Title: Dark Matter
Author : Blake Crouch
Publication Date: 07/26/16
“We’re all made of the same thing–the blown-out pieces of matter formed in the fires of dead stars. I’ve just never felt that knowledge in my bones until that moment, there, with you.”
I will not be providing a synopsis for this novel and I strongly advise you not to read the synopsis provided on the novel or on Goodreads (and if you do.. don’t think too much into it).
This novel has almost 19k reviews on Goodreads as of right now, so I’m not going to drag this review out too long— plus, I feel like this is one of those books that is best gone into blind, as it really helps add to the authenticity of the main character’s experience and confusion.
What you need to know:
★ This is a science-fiction novel with a lot of research and intellect poured into it.
★ The main character, Jason Dessen, is abducted in the first short series of scenes and you will be immersed into the confusion he experiences and the mystery of his surroundings. Embrace this! Don’t let anyone spoil this novel for you!
★ The level of action is insane! The plot moves at break-neck speed and is so engaging.
★ Romance in sci-fi?!! Yes, please!
★ You will not be expecting the level of philosophical thought and deep themes that this novel will provoke.
★ You will not be able to put this novel down.
So if this one has been sitting on your TBR for way too long (as it had been sitting on mine)– Remedy this error ASAP. You absolutely should believe the hype–this book is so worth it and you will be so glad that you picked it up!
Trigger Warnings: Death, Terminal Illness, Plague Illness, Violence