The Last Hope (The Raging Ones #2)
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Publication: August 13th, 2019
Age Group: 13+
About the Book:
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.
I’d like to thank Wednesday Books/Macmillan for letting me be a part of the blog tour!
So, here we are nearly a year later since the first book! I didn’t even realize my review on The Raging Ones was a year ago until I looked back on my review. Kind of mind-blowing, actually. Here we are with the conclusion, unfortunately.
We are together again with Franny, Court and Mykal. The Last Hope brings us to where we left off aboard the starship with the trio being accused of being Human rather than Saltarian. The empire of Saltare and Earth have been at war with each other for years and Earth is drastically losing. What sucks is Earth can’t really defeat Saltarians until their deathday.
This time, we get a new character named Stork, who rescues our main characters. Stork has is own POV chapters, which is nice, but after this the plot kind of goes off. I’m not really sure how to describe it. It was interesting, but had moments where I had a giant question mark above my head, almost as if I was asking why this was happening.
What makes this ending to a duology special are the characters. The reason readers fell for Court, Mykal and Franny are still there. Stork is just a cherry on top to complete the whole aspect that readers want. Bonus: Stork is drunk most of the time which makes it even better. Who doesn’t love a drunk, yet lovable character?
I’m going to be honest without being too spoilery. I swooned a bit with some of the romance. That’s all I’ll say about that.
Considering how the first book left me last year wanting more, I’m a bit emotional to see it end. Krista and Becca really know how to write their sci-fi and I hope they keep it up in the future. This genre really fits them and, if you are looking for that one sci-fi series to take you away and draw you into excitement, definitely pick this one up.
About the Author:
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.