Utterly brilliant Sci-Fi exploration of what makes us love
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Well, that was absolutely brilliant. I had no idea what to expect really with this book, my first from Lyn, but when Shin asked if I was willing to review an ARC, I was intrigued.
I loved pretty much everything about this, it’s funny, it’s sexy, it’s an exploration of just what actually defines love and how it’s possible to fall for an asymmetrical tentacle creature without realising it.
The idea of Earth being off in some boring backwater of space that other sentient beings ignore because humans don’t have multiple limbs or tentacles really tickled me.
Max’s confusion at what happened to him following what he thought was an alien invasion but which turned out to be the equivalent of a police chase, was seriously funny.
Lyn Gala’s a total genius though as she explores how Max begins to communicate and improve the ‘Babelfish-like’ translation program on the ship he lands himself on to work his passage back to Earth.
How do you define hurt or emotional heartbreak when it’s a literal alien concept?!
Considering all the tentacles, there wasn’t as much sexy times as I’d perhaps been expecting, but the relationship which develops between Max and the octopus-like owner of the ship, who he calls Rick, is totally believable and quite emotional.
And the offspring? Too cute for words 🙂 This book was fab, so thanks Shin for putting it on my radar.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.