Review: The Destroyer by Tara Isabella Burton

The DestroyerThe Destroyer by Tara Isabella Burton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘The Destroyer’ is a novelette written for Tor.com which follows the story of a daughter and her genius mother.
I really enjoyed this novelette, mainly because it introduced and idea/concept that’s both fascinating scientifically, and emotionally heart-wrenching. The plot was well laid out as well. Some short stories only make sense as part of a bigger story arc or a book series; others just simply don’t make sense or miss the impact they want to create.
Not this novelette. It was able to clearly and succinctly convey every aspect of its narrative. There was depth and a masterful description of madness and the effects it had on the daughter. This would also make an awesome novel/series idea. I’d love to see a longer story arc!
Congratulations to Tara Isabella Burton on publishing her novelette!

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