A review by tinyelfarcanist
Unanimity, by Alexandra Almeida

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


Full of parallelisms to Le Petit Prince and delivered in lush prose, Unanimity supplies hard truths and defies the status quo. Spiral Worlds is a relevant story in today’s social climate and a cautionary tale of the future.

At first, the characters seem stereotypical, but their flaws and motivations become apparent as we delve into their pasts. Their lives are intertwined through decades of events, and their relationships are filled with as much pain as love.

The reluctance of the characters to curse (frack, ship, Leo the second) peeved me a little. And it isn’t ideal that the only nonbinary character is a non-human originally designed as androgynous. 

I don’t usually read sci-fi or stories in contemporary settings, but this book is a great reminder to read out of my comfort zone: good stories are independent of genre. 

Read my full review: https://tinyelfarcanist.wordpress.com/2023/03/07/unanimity-alexandra-almeida/

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