Absolutely Loved

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I finished this novel and audiobook at the end of June into the start of July. I loved it. Like, give this all of the stars and then some, loved it. If I could do reviews with one liners and leave it at that, I would.

Isolated town, weird ritualistic aspects, a plot that makes you question where everything is going and disappearing mothers. I will warn you that this is one of those books where perspective brings out the uniqueness. It should be enjoyed slowly. There is grief, beauty, loss and the struggle of motherhood that I felt was represented with disheartening beauty.

The audiobook is read by Ell Potter. I feel like a repetitive parrot but I loved it! I adored the cadence, the tone, the character monologues... Everything. This is one of my favorite books of the year.

Mentioned as speculative fiction but also has a dystopian and science fiction hybrid vibe of sorts. It fits amongst The Water Cure, The Handmaids Tale, The Giver and even Delirium in respect to the feel of the novel. I don't believe its one that everyone will understand but I'm here to recommend it until I'm blue in the face. I freaking loved it!!!