Friday, 2 September 2016
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
Zoo realizes that something isn't right, but strives to use what she knows about the show to fabricate a new story line as an explaination. It is amazing the tricks one's mind can play when survival is at stake.
This story is well designed to keep the reader wanting just one more page, never knowing what the twelve participants would find around the next tree. When I first met the twelve, I formed immediate opinions on each and what their chances would be for winning. It was interesting to see how my predictions compared with what the author had penned for each. I liked the character of Zoo and how she approached the entire reality show challenge. She is a strong character, yet realistic in her failings. I did enjoy several of the other characters and am left wondering how they fared while the reader was following Zoo. I am left hoping that the author is not finished with these twelve.
As a debut novel, author Alexandra Oliva did an outstanding job. I look forward to her future works.
Cover image courtesy Penguin Random House Canada.