ARC review – Longer

Title: Longer.

Author: Michael Blumlein.

Format: e-arc.

Publisher: Tor.com

Page count: 125 (on e-reader).

Release day: May 28th 2019.

Genre: Adult, science-fiction.

Rating: 2 stars.

*Thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for providing this arc!*

What is it about? (Summary from GoodReads)

Gunjita and Cav are orbiting in space performing R & D pharmaceutical studies for Gleem Galactic. They are wealthy enough to participate in rejuvenation: rebooting themselves from old age to jump their bodies back to their twenties. You get two chances. The third time is a calculated risk.

Gunjita has “juved” for her second and last time, but Cav is reluctant to join her. Instead he’s obsessed with the unidentified object that they encounter out in space. Is it alive? He believes that it just might be. The prospect of first contact is possible, but their marriage may not survive the challenge.

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My thoughts:

I think, if this book would have been longer, I would have liked it way better!

This book was too short for me to really start caring about the characters, so at the ending I was just like ‘uh, okay!’ without much feelings.

I read this book mainly because it is sci-fi, and that part I definitely enjoyed. I liked that it was quite technological, which also meant some things went a bit over my head. I did like the mention of some chemistry related and I actually understood it! But it was not that important, and I guess you can understand the story without understanding that part.

Another reason why I didn’t like the book is that I did not understand one of the main parts of the plot. He was obsessing over this random object that they found, but I didn’t really understand why, and that me why less interested in the plot.

So, I liked the space part, put didn’t care much for the plot and the characters, which could have been improved if the story was longer!

Happy reading!

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