Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Review of Oasis (The Last Humans Book One)

Long time no post!!  I am checking in to tell you all about a great book I just had the opportunity to read before it's release in exchange for my honest review.  The book, Oasis, is by Dima Zales is about Theo one of Oasis' residents.

I am a huge fan of dystopian novels such as The Hunger Games and Divergent so I was very excited when I had the opportunity to review an advanced copy of this book.  It got off to a slow start and through the first four or so chapters I wasn't sure that I liked it.  While there are many elements to dystopian novels that are obviously far fetched, I tend to steer towards the more believable story lies since they are scenarios that I can actually visualize happening.  Right off the bat, I could tell that the likeliness of this story line actually taking place is slim to none.  However, I kept on reading and I am so glad that I did.  By the forth or fifth chapter I thought I was into it but by the middle, I was REALLY into it and did not want to put it down.  I found Theo to be very liable and I loved all of the questions he asked (even though Phoe didn't always answer them!!).  I do wish we got to see him interact more with his peers and get a more detailed picture of how other youth view Oasis, especially since Theo's mind was changed back.  The book wasn't super suspenseful however there was enough action to keep me interested in what was going to happen next.  The conclusion of the book was one I did not see coming at all and left me with many unanswered questions.  Thankfully, there is a sequel to this book that I am very much looking forward to reading.

If you are a fan of dystopian novels, #Oasis is not one to miss!!

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