Title: The Last Hope
Author: Krista and Becca Ritchie
Release Date: August 13th, 2019
Series: Book #2 in The Raging Ones( Book #1 Review Here)
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Synopsis: “A stunning conclusion to the sci-fi romance duology by writing duo Krista & Becca Ritchie, The Last Hope is filled with twists and turns you’ll never see coming.
Sacrifice all you have to survive.
Imprisoned for weeks on an enemy starcraft, Franny, Court, and Mykal have sat with an unfathomable revelation. But as they fight to stay alive, escaping prison means trusting a young mysterious stranger. He knows everything about their lost histories, and when answers aren’t given freely, the bonded trio are forced to join a mission. One that will determine the fate of humanity.
Legend says, a baby—the first of her species—has the power to cloak and teleport planets. Tasked with retrieving the infant, Court fears the baby is just a myth, and if they fail, they’ll never find the truth about their origins.
As Court and Mykal grow closer, their linked bond becomes harder to hide, and dynamics change when Franny begins to fall for someone new. Vulnerable and with no choice, the hunt for the baby sends the trio on a dangerous path to Saltare-1: a water world where their enemies can’t die and survival comes at a high cost.”
Ok, firsts things first since this is book two in the series, possible spoilers obviously.
Now with that out of the way!
With that crazy cliffhanger in The Raging Ones, I could not wait to dive back into this world with Court, Mykal, and Franny! The story starts out with our dynamic trio, prisoners on an enemy starcraft. Things are looking pretty grim for them until a mysterious stranger comes to free them from their prison. Promising answers to all their questions, the three decide to go with the man, despite their distrust for him.
“The three of us— we stand stronger.”
They are taken to another starcraft, full of humans, just like them. When the purpose of their release is announced, the three can’t help but worry that the reason for their freedom is for some crazy mission. They have to go retrieve a baby from another planet to save Earth. And not just any baby. A baby with the power to cloak and teleport planets?! I mean, I would doubt it too. Failure means never knowing the truth of how they came to be how they are, or worse, death.
“Retrieve a baby. Hide Earth,” he muses. “Sounds more impossible than entering StarDust and flying to space.”
The world building in this is insane! I get completely wrapped up in everything that is happening in this and the changing POV is done so smoothly. I’ve read multiple POV books where I’m like whaaaaat is going on who is this? But none of that here! Each character is so distinct and easy to distinguish.
“I think we feel this way because finally, we’re both living for today. At the exact same time .”
The Last Hope really had it all! Action, conflicts, romance, twists and turns, crazy sci-fi stuff! I loved ever minute of this! I felt it wrapped up the duology quite nicely! Definitely a bit unexpected ending but I did enjoy it! I give this 5 out 5 stars🙌😍
*I received this book for free from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Many thanks to the publisher for including me on the tour!*
AUTHOR BIO:Krista & Becca Ritchie are New York Times Bestselling Authors and identical twins, one a science nerd, the other a comic book geek. With their shared passion for writing, they combined their mental powers as kids and have never stopped telling stories. Graduates from the University of Georgia in Biology and English & Journalism, the twin writing duo now lives in Atlanta. The Raging Ones is their first young adult novel.