The Last Shot – book review

The Last Shot by Michael Adams

The Last Shot is the second thrilling book in The Last Girl series, by Michael Adams.

After the terrible things that happened in Shadow Valley, Danby is determined to get her revenge on the one she thinks is responsible for everything – Jack. With Jack dead, her little brother and hundreds of other Minions would be free from Jack’s control. With Jack dead, Danby and her friend Nathan would be able to revive thousands of catatonic Goners.

But what if she’s wrong about everything? Once Danby confronts Jack, all of her feelings are turned upside down. Not only are his feelings for her real, he is working to rebuild society and save lives. Much to Danby’s horror and disbelief, it seems to be Nathan who is threatening the new order.

Danby will be forced to choose a side in a deadly battle that will determine the future of the world. With allies becoming enemies and foes becoming friends, who can Danby really trust? And to what lengths will Danby have to go to set the world right again.

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I’m really loving this series! The Last Girl was phenomenal, and even though I felt as though The Last Shot wasn’t as good as the first book in this series, it fell short only by a little bit. I was almost completely happy with this book. The start was completely grabbing and the ending was extremely surprising, however there was a little bit of time in the middle where I felt my attention wandering at times. But that’s not even because it was boring. This is the type of book where things are constantly happening, one intense scene after the other. Is it just me who sometimes feels like there has to be just a mini break from the action so we as readers can catch our breath? My heart was constantly thudding and at one time it got to the point where I had to force myself to stop reading, because this book wasn’t getting any less intense before the time I was going to bed. There was just so much happening in this book.

I have mixed feelings about the characters in this book. There were some that I really enjoyed spending time with, but there were some less important characters that I just couldn’t connect with and I found it a little hard to completely understand their personalities. I felt like in the middle of this book, there were parts where I just couldn’t get a hold of each persons individuality and I felt like some of the more minor characters didn’t have an impact on me. There’s some books that I read and all the characters, even the minor ones, have unique and sparkling personalities. I just didn’t feel that way with this book.

In saying that, I absolutely loved spending time with main characters. Danby is completely awesome. I loved her attitude and how she dealt with situations. Admittedly, she changed her mind a lot in this book about what she was going to do and what she thought about certain characters, but I loved this because it felt real and it made me think of what I would do if I was in her position.

Another character I enjoyed spending time with was Nathan. I really liked how him and Danby work together and I loved seeing their relationship grow even more from the first book. Jack was also a character that I completely adored spending time with. He was such an intense person and I never knew whether I could trust him or not, which meant the times he was with Danby, I was constantly on the edge of my seat. Even the mentioning of his name drew me back into the story. In all, I really liked the main characters, however I didn’t really think the minor characters were that interesting to read about.

I enjoyed reading this book overall. The beginning and the ending are by far the best parts of this book. I loved how this book and the first book in the series both ended on such massive cliffhangers. I’ll definitely have to read the next book in this series! I’d give The Last Shot by Michael Adams a score of 8 out of 10. If you haven’t read this series yet, I definitely recommend getting into it!

A huge thank you to Allen & Unwin Australia for providing me with this book in exchange for an honest review!

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