She belongs to me – property rights will prevail.
Evie is a near-perfect bioengineered human. In a broken-down future England where her kind has been outlawed, her ‘husband’ Matthew keeps her safe but hidden. When her existence is revealed, she must take her chances on the dark and hostile streets where more than one predator is on the hunt.
The Actuality is a gripping, atmospheric speculative thriller from a powerful new voice.
My thoughts: I loved Evie and wanted her to succeed in outrunning those chasing her after everything goes wrong. She might not be human but she felt very human, if that makes sense. She could think and feel and was very afraid but also incredibly brave. I liked Daniels, his kindness and determination to help her as Matthew (who was a bit creepy) would want. I also really like Sola and Toto.
This book is incredibly moving and sad, Evie just wants to be left alone, allowed to live as she always has. A powerful meditation on what it is to be human.
*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.