Child of Humanity by Alyse N. Steves, was, after reading the first chapter, a massively pleasant surprise! I have to inform you, in case you didn't know, that I am a man in his forties. So the first chapter of this book make me roll my eyes a little bit. NOT because the writing was poor, or the narrative lacked, but simply because it started out seeming very stereotypically "college girl stuff" to me. I almost put the book down. But I am SO glad that I did not.
Following the first chapter or two of Allyson Owen's narrative, her world explodes into something so much larger. This is a scifi tale handled with great efficiency. Other-worldy, and unlike some, I never once got lost in the connection of Allyson's human life, versus her "other" life. She paints both worlds with a defining stroke; colorful and original.
It runs rampant and headlong into an exciting tale, rarely slowing. I think this book is a big accomplishment for a first-time indie author, and Alyse has much to be proud of.
I give Child of Humanity 4 stars. Check it out!