Title: The Final Six (The Final Six #1)
Author: Alexandra Monir
Genre: YA, Science Fiction
Edition/Pages: Audiobook, 7 hours 41 minutes
After climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the need to inhabit other planets have risen. Twenty four teens have been drafted for a new mission to travel to and settle Jupiter’s moon Europa.
This is told from 2 alternating POV – Naomi, a scientific genius from the US who has no interest in traveling to space. And Leo, an Italian swimmer who recently lost his whole family and needs this to give purpose back to his life.
This is a fun, fast paced story perfect for those looking to dip their toe into science fiction.
I listened to this on audiobook and really enjoyed it! It’s a cast audiobook, so there are different narrators for the 2 main characters/POVs.
What I Liked
- The characters were really likable and they were easy to get attached too and invested in. Leo is the lovable underdog while Naomi is uber smart and stubborn. I liked their dynamic and relationship. It was a little fast for sure, but it was cute nonetheless.
- The spaces mission was really interesting. I enjoyed hearing about all of their training sessions and practices. I even would have loved seeing more of them!
- I thought the twist at the end was really well done! I knew the character would be brought in somehow, but the way it was executed still took me by surprise.
What I Didn’t Like
- Some bits were a little over the top and unbelievable (Naomi’s hacking for instance) but if you go into this with the right mindset, it’s not a huge enjoyment hinderance by any means.
- This isn’t necessarily a dislike for everyone, but I wanted to mention it regardless – this definitely reads like YA. It’s fast, it’s not super layered, the characters react/grow at unrealistic speed, etc. So definitely go into this with the right expectations.
This was such a fun YA, sci-fi. I definitely recommend this for anyone trying to get into the sci-fi genre or looking for something quick and lighthearted. I definitely plan to continue with this series!!