During these times it's always necessary to be: Responsible, Reactive, and Ready. One might never know when Doomsday's bell will ring across the world and the society that we've come to built our temples on will shake on their foundations and fall from their established state of reverence.
The Juniper sisters, Honey, Birdie, and Blue live their lives preparing for the end of times and never leave their home without their every day carries (EDC). Their mother insists on them becoming doomsday preppers that are able to survive without technology, hunt, and survive the situations that might arise during the end of days. They are labeled as 'weirdos' at school and live with a community of doomsday preppers who are absolutely engaged in their activities for preparation.
I found myself wholeheartedly immersed with author Demetra Brodky's narrative because the realism of her writing resonates with the timing of our current global crisis. Rather than reading as fiction, Last Girls became a realistic journal of three sisters undergoing their individual journeys and then joining forces to protect their family when their safe, doomsday community takes a shocking dose of reality and hypothetical situations into a survival guide.
Brodky had such an innate connection with her characters that enabled her to translate Honey, Birdie, and Blue's characters so beautifully across the pages. I especially liked how Brodky paced the story and filled it with unforeseeable twists and blank spaces that, once pieced together, made for a jaw-dropping ending.
Are you ready to meet the Last Girls?
They're waiting for you.
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: May 5th 2020a
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.
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.
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
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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Starts: April 29th 2020
Ends: May 13th 2020