I suppose everyone comes up against a novel that utterly frustrates attempts at writing a review. One which leaves you with a sense of ambiguity and no way to explain what you think about it because you still aren't sure.
World building: A
Character Depth: A
Theme: wonders/horrors of science? colonialism? friendship and family? betrayal? the never changing flaws of society? Such a mixture of thematic elements and development.
A fresh and unusual science fiction novel that defies classification and for me, explanation.
from description: A mysterious child lands in the care of a solitary woman, changing both of their lives forever in this captivating debut of connection across space and time.
"This is when your life begins."
Absorbing, haunting, and difficult to pin down.
Read in September; blog review scheduled for Dec. 30.
Science Fiction. Jan. 14, 2020. Print length: 400 pages.