The Companions | Katie M. Flynn
What a book to be reading right now! This post-apocalyptic (in more ways than one) novel takes place in near-future California. There are years of quarantine due to new viruses. Really. This really affected how I read this book—I was both excited and repelled by the idea of years of quarantines, never going outside, etc. After the quarantines are lifted, people need to readjust and children have to learn how to be in the wider world.
I would LOVE to hear the author’s take on her book vs our current scenario.
What does jeep this book from hitting too close to home is that, in addition to people, there are companions. A company has perfected a way of removing a person’s memory/personality from their body soon after death—and placing it into a fabricated body. These companions are then leased—by people looking for servants, or by their own family, or by their employer. The companions are facing their own apocalyptic scenario.
I enjoyed this book, it was a pretty quick read, and it was also a very unusual experience.
Thanks to NetGalley and Gallery/Scout for providing me with an egalley of this book.
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