“You know how to live in a body, but not how to be one.”


What an unusual story. I’m not quite sure what to think of what I just read. It was super weird and yet completely absorbing. I’m not sure if it would be a bit slow for someone not interested in science. I spent so much time trying to figure out what was going on in this unusual world. The creatures nestled within the human world were unique and interesting but I would have liked so much more detail about them. The way the story was told left me confused sometimes and I just had to forge forward and hope it all came together. I liked the underlying message about what it meant to be sentient, authentic and the ethics of life. Definitely a completely unique reading experience!

Thanks to Tordotcom via Netgalley for access to this novel. All opinions above are my own.

This one took me nearly two weeks to finish. I feel like after Empire of the Vampire I’ve been in a huge slump. I’ve got 5 or 6 books going and I’m not super vibing with any of them. That’s so rare for me. What do you do to get out of a slump?

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I am the Vice President of Clinical Affairs for a medical device company where my job is to promote the utility of the device to doctors. I have science and business degrees and have editorial experience in medical communications. In college, I served as an Editorial Assistant for a healthcare communications company and have served on two editorial boards for peer-reviewed journals. In my free time, I always have a book in my hand... or two or three! On average, I read 20 books a month. I have looked to combine two of my skill sets to review on Goodreads and promote books on Instagram that I love to other readers. I'm open to partnering with publishers as an influencer for book tours, giveaways etc.

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