Blog Tour and Giveaway - Last Girls
Title: Last Girls
Author: Demetra Brodsky
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: May 5th, 2020
Rating: 4/5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
No one knows how the world will end.
On a secret compound in the Washington wilderness, Honey Juniper and her sisters are training to hunt, homestead, and protect their own.
Prepare for every situation.
But when danger strikes from within, putting her sisters at risk, training becomes real life, and only one thing is certain:
Nowhere is safe.
My Review: I really enjoyed this unique and insightful book! I loved the characters and their development. I felt the author capture the push and pull of sisterhood really well and the look into the life of a prepper was fascinating. I thought that setting and look into that subset of society added a good amount of interest to the book. I knocked off a star because though the book has a giant twist you can see it coming from the beginning and I spent a large part of the book waiting for it rather than focusing on what was going on. That could just be me though.
About the Author:
DEMETRA BRODSKY writes twisty thrillers about dark family secrets. She is an award-winning graphic designer & art director turned full-time. A native of Massachusetts with a B.F.A from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Demetra now lives in Southern California where she's always exploring and researching, looking for clues to things that might feed into her next book. She is a first generation Greek-American and a member of International Thriller Writers. Dive Smack, her debut YA Thriller, is a 2018 Junior Library Guild Selection, an (ALAN) Pick (The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents of NCTE), and a Publishers Marketplace Buzz Book for Young Adults for Spring/Summer 2018.
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LAST GIRLS PRE-ORDER CAMPAIGN
Hey all! The Juniper sisters in LAST GIRLS don't go anywhere without a backpack (what they call an EDC: Every Day Carry) and they take great pride in their artwork. Honey paints, Birdie draws comics, and Blue uses embroidery to fancy up her clothes (when she's not spending time with her beloved falcon, Achilles). To honor the sisters' talents, I'll be sending one lucky winner some artistic inspiration by offering up a fabulous pre-order Grand Prize. But don't worry, everyone who orders will receive a gift with purchase. And, as a bonus, I'm including a 2nd prize that holds a special place in my author heart.
ALL PREORDERS WILL RECEIVE: Last Girls 5x7 Glossy Art Print & Signed Bookplate
ALL PREORDERS WILL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE GRAND AND FIRST PRIZE.
Pre-order your copy today! Coming 5.5.20
Barnes & Noble
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: (chosen at random on or before 5/19) will receive a BUILT NY grey & blue camouflage backpack with thermal lunch compartment. Inside you'll find a mini acrylic painting kit (From Honey), a sketchbook & pen (From Birdie), an adorable 10" peregrine falcon plushie and mini sewing kit (from Blue), a flashlight (with batteries), a rosy tinted lip balm, camouflage band-aids, a 3-pack of portable tissues printed with positive messages, and a dehydrated camping meal like the one the sisters eat in the book.
FIRST PRIZE: (chosen at random on or before 5/19) A signed hardcover copy of my debut novel, DIVE SMACK, to round out your collection (Surprise! There's a big Dive Smack Easter Egg hidden in the pages of Last Girls).
TO ENTER: email proof of purchase to firstname.lastname@example.org before May 5th. You'll get one entry for each copy of the book you purchase.
Available wherever books are sold. Whenever possible, please support Indie Bookstores by buying through www.bookshop.org Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego will have signed copies (not bookplates) and offers Free shipping for media mail rate within the U.S. on orders over $35. https://www.mystgalaxy.com/book/9781250256522
VISIT: https://www.demetrabrodsky.com/last-girls-preorder-campaign to learn more!
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READ AN EXCERPT LAST GIRLS HERE: https://torteenblog.com/2020/03/20/read-an-excerpt-of-last-girls-by-demetra-brodsky/
Prize: Win (1) of (3) copies of LAST GIRLS by Demetra Brodsky (US Only)
Starts: April 29th 2020
Ends: May 13th 2020
*I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received from the publisher. All opinions are my own.*