at the Water's Edge

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Book Review: Oasis (The Last Humans, Book 1)

*Note: I received a free Kindle copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Book reviews -- or reviews of any type -- are not something that I've done before on this blog, but there's a first time for everything! The book is called Oasis--written by Dima Zales. This book could not have arrived at a better time. I received a Kindle version just two days before leaving for vacation -- and what's my favorite thing to do on vacation? Read! In a nice, warm, sunny location of course. Our trip did not start off as well as we hoped, with a technical glitch delaying our first leg of the flight by an hour. That in turn caused us to miss our connecting flight by mere minutes, leaving us with 7 hours to kill in the Miami airport. After a leisurely lunch and lots of walking around browsing for some sunglasses, we sat in a quiet area for a couple hours and I decided to begin reading!

The opening line of the book raised some questions as to the content ahead, as it started with profanity. Not what you expect on the first page, ha! But what followed was a suspenseful and intriguing story that occupied the rest of my wait time at the airport and half of the next flight -- and it truly didn't have an over abundance of profanity. The story begins with a young man named Theo and this "imaginary friend" (as he thinks of her), otherwise known as Phoe (FEE). She enters his life as a voice in his head, so you have some mysterious elements from the get-go. Theo lives in the last human civilization, in a protective dome that attempts to create a most pleasant and serene existence. All of this is interrupted for Theo when Phoe first speaks to him, and the story unravels as events lead him to question more and more about his "reality." It's a fast paced novel and an easy read. I found it to be entertaining and thought provoking with its futuristic setting in a quasi utopian society. The story wraps up decently well at the end while still leaving a lot left to cover in the next book. Overall, I would say it was great for a quick read (even despite reading it before arriving at my sunny destination!) and I'd like to read the next book to find out where the story goes from here! 

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Hi there! My name is Dana and I live in West Michigan with my husband, Tom and our dog Copernicus. I created this space as a place to share the things I learn along this journey I call life. I work in marketing and I'm a sort of Jane of All Trades, interested in all things nature, gardening, cooking, exploring and learning new things. This blog is a conglomeration of my interests, hobbies, life and life lessons. Thanks for stopping by!