Washington Post

The Washington Post has selected The Last One as one of the best science fiction books of July!

Oliva brilliantly scrutinizes the recorded (and heavily revised) narratives we believe, and the last 100 pages will have the reader constantly guessing just what Zoo is capable of doing to find her way back home.
— The Washington Post, “‘Night of the Animals’ and other best science fiction books this month”

Publishers Weekly Review

Publishers Weekly has given The Last One a starred review

Fueled by brilliantly intimate and insightful writing as well as an endearing and fully realized female lead, this apocalyptic novel draws its power from Zoo’s realizations about society and herself as she struggles to survive long enough to somehow make it back to her home...
— Publishers Weekly: “The Last One”