Excellent, Unforgettable, Best of the nest
Very good, thoroughly enjoyed,
Good, Solid, Enjoyed many aspects
STAR RATINGS GUIDE
I’m In Limbo On This One
🧡 As someone who spends their time escaping into books, I should love the idea of artificial afterlives. And I do love the version of it in the TV series Upload. But that’s a communal, “real” place. This book presents it as one long dream. No thank you. Nevertheless, I do love playing around with the idea, so I was all in.
💚 I did enjoy the sci fi elements, the heaven creation, the moral questions in the first half of the book to a 3 star level. It was good, but didn’t go deep enough. It was the second half with its murdery thrillerishness and delving into minds that gripped me. I’d have given this 4 stars, except there was one element I couldn’t get past…
💜 I am not an Isobel fan. There. I typed it. Half the time she was portrayed as fragile and in need of protection. And the other she was aggressive and rude. Pick a lane.