Last Girls Review

About the Book:

Title: Last Girls

Author: Demetra Brodsky

Publisher: Tor Teen

Release Date: May 5, 2020

Pages: 368

Genre: YA Contemporary, YA Thriller


No one knows how the world will end.

On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own.

Prepare for every situation.

But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain:

Nowhere is safe.



*I received an e-Arc from the author on Netgalley for an honest review*

And just like that, Demetra has done it again! Just like her debut, Dive Smack, I was completely sucked into this story. It was fan-flipping-tastic!  This is a story about doomsday preppers, secret compounds, and survival for TEOTWAWKI (The End Of The World As We Know It). Doomsday preppers are constantly prepping for the end, and carry an EDC (Every Day Carry). It’s so crazy that this book happens to be coming out during a worldwide pandemic, and it made the story that much more real to me. Are you a psychic, Demetra? 😉 Demetra weaves in just the right amount of mystery and suspense, and I found myself trying to figure things out as I went along, and couldn’t stop reading.

At the heart of the story though, is the relationship between the Juniper sisters. Honey, Birdie, and Blue are all unique characters, and very well fleshed out. I love the inseparable bond between them, and they are my favorite part of the story. Honey is the oldest and loves to paint, Birdie is the middle and loves to draw comics, and Blue is the youngest and embroiders in the color blue. They stick together, no matter what. I’m so excited for you to meet them! If this book wasn’t on your radar already, I hope that you pick it up when it releases on May 5, 2020. I’ve already preordered my finished copy and can’t wait for it to arrive. And while you’re at it, add Dive Smack to your TBR too!


About the Author:

DEMETRA BRODSKY loves to write twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time author. A first-generation Greek American and native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Demetra now lives in Southern California where she’s always exploring and researching, hunting for clues to things that might feed into her next book. Dive Smack, her debut novel, is a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection and (ALAN) pick.

Demetra Brodsky –  Author
DIVE SMACK (Available Now!)
LAST GIRLS (Coming 5/5/20)

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DIVE SMACK, a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and (ALAN) Pick.
What critics are about saying:
“An impressive debut…A real page-turner.” —Publishers Weekly
“Readers…will not be disappointed.”―Voya
“A tense psychological mystery.” —Booklist

Praise for LAST GIRLS:
“A riveting, pulse-pounding story.” —Kathleen Glasgow, NYT Bestselling author of Girl in Pieces
“Prepare to stay up late reading this one.” —Emmy Laybourne, International Bestselling author of the Monument 14 Trilogy
“A real page-turner.” —Booklist
“A suspenseful tale reflective of the current political landscape.” —School Library Journal

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