Your Mind Is A Terrible Thing by Hailey Piper is a space horror centered around the unreliability of the brain and doing whatever it takes to survive.
Let’s dive in!
My Thoughts on Your Mind Is A Terrible Thing by Hailey Piper
As a member of the skeleton crew on a corpse ship, Alto has suddenly found themselves alone with the exception of a wraith named Zelany that they’ve kept hidden.
Already struggling with the battles they play with their own mind, what must be done to get to safety only adds to those battles. Fighting trauma, nightmarish scenes, and augmentation, every step is a fight.
This is one of those books that I went into knowing nothing other than the author’s name. As I went along, I was so excited to see that it was a space horror! And of course, the only thing more terrifying than being in space is being in space alone.
I started out believing everything that this story served up as truth, but the deeper into the story I got, the more I questioned everything that was happening.
My favorite element was Zelany. The dialogue this little thing had added a lovely bit of humor to the dark and tense story. And the space walk… my gosh, I was so nervous during that entire scene!
Hailey Piper certainly takes us on a journey here!
My Favorite Passages from Your Mind Is A Terrible Thing
“Can you scan for human life in the quarters rooms?” Alto asked.
A white sheen flashed across Zelany’s interface. “I’m no casting director, but this audition’s a ghost town.”
Human minds came stuffed with glass shards; a little shaking, and they would wound themselves.
Time to see how they liked their nightmares thrown back at them.
“The dark does not die in the light; it only waits,”…
My Final Thoughts on Your Mind Is A Terrible Thing
Reading a bit like a fever dream, one that totally carried me along for the ride! I could never have guessed what was going to happen next, and I was so nervous to see what would be around the next bend.
Fans of horror mixed with sci-fi, set in space, this is one for you!
Thanks for reading!