Commodity by Shay Savage
I don’t think it is possible to Love this book. It has nothing to do with either the writing nor the plot, it is just the content. How can you possibly love a book about human trafficking, rape and world-wide extermination?!
It was a hard read the first time around, I don’t think I would be up for reading it again in a very very long time… If ever.
I have to say I was grateful for the mid-book time leap that we get between part 1 and 2. I’m not always a fan of time voids or jumps that happen in he middle of the action part of the story, or that leave you hanging with out knowing the fate of one of the main characters, but this time I seriously appreciate not having to witness the horrors Hannah had to endure, from her own perspective. I think that would have just made the whole thing unreadable.
All in all, it was not that far from what I’ve come to expect from Shay Savage. She always delivers some heart-wrenching stuff just when you were hoping things would get better.
I did have a problem with the Alien part of this story, thou… If it weren’t because it was alluded to in the introduction, it would have felt completely forced…
Specially that last encounter Falk has with them, that turns out not to be the first one he has!
It felt like a last minute addition to me that didn’t quite flow right, but I guess some kind of explanation had to be given for the almost extermination of the whole human race… Right?
Maybe it would’ve been better for it to remain a mystery to just speculation.