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About the Author
Alexandra Monir is an Iranian-American author and recording artist. She is the author of the hit novel The Final Six as well as four other published young adult novels, including the bestselling time-travel romance Timeless. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about Alexandra, visit her online at www.alexandramonir.com.
--This text refers to the hardcover edition.
“I sat down to read a bit before bed and then it was two a.m. and the book was half gone. This is a space competition of epic proportions, loaded with disturbing hidden secrets and intense action. Your eyes will be glued to the page.” (Kendare Blake, #1 NYT bestselling author of Three Dark Crowns)
“Compelling, cinematic, and fascinating. I can’t wait to read what happens next in the mission to Europa!” (Romina Russell, New York Times bestselling author of the Zodiac series Romina Russell, New York Times bestselling author of the Zodiac series)
“An ingenious thrill ride of a novel with memorable, diverse characters, The Final Six is a five-star read.” (Alyson Noel, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Immortals series)
“Monir handles her action scenes elegantly, creating moments so intense the pages practically fly by.” (School Library Journal)
“A stunning new take on the dystopian novel.” (Paperback Paris)
“This novel is YA sci-fi grounded in a very plausible, only-just-in-the-future version of our world, with two relatable, compelling MCs and a relentless thriller pace. Read it!” (Barnes & Noble Teen Blog)
“The Final Six is a mixture of Space Camp + Climate Change + Political Thriller…I highly recommend this book.” (Karen Jansen, Teen Librarian Toolbox) --This text refers to the hardcover edition.
- Publication Date : March 6, 2018
- File Size : 1199 KB
- Publisher : HarperTeen; Reprint Edition (March 6, 2018)
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print Length : 328 pages
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Language: : English
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- ASIN : B072F14RBK
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #283,530 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
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Twenty-Four teenagers are selected for their advanced skills and mental abilities. They are brought together to the Johnson Space center near NASA to undergo a month of intense and vigorous astronaut training, mental and physical testing, and to experience simulators that mimic the environment of not only the rocket they will launch in, but of the spaceship they will explore the galaxies in. Teams will work together in mock environments of Jupiter’s harsh icy terrain, most of which will be under the frozen sea. Half way through this strenuous training, twelve competitors will be eliminated, six more a week before the launch. This story gives “survival of the fittest” a whole new meaning.
Alexandra Monir’s exhilarating new Young Adult sci-fi novel is a high-octane rollercoaster ride depicting the competition and chance of a life time for six lucky teens to perform at their highest peak. The grand prize being a one way ticket to the stars. The atmosphere of this fast paced page turner is that of the high stress Olympic contestants experience when trying to win a gold medal. These 24 kids undergo incredible duress both physical and mental, some egos run high, sabotage and secret missions of infiltration involve threats of murder and imprisonment to those attempting to oust out the weak. When two kids are shockingly eliminated, horrifying events cause alarm and fear. As things go seriously wrong, some believe they are in danger and risks are run to uncover the truth even under threat of death!
Devouring this novel in two sittings, I was absolutely riveted. The author has great talent in developing wonderful characters full of depth, and knows how to keep her readers continually anxious as to just what will happen next! Her writing style is smooth, the story flows well, and is detailed with a great amount of scientific research that is easy to grasp. Readers will be on the edge of their seats reading intense scenes of peer pressure rivalry, cool astrophysics and new technology, as well as exciting thrill-ride space race training exercises that the chosen six must endure. Unputdownable, The Final Six offers up a plate of mystery, romance, action, espionage, and a crumbling dystopian world! It’s sure to be a winner and I will be impatiently waiting for the sequel! Five Stars without blinking!
I felt that the main characters lacked a distinctive voice. They were hard to distinguish and sometimes had me flipping back to check who's head we were in. Leo = Italian guy almost never uses or even thinks with Italian, if only as indicators that would have been useful. Also little to no character development. No personal growth (I don't count falling in love as growth).
Some mild spoilers ahead....
The training schedule sounded far more like the hunger games, dramatic trials for eliminating people, than trying to actually prepare them for a mission. As other people mentioned the timetable made no sense. If they are trying to save the whole human race, i.e. humanity's last hope, adequate preparation should trump saving a supply ship.
There were no learning sessions described, only throwing them into "test" situations with no preparation. I mean even watching Armageddon would have given you a better background preparing for a mission than obstacle courses (why would you run a short obstacle course in pairs?) and 10,000 feet high bungee jumps (they brought them from around the world only to throw them out of a plane? why risk such a dangerous stunt?)
They may sound exciting but how were these tasks supposed to prepare them for anything??
Supposed genius girl in a high security facility tells us that she rerouted her tablet through a false address to avoid detection and then goes and writes "bring the secret data to my room" with her name typed in? I groaned aloud at that.
Also, their assumptions that they aren't always being watched on security cameras, that if you block a camera outside your room no one will notice or come check what's up (This is NASA!)
Definitely expected this to have a sequel so maybe it will get better... The story has a lot of potential
I also love the fact that I can read this book with my oldest daughter without worrying about language, explicit scenes and more.
Top reviews from other countries
There is enough in here to keep you on the edge, and the ending is a fantastic cliffhanger. I can't wait for the sequel!