A review by dottiewankenobi
Elder Race by Adrian Tchaikovsky

adventurous challenging emotional hopeful inspiring tense fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? Yes
  • Loveable characters? Yes
  • Diverse cast of characters? It's complicated
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


a quote from my live reading notes: "the demon was extremely freaky but the heart and soul and emotion of this book. holy fuck."

elder race made me bawl. this book features two main characters who struggle deeply with their personal feelings and how others see them, and the author did an amazing job of infusing human life in them. the world building was very interesting and there were so many lines that stood out to me as I read that I want to come back to again. I honestly would love to talk to the author and just listen to him speak about this world, any bit of it -- there's so many questions I have, so many things I would love to know

there were a few tiny things that felt shaky I guess but overall my feelings for this book are extremely positive and I'm so glad I added it to my TBR and that my friend decided for us to read it during our book club

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