The Last One

The Last One
Author: Alexandra Oliva
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 1101966831
ISBN 13: 9781101966839
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last One Book Review:

"For readers of Station Eleven and The Passage comes a dazzling and unsettling novel of psychological suspense. In Alexandra Oliva's thrilling fiction debut, survival is the name of the game, as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself--and one woman's mind and body are pushed to the limit. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens--but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them--a young woman the show's producers call Zoo--stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life--and husband--she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills--and learn new ones as she goes. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways--and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing. Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated. Advance praise for The Last One: "The Last One seamlessly melds two of our contemporary obsessions--the threat of global catastrophe and the staged drama of reality TV--into a fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress. This is an uncompromising, thought-provoking debut."--Justin Cronin. "Haunting, moving, and remarkable, Alexandra Oliva's debut novel is clever in its concept and gripping in its delivery. This propulsive book is for everyone who ever thought reality television signaled the end of the world."--Karen Joy Fowler. "Taut, tense, and at times almost unbearably real, The Last One is both a compelling read, and a terrifyingly believable evocation of survival against the odds."--Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood. "Page-turning and deeply unsettling."--Rosamund Lupton, internationally bestselling author of Sister"--

The Last One

The Last One
Author: Alexandra Oliva
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN 10: 1101965096
ISBN 13: 9781101965092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last One Book Review:

Survival is the name of the game as the line blurs between reality TV and reality itself in Alexandra Oliva’s fast-paced novel of suspense. She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. It begins with a reality TV show. Twelve contestants are sent into the woods to face challenges that will test the limits of their endurance. While they are out there, something terrible happens—but how widespread is the destruction, and has it occurred naturally or is it man-made? Cut off from society, the contestants know nothing of it. When one of them—a young woman the show’s producers call Zoo—stumbles across the devastation, she can imagine only that it is part of the game. Alone and disoriented, Zoo is heavy with doubt regarding the life—and husband—she left behind, but she refuses to quit. Staggering countless miles across unfamiliar territory, Zoo must summon all her survival skills—and learn new ones as she goes. But as her emotional and physical reserves dwindle, she grasps that the real world might have been altered in terrifying ways—and her ability to parse the charade will be either her triumph or her undoing. Sophisticated and provocative, The Last One is a novel that forces us to confront the role that media plays in our perception of what is real: how readily we cast our judgments, how easily we are manipulated. Praise for The Last One “[Alexandra] Oliva brilliantly scrutinizes the recorded (and heavily revised) narratives we believe, and the last one hundred pages will have the reader constantly guessing just what Zoo is capable of doing to find her way back home.”—Washington Post “A high-concept, high-octane affair . . . The conceit is undoubtedly clever and . . . well executed, but what makes The Last One such a page-turner is Zoo herself: practical, tough-minded and appealing.”—The Guardian “Oliva takes this (possibly) post-apocalyptic setting, grafts on a knowledgeable skewering of the inner workings of reality television and gives us a gripping story of survival. . . . This is the genius of Oliva’s storytelling. . . . [She] makes a stunning debut with this page turner, and becomes a writer to watch.”—Seattle Times “Oliva delivers a pulse-pounding psychological tale of survival. . . . [She] masterfully manipulates her characters and the setting, creating a mash-up of popular TV genres: Survivor meets The Walking Dead.”—Bookpage “The TV show Survivor meets Cormac McCarthy’s The Road in Oliva’s stellar debut. . . . Fueled by brilliantly intimate and insightful writing as well as an endearing and fully realized female lead, this apocalyptic novel draws its power from Zoo’s realizations about society and herself as she struggles to survive long enough to somehow make it back to her home.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “The Last One seamlessly melds two of our contemporary obsessions—the threat of global catastrophe and the staged drama of reality TV—into a fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress. This is an uncompromising, thought-provoking debut.”—Justin Cronin “Like The Hunger Games, Alexandra Oliva’s novel is page-turning and deeply unsettling.”—Rosamund Lupton “Tense and gorgeous and so damn clever . . . I loved every second.”—Lauren Beukes From the Hardcover edition.

The Last One

The Last One
Author: Alexandra Oliva
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-07-14
ISBN 10: 1405923164
ISBN 13: 9781405923163
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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'A clever, well-executed, high-concept, high-octane affair. What makes The Last One such a page-turner is Zoo herself: practical, tough-minded and appealing' Guardian She wanted an adventure. She never imagined it would go this far. TWELVE CONTESTANTS When Zoo agrees to take part in a new reality TV show, In The Dark, she knows that she will be tested to the limits of her endurance. Beating eleven competitors in a series of survival tasks deep in the forest will be the ultimate challenge before she returns home to start a family. A GAME WITH NO END As the contestants are overcome by hunger, injury and psychological breakdown, the mind games to which Zoo is subjected grow dark beyond belief. This isn't what she signed up for: the deserted towns and gruesome props. Is this a game with no end? alone and disoriented, Zoo must summon all her survival skills - and learn new ones as she goes . . . 'Clever in its concept and gripping in its delivery . . . Haunting, moving and remarkable' Karen Joy Fowler 'Taut, tense and at times almost unbearably real' Ruth Ware 'A fiercely imagined tale of the human psyche under stress' Justin Cronin

Every Last One

Every Last One
Author: Anna Quindlen
Publsiher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0812981944
ISBN 13: 9780812981940
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Every Last One Book Review:

Een moeder van drie tieners geeft veel aandacht aan haar depressieve zoon, maar ziet niet dat de ex-vriend van haar dochter in nood is.

The Last One in

The Last One in
Author: Marty M. Engle
Publsiher: Frontline Publications
Total Pages: 140
Release: 1995-09
ISBN 10: 9781567140408
ISBN 13: 1567140408
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Thirteen-year-old Michelle, her older sister, and a neighbor boy explore a lakeside cavern searching for a monster which some people think is only a hoax.

Last One Home

Last One Home
Author: Debbie Macomber
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2015
ISBN 10: 0553391887
ISBN 13: 9780553391886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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A standalone novel by the best-selling author of the Blossom Street series traces the reunion of three disparate sisters, one responsible, one rebellious and one free-spirited, who reveal imperfections in their respective lives while mourning their mother's death.

The Last One

The Last One
Author: J. M. DeMatteis
Publsiher: IDW Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 9781631406850
ISBN 13: 163140685X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last One Book Review:

What if you couldn't die? The sole survivor of an ancient race of immortals, the being called Myrwann has nothing but time. Throughout history, as nations rose and fell, as humans waged war, waged peace, wrote poetry and touched the stars, Myrwann lived outside them and beside them, sometimes as woman, sometimes as man. Now, old beyond imagining, tired beyond words, The Last One nurtures the failed and broken souls of New York City's East Village-even as his own heart cries out for the release of death. Writer J.M. DeMatteis and illustrator Dan Sweetman weave a tale that sweeps the reader from a long-ago Golden Age to the New York of today, from ancient India to Hollywood in the 1920s. A story of suffering and compassion, lost faith and regained hope, The Last One is a unique journey through the depths of the human heart and the heights of the human spirit.

The Last One To Love

The Last One To Love
Author: Deborah Sklenar
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798650415572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last One To Love Book Review:

Unexpected things happen when love is in the air. Dealing with relocating to a new town alone and expecting can Sasha do what is right for the events that are happening in her life. As unlikely friendships form between her world and the gypsy world things heat up when Sasha meets the big brother of her gypsy friends. How can one woman face the challenge of finding love and raising not just a newborn but another child that is not hers? Adjusting to a gypsy life as a new mom can Sasha find love and happiness with Jason or will the true father of her child bring her world crashing down. Follow Sasha as she adjusts to a new life and culture while facing challenges that are thrown her way. Is there a happy ever after for Sasha or will the hand she be dealt force her to live without all those she holds dear.

The Last One Home

The Last One Home
Author: Annette Appollo
Publsiher: Harpercollins
Total Pages: 388
Release: 1999-12
ISBN 10: 9780061097218
ISBN 13: 0061097217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last One Home Book Review:

Years after graduating from high school in her small Pennsylvania coalmining town, Gia returns home to care for her dying uncle, sparking a reunion with three other friends that forces all of them to come to terms with old conflicts and feelings. A first novel. Reprint.

The Last One

The Last One
Author: Dion Henderson
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 252
Release: 1956
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105047919217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Last Book in the Universe

The Last Book in the Universe
Author: Rodman Philbrick
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-01
ISBN 10: 0545303877
ISBN 13: 9780545303873
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Book in the Universe Book Review:

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best. It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

Last One to Lie

Last One to Lie
Author: J. M. Winchester
Publsiher: Thomas & Mercer
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-06-09
ISBN 10: 9781542005838
ISBN 13: 1542005833
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Last One to Lie Book Review:

Moving to a new city was supposed to be a fresh start for her family. Now it's a nightmare. Her little girl was supposed to be at day care when Kelsey arrived to pick her up. But they have no record of her daughter ever being there. And to make matters worse, her husband is missing too--he won't pick up his phone, and the school he supposedly works at says he never accepted their job offer. Detective Paul Ryan knows something's up with Kelsey's story. Kelsey's husband might be involved in their daughter's disappearance, but the deeper the detective digs, the more inconsistencies he finds. As Detective Ryan tries to uncover the truth, what he finds are more deeply buried secrets that someone clearly never wanted found.

Last Ones Left Alive

Last Ones Left Alive
Author: Sarah Davis-Goff
Publsiher: Flatiron Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-08-27
ISBN 10: 1250235243
ISBN 13: 9781250235244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Last Ones Left Alive Book Review:

“Combines the spare poetry of The Road with the dizzying pace of 28 Days Later.” —Jennie Melamed, author Gather the Daughters “A riveting novel.” —Eowyn Ivey, bestselling author of The Snow Child Remember your just-in-cases. Beware tall buildings. Always have your knives. Raised in isolation by her mother and Maeve on a small island off the coast of a post-apocalyptic Ireland, Orpen’s life has revolved around training to fight a threat she’s never seen. More and more she feels the call of the mainland, and the prospect of finding other survivors. But that is where danger lies, too, in the form of the flesh-eating menace known as the skrake. Then disaster strikes. Alone, pushing an unconscious Maeve in a wheelbarrow, Orpen decides her last hope is abandoning the safety of the island and journeying across the country to reach the legendary banshees, the rumored all-female fighting force that battles the skrake. But the skrake are not the only threat... Sarah Davis-Goff's Last Ones Left Alive is a brilliantly original imagining of a young woman's journey to discover her true identity.

The Last One to Murder

The Last One to Murder
Author: Eric Reese
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2019-06-30
ISBN 10: 9781925988208
ISBN 13: 1925988201
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Vietnam Thriller by Eric Reese

The Last One: Reflections

The Last One: Reflections
Author: J. M. DeMatteis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053020122
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Last One in the Universe

The Last One in the Universe
Author: Chrissie Perry
Publsiher: Girl Vs the World
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-10
ISBN 10: 9781760502508
ISBN 13: 1760502502
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last One in the Universe Book Review:

Girl vs. the World is a fun, true-to-life series about navigating high school, first crushes, and the ups and downs of adolescence. Hazel's friends are super cool, but she feels like a fraud. She doesn't have her period yet and she's never been kissed, and she's not confident or pretty like her friends are, either! So what should she do about her crush on Leo, who's sweet and funny but in the year above? Maybe it's time to take matters into her own hands ... Refreshingly honest and deliciously heartwarming, this series is perfect for readers aged 10 to 13.

The Last to Die

The Last to Die
Author: Kelly Garrett
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 1492698458
ISBN 13: 9781492698456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last to Die Book Review:

What started as a game turns into something much more deadly in this fast-paced YA thriller, perfect for fans of Natasha Preston! Harper Jacobs and her friends are just looking for some fun when they decide to start breaking into one another's houses. It's enough to give them a rush, and it's pretty harmless since they all promise not to take anything that can't be replaced. But when they target the home of a classmate, it crosses a line, and one of the group turns up dead. Harper needs to figure out what's happening fast...or else she might be next.

The Last One: Blind darkness

The Last One: Blind darkness
Author: J. M. DeMatteis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053020114
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Last One: A memorable fancy

The Last One: A memorable fancy
Author: J. M. DeMatteis
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1993
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015053020106
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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The Last

The Last
Author: Hanna Jameson
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-04-09
ISBN 10: 150119884X
ISBN 13: 9781501198847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Last Book Review:

This propulsive post-apocalyptic thriller “in which Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None collides with Stephen King’s The Shining” (NPR) follows a group of survivors stranded at a hotel as the world descends into nuclear war and the body of a young girl is discovered in one of the hotel’s water tanks. Jon thought he had all the time in the world to respond to his wife’s text message: I miss you so much. I feel bad about how we left it. Love you. But as he’s waiting in the lobby of the L’Hotel Sixieme in Switzerland after an academic conference, still mulling over how to respond to his wife, he receives a string of horrifying push notifications. Washington, DC, has been hit with a nuclear bomb, then New York, then London, and finally Berlin. That’s all he knows before news outlets and social media goes black—and before the clouds on the horizon turn orange. Two months later, there are twenty survivors holed up at the hotel, a place already tainted by its strange history of suicides and murders. Jon and the rest try to maintain some semblance of civilization. But when he goes up to the roof to investigate the hotel’s worsening water quality, he is shocked to discover the body of a young girl floating in one of the tanks, and is faced with the terrifying possibility that there might be a killer among the group. As supplies dwindle and tensions rise, Jon becomes obsessed with discovering the truth behind the girl’s death. In this “brilliantly executed...chilling and extraordinary” post-apocalyptic mystery, “the questions Jameson poses—who will be with you at the end of the world, and what kind of person will you be?—are as haunting as the plot itself.” (Emily St. John Mandel, nationally bestselling author of Station Eleven).