The Stargazer's Embassy | Eleanor Lerman

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Title: The Stargazer's Embassy
Author: Eleanor Lerman
Length: 306 pages
Publication date: July 18, 2017
Genre: Adult sci-fi
Rating: 4/5


We've all heard the adage "don't judge a book by it's cover." Definitely follow that advice with The Stargazer's Embassy. I was drawn to this book by the title and the description (don't read the summary on Goodreads or the back of the book because it spoils things that only happen halfway into the book!) but oh boy that cover is a cheesy one! However, I'm glad I read this book because it was a very unique alien story! 

The Stargazer's Embassy is a story of alien abductions with a literary twist. This book feels very contemporary and looks at alien abductions from the point of view of a character who has experienced them secondhand. Our main character Julia was never abducted by aliens, but her mother was, and she was more focused on the aliens than her own daughter. Julia's whole life has been haunted by aliens. The story follows her as she tries to deal with their presence in her life and how that affects her relationships. 

I really enjoyed this book. It's a slower paced book, very quiet and more character driven. Eleanor Lerman has a beautiful writing style - she's also a poet and you can definitely tell that from her writing in this novel. And even though this is more literary feeling, it was an easy reading experience. It's sci-fi set in our world, in our time. I enjoyed the characters, and I thought that the side characters were properly fleshed out. It wasn't a totally perfect book for me, but overall I really enjoyed it. 

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