Her Silhouette, Drawn In Water || This Submerged Me

 

Title: Her Silhouette, Drawn In Water
Author: Vylar Kaftan
Page Count: 110 pages
Genre: Fiction // Novella
Rating: ★ ★ ★ .5
Publisher: Tor.com
Release Date: May 21, 2019
Buy It: Chapters Indigo

 

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

All Bee has ever known is darkness.

She doesn’t remember the crime she committed that landed her in the cold, twisting caverns of the prison planet Colel-Cab with only fellow prisoner Chela for company. Chela says that they’re telepaths and mass-murderers; that they belong here, too dangerous to ever be free. Bee has no reason to doubt her—until she hears the voice of another telepath, one who has answers, and can open her eyes to an entirely different truth.

 

 

MY THOUGHTS

This book actually made me feel like I was underwater. In a good way I felt confused and off kilter, just like the main character did. There’s a lot to feel in the words of this novel. I’m super happy to report I did not see a lot of what was happening coming.

If you’re a fan of LGBTQ reads add this one to your list! The relationships are complex and layered. I really identify with characters with shades of grey in their relationships because I myself am not a black and white visionary.

I loved the sci fi elements and the dreamlike qualities in this story. The author’s take on censorship was really interesting to me and her angle on trauma was different than what I usually see in stories. Kaftan is a great writer and I’m excited to see what else she comes up with.

There’s a splash of Spanish but don’t worry it won’t confuse you. I know 0% of Spanish and I was able to keep reading without having to look anything up.

**Thank you Tordotcompub for sending me the ARC for review.**

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