Friday, April 17, 2020

Completely Series-Us: The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

Completely Series-us is a  feature where we post about one series we read. 

The series I'm highlighting is The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

The Final Six (The Final Six, #1)
Title: The Final Six 
Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publishing Date:  March 6th, 2018
Pages: 338
Audio Length: 7 Hours and 40 Minutes
Genre: YA Sci-Fi 
Series: The Final Six Book 1
Source: Audio

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

Mini Review:
I read this book when it first came out and loved it. Of course I had to listen to it again before I could listen to the second book.
The Final Six starts out a little slow, but it doesn't take long before it picks up and is constant action.
I fell in love with the characters, namely Leo and Naomi. I can't stand the one who is against Leo in this, I can't remember his name now, but I REALLY cannot stand him. 
This was one of the series that made me want to keep reading sci-fi and never stop. I read this one, Contagion and Last Girl in the Universe all within a few weeks of each other. 

The Life Below (The Final Six, #2)Title: The Life Below
Publishing Date: February 18th, 2020
Pages: 320
Audio Length: 5 Hours and 59 Minutes
Genre: YA Sci-fi 
Series: The Final Six #2
Source: Audio
Mini Review:
This one felt like it was so much faster. From the beginning of the book it was a constant go go go go go. I felt like it was almost too fast. By the time the book ended I was like wait what just happened!? 
I kept wanting to read it and honestly it had me holding my breath at times, so it definitely has that shock and thrill factor to it. It wasn't nearly as good as the first book, but it was still a great read. I am glad this ended up just being a duology though. I don't think I could handle a third book!

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