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The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot Schrefer

anduman's review

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adventurous hopeful mysterious fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? Yes

3.75

hannahhhbb's review against another edition

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hopeful medium-paced

4.0

sovngarde's review

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4.0

Finishing this book made me feel how I did once I finished watching Interstellar - bereft, insignificant and tired. Christ this was a journey.

I picked this up and read it not really reading the synopsis just knowing it was MLM sci-fi and tbh you should go into it as blind as possible. Had no expectations but it exceeded all of them. I was marginally disappointed by the somewhat insta love before I realized *why* that it was that way and now I’m ok with it.

Thoroughly enjoyed this and I’m not a person that generally enjoys sci fi. Has a nice thriller-esque vibe to it at moments with high tension. This is already gonna be one of this years faves.

Gone through a few reviews and glad to see so many folks feel this was not marketed properly because it wasn’t. It’s so much more than a romance and honestly that isn’t even the focal point of this story. I’m sad this hasn’t garnered more attention.

lavenderbookrecs's review against another edition

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dark emotional hopeful mysterious sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated

4.0

rizeaoana's review against another edition

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challenging dark emotional hopeful sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

4.0

thelittlebook_bee's review

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5.0

I picked this little YA scifi book up off the shelf because that cover is GORGEOUS and also I thought it would be a nice little love story about gays in space.

Well. They are gay. And they are in space. But what I got instead of a love story (which is present but very much not the central plot) was a DEVASTATING exploration of humanity and it's capacity for creation and destruction. I'm still unwell. I ordered a hardcover about halfway through because I knew this was one I needed to own.

evafantasy's review

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4.5

⭐⭐⭐⭐✨

At first I was wondering where this was going and then the dread settled in and I loved every second of it ❤️ the writing style is quite peculiar but ended up being perfectly fitting in the end!

chris624wx's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful mysterious reflective sad tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? It's complicated
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? No

4.75

jenna310's review

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adventurous dark emotional mysterious reflective sad tense

4.0

This story was different from what I was expecting. It was very intense with some darker themes. 

raisin's review

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adventurous challenging dark emotional hopeful inspiring mysterious reflective sad tense medium-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? A mix
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes

5.0