BOOK REVIEWS · Demetra Brodsky

BLOG TOUR: Last Girls [Spoiler Free Review + Favorite Quotes + Giveaway]

Welcome to another blog tour! But before anything else, I would like to thank the host of this blog tour, The Fantastic Flying Book Club. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to take part in this blog tour. It is always an honor to be chosen as one of the bloggers for things like this!

So in this blog tour, there a little more things included compared to the previous blog tours I’ve participated. In the anticipation of the release of Last Girls, the author, Demetra Brosdsky has a pre-order swags for you! So please check out the blog until the very end! These might also be a chance to win a copy or two of her book down below


Last Girls | Demetra Brodsky | Macmillan

Last Girls

By Demetra Brodsky

Expected Publication Date: May 5th 2020

Publisher: Tor Teen

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary


Demetra Brodsky’s Last Girls is a twisting, suspenseful YA thriller about sisterhood, survival, and family secrets set in the world of doomsday prepping.

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.


Since this is a spoiler free review, expect another book review that is filled with my thoughts.

Let me just tell you that I struggled reading this book because it’s quite confusing. But don’t get me wrong, this book left me on the edge of my bed while reading it.  But I actually pushed through because I see potential of this book and it so different from my normal contemporary reads.

The writing style of the author is not hard to understand, she made it easier to read the book.  I just struggled to understand the entire world because this is a new concept for me but at the end of the day, I enjoyed it and I appreciate this book more than anything else.

For the characters, I enjoyed them so much. I love how different each sisters are from each other, as well as Toby.  So at first I was confused how Toby is related to the three sisters because he is not part of the Burrow, so that part was confusing at first. I like the representation of different characters and personalities of the three sisters, made me loved them so much.

As for the world building, I actually enjoyed it.  I like the entire concept and made me curious about Doomsday Preppers, to be really honest.  I didn’t believe that these types of people do exist and that they really have that thoughts against the government.  I couldn’t blame them, to be really honest, because we really don’t know what’s true now, especially at this time of a pandemic.


Favorite Quotes

Love makes you do stupid things.

It’s always better to be safe than sorry.

Every great piece of art had to start with the first stroke.

If I don’t have the trust of my own daughters, then I’ve done something very wrong in raising you.

All of this is temporary

Sometimes the truth has to hit a person like a hammer,

Our end will bring our beginning to light.


4 hearts


ℙ𝕣𝕖-𝕆𝕣𝕕𝕖𝕣 ℂ𝕒𝕞𝕡𝕒𝕚𝕘𝕟

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 5×7 Glossy Art Print & Signed Bookplate (see above)
ALL PREORDERS WILL BE ENTERED FOR A CHANCE TO WIN THE GRAND AND FIRST PRIZE.
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 demetrabrodskybooks@gmail.com 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!

*Open to U.S.A. Residents Only
*Sweepstakes run and fulfilled by the author
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About the Author

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 M

assachusetts 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.

Tour Schedule

April 29th

April 30th

The Reading Life – Story Behind The Cover
BookCrushin – Top 5/10 List
Books, Tea, Healthy Me – Review + Favourite Quotes
Mythical Books – Review

May 1st

Captivated Reading – Official Dream Cast
Books & Art Journal – Review + Favourite Quotes
Emelies Books – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes

May 2nd

Bookish Looks – Guest Post
Fangirl Pixie Blog – Review + Playlist + Favourite Quotes

Sleepydoe Reads – Review

Belle’s Archive – Review
Trapped Inside Stories – Review + Favourite Quotes
Inktalkswithmaria – Review

May 3rd

Confessions of a YA Reader – Official Book Playlist & Blogger’s Playlist
Ya It’s Lit – Review + Favourite Quotes + Mood Board
Books and Zebras – Review
Wanders Between Pages – Review + Favourite Quotes
Wrinkled Pages – Review

May 4th

Kait Plus Books – Tell Your Story in 3 or 5 GIFs
Sometimes Leelynn Reads – Review + Playlist
The Clever Reader – Review
Utopia State of Mind – Review + Favourite Quotes

May 5th

Dazzled by Books – Mood Board
A Dream Within A Dream – Meet The Characters
The Little Mouse That Reads – Review + Playlist + Mood Board
Bookish Rantings – Review

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Prize: Win (1) of (3) copies of LAST GIRLS by Demetra Brodsky (US Only)

Starts: April 29th 2020

Ends: May 13th 2020

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