[The Last One] Î KINDLE author Alexandra Oliva – nikeshoxoutlet.us
So Far from the Sea g2 12 stars Here s the problem this is aood book but I just didn t really like it that muchComparisons between The Last One and Station Eleven are spot on in my opinion So if you liked the latter there s a The Wolfs Healing Touch (Wolves of Stone Ridge good chance this book will suit your tastes It s another dense wordy l 35 stars Alexandra Oliva s debut novel deserves all the hype it s beenetting The premise alone had me hooked A story where contestants are on a Survivor esue reality show cut off from society when something of catastrophic proportions affects the rest of the world causing even blurrier lines between what is real and what is reality tvSound interesting original or exciting It fits all of these descriptions And even leaves room for social commentary on reality TV much in the same way that the TV show Unreal does with the behind the scenes look at one of the biggest parts of current pop culture We The Draft getlimpses of the way editing can change the way a contestant is portrayed the way an event plays out or it can leave out the moments producers had to push someone to do something We see how producers create a character and Bible Prophecy give that character a storyline off what the cameras shoot and piece together what fits There s often an endame What these producers can t plan for is just what occurs when the world is seemingly ending and they can t reach all the contestants still out thereThe show our contestants are on is In the Dark Basically the winner Yaratma Cesareti gets a million dollars It s about survival and is a new show with ainormous budget It s to air three episodes a week A lot of details are kept under wraps from the contestants but they are told there could be times they are on their own for long periods of time They say they are always watchingeven from afar So as you can seeeven when everything ets real bad it s still pretty logical to not piece everything togetherThe story alternates between present day from the perspective of Zoo and about three weeks earlier from the reality show perspective meaning what the production team is piecing together from the footage The contestants all have clever nicknames such as Zoo Banker Tracker Waitress Black Doctor Exorcist etc Well maybe not so clever but that is how the characters were referred to throughout In Zoo s chapters she would refer to people by their actual names leading to confusion in who was who for a while I put some of it together though I still probably couldn t match up all the names to their nickname Some of the chapters also feature a blog post about the show with comments from viewers allowing for additional viewpoints on the whole situationI love how Zoo s chapters became a sort of psychological examination with all the trauma she was experiencing both mentally and physically and her strong belief in knowing she was on a reality show leading her to refuse to believe what she was seeing and experiencing The way the line between reality tv and real life was so fuzzy it was even unclear to the reader at times There is a lot to be appreciated about this one I think it had it s slow moments and confusing ones but it than made up for that One thing is clear Alexandra Oliva has talent I am very excited to see what she writes next Well that escalated uickly seems to be the theme of this book I had a blast reading this one it was disturbing in an in your face type of manner with no concern for the reader s feelings just as I like it I will say that I agree with most of the other reviews before mine if this had been cleaned up just a bit it would have been a 5 star read for me no uestions asked This wasn t your typical YA dystopian novel there are relationships but in reality no romance is
Portrayed The Content Is The content is than your typical teen story which made this a highly anticipated read for me The Last One felt like the love child of Survivor and The Walking Dead minus the zombies No one knows for sure what happened small scale or large No one knows precisely what went wrong But before he dies the producer will know this much Something went wrong After mulling this one over a bit I think my favorite thing about this book is the way it is written Each chapter flips back and forth between the beginning of filming the reality show and present time The latter is narrated by a cast member named Zoo the former reads almost as though you are privy to a production script and schedule It has a really nice flow to it the style kept me on my toes and had my interest piued through *the entire story I truly did not want to put this one down The pacing was immaculate and the *entire story I truly did not want to put this one down The pacing was immaculate and the revealed just enough at a time to make me want to read just one chapter It took me "awhile to et the characters straight as there are a Here There Be Witches good number of them and theyo " to Story of the Liberty Bell get the characters straight as there are aood number of them and they Fake Mustache go their TV nickname and theiriven name alternately It was fun trying to pair up those names along the way as its not clear right off the bat who is who Even though there s not much of a mystery here as to the who and what the idea I felt behind this story was the why We don t Desert Rose and Her Highfalutin Hog get many answers until halfway through the book but at that point things start ramping up rather fast and we find out most of the clues to the puzzle from then on I don t want to delve into further plot details because duh spoilers but trust me you won t regret picking this one up if you re looking for an intense severely entertaining survival story I could have read this in one sitting if life and adulting weren t a thingMany thanks to Alexandra Oliva Ballantine Books and NetGalley for providing my copy in exchange for an honest review I ll definitely be looking out for the author s next book Write uickly please 35 stars This book will be popular not just because of marketing but because it will appeal to different types of people Youet a little bit of a lot of different things and not too much of any one thing It s an Survival is the name of the ame as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast paced novel of suspenseShe wanted an adventure She never imagined it would o this far It begins with a reality TV show Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance While they are out there something terrible happens but how widespread is the destruction and has it.
Alexandra Oliva Ç 2 Free readA full five star book if it does A reality TV show that will test the contestants than ever before They have to sign a disclaimer that basically the producers don t owe them nothing and that last one in the Hey Wait a Minute! Five Rough and Reluctant Sex Erotica Stories game wins Twelve contestants enter and the only way out is to say Ad tenebras dedi To the night I surrenderNow for me the beginning of this book is sort of confusing The contestants are described by race and that kinda made my teetho on edge After the Drawing Straws game starts they all develop slang nicknamesYou have Tracker a survival expert Waitress the standard hotirl who was just recruited for the ame for her looksRancher pretty much his name describes himAir Force military uy who omits the fact that he isn t the pilot the show thought him to be he was delivering care packagesBlack Doctor a calm radiologistZoo a married animal lover who is on this uest before she and her husband attempt to have their first childCheerleader Boy in college and was really just looking for a way to spend the summer and hopefully pick up the prize moneyBiology teaches seventh Ethical Responsiveness and the Politics of Difference grade scienceEngineer wants to learn spontaneity Banker feels like he is theuy that everyone wants their kid to The scarecrow grow up to be but secretly hates because of his jobConstructionirlAsian Elizabeth Cady Stanton girl Shows that she knows how to do than anyone expectsand Exorcist nutjob who thinks he can perform exorcismsI m hoping that the finished version has a short little bio of each character so that the reader can make sense of the story sooner than it happened for me Because this was someood stuffYou do have some After the End gruesome stuff with having to feed themselves in the wilderness And some tension between the contestants The explanation most viewers will jump to is as common an assumption as maternal instinct female jealousy Waitress is younger skinnier and prettier after all But Zoo doesn t care that Waitress is pretty or skinny or young All she cares about is that she s delaying their team She would be eually annoyed at a man doing the sameOnce theame starts you realize that in the outside world something is The Doll and Her Friends (1893) going on People areetting sick and dying The contestants have no clue and after facing a few team challenges they are told that they are now on their own for a solo challengeIt s told from a retro look back at the Septiņi game and real time with one contestant Zoo as she faces the challenge of being own her own and thinking that nothing is wrong and all the stuff she runs into is part of theamewith all it s props She does know not to trust anyone named the Governor cacklesOne of the problems does arise here for me also Zoo uses the contestants real names They aren t mentioned in explanation of which character is which and I never did figure out some of them It still kept me turning pages as fast as my fingers would Nightbane World Book One go though Toain viewers because I have to admit if I weren t here if I weren t a contestant I d watch this show I d soak in their vision of mangled familiarity and I d love itAll in allit s a dang The All New Jonah Twist good book Itives you a limpse of how the media can distort the public s empathy also For a debut book this sucker is so worth reading Booksource Netgalley in exchange for review The only one of my friends that have tried this book is TLshe didn t like it and she picks out some ood books There may be a chance that I totally read this one wrong I ve done that before ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewFirst of all I want to ive all the props in the world to Alexandra Oliva because this is one of the best debut author novels I ve ever read I was I liked the premise but the book was just okay First Read June 2016 Rating 55 starsSecond Read March 2020 Rating 55 starsThis book sounded pretty much like it was created with my personal tastes in mind a thriller following the characters on a reality TV survival show as they traverse through not only the wooded area used as their natural set but the altered real world leaving doubt to blossom in both the minds of the characters and reader as to what is real and what is unrealThis book delivered on every front I was hooked from the first chapter and the alternative present and past focus left me puzzling out every word for the clues of truth that may be embedded thereEach contestant was iven a name decided from their profession or some defining particular in their character or ethnicity These individuals each managed to perform their character to the stereotypical T *and it didn t detract from the reality of the story This wasn t bad character creation but a satirical *it didn t detract from the reality of the story This wasn t bad character creation but a satirical humerus ibe at the formulated over processed and out dated production of popular culture that keeps the individual neatly defined in a series of boxes They all managed however to be dually stereotypical and realThe protagonist Zoo was feisty upbeat and combative but with very real flaws that made her a likable and forgivable main character I immediately felt an affinity towards her which aligned with the desired emotion provided from her show casting and immediate odds as fan favourite She was an apt pick as the book s main character The other characters often ranged in scale from likable to unlikable due to Zoo s own personal preference which we are privy to rather than the reader s other perspective as distanced viewer of the showThis book is innovative uniue in conception and reads unlike any story I have read before I have read of some readers finding the plot uite alienating with its almost clinical and formulated writing when relaying the events of
#THE SHOW TO THE READER AS #show to the reader as but I found this another trope which heightened my accord with the book This definitely falls into the realms of experimental writing which justifies the polarizing opinions regarding it For me it was instant love and I am eager to read in this world and from this autho. Skills and learn new ones as she oes But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle she rasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing Sophisticated and provocative The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real how readily we cast our judgments how easily we are manipulat. Nteresting commentary on everything from how the media shapes public perception to psychological unraveling in the face of severe trauma to subtle messages about choosing to eat organic foodWhat I wished there would have been of the dystopianapocalyptic factor It is pretty much in the background until the end The main focus was on how the first week of the reality show unfolded t0ld in flashbacks Even if you haven t seen a survival type reality show you pretty much already know exactly how it oes Alliances team challenges bickering etcI didn t really feel anything for any of the characters unfortunately The crazy Exorcist dude was kind of funny but an ass I kind of liked Tracker and Air Force Sinfully Damaged (Master Mistress, guy and Engineer Biology and Carpenter Chick were okay Iuess but we don t really et to know anyone I didn t really like Zoo I felt like she was in denial for way too long I know there were reasons to explain it but still I felt frustrated and her actions didn t really evoke any feelings of sympathy from me I felt like a lot of boxes were checked off her atheist modern woman didn t want kids although she did angst about it enough so we are not sure what she really wants didn t change her last name when she married it s the end of the world and she is in a rocery store and what does she seek out uinoa and Kashi cereal She makes sure to only put a tiny bit of maple syrup on her food because extra caloriessugar facepalm Maybe it was intentional to portray her that wayThe ending was unsatisfying Very I am still not sure how much time was supposed to Ēna go by during the whole thing It seemed like she was out in the woods for less than a month but yet she had basically lost her mind Was she already a little mental before it all started I just wasn t sureI did really like the young teen Brennan I would like to see of the world after the epidemic I m rating up because I have to admit I was very interested despite feeling somewhat unsatisfied and it was a uick easy read I may add later Not sure Overall I would recommend it and I think it will be very popular Original postI just won this in a GRsiveaway Yay However the Station Eleven and The Passage references worry me since I DNF d both those books HAHA How did I miss that I must have entered before DNFing those Didn t I When did this contest start I don t even remember P Ps I didn t think this was anything like Station Eleven to be honest But then again I DNF d that one This was rough and definitely the biggest disappointment of my reading year I was really looking forward to this book I love the premise and was excited by the comparisons to Station Eleven a book I loved immensely but man did this ever fall flat for me The story is told from two perspectives before and after The unnamed protagonist was a contestant in a reality tv show when a plague hit and is left alone but thinking that this is still all part of the show I have watched an awful lot of reality tv and the parts about the show were really enjoyable I like how the author plays with the tropes of the enre and how real that felt My problem was with the second story line following the protagonist who just does not realize that the show has ended and that the plague really really really is real The reader knows "THIS FROM THE BEGINNING AND MY " from the
beginning and my with her wore thin a long time before she caught up While there was someand my with her wore thin a long time before she caught up While there was some of explanation iven for her idiocy sorry that still didn t work for me at all We spend so much time in her head that at around the 30% mark I just wanted to shake her and that wish never left me Everytime she sees something that should ive away that the show has indeed ended she just thinks wow they really are spending an awful lot of money on special effects but they cannot fool me I only finished the book because I wanted to know what happens to the child she finds on the way a child she treats so horribly because she thinks he s a camera man meant to stir up drama for the rating that *I lost all remaining sympathy I had for the character Her *lost all remaining sympathy I had for the character Her loathing tendencies only led to me nodding and agreeing and I am fairly sure that was not the reaction that was supposed to comeI think part of the reason is that I listened to the book on audio so it took me a lot longer than if I had read it Also it really drives home the fact that the protagonist is so much in her head there is a scene in the middle where she contemplates what to cook in excrutiating detail and then thinking back on memories the spices bring and her relationship with her husband and and and while the hungry child is looking at her And I am fairly sure that wasn t meant to feel like forever So yes I am disappointed because I LOVE the premise and parts were really interesting I wish the story had been told broader and the other contestants would have been fleshed out because there is real potential for a story I would love congratulations semifinalist in oodreads best science fiction category 2016 It s all just part of the Štěky Broka Špindíry game As long as I keep that in mind I ll be fine no matter how twisted thingsetfamous last words manthis book was so so fun and i had such a The Blackmailed Secretary great time reading it but the fact that some people i usually agree with did not means iotta write one of those probably only interesting to me reviews to work out what i loved about it without If the Magic Fits (100 Dresses, giving too much away because spoiler policethe premise is shiveryood twelve individuals are selected to be contestants on the premiere season of a survival themed reality series shrouded in secrecy with a feature film sized budget and a near simultaneous film to broadcast time three episodes a week many of the specifics and details are withheld from the contestants I usually overlook some things in an arc copy of a book that bugs me but I m really hoping that this one Improve Your Communication Skills gets cleaned up just a bit because it Occurred naturally or is it human made Cut off from society the contestants know nothing of it When one of them a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo stumbles across the devastation she can imagine only that it is part of theame Alone and disoriented Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life and husband she left behind but she refuses to uit Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory Zoo must summon all her survival.