A review by shmandy
Alone With You in the Ether, by Olivie Blake

dark emotional mysterious reflective sad fast-paced
  • Plot- or character-driven? Character
  • Strong character development? No
  • Loveable characters? No
  • Diverse cast of characters? Yes
  • Flaws of characters a main focus? Yes


This is a pretentious book about art, math, time, bees & sick people loving each other while acknowledging how un-fixable they are and I adored every single second.

The writing is absolutely stunning and while I do not think the content, characters or story is for everyone I think the writing itself stands on it's own as a reason to read this book. I will be reciting different lines from this book for weeks.

I'll leave you with a few while I go pick which Olivie Blake book is going to ruin me next:

"Deities themselves had changed over time, but the act of devotion had not."

"Time is a function of lies, a trick of light, a mistranslation"

"Oddly, some people seem to have no interest in bees."

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