Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon is a fun cosmic horror that will keep throwing you curveballs as the story progresses!
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Slaves to Gravity by Wesley Southard and Somer Canon
In this book, the main character, Charlie Snyder, wakes up in a hospital bed and to her horror, she learns that she is paralyzed from the waist down. While recovering, she feels broken, frustrated, and a bit useless…
One night, she wakes up from a nightmare to her face hitting the ceiling. At first she thinks it was just a fluke, but she soon realizes that she can actually control this! From there, she tests her limits and learns more and more about herself. But she’s on a tricky path that is full of danger, and not just around the discovery of her new abilities.
My goodness. This was such a fun and bizarre read! I very highly recommend going into this one dark so you can enjoy all of the twists and turns! I will keep my last few notes light to prevent spoilers.
One of my favorite elements of this story were all of the pop culture references! They had me laughing right out loud.
The characters were all wonderful and I loved their dynamic with one another. I would have happily read more about their adventures, but I also liked that this book was short and sweet.
I also really appreciated the scenes that sent chills down the back of my neck. There were so many of those! And that one scene in the park in NYC? I won’t be forgetting that any time soon!
My Favorite Passage from Slaves to Gravity
Charlie croaked out a laugh. “This isn’t some Stephen King book, Sean. This is real life.”
“We all float up here,” Doggo giggled.
My Final Thoughts on Slaves to Gravity
There was never a second during my time with this book that I had any inkling as to what was going to happen next. I absolutely love that!
If you enjoy cosmic horror that will keep you on your toes and make you shout, “WHAT IS GOING ON?!” then I highly recommend this to you!
If this were ever adapted, I could see it going along with films like Cabin In The Woods or Life After Beth as there were plenty of elements that were scary, but loads of lighter scenes that took you out of the horror for a bit before plunging you right back in.
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What would you do if you discovered that you could fly? My first thought was that I would finally be able to do more work on and around our house that we’ve been holding off on simply because we can’t reach. I think I’ve officially reached a new level of adulting…
Thanks again to Wesley and Somer for sending me a wonderful signed copy!!
Priscilla Bettis says
What a fun concept in a story, to fly after a paralyzing accident. I do enjoy a well written cosmic horror. Thanks for sharing your review!
Erica Robyn says
For sure!! This was so much fun to think about as a concept, post-accident of course!