A Lovely Failure by Tilly Jupiter was an interesting and humorous science fiction that was an excellent subject for the ‘quick summer read.’ I am not the type to read anything ‘beyond this world’ but I was pleasantly surprised by this book. (I am looking forward to reading Jupiter’s other novel, The Ailen Fast-Food Wars.) To be honest, I found some of the content difficult to understand. But, for such a short novel, there is a lot of ground to cover in a short amount of time. I trudged through the beginning a few times to soak it in. Afterwards, it was smooth sailing. The characters are complex and their personalities are addicting. Denrie, the society that they live in, is unique – It’s a society you haven’t read about in any other book. It is obvious how much time, effort, and tender loving care the author put in to this book – very well executed.
If you’re looking for a quick and quirky read, I would suggest this book. Once you start this book, you won’t put it down until you’re done!