Oasis (The Last Humans) (Volume 1) - Dima Zales, Anna Zaires

I need to admit that I have a soft spot for Dystopian YA stories, and I haven't yet been able to decide exactly why. I heard this book was being compared to the Divergent series, and even though that series wasn't all gold that blinks, I felt like I had to read this book as well. But, as it turned out. The covers are the only things that are alike.

 

Meet Theo, your not-so-strong male protagonist, who's not so quiet and docile any more since he's been hearing voices in his head. Or basically one voice, Phoe, who is showing him all kind of things that are being censored by the Elders and there's mind control too.

 

One of the many weird and confusing things in this novel was that people under 40 where not considered adults and where left mostly to guard themselves. While I understand this works for 20somethings I doubt very much this is useful for eight-year-olds. I was disappointed because I felt many of the things in the novel were not explained and sometimes downright confusing. I didn't like it as much as I'd hoped, and I'm not sure yet whether or not I will continue with the second book in this series.

 

Oasis is the first book in The Last Humans series.

 

Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing me with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review!