⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3/5 stars
Blurb: A mysterious worldwide epidemic reduces the birthrate of female infants from 50 percent to less than 1 percent. Medical science and governments around the world scramble in an effort to solve the problem, but twenty-five years later there is no cure, and an entire generation grows up with a population of fewer than a thousand women.
Zoey and some of the surviving young women are housed in a scientific research compound dedicated to determining the cause. For two decades, she’s been isolated from her family, treated as a test subject, and locked away—told only that the virus has wiped out the rest of the world’s population.
Captivity is the only life Zoey has ever known, and escaping her heavily armed captors is no easy task, but she’s determined to leave before she is subjected to the next round of tests…a program that no other woman has ever returned from. Even if she’s successful, Zoey has no idea what she’ll encounter in the strange new world beyond the facility’s walls. Winning her freedom will take brutality she never imagined she possessed, as well as all her strength and cunning—but Zoey is ready for war.
‘The Last Girl’ by Joe Hart is the first book in the Dominion Trilogy, with the second book expected to be published in September 2016.
When I read the blurb of this book I was instantly intrigued. A worldwide epidemic that reduces the birth rate of girls to less than 1% so all the remaining girls are being kept hidden away in a compound, where they are being used for tests. Zoey, the main character in this book, is fast approaching her twenty-first birthday. At twenty one, every girl apparently gets moved back to her parents, where they will live happily ever after and are never seen again. Zoey is getting suspicious and starts acting up and breaking rules. She decides to try and escape.
I have mixed feelings about this book. There were parts when I was really into it and it was great to read, but there also were parts when it felt like the author jumped parts that could have been really interesting. It just didn’t keep my interest up. The main character Zoey also falls a bit flat sometimes, which is shame because she had so much promise. All together an ok YA dystopian book.
Published March 1st 2016
I have received this eBook copy through NetGalley!