Hello Fellow Readers,
Although I did not think I will complete my end of the year book goal, it did not stop me from reading more than I normally do this year.
Oasis is the first book of the The Last Humans Trilogy
My name is Theo, and I’m a resident of Oasis, the last habitable area on Earth. It’s meant to be a paradise, a place where we are all content. Vulgarity, violence, insanity, and other ills are but a distant memory, and even death no longer plagues us.
I was once content too, but now I’m different. Now I hear a voice in my head, and she tells me things no imaginary friend should know. Her name is Phoe, and she is my delusion.
Or is she?
So far being a YA genre book, it has a bit of swearing in it, in fact the first three words are ‘Fuck. Vagina. Shit.’ which is a bit explicit, however I do not believe this takes away from the story. Some would actually argue that the swearing is necessary. I didn’t care either way being a full grown adult who uses those words, however I can see how a parent wouldn’t like for their teenager to read it. After the words we are immediately introduced to Theo the main character and Phoe (Pronounced Fee) his maybe imaginary friend.
I felt lost in the beginning of the book as I wasn’t aware of all the details surrounding Oasis (where they live). The author Zales quickly remedies this by having Phoe and Theo interact and fill in the gaps of what the reader is missing.
My Favorite this about this book was the seemingly nonstop action, I’m surprised how much Theo did in a single day and I was never bored when reading which is always a good thing. My least favorite thing was actually the character Phoe. She just annoyed me, I’m not sure how Theo put up with her all the time, my annoyance didn’t deter me from the book at all. The ending was a little lackluster but the small twist at the end I really didn’t see coming, so congrats to Zales for keeping that a well kept twist.
Back in the day, when it was not forbidden to be mentally ill, I imagine it made people around you uncomfortable if you spoke to your imaginary friend out loud.’
‘What is a human mind, if not a thinking machine?’
Overall this book was great and I cannot wait to read the second installment Limbo.
About The Author
If you would like to check out the book and purchase if yourself you can do that HERE
Be sure to also check out Dima Zales Website to find out more about the author and his other books HERE