The Last 8

384p. Sourcebooks/Fire. Mar. 2019. Tr $17.99. ISBN 9781492669890. POP
Gr 9 Up–Clover Martinez is flying her grandfather's small plane, reveling in the freedom of the skies, hurrying late to the science fair. Then, her grandfather and most of humanity are gone, blown to dust by millions of invading aliens. But somehow, despite several close encounters, Clover survives. Driving along deserted highways in yet another "borrowed" car, Clover finally hears something other than static on the radio. Someone is broadcasting tunes and clues about where some survivors are holed up. Clover finds them at Area 51. She discovers that the group wants to stay in hiding. Clover, however, wants to fight back, and the site has just what she needs. When she discovers a bona fide spaceship hidden behind a false wall, she begins to wonder whom she can trust. An extravaganza of nonstop action, with several surprising twists, this will have readers clamoring for more.
VERDICT Get this for sci-fi lovers, but especially for devotees of Rick Yancey's "The 5th Wave" trilogy or Pittacus Lore's "Lorien Legacies" series.

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