About the author:
Laura Pohl is a Brazilian writer who lives in São Paulo. She likes writing messages in caps lock, quoting Hamilton, and obsessing about Star Wars. When not taking pictures of her dog, she can be found discussing alien conspiracy theories. She has not crashed any cars or spaceships—yet. She is the author of The Last 8 and The First 7. Visit her online at onlybylaura.com.
The First 7 by Laura Pohl
In this thrilling conclusion to The Last 8 duology, the Last Teenagers on Earth return to their now-hostile planet to respond to a distress signal—but who—or what—is waiting for them there?
Clover Martinez and the Last Teenagers on Earth are busy exploring the galaxy after leaving earth behind...even if they can’t help but be a little homesick.
So when their ship receives a distress signal from their former planet, they hope against hope that it means other survivors. But as soon as they arrive, they realize something’s deeply wrong: strange crystal formations have popped up everywhere and there’s some sort of barrier keeping them from leaving.
Seeking the origin of the formations and the reason for the barrier, the group discovers a colony of survivors hidden in the mountains. But the survivors aren’t who they seem...
The Last 8 by Laura Pohl
Extinction was just the beginning…
Clover Martinez has always been a survivor, which is the reason she isn't among the dead when aliens invade and destroy Earth as she knows it.
Clover is convinced she's the only one left until she hears a voice on the radio urging her to go to the former Area 51. When she arrives, she's greeted by a band of misfits who call themselves The Last Teenagers on Earth.
Only they aren't the ragtag group of heroes Clover was expecting. The seven strangers seem more interested in pretending the world didn't end than fighting back, and Clover starts to wonder if she was better off alone. But when she finds a hidden spaceship within the walls of the compound, she doesn't know what to believe…or who to trust.
What People Are Saying About Laura Pohl:
"The Walking Dead meets Alien in this expertly plotted debut. Teens will want to follow Clover on her next adventure!"
—Zoraida Cordova, author of the Brooklyn Brujas series
"A fantastic plot following a fierce young woman and an ending that was such surprise I couldn’t stop thinking about it for days"
—Bethany Wiggins, author of Stung and Cured
"A brilliant exploration of humanity and what it means to be "
—Kaitlin Ward, author of Where She Fell