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Book review ~ Until the Last of Me, Sylvain Neuvel

Until the Last of Me
Author : Sylvain Neuvel
Genre : Historical/Fantasy
Pages : 304
Publisher : Tordotcom
⭐⭐⭐.5

Over 100 generations, Mia’s family has shaped Earth’s history to push humanity to the stars, making brutal, wrenching choices along the way.

And now Mia finds herself about to help launch the first people into space. She can’t take them to the stars, not quite yet. But with her adversary almost upon her, and with the future of the planet at stake it’s becoming clearer that obeying the First Rule is no longer an option.

For the first time since her line’s first generation, Mia will have to choose to stand her ground, knowing that the overwhelming odds mean that she risks not only her bloodline, but also the future of the human race.

I think I liked the sequel a little less than the first book (it often is the case for many people)! Still, it was as full of action as the first. It was interesting to see how Mia evolved as the 100, and realized she is becoming more and more like her mother as Lola her daughter grows, and the danger closes in on them all.

I’m a little frustrated that we aren’t as immersed in the time period as we were in WW2 in book 1. I know I keep comparing them, but I read both back to back and I can’t help it ! However, I liked seeing the Kibsu patterns in all the women of the family. Lola is also taking a new approach to this so-called curse/talent, whatever you want to call it, and it’s refreshing! She might seem a little bratty, but her vision of the world changes a lot of things. Sure, it’s not always smart, but at least it was entertaining!

Until the Last of Me brought more depth to the duology, gave insight on the Tracker, how the traditions evolved, and we get a little more explanation regarding the artifact, the rivalry between Kibsu and Tracker, etc. Some may also like the fact that we have little interludes in which we get to know several former Kibsu. I have to admit I didn’t like those too much, as it broke the narration a bit for me, but it’s still interesting enough.

It gave a nice closure to the series, and I’m happy I got to read it 🙂
Thank you Netgalley and Tordotcom for providing me an e-arc!

That’s it for today!
Thank you for reading me 🙂
See you soon,
Love,
Jade ❤

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