Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Last One by Alexandra Oliva

It was all "fun and games" for these reality T.V. contestants until unbeknownst to them --- the world ends.

It all started with 12 contestants who partake in a reality T.V. show with no set end date -- It is last man standing wins situation. They are to work missions together and then be sent off on a solo one.

The contestants participate in a few missions, personalities are revealed and a few make the choice to be sent home. The solo mission embarks and the story is mainly told through the eyes of Zoo. After 3 days of being sick, Zoo sets off to finish her solo mission. She runs across many peculiar "sets" and continues to play the reality TV game.

Zoo stumbles across devastation but naturally assumes it is part of the show. She is completely cut of from society and pushes forward to the end game.

I am not a fan of reality T.V -- I don't watch "Survival" (is it still on?) or any shows similar to it, so I was hesitant to read this novel but I am glad that I did.

Zoo is an unlikable but well written character who you find yourself rooting for. The premise is intriguing and while my attention wasn't always 100% it was more than enough to keep me interesting in finding out what happens. Then end was predictable but didn't take away from the story.

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