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Ara . . . I made a mistake, we all did . . . go back to the beginning . . . it’s not too late. As the only female to survive the devastating virus, Ara hasn’t seen another human in months―not since her father disappeared. The plague has swept away humanity, and Ara’s world is desolate, haunted by the ghosts of her former life. Her mother. Her sister. Kaden and his crew live Ara . . . I made a mistake, we all did . . . go back to the beginning . . . it’s not too late. As the only female to survive the devastating virus, Ara hasn’t seen another human in months―not since her father disappeared. The plague has swept away humanity, and Ara’s world is desolate, haunted by the ghosts of her former life. Her mother. Her sister. Kaden and his crew live by a code: stay alert, stay alive. When they catch Ara stealing from them, they are furious―and confused. She is the first girl they have seen in three years. And while Kaden knows taking her captive is wrong, he tells himself he’s doing it to protect her. But with Ara determined to follow through on her father’s mission―Go back to the beginning. End the plague―Kaden becomes mesmerized by Ara’s will and beauty. He knows he will do anything to help her, even if it tears their worlds apart.


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Ara . . . I made a mistake, we all did . . . go back to the beginning . . . it’s not too late. As the only female to survive the devastating virus, Ara hasn’t seen another human in months―not since her father disappeared. The plague has swept away humanity, and Ara’s world is desolate, haunted by the ghosts of her former life. Her mother. Her sister. Kaden and his crew live Ara . . . I made a mistake, we all did . . . go back to the beginning . . . it’s not too late. As the only female to survive the devastating virus, Ara hasn’t seen another human in months―not since her father disappeared. The plague has swept away humanity, and Ara’s world is desolate, haunted by the ghosts of her former life. Her mother. Her sister. Kaden and his crew live by a code: stay alert, stay alive. When they catch Ara stealing from them, they are furious―and confused. She is the first girl they have seen in three years. And while Kaden knows taking her captive is wrong, he tells himself he’s doing it to protect her. But with Ara determined to follow through on her father’s mission―Go back to the beginning. End the plague―Kaden becomes mesmerized by Ara’s will and beauty. He knows he will do anything to help her, even if it tears their worlds apart.

30 review for The Last She

  1. 4 out of 5

    3MK29A

    FIRST OF ALL: If you liked this book, this is not a personal attack on you, it's just that I hated the book, you can enjoy a book that other people hate, or the other way around, so please don't get offended! SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is absolutely the worst one I've ever read. So, to start off with, I saw this book on wattpad, and it was constantly coming back in my recommendations, and it had like so many reads, and a lot of my friends were like "OMG, you should totally read it". And I FIRST OF ALL: If you liked this book, this is not a personal attack on you, it's just that I hated the book, you can enjoy a book that other people hate, or the other way around, so please don't get offended! SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!!!!!! This book is absolutely the worst one I've ever read. So, to start off with, I saw this book on wattpad, and it was constantly coming back in my recommendations, and it had like so many reads, and a lot of my friends were like "OMG, you should totally read it". And I just thought that it was gonna be amazing. It turned out as a catastrophe. The main character is just a fucking brat. She just doesn't think at all, literally. And she suddenly has this special "attraction" or "bond" with Kaden, after their fucking first meeting, like, are you for real... So Kaden belongs to this group of men that found Ara (our female main character), and then they take Ara to the clan, and Ara, who is the last woman on the planet, tries to escape several times, but like, I don't even get or she just got caught of that she couldn't leave Kaden because she has this "bond" with him that comes out of the middle of nowhere, like, what? And suddenly they get attacked by zombie dogs or something, and for some reason she and Kaden get separated from the group...... after that, they meet up with the group again and they head for the clan, and when they are there she meets Gabriel, and the clan and he find out that she's a girl. So, I'm gonna be very honest here; not only does she make fucking dumb decisions, she just doesn't think about how this Gabriel and the clan are going to affect her life, like, are you serious? And of course, we fall into this love triangle with Gabriel, Kaden, and Ara. Gabriel is just a pedophile, but I will come back to that later. Kaden is not a single hair better than Gabriel, and Ara is just this typical cheerleader-like girl who would've been popular in highschool with the perfect boyfriend. So, Ara goes on this trip with Kaden, and two others, and then, BOOM, Gabriel comes along, in all of a sudden, and Ara just lets him, belike.... how the f can you even trust them, like how, you are living in an Apocalypse, and you're probably the last woman on earth, and you just go WITH A RANDOM SQUAD THAT YOU JUST MET BECAUSE YOU HAVE A RANDOM CONNECTION WITH THIS GUY AND NOW YOU DON'T WANNA LEAVE HIM ANYMORE, SO YOU JUST GO, BECAUSE YEAH, WHY SHOULDN'T YOU GO WITH A GROUP OF MEN, AS THE ONLY GIRL ON THE ENTIRE PLANET. I'm sorry, I got a bit wandered off there. Anyway, so, I believe they go to this flat or something, and they meet this retarded guy, who kinda sorta lost his memory or something?..... And then Ara suddenly finds out that she and her dead sister were test subjects but she of course doesn't remember ANYTHING from that. Yeah that was just really weird. So there was this point in the book were I thought Ara was finally making the right decision: she decided to flee. But YKNOW, she goes to this flat and suddenly there is another group of survivors. May I remind you that Ara hadn't like, met ANY survivors for like THREE YEARS, and now she suddenly finds all these survivors and just falls in love with random dudes... yeah that's not stupid at all or somethin'. And then it turns out Gabriel had been following Ara the whole time, but then this random group of survivors meets him, and shoot Gabriel through the head. So this group goes looking for Ara, and Ara goes to Gabriel, and SURPRISE, Gabriel is alive. I mean.... for real? OK, so may I just say something. This guy who shot him held the gun straight at Gabriel's head. Like, the gun touched his head. And then y'all are telling me this guy MISSED it? If you are holding a GUN at someone's HEAD, and it literally touches the headskin, that bullet ain't gonna miss anything, like SERIOUSLY, how dumb are you... So Gabriel turns out to be basically a liar the whole time, 'cause he KIDNAPS Ara to his secret underground house or something like that, (that just happens to exist out of the blue but alright) And guess what? Ara is not the only woman left on Earth, OMG I'm so surprised! I TOTALLY didn't predict ANY of that! (I hope y'all understand the sarcasm) And this woman just happens to be his sister or something, while we all thought his family was dead and he'd lost everything... yeah, okay, right. So Gabriel holds Ara in that underground basement, basically as a PRISONER, and just randomly kisses her, and even though Ara admits that she didn't like the kiss, she just lets him do it and kisses him even BACK. What the heck... And then they accidentally made out or something, yeah I'm not following it anymore.... So, after a lot of scenes where Gabriel was hanging out the pedo, and kissing with Ara, Ara finally decides to escape, by punching Alison (I don't remember her name, I'm sorry if I got her name wrong, but this is Gabriel's sister) and pretending that Alison fell into this dangerous waterfall or something, and of course, Gabriel and his two followers run off to it, and Ara tries to escape, and ironically fails. So I believe Gabriel was mad at her or something, but I WAS JUST SO PISSED. Like WTH DO YOU EXPECT FROM SOMEONE WHEN YOU KEEP THEM AS YOUR PRISONER, UNDERGROUND, AND NEVER LETTING THEM SEE THE SUN, AND KISSING THEM AGAINST THEIR WILL, AND YOU LIED ABOUT EVERYTHING AND PRETENDED YOU WERE THE VICTIM. Yeah, that's like, not creepy at all... And then all this shit happened with Kaden, who was captured by the same group of survivors that shot (and "acidentally missed") Gabriel, and everything just wents down, and then the two groups get this... war? Like, literally a war? Because, that's like, totally what you're gonna do when you're almost all that's left of the human race, yup, you're just gonna murder each other out, by a fucking war, riding on horses with guns, because WHY THE HECK NOT. And then Kaden and Ara meet again, and then they suddenly make out or something, and the next day Kaden (the war was kinda sorta still going on) learns her to ride a horse, because, why wouldn't you learn your girlfriend that under those circumstances, I mean EVERYBODY would do that, right? So at this point, I just gave up on the book, like, it just drove me insane. I literally got headaches and I TRULY tried to finish it, but there were like A THOUSAND chapters left. Yeah, not gonna happen, unless I want to be the main guest at my own funeral... So, what just really drove me insane, was how the book was written, and how the characters are just so weird, and make those fucking STUPID decisions, that don't add ANYTHING, literally ANYTHING, to the whole freaking book, which was like, more than 80 chapters. And this stunt didn't just happen once or twice: it just happened all the time, every chapter, every page, every word. It just drove me insane, I don't have another word for it, I'm sorry. What I also hated is that things were just so messy, like, something would just happen, and it wouldn't make any sense at all (aka Riverdale and the Last She), or something would just be totally fake, and Gabriel would suddenly have a sister, and all that shit, and Ara is making out with him, while he is the one WHO FREAKING KIDNAPPED HER IN THE FIRST PLACE. So this is definitely my number 1 worst book I've ever read.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Alaina

    I have received this ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The Last She was beyond addicting. Right from the very beginning, I had endless questions. Mostly because things just weren't making sense in my mind and everyone was suspicious to me as well. In it, you will meet Ara, Kaden and Sam. Kaden and Sam are brothers and Ara is just a girl who stumbled into their little camp. Little did they know that all their lives were going to be different after this. I'll admit that I instant I have received this ARC from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. The Last She was beyond addicting. Right from the very beginning, I had endless questions. Mostly because things just weren't making sense in my mind and everyone was suspicious to me as well. In it, you will meet Ara, Kaden and Sam. Kaden and Sam are brothers and Ara is just a girl who stumbled into their little camp. Little did they know that all their lives were going to be different after this. I'll admit that I instantly fell in love with Ara and Kaden. There was just something about them - call it a spark.. or fake flirting - but things just clicked between them. It was really adorable, and super awkward, when she tried to flirt with him in the beginning. Then it became really cute when things stopped being fake. Now of course this had drama and betrayal throughout the book. It definitely kept me on the edge of my seat because certain people just needed to go. I'll admit that I was annoyed when certain people just wouldn't die and I was super sad when others did. Heck, I'm still not even sure how to digest and comprehend the ending of this. It was a complete mindfuck to my brain and I'm currently freaking out over it. I seriously need this to be a series or something because I can't and wont accept this being a standalone. Ever. I will riot people.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kaitlyn

    Once I start a good book, it's almost impossible for me to put it down. Once I opened this book, I read it for 6 hours straight and didn't stop until I was about to fall asleep. It is so refreshing to read a book where each and every character feels like a real person, every single scene was so vivid and realistic as I read. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster, my feelings towards the characters were constantly shifting and changing. One chapter I was (without giving any spoilers) sw Once I start a good book, it's almost impossible for me to put it down. Once I opened this book, I read it for 6 hours straight and didn't stop until I was about to fall asleep. It is so refreshing to read a book where each and every character feels like a real person, every single scene was so vivid and realistic as I read. This book took me on an emotional rollercoaster, my feelings towards the characters were constantly shifting and changing. One chapter I was (without giving any spoilers) swooning over one of her love interests, and the next I was mentally cursing him. Every character had many great traits, but they also all had flaws. I always love a book where you can sympathize with the antagonist and I felt that when reading this book. The "bad guy" wasn't completely bad, he still had likable traits, making it impossible for me to completely hate him. I'm not very good at writing book reviews and I don't do it very often, but I would highly recommend this book, you will not regret reading it.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lou

    Read The Last She for the second time and it was still fun to read! The scenes are described so well and realistic that it makes you feel like you’re there. There was a good amount of action and surprises and I never felt that the story was predictable. The sequel ‘The Last City’ took a completely different turn, with new characters and a new setting. It took some adjusting but I absolutely loved the concept of the new storyline and the characters. There were again many plot twists and shocking m Read The Last She for the second time and it was still fun to read! The scenes are described so well and realistic that it makes you feel like you’re there. There was a good amount of action and surprises and I never felt that the story was predictable. The sequel ‘The Last City’ took a completely different turn, with new characters and a new setting. It took some adjusting but I absolutely loved the concept of the new storyline and the characters. There were again many plot twists and shocking moments making it the ultimate page-turner. The story was so well thought out that I want to read it all over again. I’ve never read a story on wattpad more deserving to be published than this one and I truly hope that it ends up in stores one day.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Booktastically Amazing

    I seriously didn’t think I would enjoy this as much as I did. But I don’t know, people almost dying for three hundred pages and some getting brutally murdered left and right, makes my heart sing.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mónica BQ

    Another find by Wattpad but I actually waited until a more traditional edition existed under the Wattpad publication thingy. I shouldn't have. The concept here sounded like pure unadulterated bliss to me. The execution was poor, and I'm being generous. The story had so many opportunities for landing a commentary on society, gender, sex, and your assigned place in the world. But ok, it wasn't that serious. I can get behind that. So the "mission"? Sounded like fun too. Being the last woman on the p Another find by Wattpad but I actually waited until a more traditional edition existed under the Wattpad publication thingy. I shouldn't have. The concept here sounded like pure unadulterated bliss to me. The execution was poor, and I'm being generous. The story had so many opportunities for landing a commentary on society, gender, sex, and your assigned place in the world. But ok, it wasn't that serious. I can get behind that. So the "mission"? Sounded like fun too. Being the last woman on the planet after an illness that decimated the female population and you get told that the answer to the mystery lies at the beginning of the story truly sounds like a magnificent plot. Missed a chance there too. Halfway through I was just confused. Nothing made sense. Everything went too fast and too slow at the same time. I didn't much care for Kaden nor for Ara. I just didn't give a fuck anymore. I started skimming and the ending just left me more perplexed. Is this standalone or will there be a series? Don't know, don't care.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Autumn

    This book was so fantastically refreshing. I found myself falling in love with this story in only a matter of a couple of days. I love it so much and am extremely excited to continue this amazing duology!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)

    You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5* The Last She is pretty much my jam. We've got an apocalypse plague, some survivors surviving, some traipsing around, and some mysteriousness. What's not to love!? When we meet Ara, she's just trying to survive after losing everything and everyone to a devastating plague. She also knows that historically, females do not survive this illness. Yet, here she is. She is also smart enough You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight 4.5* The Last She is pretty much my jam. We've got an apocalypse plague, some survivors surviving, some traipsing around, and some mysteriousness. What's not to love!? When we meet Ara, she's just trying to survive after losing everything and everyone to a devastating plague. She also knows that historically, females do not survive this illness. Yet, here she is. She is also smart enough to know that she probably doesn't want to be found, with everyone thinking she's the last (or certainly among the last) females in existence. But despite her best efforts, she's discovered. And although she tries to pretend she's a boy, it doesn't work for long. What ensues is some high stakes, high octane survival, with an added mystery thrown in. Once its clear that Kaden and his cohorts (at least, the ones he trusts) are among the good guys, the enemies become clearer. Kaden's group is split into factions, and of course, one group isn't exactly planning to respect Ara or her uterus. And while they're trying to remain safe, Ara has a bit of a side project: her father has left her instructions to basically save the world. Ara has no idea what that will entail, but she's determined to figure it out. Kaden, for his part, finds himself willing to follow her to the ends of the earth to do it. I really enjoyed the characters. Ara was a tough cookie, and was going to try to survive at any cost, which I obviously respected. Kaden had a found family (and some actual family, even) that he was determined to keep safe as well. I loved how Ara bonded with them, too. It was great getting to not only get to know the characters, but to see their relationships develop.  The whole book is just so readable, frankly. The pacing is great, there are plenty of twists and turns, and I simply could not put it down!  Bottom Line: I'm going to need the sequel. Like, immediately. 

  9. 5 out of 5

    Cindy ✩☽♔

    9/5/21 I looked this story up on Wattpad out of curiosity and I have to say I like the original cover on there so much better lol - - - It sounds like something I'd like, so fingers crossed. 9/5/21 I looked this story up on Wattpad out of curiosity and I have to say I like the original cover on there so much better lol - - - It sounds like something I'd like, so fingers crossed.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Aly

    This book surprised me in a great way! It starts off right into the middle of things and the backstory fills in as you go. I love dystopian books, especially with plagues or viruses. This is one I haven't read before, most (or maybe all but one) of the women on Earth have been killed by the virus. Ara is alone and trying to find her father when she's captured by a band of men. As she stays with them, she begins to make friends with a couple guys including the handsome cowboy Kaden and his younge This book surprised me in a great way! It starts off right into the middle of things and the backstory fills in as you go. I love dystopian books, especially with plagues or viruses. This is one I haven't read before, most (or maybe all but one) of the women on Earth have been killed by the virus. Ara is alone and trying to find her father when she's captured by a band of men. As she stays with them, she begins to make friends with a couple guys including the handsome cowboy Kaden and his younger brother Sam. I really liked Kaden, he's an example of a great guy and I was rooting for him and Ara to get together. The story is a ride and has a lot of ups and downs. There's no shortage of action and I read this all in one shot. I really hope there's a sequel because I need to know what's going to happen! I voluntarily read and reviewed this book. Thank you to Wattpad Books and Edelweiss for the copy.

  11. 5 out of 5

    ❀ Crystal ✿ - PEACE ☮ LOVE ♥ BOOKS

    3.5 Stars ARC provided by NetGalley for an Honest Review I struggle with rating this one mostly because there was so much left unanswered and I did not realize this was going to be part of a series rather than a standalone. Throughout the story I wanted more background on the world they are now in, I wanted to know what happened. As the characters themselves do not know and want answers, everything brought along more questions. I felt the writing was a bit choppy at times. Ara occasionally has fla 3.5 Stars ARC provided by NetGalley for an Honest Review I struggle with rating this one mostly because there was so much left unanswered and I did not realize this was going to be part of a series rather than a standalone. Throughout the story I wanted more background on the world they are now in, I wanted to know what happened. As the characters themselves do not know and want answers, everything brought along more questions. I felt the writing was a bit choppy at times. Ara occasionally has flashbacks and they blended together with the current timeline making things very confusing. Also the ARC edition I read was formatted very badly and it made for interesting reading, though I imagine much of this will be fixed in the final copy. I think I expected a bit more action and a bit more of a [email protected]$$ heroine as she's been on her own for awhile now and is the only known female in existence. Also things progressed rather slowly over time which was annoying when I just wanted things to keep moving and for things to be discovered and solved. As someone who loves apocalypse reads-for whatever reason this book was just OK. I stayed up most of the night reading and found it was hard to stop but the end just didn't win me over. With the book clearly being incomplete I'm left floundering over what's next and why there was so much left unresolved. I honestly can't even say I'd want to read the next one as it appears the drama and hellishness will only be worse the next time around. (view spoiler)[I wasn't surprised by Sam being alive, but what does that mean for him? How and will he ever reunite with his brother and Ara? And now if Ara's family is alive, how will they find them while staying safe? Not only that but if this mecca up north is so dangerous and run by all the ex rich of the world, why even go there? I'd probably go the other way! Earlier on at the medical plant the Dr. mentioned Ara was the key but this was something just dropped and never spoken of again as Kaden kills him but what did he mean? How and why did her sister live? And if other women are alive, how and most importantly why? Just too much unknown and I wish this would have been expanded to include more of these answers. (hide spoiler)]

  12. 5 out of 5

    Sydnie

    I didn't particularly care too much for this book, I found it a bit confusing and it didn't hold my interest for long. It took me a while to get through it and I often had to go back and reread things to make sure I hadn't missed anything. It wasn't my cup of tea, but I could see other people really enjoying it. The premise was interesting and the writing wasn't terrible. ARC recieved from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. I didn't particularly care too much for this book, I found it a bit confusing and it didn't hold my interest for long. It took me a while to get through it and I often had to go back and reread things to make sure I hadn't missed anything. It wasn't my cup of tea, but I could see other people really enjoying it. The premise was interesting and the writing wasn't terrible. ARC recieved from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Melissa Rae (raenydayreads)

    I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ARC provided by Wattpad Books. You had me at, "The 100 meets The Hunger Games in this post-apocalyptic romantic adventure about the last woman on Earth." This is everything I could've asked for in a book and more, truly. The Last She was instantly addicting and I had trouble putting it down. Ara is the only woman who survived a deadly virus and she hasn't seen another person in months, ever since her father disappeared. While I received this book through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. ARC provided by Wattpad Books. You had me at, "The 100 meets The Hunger Games in this post-apocalyptic romantic adventure about the last woman on Earth." This is everything I could've asked for in a book and more, truly. The Last She was instantly addicting and I had trouble putting it down. Ara is the only woman who survived a deadly virus and she hasn't seen another person in months, ever since her father disappeared. While attempting to survive on her own, Ara gets caught stealing from Kaden and his group. Surprised to find that their thief is a girl and the first one they've seen in three years they take her captive, but Ara, who was taught to not trust men, is determined to escape and follow through on her dad's mission–to go back to beginning. Every character felt incredibly realistic, whether I loved or hated them, which was refreshing; the plot is quick paced; the concept is captivating for any dystopian lover; and it's the perfect mix of action and romance. I also enjoyed the change in perspectives as it helped move the story along, never making the reader feel stuck in one place or mind too long. My main advice would be for the author to develop the main romantic relationship more so it does not appear like instant puppy love. These two characters come to the realization of their feelings for each other rather fast and we miss seeing it all. This is common in young adult stories and is a personal pet peeve of mine. I could've done without the epilogue as well, I don't think it was necessary. I would recommend The Last She in a heartbeat and I can't wait to explore a sequel.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Charlotte

    Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC! ⭐️ 2.5 stars? The Last She piqued my interest as it was described as The 100 meets The Hunger Games. I think the author did a good job of including lots of action, and you never quite knew what was coming. However, I found the characters to be lacking depth, and I struggled to connect with them or care what their fate was. I also found the pacing a little off, especially in regards to Ara and Kaden’s relationship. It felt as though they inexplicably went from h Thank you to Netgalley for the ARC! ⭐️ 2.5 stars? The Last She piqued my interest as it was described as The 100 meets The Hunger Games. I think the author did a good job of including lots of action, and you never quite knew what was coming. However, I found the characters to be lacking depth, and I struggled to connect with them or care what their fate was. I also found the pacing a little off, especially in regards to Ara and Kaden’s relationship. It felt as though they inexplicably went from hating each other to being willing to die for each other. I think a second book would definitely have the potential to answer a lot of the questions i’m left with, but without it this just wasn’t a satisfying read to me.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Reads It

    Before I get into my review, can we talk about how fierce this cover is? Ara is the last woman alive after an apocalypse that turned humans and animals rabid with the desire to kill. She's managed to survive with the help of her father, but when they are separated, and Ara begins to fears the worst, she is left to navigate the world alone with his last message- "Go back to the beginning." This message fuels her desire for answers as she begins the journey home. Along the way, she is kidnapped by Before I get into my review, can we talk about how fierce this cover is? Ara is the last woman alive after an apocalypse that turned humans and animals rabid with the desire to kill. She's managed to survive with the help of her father, but when they are separated, and Ara begins to fears the worst, she is left to navigate the world alone with his last message- "Go back to the beginning." This message fuels her desire for answers as she begins the journey home. Along the way, she is kidnapped by a group of male survivors and forced to return to their base. This book had tons of potential but I struggled through most of it as there were some blinding gaps in the writing. First of all, the relationship dynamic between Kayden and Ara was lacking and literally, the only thing sustaining me throughout this book was the hint of a love triangle. I think my main issue stems from the author's inability to properly articulate the motives of not only the main characters but also the supporting characters, which leaves readers stumped as to the logic being implied. Let's look at this scenario: Ara is the last woman alive and she goes into an encampment with men who haven't seen a woman in years. There is not one lustful look or lewd comment being made and that astounded me. I appreciated the attempts at mystery with Ara's role but it was a bit obvious that she is special because of her survival so pretending otherwise is silly. I feel the need to say again that there is potential within the story but the character development, plot, and intent need to be ironed out. Thank you to Watpad books for providing me with an arc in exchange for an honest review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Daniele Kasper

    Ara is the last female alive. A horrible virus has killed billions worldwide, with the death toll for women and girls much higher. On her own, Ara must survive in a world where being a female puts a target on her back. She survives on her own for years. She is careful and cunning, until she gets caught. She is captured by Kaden, who takes her back to his group of men, under the guise of protecting her. Ara knows she needs to escape if she wants to live free and not be treated like a precious com Ara is the last female alive. A horrible virus has killed billions worldwide, with the death toll for women and girls much higher. On her own, Ara must survive in a world where being a female puts a target on her back. She survives on her own for years. She is careful and cunning, until she gets caught. She is captured by Kaden, who takes her back to his group of men, under the guise of protecting her. Ara knows she needs to escape if she wants to live free and not be treated like a precious commodity. This is a very interesting concept and was an entertaining book. It was post-apocalyptic/dystopian with a little dash of romance. I didn't fully feel invested in Ara and Kaden's relationship so there were times it fell a little flat and I wish it had been fleshed out more. It felt a little rushed, maybe a touch of Stockholm Syndrome at play, and just felt a little insta-love at points. There were times where the writing was a little clunky and the main character didn't make sense with her words vs. actions at times. The plot twist was good, if a little predictable. There was an opportunity for a sequel so I would love to see where the storyline goes. TW: animal death/gore, attempted assault, violence

  17. 4 out of 5

    Amanda Shepard (Between-the-Shelves)

    Thank you to NetGalley and Wattpad books for an advanced copy of this to review. Unfortunately, this book just missed the mark for me. As someone who reads a fair amount of dystopia and did my MA thesis on gender portrayals in YA dystopian lit, this book had so much potential! Set in a not-so-distant future, there were so many possibilities to talk about the nuances of gender and how that might be affected in a world where basically all the women have disappeared. Unfortunately, these conversati Thank you to NetGalley and Wattpad books for an advanced copy of this to review. Unfortunately, this book just missed the mark for me. As someone who reads a fair amount of dystopia and did my MA thesis on gender portrayals in YA dystopian lit, this book had so much potential! Set in a not-so-distant future, there were so many possibilities to talk about the nuances of gender and how that might be affected in a world where basically all the women have disappeared. Unfortunately, these conversations didn't really happen and the book took a totally different turn. Additionally, there are a lot of plot holes and inconsistencies that took me somewhat out of the story. I think a finer attention to detail in the editing process was needed. While there is going to be a second book in the series, I think there are still way too many questions that need to be answered moving forward. There is a dual perspective here, and I think it helped in builidng this apocalyptic world, for the most part. The voices are strong, and there is some decent chemistry between the main two characters. That's where the strengths lie for this book, but unfortunatley everything else missed the mark for me.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Richard

    Nope, nope and more nope.

  19. 4 out of 5

    thegirlonfire

    WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS! i got approved for this netgalley ebook, very fast read, and easy to follow and kept me interested. i like the concept of the book, thats what initially drew me in to request it, the description sounds interesting to me " THE 100 meets THE HUNGER GAMES in this post-apocalyptic romantic adventure about the last woman on Earth seeking to discover the truth of her existence after a mysterious plague wipes out the female population and she is taken captive by a clan of men ris WILL CONTAIN SPOILERS! i got approved for this netgalley ebook, very fast read, and easy to follow and kept me interested. i like the concept of the book, thats what initially drew me in to request it, the description sounds interesting to me " THE 100 meets THE HUNGER GAMES in this post-apocalyptic romantic adventure about the last woman on Earth seeking to discover the truth of her existence after a mysterious plague wipes out the female population and she is taken captive by a clan of men risen from the ruins." (i love surival/ apocalyptic stories)this book is told in 2 points of view, ara and kaden. i like ara she was smart, strong.brave. at first i liked kaden too, but then idk i felt like he could be a bad guy, and with gabriel i wasnt sure about him bc kaden didnt like him but i kinda started to like gabriel until somethin happened that made me realised yep hes the bad guy. and then i started liking kaden more too and wanted him with ara. there were a few scenes where bad intense stuff happens and one of them gets hurts and i was hoping they wouldnt die (poor kaden he gets bit by those infected dogs at the mall, i thought he was gonna die) and then with the leader of the horde too thought he would die. i also liked kaden brother sam and isacc and liam. idk why but i kinda imagined isaac as morgan from twd xD theres also flashbacks/memories in some of the chapters. also that scene in the lab im curious about that i feel like idk emma (aras sister) and ara play a bigger part in the infection that happened to the world. also poor doggy loki :c and the horse red :c also when they in the lil boat going to the hospital it was creppy bc there was somethin big under the water :o :C also gabriels sister is alive whatt lol the scenes with ara is stuck in the bunker with addison etc all i could think was poor ara, addison was soo annoying but poor girl she lived there since it all started and shes a kid. the herd was massive im glad the leader ended up dying thanks to isaac (he literally saved everyone) we dont know what happened to gabriel and addison etc after the fire in the comunity and gabriel bein tranquilazed (i wonder if he died in the fire, but if so poor addison would be all alone) during the battle when sam comes back that was a bad idea (but at least they waited for isaac and kaden at the church for a bit) i didnt want sam/isaac and red to die so im glad that at the epilogue we discover that sam is alive and was saved by a man in a bunker but now sam is alone and still a bti weak and where will he go and how will he find kaden and ara. and kaden and ara dont know that sam is alive too. i hope they find each other. ara reaches her familys home and finds a cat :3 (waiit the cat doesnt go with them :o) she finds a map and a note from her dad behind a picture telling her to go north (like someone from the community said they were gonna head north bc they heard theres survivors there and women etc) kaden and ara go. but tis gonna be dangerous for ara bc women are sold there etc :c so theres gonna be a sequel which i want to read!!! i overall really enjoyed this book and characters and plot and cant wait for the sequel!

  20. 5 out of 5

    Tania

    I read this book because I missed reading dystopian novels and felt like The Last She would fit the bill perfectly! The plot was full of tropes and predictable. The action was lackluster and the world building left a lot to be desired. The main character, Ara, was a badass and it wasn’t just because of some innate ability which I appreciated. The romance kinda fell flat past the initial meeting in the mall. However, Isaac stole the show and I feel like we all took him for granted. I also liked th I read this book because I missed reading dystopian novels and felt like The Last She would fit the bill perfectly! The plot was full of tropes and predictable. The action was lackluster and the world building left a lot to be desired. The main character, Ara, was a badass and it wasn’t just because of some innate ability which I appreciated. The romance kinda fell flat past the initial meeting in the mall. However, Isaac stole the show and I feel like we all took him for granted. I also liked the complex morality of the characters as they navigate their new world and some of the parallels to current society. All in all, this books is worth the read if you are just looking to read something that isn’t time consuming or super engaging of your mind. Thank you to Wattpad and NetGalley!!!!

  21. 5 out of 5

    Alex

    Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Last She in exchange for an honest review. The Last She is a pretty tropey, standard YA dystopia set in a world where a virus has seemingly killed off all women and infected the animals and potentially men. The main couple is definitely very instalovey which made some of the stakes lackluster since a lot of this is based on their connection but I think it was still easy to root for at least Ara as an individual so it was still enjoyable. While Thanks to the publisher for providing an eARC of The Last She in exchange for an honest review. The Last She is a pretty tropey, standard YA dystopia set in a world where a virus has seemingly killed off all women and infected the animals and potentially men. The main couple is definitely very instalovey which made some of the stakes lackluster since a lot of this is based on their connection but I think it was still easy to root for at least Ara as an individual so it was still enjoyable. While I'm curious about where the plot goes from here, I was never able to quite get into this enough to want to read the sequel.

  22. 5 out of 5

    Aletha

    The first in a Duology, I read this on Wattpad, finding it to be a story that has a unique storyline/world and has decent description and grammar...unlike common Wattpad stories that end up being a cliche. The Last She was quick paced (almost a little much for me) but the characters were well developed and lived up to their personalities! It was a good read!

  23. 5 out of 5

    LeahLovesToRead

    Today, I want to talk to you about an upcoming release by H.J. Nelson. Today, it is time to talk about The Last She! ​The Last She will be officially available on December 7th, 2021, but it was originally written on Wattpad back in 2015. The Last She series become one of the most read science fiction stories in 2016 and 2017! Now, it is officially going to become a published series! The Last She is a dystopian-esque post-apocalyptic novel set in a world where a virus has killed off the majority of Today, I want to talk to you about an upcoming release by H.J. Nelson. Today, it is time to talk about The Last She! ​The Last She will be officially available on December 7th, 2021, but it was originally written on Wattpad back in 2015. The Last She series become one of the most read science fiction stories in 2016 and 2017! Now, it is officially going to become a published series! The Last She is a dystopian-esque post-apocalyptic novel set in a world where a virus has killed off the majority of the human race except for some male survivors. Ara, a nineteen year old girl, has somehow survived in the world during the three years since the world as they knew it seemingly ended. Ara's father taught her one thing, men are the enemy now. So, when Kaden discover's Ara, she now has to question everything she thought she understood about the new world and do whatever she can to keep surviving as the last women alive. I am giving this book 4 stars! This book was a wild ride that sucked you in right from the beginning. At points, it was hard to put down! I found the overall concept for this book, the one surviving woman in the apocalypse, to be very intriguing. I was really excited to read this book and was not disappointed! The scenes are well created and Nelson did a great job making you feel as though you were really a part of the story. Ara and Kaden are both great characters that I enjoyed getting to know. Though, I do wish there was a little bit more background and development for Kaden. There is a plethora of interesting characters introduced in this story and found myself intrigued by most of them. My biggest complaint about this book is the transitions in narration for Ara. When we were given flashbacks into her life with her father, there were times where it was a little confusing. But other than that, I think this book was extremely well written and I completely understand why it was such a hit on Wattpad! It deserves to be published and on bookshelves! I think this book is great for the YA reader who loves action, adventure, and a bit of romance. I am looking forward to reading more of this series! I was provided an ARC by Wattpad Publishing and NetGalley. This is no way effects my review.

  24. 5 out of 5

    Ângela

    Well... this book was a bit of a disappointment for me. The first half of it was really good but the second half was a bit of a mess. They were a LOT of unanswered questions, so I hope there will be a second book, to give some sense to his one? "Go back to the beginning. It’s not too late. Not too late for what? For answers? For Emma? For me? “Is that who you’re looking for?” Sam’s voice was gentle. I didn’t want to answer, and even if I did, didn’t fully know how. “No. She’s gone. I’m looking . . Well... this book was a bit of a disappointment for me. The first half of it was really good but the second half was a bit of a mess. They were a LOT of unanswered questions, so I hope there will be a second book, to give some sense to his one? "Go back to the beginning. It’s not too late. Not too late for what? For answers? For Emma? For me? “Is that who you’re looking for?” Sam’s voice was gentle. I didn’t want to answer, and even if I did, didn’t fully know how. “No. She’s gone. I’m looking . . . for my father.” Or whatever he left behind." "Several times that day, Ara brushed up against me, her hand touching my shoulder, or brushing a piece of hay off my shirt. I couldn’t tell if she noticed the response it brought out in me. I hoped not. She was sharp and quick-witted, and teased Sam and I mercilessly. I was surprised at how well she fit in here. When the sun was full above, Gabriel left for what he called “clan business.” While the clan belonged to him, the stables belonged to me, and the cool looks of the men, thrilled that Ara had chosen to work with us, didn’t go unnoticed by Gabriel. Before he left, he stepped into my path. “Kaden, report after dinner. Ara is required to be inside an hour before dark every night.” He turned and left, wiping the smile off my face. The stables might be mine, but I understood the message in his cold eyes: Ara wasn’t.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Alex Ryder

    TW: death, blood, almost rape This really felt like a Wattpad book but better. The story was entertaining and it was never boring, however, there was almost no character built or romance built. Some aspects that I did like: - The gorgeous cover. - The apocalyptic world and how mostly the women died and having the main character be one of the last ones. - The main love interest Kaden. - The way I was never bored and never knew what was going to happen. What I didn't like: - The main character felt lik TW: death, blood, almost rape This really felt like a Wattpad book but better. The story was entertaining and it was never boring, however, there was almost no character built or romance built. Some aspects that I did like: - The gorgeous cover. - The apocalyptic world and how mostly the women died and having the main character be one of the last ones. - The main love interest Kaden. - The way I was never bored and never knew what was going to happen. What I didn't like: - The main character felt like she had no personality. - The flow of the book. It felt weird and too fast. - The children characters talked like adults and only behaved like child once in a while. - How the whole premiss of this book was destroyed in the last chapter. - Too insta love and how they had no chemistry. - And of course how this book is a first in a series or trilogy and I had not idea.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Xia ✻.

    ★★✩✩✩ / 2.5 Overall, this book was between okay and mediocre. However, it was just what I was looking for. A fast-paced, easy, no-brain, post-apocalyptic adventure. Honestly, end-of-the-world settings in books are my favorites, they call to me like light to a moth, and I fall easy into their clutches. Despiste the blurb being interesting (the last girl on earth after a pandemic? I’m in) the book wasn’t groundbreaking or overly thrilling. It was a very light adventure, with blood&romance&action, ★★✩✩✩ / 2.5 Overall, this book was between okay and mediocre. However, it was just what I was looking for. A fast-paced, easy, no-brain, post-apocalyptic adventure. Honestly, end-of-the-world settings in books are my favorites, they call to me like light to a moth, and I fall easy into their clutches. Despiste the blurb being interesting (the last girl on earth after a pandemic? I’m in) the book wasn’t groundbreaking or overly thrilling. It was a very light adventure, with blood&romance&action, and with a few moments that had me scratching my head. Still, it had me turning pages non-stop, and that’s just what I needed these days.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Melissa

    2.5 stars Arabella (Ara) Edana lives in a world where women do not exist, because they were all killed by a mysterious plague. The plague wiped out almost all women, a good amount of men, and turned animals feral. Separated from her father, Ara starts trailing a camp to steal their supplies—until she’s kidnapped and shackled in an abandoned mall. This book really had potential. The premise and storyline it had (at the beginning) had me invested, until it started to fall apart. Strong Ara who had 2.5 stars Arabella (Ara) Edana lives in a world where women do not exist, because they were all killed by a mysterious plague. The plague wiped out almost all women, a good amount of men, and turned animals feral. Separated from her father, Ara starts trailing a camp to steal their supplies—until she’s kidnapped and shackled in an abandoned mall. This book really had potential. The premise and storyline it had (at the beginning) had me invested, until it started to fall apart. Strong Ara who had survived for three years with very little help, now becomes dependent on these random men who kidnapped her. And then she starts falling in love, and you’ve lost me. There is a very fun plot point that involves a medical research center that is only a blip. If the story focused more on that, I would have enjoyed it much more. Instead, it follows 30 other plot points, and everything becomes muddled and confusing. This book is also a mixture of fun apocalypse and terrifying apocalypse, and the mood was all over the place. This definitely feels like a first draft. There are good bones, and plenty of room for improvement. Thank you to NetGalley and Wattpad for the chance to read this advanced review copy. CW: animal death/gore, attempted assault, violence

  28. 4 out of 5

    Priscilla

    Wow just wow. Five star read!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mikala Grace Bucklin

    I received a “The Last She” e-book free from NetGalley and Wattpad Publishing in exchange for my honest review. I haven’t read a dystopian that pulled me in completely since Divergent… and The Last She pulled me in completely. Following the characters Ara and Kaden, we see how they survive in the world after a mystery illness killed all women- except for Ara- as they are faced with human and non-human threats and their own emotions. This book perfectly mixes romance, mystery, intriguing characters I received a “The Last She” e-book free from NetGalley and Wattpad Publishing in exchange for my honest review. I haven’t read a dystopian that pulled me in completely since Divergent… and The Last She pulled me in completely. Following the characters Ara and Kaden, we see how they survive in the world after a mystery illness killed all women- except for Ara- as they are faced with human and non-human threats and their own emotions. This book perfectly mixes romance, mystery, intriguing characters, and the problem of humanity in a dystopian setting, and I ate it up. With a dual point of view, Ara is introduced first, and she is shown as a woman who is highly cautious of men. Throughout the book, we get flashbacks that all add to the intrigue and show us more of who Ara is and what shaped her into the woman she is throughout the main storyline. We see a woman shaped by the people she’s met and the world around her with the main problem of her being a woman. All while trying to follow her father's (very) cryptic instructions. We then get introduced to Kaden, a man who is caring and sarcastic, especially when it comes to Ara. His humanity plays a big part in this book and who he becomes. Through his chapters, we get to see the internal war (and external war) he goes through when it comes to Ara and the world, and being torn between choosing his feelings or his duty. Most of the main action was in the second half of the book, and it was a little hectic for a while. But, that didn’t make the first half any less enjoyable. The first half did a great job of building the world and investing in the characters. It makes you fall in love with the story and the characters before bringing in the main action, and it flowed very well, even though the first half was slower. I originally read The Last She on Wattpad when it was first written. I remembered very little about it when I started reading this, and I was so glad. Not knowing made this book so much better, and the anticipation of events to come made it all the more worth it. H.J. Nelson built a world that was easy to picture, characters you could invest in, and a story that left me wanting more. Thank you to NetGalley and Wattpad Books for sending me this e-book, I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was probably one of my favorite books I’ve read this year.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Joe Ettle

    I was able to get an advanced copy of this book and was excited about reading it because I love post-apocalyptic fiction. It fell a little short of my expectations, but was still a fun read. The setup: in the not too distant future a virus has killed most of the population and nearly all of the women. We follow Ara who is, presumably, the titular 'Last She'. There are several reveals and cliffhangers throughout the book, so I don't want to go into too much plot detail here, but it reads kind of l I was able to get an advanced copy of this book and was excited about reading it because I love post-apocalyptic fiction. It fell a little short of my expectations, but was still a fun read. The setup: in the not too distant future a virus has killed most of the population and nearly all of the women. We follow Ara who is, presumably, the titular 'Last She'. There are several reveals and cliffhangers throughout the book, so I don't want to go into too much plot detail here, but it reads kind of like a YA version of The Road. There's scavenging, roving hordes of bad guys, and wistful talks about life before. I expected a heavy romance element considering the YA slant, and it was definitely there. The fact that so few of the men actively pursued a romantic interest in Ara was a little unbelievable. There were also several times when a subplot would be introduced without being resolved (the weird doctor in the lab, for example), but it looks like this will be the first in a trilogy so I guess they will be resolved eventually. Overall, the action scenes were intense and the premise was unique enough for this to be an enjoyable entry into the post-apocalyptic genre.

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