The Final Six by Alexandra Monir

The Final Six

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 f...


Details The Final Six

TitleThe Final Six
ISBN9780062658944
Author
Release DateMar 6th, 2018
PublisherHarperTeen
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience Fiction, Young Adult
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Reviews The Final Six

  • Camila Roy ••RoyIsReading••
    2018-02-16
    RATING: 4/5*I recieved an e-ARC from Edelweiss and HarperCollins in exchange for an honest review*This is a fast-paced dystopian/sci-fi novel with an interesting concept and a lot of romance.Our main characters, Leo and Naomi, are competing to become one of The Final Six (teenagers who will be sent to Jupiter's Moon ''Europa'', in hopes of making it a safe place for mankind). In order to be chosen, they'll have to overcome obstacles and pass cert...
  • Chloe Yeung
    2018-02-27
    *WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!*So, I'm not a huge fan of sci-fi.Sure, I enjoyed reading Your One and Only by Adrianne FInlay and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff, but sci-fi in general is not my type of book? (Ugh what am I talking about please ignore my rambling.)The cover is so beautiful! I love galaxy backgrounds
  • Dani - Perspective of a Writer
    2018-02-23
    Check out more reviews @ Perspective of a Writer...Earth is now ravaged with megastorms that beat against the cities on the coasts all around the world. As those cities are flooded one by one, humanity finds they are no longer safe on the earth. Scientists and astronauts work together to prepare a final six for a mission to Jupiter's Moon to terraform a new beginning. When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, an Iranian science genius...
  • Crazy4Books
    2018-01-12
    This book is about 24 teens who get drafted into a space training program where the final six will be sent to Jupiters moon in the hopes of making it habitable for a human civilization. With Earth being ravaged by mega storms and a rising tide they're humanities last hope. Our female main character is a science prodigy who's more aware than most the risks involved with this mission and her gut is telling her the mission leaders are hiding somethi...
  • Mila
    2018-03-13
    Okay, but I'm just really confused. How's there no sequel announced after this book ends on such a good cliffhanger? I don't understand.I really enjoyed this book, it was addicting. I loved both the narrators, especially Leo, he's such a sweet guy. And it's also sciency but it's not that complicated so even I could get most of it.I'm really hoping for the sequel because this can't be a standalone. Please, don't be a standalone.
  • Karen
    2018-02-27
    See my full review and much more on my blog KissinBlueKaren The characters in the book are pretty awesome. Naomi is brilliant. She really loves, and lives for, her little brother who has a heart condition. Her whole life has been trying to figure out a cure for his heart and stay with her brother. Being drafted isn’t anything she is interested in. Her goal in the competition is to be sent home to her family.Leo, like many kids in the competiti...
  • Madison
    2018-02-05
    The Final Six combines thrilling tension, intense romance, heartbreaking grief, and sci-fi speculation in a world that is facing the disastrous consequences of climate change. Leo has nothing left to live for. His family were killed in one of the massive natural disasters to hit Rome, and with no one to care for, he has given up all hope. Until, shockingly, Leo is drafted to the new world army. He is now one of twenty-four teenagers battling it o...
  • Misha
    2018-03-07
    3.5 stars. Interesting premise, although there were parts that I found boring. I very much liked Naomi and Leo, but I'm not sure if I will read the next book.
  • Sabrina
    2018-02-16
    Checkout my full review + giveaway on my blog! (ends 03/30) http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....This novel is one of the more unique about sci-fi and space I have ever read. And I enjoyed every minute of it. The world building and the array of characters are so unique and memorable. The main characters, Naomi and Leo, are competing to be The Final Six teenagers to be sent to Europa, one of Jupiter's Moon and make a new life for mankind. The p...
  • Jennifer
    2018-01-23
    3.5/5 starsThe Final Six is a Young Adult Science Fiction novel. There is a sequel planned.The story is set in the future (the date is not specified). The basic premise is that the earth is in dire shape with floods and earthquakes. Twenty-four teens are being drafted to the International Space Training Camp. These teens will be competing to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Europa (Jupiter’s moon).The narrators are teenagers Naomi a...
  • Alexandra
    2018-01-16
    I received an e-ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. Review can be found on *Milky Way of Books*A strong, diverse and well-written sci-fi with characters I could relate with. There was a lot of romance which in some cases shadowed the plot.One thing that this book made me scream about? The cliffhanger.I really hope for a sequel!
  • Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
    2017-09-22
    It's written by Alexandra Monir so of course I knew there's going to be a lot of romance. I didn't mind that at all because the pair wasn't too dramatic. They were matched pretty well. I was impressed with the setting and the whole theme of The Final Six and now I'm very excited about the sequel because the cliffhanger was cruel. Just as we were getting some more information about the whole process of colonization, it ended. Can't wait to see wha...
  • Caitlin Bauer
    2017-11-07
    I was hooked from the very first line. THE FINAL SIX by Alexandra Monir is a fast-paced and completely engrossing YA Sci-Fi novel. This book is serious page turner! MAJOR cliffhanger warning: the ending is completely unexpected and you will be left wanting more… Highly recommend!!!
  • Jordan (pagetravels)
    2018-03-02
    THIS BOOK WAS SO GOOD! It was fast-paced, full of suspense (which is SO RARE in a contemporary setting!), and full of fascinating science conspiracies that I just can't get out of my head. Something I really loved but that also terrified me about this book was how plausible the world Naomi and Leo lived in seemed? This is the first book I've read that has explored the possibility of the natural disasters that could come as a result of climate cha...
  • Lilly (Lair Of Books)
    2018-03-20
    ***3.5 STARS***Which means I enjoyed my time with this book/characters & the premise isn't too far fetched at all given our current climate but it left some things to be desired ...Full RTC on Lair Of Books (Link is in the bio) *HUGE thanks to HarperTeen, Edelweiss & Alexandra Monir for the ARC copy ofThe Final Six.
  • Jenni Frencham
    2017-12-19
    Climate change has wrecked Earth, so twenty-four teens from around the globe are chosen to compete for a slot in the shuttle that will go to Europa with hopes of establishing a human settlement there. Told from the perspectives of Leo, an Italian swimmer recently orphaned when Italy went underwater, and Naomi, an Iranian-American science nerd from California who is suspicious of this entire mission. What I Liked: The premise is kind of interestin...
  • Stéphanie Louis
    2018-02-20
    I need more!!! NOW!!! # What I likedFirst of all, I really liked the Characters. They were realistic for really smart and genius teenagers. (Not that I know any genius teenagers or kids but at least for me it felt realistic enough to take the characters seriously) There was no Mary Sue or Gary Stu. All of the characters had somehow their flaws. Everything in this novel was written in a very realistic way which I really liked. Because we can't for...
  • Clephiro
    2018-03-22
    Years ago, the world declared that they were at war with the environment. Earth is plagued by extreme weather, rationing and becoming more inhabitable every day. A problem was begun to send young astronauts to Jupiter's moon, Europa. 24 young teenagers are drafted into the International Space Training Camp, but only 6 will travel in space to resettle on Europa. Among the draft picks are the two narrators: Leo and Naomi.Leo is a championship swimm...
  • Vicky Who Reads
    2017-09-06
    2.5 starsA fast-paced novel about colonizing somewhere else in the galaxy to give humanity a fighting chance, The Final Six promises romance, a high-stakes competition, and secrets behind every door.Leo, an Italian swimmer, and Naomi, a Persian-American science genius, are part of the 24 teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp where six of the draftees will be sent to Jupiter's moon Europa to scout the new planet after erratic cl...
  • Lisa Mandina
    2018-03-02
    I had a hard time putting it down when I picked it up, and I didn't have much time to get this read, but I sped through it easily with the way the story flowed and kept me hanging on each event to know what would turn out from all the different twists and turns the story took. I'm glad this will have to be a series, because the only way I could have seen it ending in one book with the time things were taking was if the mission didn't even leave E...
  • Kathy Martin
    2018-02-05
    Humans have trashed the Earth. Climate change has raised the oceans and drowned many cities. Humanity's last best hope is to choose a team of six teenagers to go on a mission to Jupiter's moon Europa to terraform it for a new home for humanity. This book tells the story of the twenty-four kids who will be competing for the six spots. The book is told from two points of view. Leo is an orphan from Rome who lost his parents and beloved younger sist...
  • Jordyn
    2018-02-05
    So the description on this book made me very hesitant to pick it up and read. However, I am soooooo happy that I did. While I fully admit there were chapters of this book that I had to walk away from because they were so slow, overall very good! Within the first couple chapters I started to feel the excitement of going between Leo and Naomi and really seeing the two different sides of this Europa Project. Also, the project in general made me real...
  • Kim
    2018-03-04
    Thanks to Edelweiss and HarperTeen for providing an eARC in exchange for an honest review. 3 1/2 StarsThe Final Six may be somewhat derivative, but thanks to the two engaging main characters, Naomi and Leo, I still thoroughly enjoyed it. While I thought the secondary characters needed much more development, Naomi and Leo were so likable and relatable, they kept the story going. The theme of of an Earth in its dying throes due to climate change, i...
  • LaRonda (Flying Paperbacks)
    2018-02-19
    You can see my full review here!I couldn't finish this one. I was bored and started skim reading it. If I can't give my full attention to a book, I might as well not read it. The characters were boring, the insta-love was running at me at full speed and I had a lot of questions.02/19-- I tried, but was ultimately bored \_(ツ)_/*I received an eArc of this book from the Publishers through Edelweiss in exchange of an honest review* You can see my...
  • Cassie James
    2017-08-25
    Thanks to the publisher for providing an ARC in exchange for an honest review, This doesn't in any way influence my opinion on it. The Final Six by Alexandra Monir can be best described as simply exceptional. This is my first book from her and I'm very impressed, I don't read too much Sci-Fi but I appreciate it when I come across gems like this. The Final Six is about two main characters Leo and Naomi. Leo is an Italian Olympic Swimmer who lives ...
  • Kelly
    2017-11-24
    I received an ARC of this book from a local bookstore.The simple summary: The Final Six was amazing! Would you want to stay on a disastrous Earth or journey to Europa for a chance to save humanity? Both protagonists—Naomi and Leo—are both interesting characters with heartfelt background stories. The book is both intriguing and exciting and it focuses a lot on keeping promises. Just be warned: Once you start it, you will want to finish it in t...
  • Anne (The Reading Life)
    2018-02-25
    The Final Six is another science fiction young adult book that shows us another devastating future possibility we are heading towards. In this book, due to human's abuse of Earth's environment, global warming finally reached a point of no return, with earth's habitat becoming a ticking time bomb. All resources are not used to other than finding a survival for the human race, which in this case is Europa, humanity's last hope. Twenty-four teenage...
  •  Amelia
    2018-03-29
    If I had to describe this book in one word it would be: average.Here is a list of meh things:1. Don't let the summary deceive you like me - this ISN'T a tense book and it DOESN'T involve space, at all *you can just feel the disappointment* The summary mentions stuff like "fate of the world rests on their shoulders"; "intense training"; "deadly"; "challenging"; "lives at stake"...and I only have one question...WHERE IS IT??? Not once did I feel li...