Waiting on Wednesday (196) The Final Six

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.

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The Final Six

Author: Alexandra Monir
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: March 6, 2018

Goodreads:

Set in the near future, this action-packed YA novel—already optioned by Sony—will take readers out of their world and on a quest to become one of six teens sent on a mission to Jupiter’s moon.

When Leo, an Italian championship swimmer, and Naomi, a science genius from California, are two of the twenty-four teens drafted into the International Space Training Camp, their lives are forever altered. After erratic climate change has made Earth a dangerous place to live, the fate of the population rests on the shoulders of the final six who will be scouting a new planet. Intense training, global scrutiny, and cutthroat opponents are only a few of the hurdles the contestants must endure in this competition.

For Leo, the prospect of traveling to Europa—Jupiter’s moon—to help resettle humankind is just the sense of purpose he’s been yearning for since losing his entire family in the flooding of Rome. Naomi, after learning of a similar space mission that mysteriously failed, suspects the ISTC isn’t being up front with them about what’s at risk.

As the race to the final six advances, the tests get more challenging—even deadly. With pressure mounting, Naomi finds an unexpected friend in Leo, and the two grow closer with each mind-boggling experience they encounter. But it’s only when the finalists become fewer and their destinies grow nearer that the two can fathom the full weight of everything at stake: the world, the stars, and their lives.

Why I’m Excited: This kind of sounds like a weird mash-up of Interstellar, Space Camp (is that the right name for that 80s film about teens at…space camp? I feel like that’s right.), The Hunger Games, and Ender’s Game…but I’m down. I haven’t read any books by this author, but I’ve heard good things. I’ll definitely be keeping my eyes open for this one.

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4 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (196) The Final Six

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  1. I loved Alexandra Monir’s Timeless series so I’m so happy to hear she has a new book coming out! This one sounds really good, and I completely agree with your mash-up. Plus I feel like the setting is pretty unique – I don’t think I’ve ever read a book set on Jupiter’s moon before.

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