(I received a free copy of this book from Bold Strokes Books, through NetGalley, in return for a review).
(This review may contain spoilers).
Ideally, I’d give this book 4.5 stars, but since I can’t give half stars…
This was a book I particularly wanted to read. The blurb sounded really interesting and the cover really attracted me.
The plot of the story managed to keep me reading and I really did like the romance that developed between Imms and B. I thought the author did a really good job of showing how Imms developed as a character.
The contrast between the Silvers’ planet and Earth came across really well, as did how different people reacted to Imms when he was on Earth. One thing that really struck me was that no one cared enough about what was happening to Imms to try and stop it, even when they said they didn’t agree with it. Sadly, I feel that’s all too true of the world we now live in. People rarely step in when they think something’s wrong.
The relationships that Imms formed with others came across really well, but it was sad that he was forced to change and that people wanted to provoke him. Because we need more violence in the world.
I can see this happening if we discovered aliens. The romance between B and Imms was sweet at times, but Imms was the only one who seemed to have to change.
I would definitely be interested in reading a sequel to this book. I think there’s still so much of the story to be told.