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The Last Watch » Repost from @kymsopenbooks

Thank you so much to @kymsopenbooks for this wonderful review of The Last Watch! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!! 🙌🚀✨


📚Book Review📚

The Last Watch

JS Dewes

SFF Space Opera


This was phenomenal! There is something so good about a space opera. Does a trip in space ever go well? I really don’t think so. This was so full action and complications that I was on the edge of my seat multiple times.

The characters are well-rounded but flawed. They are a crazy crew of misfits, or maybe rejects, and they all converge on this ship, the Argus, to monitor the edge of the universe. It’s the job nobody wants because it’s hardly essential. Until, dun dun dun, The universe is collapsing. Wait, what? Yep, you don’t get much more dramatic than that. And the only people who are even around to help are the unqualified disasters. This is where it gets good. Not only are they the best fit for the job, they succeed time and time again in harrowing adventures, dramatic rescues and courageous suicide missions. I loved every second.

This book is so character-driven that I was shocked it is Dewes debut. The plot is expertly built with science that sometimes went way over my head. But that didn’t stop me from grasping what was happening and bugging my eyes out in anticipation. Truly, this is a terrifyingly tense plot that kept throwing obstacle after obstacle at the characters. It’s full of politics, questioning orders, putting trust in people you hardly know and just making the decision to give it your all, no matter the consequences.

The voice of Cavalon was my favorite, he had the perfect voice for sarcasm and snark and I laughed out loud multiple times. Both narrators enveloped me in the story quickly with great flow and just enough emotion attached when necessary. I will definitely be checking more of their work.

Thank you to Tor Books for the gifted copy and Macmillan Audio for the ALC copy in exchange for an honest review. I will be watching this series and this author because I want to be here for all of it!


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