TEASER TUESDAY: A Complicated Love Story Set in Space
TEASER TUESDAY: A Complicated Love Story Set in Space

TEASER TUESDAY: A Complicated Love Story Set in Space

Teaser Tuesday is here to help expand your TBR, courtesy of one of my current (or recent) reads:


A Complicated Love Story Set in Space

Shaun David Hutchinson


"But if it was a delusion, then all I'd accomplished was having my delusion tell me that I wasn't deluded. It was a rabbit hole I couldn't go down, or I would second-guess myself until the end of time."

Book Description*

When Noa closes his eyes on Earth and wakes up on a spaceship called Qriosity just as it’s about to explode, he’s pretty sure things can’t get much weirder.

Boy is he wrong.

Trapped aboard Qriosity are also DJ and Jenny, neither of whom remember how they got onboard the ship. Together, the three face all the dangers of space, along with murder, aliens, a school dance, and one really, really bad day. But none of this can prepare Noa for the biggest challenge—falling in love. And as Noa’s feelings for DJ deepen, he has to contend not just with the challenges of the present, but also with his memories of the past.

However, nothing is what it seems on Qriosity, and the truth will upend all of their lives forever.

Love is complicated enough without also trying to stay alive.


We Are the Ants was my first introduction to Shaun David Hutchinson's work and I was enamored. It remains one of my favorite books of all time.

A Complicated Love Story Set in Space is a very Hutchinson book - heart-wrenching teenage love, characters grappling with difficult pasts, exploration of emotional and psychological landscapes, and a healthy dose of sci-fi realism (My term for works that are like magical realism but with more aliens and space. Is this a real thing? Who knows?!). It rips my heart out a bit. It also keeps my brain engaged contemplating those sci-fi realism bits. I am here for all of it.

I've been eating up this book so quickly; I'm about 70% in and will likely finish this book in the next couple days. Want to join me on this adventure? Good news! The book is out today!! Go get yourself a copy.

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme started by Ambrosia of The Purple Booker.

If you're interested in getting in on the action, the rules are as follows:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title and author, too, so that other Teaser Tuesday participants can add the book to their TBRs if they like your teaser!

Book Description from Goodreads

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