Title: Last Girl Standing
Author: Marjory Kaptanoglu
Narrator: Shaina Summerville
For those who loved Stranger Things…. The 17-year-old Sierra Mendez doesn’t agree with her mother that the local tap water is dangerous to drink…until she discovers the body of the water district manager floating down the river. As town residents begin losing their minds, she finally admits the water might be poisoned. But that’s only the beginning. When the robots show up, only Sierra and her friends are in any condition to try to stop their deadly plot before it’s too late.
Brainwashing. Hiveminds. Androids. This book has everything that someone could ask for in a sci-fi thriller.
Sierra has always lived an unconventional life thanks to her mother and her fears, primarily her fear of the tap water. One day when getting water from the river, Sierra comes across a body in the water. That’s just the entrance of the rabbit hole. People in the town are changing, and it seems that her mother’s fears weren’t so irrational after all.
I loved the dynamic of different personalities in this story. Sierra and Giselle had an easy friendship, and Sierra was a very creative heroine. There were so many situations that had me biting my nails, wondering how the characters would get out, but Sierra always had a solution. The other members of the group each had their personalities too. Even though there is plenty of suspense in this story, there are some elements of romance and friendship too.
Narration was great, especially for the voices of the androids/brainwashed people.
All around, a wonderful listen.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.