Review: The Loneliness of Distant Beings by Kate Ling

The Loneliness of Distant Beings

Even though she knows it's impossible, Seren longs to have the sunshine on her skin. It's something she feels she needs to stay sane. But when you're floating through space at thousands of kilometres an hour, sometimes you have to accept there are things you cannot change.

Except that the arrival of Dom in her life changes everything in ways she can barely comprehend. For a while he becomes the Sun for her; and she can't help but stay in his orbit. Being with him flaunts every rule designed to keep their home in order, but to lose him would be like losing herself.

In the end they must decide what is most important: loyalty to the only home they've ever known, or to each other?

I have a problem with books like this, spaceship romance stories. They all seem very similar to me, with a female MC who is different to everyone else, she meets a guy who makes her see the world i a whole new light and they fight back agaisnt the small world which cleary is against them. Really, none of this worked for me.

For me, The Loneliness of Distant Beings was remniscent of Acoss the Universe, but just a lot less enjoyable I hate to say it but despite the fact that the concept was very good and some of the bits such as the controlled environment and the way of living was well done.The problem was just the romance.

Insta-love, ugh. It can't be that hard to write alove story with some development! How can I support a romance and believe in it if there is no development and no reason why these two people like each other. Sure, Selen and Dom were nice enough character but did I really believe in their love? Not even a tiny bit...

And when that love story is such a large part of the book anyway, it just becomes so much harder to enjoy that book, and that is why for me this book just did not work, I am so so so sorry to say it, but there was just a big disconnect there for me...

Book released May19th by Little,Brown Books for Young Readers
Book received from the publisher/author in exchange for an honest review

1 comment

  1. Ugh Insta love ... the bane of our existence. Although i am definitely interested in checking this book. The concept sounds really interesting.

    Great Review :)
    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex


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