The Last Star by Rick Yancey

If you haven’t read the first two books in the trilogy don’t read this review. I don’t want to ruin who lives and dies for you. If you want spoiler free reviews of the first two books you can check out my review for The 5th Wave here and The Infinite Sea here

The Last Star was everything I wanted and more. The conclusion was great, heck the whole book was great. The plot was fast paced and kept me on my toes. I am still sad that I won’t get to read more about these characters but I feel like it ended nicely and I’m satisfied.

Summary: 

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves…or saving what makes us human – goodreads

Favorite things:

Sam.I loved that  you could really see how much everything has changed Sam. He can’t remember his ABCs yet he can build a bomb, he has grown up too fast and it’s sad.

All the couples. So there is one couple that people seem to be really upset about. They keep talking about how there was never anything between these two characters and that Yancey just put them together because it had to be, but this is just not how I saw it. As much as I hated it these two had chemistry from the start and I have seen them getting together the whole time. So in a way I was kind of happy they finally got together.

The characters. I loved them for the same reasons I have in the first two books. They all have such great personalities and I have really enjoyed watching them grow and change.

The ending. If you have read the book you will understand why I have mixed feelings about the ending. That being said, it was really satisfying ending and I feel like it was a good conclusion for the trilogy.

Some favorite quotes:

“For some, death is the midwife to faith. For others, it is faith’s executioner.”

“Some things, down to the smallest of tings, are worth the sum of all things.”

“You don’t run from the people who need you. You fight for them. You fight beside them. No matter the cost. No matter the risk.”

The quills:

Cursing?

There is a fair amount of cursing, it’s not full of it; but there is use of the f word a little more often than I would like.

Physical romance?

There isn’t a whole lot, but there is some and there is a fair amount of discussion about it.

Gore?

A little, but it’s not terrible.

Will you cry?

Probably, I was very close to crying but I held it together.

Overall rating?

four out of five hedgehogs

The Author:

Rick Yancey, who you can follow on his website.

He has a pretty awesome and up to date Facebook page.

 

If you have read The Last Star, what do you think about it? Were you satisfied? Also, did you feel like Cassie was a tiny bit inconsistent in this one? I’m on the fence about it myself.

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May Recap

Summer is here and I am so happy! I had two exciting blog things happen this month that I can’t wait to talk about. As far as reading goes it was kind of a slow month. The first two weeks were hard because I had some family stuff going on along with school ending. I’m so thankful that things seemed to calm down and I can’t wait to get a lot of reading done in June.

Books I read:

I only read 3 books this month.  I would have taken a picture of them but I’ve been reorganizing my bookshelves and can’t find them in any of the stacks. When I find them I will update this post.

  1. Exit, Pursued by a Bear
  2. The Last Star
  3. This one was an ebook that I can’t remember the name of.

 

Posts:

Everything, Everything (review)

Exit, Pursued by a Bear (review)

The Books are Coming May 2016

The Hedgeathon Summer Reading Challenge

 

Favorite book of the month:

The Last Star by Rick Yancey I have been waiting for this book for so long and even though I am not happy with all of it I still really enjoyed it. I hope to have my review up this week.

Things I did this month:

I got a new header on the site. I am so excited to have the new header up on the blog. I think the hedgehogs are adorable and I just feel like perfectly represents my blog.

I announced the Hedgeathon. If you missed that post click on the link above and check it out. The Hedgeathon is a summer reading challenge that I am so, so excited about.

 

 

The Books are Coming: May 2016

Here are a few of the books that I am looking forward to this month. In order of release date because that really is the only fair way to list them.

I wanted to get this post up last week, but with Camp NaNo, head colds, and family stuff it just didn’t happen. I am going to get back on track this month.

Both of these first two books come out on May 3rd. I am so excited about both of these books I have no clue which one I will read first.

The Crown

Release date: May 3rd

 

This is the last book in The Selection series. While I am so excited for this book I’m really sad that the series is going to be over. I loved these books so much, I can’t wait to see how it all warps up. I  really like this book cover, all of the books in this series are just SO pretty! I love the beautiful dresses on all of them.

 

The Unexpected Everything 

Release date: May 3rd

I have high expectations for this book. I loved Since You’ve been Gone by Morgan Matson, and I can’t wait to get my hands on her latest book. I hope that I’m not let down by it. I already preordered this one from Target since they have a Target exclusive edition with bonus content.

All I really know about this book is that we follow a girl named Andie and that she is a daughter of a politician. She has her whole life planned out, but then there is a scandal and it turns her life upside down. She ends up having to live with her dad and walk an insane number of dogs. She also meets a guy named Clark.

That is all I really want to know about this book, it’s all I really need to know. Lately, I have been wanting to go into books knowing as little about them as possible.

Highly Illogical Behavior

Release date: May 10th

The psychologist part of  me is so excited about this book. I am not sure what all is going to happen in this book but the concept has me hooked. I am going into this one a little carefully though because I have a little pet peeve about books glamorizing or taking mental illnesses too lightly.

In this book we follow Solomon who is agoraphobic, and hasn’t left his house in three years. There is also Lisa who is trying to get into the second-best psychology program for college, and she decides that the way she is going to earn her spot there is by “fixing” Solomon.

The Last Star

Release date: May 24th (so far away…)

Another conclusion book, this time to a trilogy. This is the last book in The 5th Wave trilogy. I really enjoyed the others and I just hope that this one isn’t a disappointment like so many trilogy conclusions can be. Honestly, I have no clue how Rick Yancey will finish this trilogy, I just hope that I am satisfied with the ending.

 

What books are you looking forward to this month?

 

Photos are all from Goodreads

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