Hi everyone! Today, I am super excited to be the tour stop for The Last Hope by Krista & Becca Ritchie, which is hosted by Wednesday Books (thank you so much for my invitation!). I want to start off by saying that if you did not read The Raging Ones, the first book in this duology, DO NOT PROCEED! Go back and read book one otherwise this review will contain spoilers for you!
The Last Hope
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Publication Date: 13 August 2019
Genre: YA Sci-Fi
Publisher: Wednesday Books
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.
The Last Hope picks up right where The Raging Ones left off. After fleeing the disaster that was on Saltare-3 aboard a stolen aircraft, Court, Mykal, and Franny have been imprisoned on an enemy starcraft since they technically can’t be trusted. After their prisoners testing their blood, the trio finally get the answers to why they all dodged their death days, but neither of them is ready to die after everything they’ve been through. With the aid of a mysterious Saltarian with an ulterior motive, they are finally able to escape their confinement.
In the Last Hope we get a few new characters, reemergence of some of the older ones, and a new high stakes mission. Additionally, Franny FINALLY gets some answers to the million questions that she has. One aspect of this story that I really enjoyed was Franny’s arc. In The Raging Ones, it was very clear that Franny was third wheel to Court and Mykal’s relationship. It’s hard not to be disappointed when she can literally feel both of their emotions at all times (also…awkward). Honestly, it’s about time that Franny has something…or someone for herself.
I really don’t want to give anything away with this one because I loved being thrown back into the crazy space adventures that Krista and Becca concoct. If you’re looking for your next sci-fi read, be sure to pick up this awesome series!
Thank you to Wednesday Books and Netgalley for the eARC. This did not influence my review. All opinions are my own.
Pre-order your copy of The Last Hope here: http://wednesdaybooks.com/galaxies-and-kingdom/the-last-hope/
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.