such an experiment as they did in The Final Six.
The book is written in not only one point of view of a protagonist but there are two POV. Our main protagonists are Naomi and Leo and it is great because you see two perspectives of people who think the complete opposite of the mission the Final six have to face.
Now to another thing I really liked was the cover. It’s pretty and purple, blue and pretty!! I love it! And can we talk about that cliffhanger, please?! I need more, I want more! (If it’s not too much to ask. Now!)
# What I disliked
There wasn’t much that I didn’t like in this book. However, the Insta-love (at least for me) got a bit on my nerves. Like I wrote in the brackets I may be the only person that found the romance to be instant-love. And it also wasn’t a surprise. I had a certain feeling since the beginning of the story that exactly these two people would end up together. Still, I really liked this book and even though there was this little thing that I’m criticising, it was perfect!
# Favourite Character
Naomi! I don’t think that I have to say more. I just really liked her!
I think that you can tell, that I really loved this book. I enjoyed my time and I need a sequel. I would recommend it to every sci-fi lover. I’m sure that you’ll enjoy reading this book when it comes out. At least I can only encourage you to get a copy of The Final Six because it is amazing!
Iranian-American author and recording artist Alexandra Monir has published five novels for young adults, including her popular debut, Timeless. A Barnes & Noble bestseller and one of Amazon’s “Best Books of the Month,” Timeless and its sequel, Timekeeper, have been featured in numerous media outlets and been published in different countries around the world. She followed the duology with Suspicion and The Girl in the Picture, both standalone YA thrillers. Her upcoming science fiction novel, THE FINAL SIX (March 6, 2018) was acquired by HarperCollins and Sony Pictures on the same week, in two major pre-emptive deals.
Alexandra is also a singer/songwriter who often integrates music into her books’ pages. She wrote and recorded three original songs to accompany Timeless and Timekeeper, which were released as the album The Timeless EP and distributed by Jimmy Buffett’s record label, Mailboat Records. She also recorded a song that was released with the publication of Suspicion, and is composing a stage musical geared toward Broadway. Her musical roots are deep, as she is the granddaughter of the late Monir Vakili, the foremost Iranian opera singer.
Alexandra Monir is a frequent speaker at middle schools and high schools across the country and at major events including fan conventions, women’s leadership conferences, and book festivals. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and newborn son. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her online at www.alexandramonir.com.
There is also a giveaway where you can win one of 2 signed copies. However, it is only for US residents.
- Prize: 2 signed copies of THE FINAL SIX by Alexandra Monir
- US Only
- Starts: 2/25
- Ends: 3/14
Do you plan to read The Final Six? Please let me know in the comments below.
And a reminder if you want to follow the tour you can find the full schedule here.
* I got a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review! All thoughts were my own! Thanks to Harper Teen and thanks to Fantastic Flying Bookclub for including me in this blog tour!