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Only Human by Sylvain Neuvel

I am truly so sad that this series is now over, but I hold hope that I may at least get some further stories within the same world. Normally, I am not exactly a science fiction fan, I’m much more into high fantasy or dystopian, but this series has been a gate way to getting me reading more. With giant alien robots, an alien planet and aliens themselves, this final book of the trilogy went above and beyond to wrapping up this series for me.

I have reviews for the other books in this series, where again I rave about how I have loved this series since the very start.

We always thought the biggest threat to humanity would come from the outside.
We were wrong.
As the human race picks up the pieces of destruction left behind, a new world order emerges. New alliances are formed. Old divisions are strengthened. And, with a power struggle fuelled by the threat of mutually assured destruction, nothing is certain.
At a time when the world’s nations should have been coming together, they have never been more divided.
With the human race teetering on the brink of total war, Rose, Vincent and Eva must choose sides. But doing the right thing might mean making the ultimate sacrifice.

I have been invested in this series, told through a series of interviews and status reports, since the very start. Somehow, despite the unusual format of the story telling, this entire series is easy to follow and very fast paced. This is a big thing to me, as normally I have been known to struggle to follow what is going on with this interview based format, but this is an exception thankfully.

In this book specifically, the three key characters are also well rounded, and loveable. While they are flawed in the most human of ways, you cant help but root for them. With the underlying back story in this novel, I found myself looking ahead to see when you would find out more about what happened. Honestly, I’d be happy just to have another book about the alien planet and the civil war that was kicking off there. I would love to know what happened further and how the world then settled back down, or if they possibly didn’t.

I cant say I have read any other books outside of this series by this author, but I think he may now be an automatic read author for me. The writing style, characterisation, and the worlds he develops are just amazing; they drag you in, and you just cant help but be intrigued by the politics and actions of the characters that aren’t even that integral. This is an easy five star read for me, and I highly recommend that you pick this series up. I am tempted to do a reread already using the audiobooks as I can imagine they would be very good.

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