Review: The Last Hope (Krista & Becca Ritchie)

The Last Hope
Series: The Raging Ones, #2
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie
Publication Date: August 13, 2019
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy
Note: This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased opinion.

Rating: ★ ★ ★ ½



The Last Hope is one of those books that is harder for me to review because it was very different from the first book in the duology, The Raging Ones. The characters were the same, but the story took a turn I wasn’t expecting (possibly because I hadn’t seen the new book blurb).

This book felt like it was more about a quest than it was the connection between the characters. I was most interested about Mykal, Court, Fanny’s relationship in the first book. Their histories and the personal stories was what made that book for me. With a greater emphasis on their quest, I wasn’t enjoying things as much. It took a long time to build up to the quest and reasoning behind it. I wasn’t really into all that stuff. Once the reasoning behind it all — the baby, the connection between Mykal, Court, and Fanny, what was at stake– became apparent and the action started, I became way more invested in the story.

That last third of the book when everything started happening was super exciting. I loved finding out how everything was connected and what it meant. This part of the story saved the book for me. I wasn’t quite as into this book as I was the first one, but it was still a fast-paced read that gave me an ending I was satisfied with. I enjoyed Krista and Becca Ritchie’s writing even when I wasn’t into the story. Overall, I thought it was a good way to end the duology.

15 thoughts on “Review: The Last Hope (Krista & Becca Ritchie)”

        1. It’s such a good series! You need to put it on your list. Sometimes that first book is free. You might be able to find it on Overdrive.

    1. If you like their books, I would say it’s worth trying. I’m not a fantasy person and I thought they were easy to read for the most part.

    1. Thank you! I hope you like them both. Overall, it was a good series. I hope you enjoy it!

  1. Great review, Deanna. Sorry this one wasn’t as good as book 1 but I am glad that at least the final chapters were thrilling.

    1. Oh, don’t be!!! I’m serious. This duology is fantasy/sci fi. Not what they normally write. You MUST read their Addicted/Calloway Sisters series. It is one of my favorites. I am reading another of their series right now and am in love with it. This little series is the exception rather than the norm.

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