Welcome to the Blog Tour for The Final Six by Alexandra Monir. Check out My Review + an amazing Giveaway on the blog today via Jean Book Nerd.
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.
I LOVE anything to do with Space and Sci – fi and what human (book nerd to be exact!) would not love that beautiful star filled galaxy cover *stars in eyes*
The blurb of the book reminded me of the all the dystopia binge I went into during my Hunger Games, Legend Trilogy time – and I wanted to get that adventurous feeling of starting a brand new series with characters and plot I could fall in love with!!
AND I FOUND PRETTY DARN PERFECT MARK FOR ME!
Plot of the book – teenagers competing tio be part of a six person team to find a liveable planet for Earthens (that is us!) And that’s the only the thing you need to know about the plot before going into the book – it is an experience you wanna try out for yourself; trust me!!
It took me a few chapters to get into this plot; but when I did, I couldn’t stop reading even when I needed to (sadly, adulating just can’t be ignored!).
The characters are brilliantly created; diverse in nature and as a reader, I loved that and I had such a pleasurable time getting glimpses of their culture and traditions in such a controlled environment.
There is drama duh! Teenagers together, with all those raging hormones competing and that’s the best part of the book. There’s romance brewing and everything had me cackling like a witch planning revenge (my hubby’s words, not mine *rolls eyes*).
BUT THE CLIFFHANGER!!!!???? I mean, I know that authors are evil, but in the end that was just mean! Especially considering that WE DO NOT HAVE THE NEXT BOOK IN HAND. *sobs*
BOOKWORMS IF YOU LOVE:
Science Fiction + Amazingly Written Characters + An Adventurous Plotline +Romance that Tingles
= PICK UP THIS BOOK. NOW!!!
⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5
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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.
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