Publisher: Mozaika Publications
Date of publication: June 10, 2016
Genre: Science Fiction, Dystopia, Fantasy
Series: The Last Humans
When invisible technology runs everything and memories can’t be trusted, how does one sort the truth from the lies?
Oasis, the last habitable area on post-apocalyptic Earth, is meant to be a paradise, a place where everyone is content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues the last surviving humans.
Theo, a twenty-three-year-old Youth, has never fit in with the serene, age-divided Oasis society. But it’s only when he starts hearing a girl’s voice in his head that he realizes that nothing is what it seems. Phoe is his imaginary friend—or is she?
As secrets are unveiled, Theo is dragged into a dangerous game where the virtual and the real worlds collide.
What does it mean to be human? What does it mean to be real?
Theo is about to find out.
Warning: This book contains some strong language. We felt it was important for the censorship theme of the novel. If such words offend you, you might not enjoy this book. If in doubt, please read the sample before buying.
NOTE: This is a complete trilogy containing three full-length novels— Oasis, Limbo, and Haven.
This isn’t the first set of books I have read by Dima Zales and Anna Zaires. I reviewed The Mind Dimensions Omnibus by Dima Zales a few months back and liked it. I loved Close Liaisons (The Krinar Chronicles: Book 1) by Anna Zaires. I was excited to read this trilogy.
I was disappointed. Very disappointed and a little letdown. The first book, Oasis, was alright and kept my attention for the entire book. The story was good (was Theo going insane? Who was Phoe?), but it started to get a little strange towards the end. I had a couple of questions that weren’t answered. The ending of Oasis was interesting and set up for the 2nd book, Limbo.
Limbo wasn’t my favorite book of the series. It started off where Oasis ended, and for a little while, the story was interesting. I liked the connection between Phoe and Theo. I wished the author never crossed the line into a romance with them. It was done, and I felt it colored the story. I got confused about Theo going in and out of virtual reality. To the point where I couldn’t figure out if he were in virtual reality or not. There was no line drawn. I thought the subplot with the Elders was great, but I wished the author had twisted it differently. The ending was alright but in no way led up to Haven.
Haven was the best book in the series. It started with a bang and ended on a sweet note. Everything else between was a great read. What was revealed about Oasis was nothing short of unbelievable. A big twist revealed towards the end of Haven made me go “da faq.” It made me question everything that had been written in the book.
I would recommend The Last Humans to anyone over 21. There is graphic violence, sex, and language.
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