Tuesday, September 6, 2016
The Last One by Alexandra Oliva
If you are a fan of reality TV, then strap yourself in for a wild ride! A first novel by this author, this book will grab you in the gut and not let go until you realize it's 2:00 a.m. and WAY past your bedtime! The characters are well thought out, the plot is new and fresh and the writing is fabulous. It's kind of like a season of Survivor only kicked up ten notches. The main character Zoo is one of 12 contestants in a survival-based reality show, and we pretty much tag along with her. To start, all the contestants get dumped off out in the woods somewhere with very little instruction on how to survive. They have challenges and rewards, and of course, conflict. Plus, there's always that one weird guy. You get to see some of the stuff that goes on behind the scenes of reality TV, which is cool, because I've always imagined that things actually happened that way. After about Day 4 things start to unravel in the real world, but the contestants have absolutely no idea what's going on outside of the show. This is a psychological thriller that will consume you, so be prepared to stay up late reading. I am looking forward to more novels by Alexandra Oliva!! Read On!