Can’t Wait Wednesday: The Last 8

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and discuss the books we’re excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they’re books that have yet to be released. It’s based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine.

The Last 8 by Laura Pohl


A high-stakes survival story about eight teenagers who outlive an alien attack—perfect for fans of The 5th Wave

Clover Martinez has always been a survivor, which is the only reason she isn’t among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth as she knows it.

When Clover hears an inexplicable radio message, she’s shocked to learn there are other survivors—and that they’re all at the former Area 51. When she arrives, she’s greeted by a band of misfits who call themselves The Last Teenagers on Earth.

Only they aren’t the ragtag group of heroes Clover was expecting. The group seems more interested in hiding than fighting back, and Clover starts to wonder if she was better off alone. But then she finds a hidden spaceship, and she doesn’t know what to believe…or who to trust.

Okay, so this cover isn’t the most eye-catching or really good to tell what it’s about, but when I was cleaning up my 2019 TBR shelf, I was like, wait, WHAT. WHAT IS THIS BOOK. BECAUSE THIS IS CLEAR MANDY. I mean, ALIENS. AREA 51. Hidden spaceships?? Radio messages??? Like, okay, BOOK LOVERS, THIS ME. I am now just staring at this wondering if Clover is really a code name to a Cloverfield reference, and I. Am. Not. Okay. Plus it has a tag on Goodreads for LGBT?? And the main character is Latina??? Hello new highly anticipated read of 2019.

What do you think? Is this on your book TBR as well? What books are you waiting for this week? Let’s discuss in the comments below!



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