The Luminous Dead

The Luminous Dead

Caitlin Starling / Aug 24, 2019

The Luminous Dead A thrilling atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychologi

  • Title: The Luminous Dead
  • Author: Caitlin Starling
  • ISBN: 0062846906
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival.When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be A thrilling, atmospheric debut with the intensive drive of The Martian and Gravity and the creeping dread of Annihilation, in which a caver on a foreign planet finds herself on a terrifying psychological and emotional journey for survival.When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions She also thought that the fat paycheck enough to get her off planet and on the trail of her mother meant she d get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe Keeping her sane.Instead, she got Em.Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre s body with drugs or withholding critical information to ensure the smooth operation of her expedition Em knows all about Gyre s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash and a lash And Em has secrets, too.As Gyre descends, little inconsistencies missing supplies, unexpected changes in the route, and, worst of all, shifts in Em s motivations drive her out of her depths Lost and disoriented, her control giving way to paranoia and anger, Gyre severs her connection with Em and the outside world On her own in this mysterious, deadly place, surrounded by darkness and the unknown, Gyre must overcome than just the dangerous terrain and the Tunneler which calls underground its home if she wants to make it out alive she must confront the ghosts in her own head.But how come she can t shake the feeling she s being followed Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 432 pages Expected publication April 2nd 2019 by Harper Voyager More Details ISBN 0062846906 ISBN13 9780062846907 Edition Language English Other Editions 3 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Win a Copy of This Book The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling Author Release date Apr 02, 2019 When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapse When Gyre Price lied her way into this expedition, she thought she d be mapping mineral deposits, and that her biggest problems would be cave collapses and gear malfunctions She also thought that the fat paycheck enough to get her off planet and on the trail of her mother meant she d get a skilled surface team, monitoring her suit and environment, keeping her safe Keeping her sane.Instead, she got Em.Em sees nothing wrong with controlling Gyre s body with drugs or withholding critical information to ensure the smooth operation of her expedition Em knows all about Gyre s falsified credentials, and has no qualms using them as a leash and a lash And Em has secrets, too.As Gyre descends, little inconsistencies missing supplies, unexpected changes in the route, and, worst of all, shifts in Em s motivations drive her out of her depths Lost and disoriented, her control giving way to paranoia and anger, Gyre severs her connection with Em and the outside world On her own in this mysterious, deadly place, surrounded by darkness and the unknown, Gyre must overcome than just the dangerous terrain and the Tunneler which calls underground its home if she wants to make it out alive she must confront the ghosts in her own head.But how come she can t shake the feeling she s being followed Enter Giveaway Format Print book

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mysteries where people are unreliable, conflicted, and determined I read for three reasons A certain unnamed good friend strongly suggested it after reading it Here s how she sold it It takes stones of steel to write a full novel with only two characters and a cave for the setting So far, it s done very, very well I confused Caitlin Starling w Totally Unauthorized Review It was very good, just the sort of read I wanted Read it if you enjoy survival stories, or caving, or psychological mysteries where people are unreliable, conflicted, and determined I read for three reasons A certain unnamed good friend strongly suggested it after reading it Here s how she sold it It takes stones of steel to write a full novel with only two characters and a cave for the setting So far, it s done very, very well I confused Caitlin Starling with Caitlin Kiernan, who also has a effed up book I want to read The Drowning Girl The darker, the better Like The Children of Time, it could have played on fundamental fears in this case, claustrophobia but somehow, through the writing, I was only riveted Except for the water scenes Those were scary In some ways, it is like The Martian, only with a main character who is far less well adjusted and funny I d say character building is the clear strength of this book Do not read the GR book blurb, as it does give far too much away, including one plot point that happens two thirds of the way in I read an early copy hopefully very early so I look forward to re reading a print copy that might have even polish Just for me for heaven s sake, do not read the spoilers if you intend to read view spoiler My most significant criticism would include a lack of world building Specifically, once in the caves, I didn t get the sense of a different world except for Tunnelers In fact, I didn t even get the sense the Gyre knew much about cave geology, period Though the blurb compares to The Martian, I d say that book did a far better job integrating world building biology, geology, physics, etc than this did I also feel like I was left slightly confused why the teams still had to be one person, as long as the person was enclosed in the suit, but that might be because at a certain point, I was reading fast just to relieve the terrible feeling of dread and hope And Em s age seems problematic twenty five teams seemed too many, unless we re talking four attempts a year or something hide spoiler That said, the end result was a one two gut punch Absolutely wow She hadn t planned, because her goal hadn t been in the future It had always been behind her, pulling her back, pulling her down Black market ARC Oh, you didn t know there was such a thing There is, my friend, and the stories around them are sordid view spoiler I m pretty sure I promised someone my firstborn child for the last one I got Of course, I m not planning on any children hide spoiler On the up side, I don t have to put anything in about thanks to the publisher, or totally honest review, or unbiased opinions, or any of that other legalese baloney flag 96 likesLike see review View all 25 comments Bee Well heck, no I have to read it Jan 29, 2019 06 19AM carol Psychological thriller done right Jan 29, 2019 07 52AM Nov 19, 2018 Nick T Borrelli rated it liked it review of another edition I want to begin this review by pointing out the fact that I m a sucker for books with this kind of theme The plot of THE LUMINOUS DEAD is one that takes place on a planet rich in mineral deposits and a caver is exploring one such location while also possibly being stalked deep within the bowels of said cave Anything that involves some sort of exploration on a distant planet or an archaeological angle and I m usually all in So when I had the opportunity to receive an advance reader copy of t I want to begin this review by pointing out the fact that I m a sucker for books with this kind of theme The plot of THE LUMINOUS DEAD is one that takes place on a planet rich in mineral deposits and a caver is exploring one such location while also possibly being stalked deep within the bowels of said cave Anything that involves some sort of exploration on a distant planet or an archaeological angle and I m usually all in So when I had the opportunity to receive an advance reader copy of the book from the publisher, I couldn t download it fast enough I hadn t previously heard of the author Caitlin Starling before and this is apparently her first novel, so I was excited to see how this story would unfold I had seen the comparisons to The Martian in that the story is told mainly through internal dialogue and conversation with only one other main character who serves as mission control of the expedition You don t see too many books use this type of narrative device, so I was intrigued to get started Now on to the book and my subsequent thoughts about it.The main character in THE LUMINOUS DEAD is Gyre, a caver who signs a contract with a private mining company for what she believes is just another expedition to gather valuable ore deposits Gyre is not totally forthcoming about her background and motive when she signs on with the company, which is to score a quick payday so that she can keep looking for her mother who abandoned her years ago Gyre has been obsessed with finding out what happened to her mother and she sees this job as nothing than a means to fund her continuing efforts going forward What Gyre doesn t know yet is that her contractor and only lifeline to the outside world Em has motivations of her own that aren t simply mining for ore Gyre and Em are connected via a communication device located inside Gyre s suit where Em can also monitor every aspect of Gyre s physical health Their relationship starts out as a combative one as Gyre suspects that Em may be hiding something from her and not being completely honest about the job that she has been asked to do It turns out that Gyre s suspicions are not entirely unfounded when she is able to access a video from her suit that shows a previous mining party who experience an incredible tragedy while exploring the same cave that Gyre is now embedded deep within When Gyre lashes out at Em and threatens to quit and turn back, Em is forced to reveal that her parents were the ones in the video along with a few others Something terrible happened to the party that Em has been struggling to discover the answer to It turns out that she has sent dozens of other cavers on the same mission as Gyre with most of them dying in the treacherous tunnels trying vainly to reach the area where Em s parents were last documented to be alive As Em continues to open up about what happened to her parents and their family business, her relationship with Gyre starts to change It begins to become one of mutual understanding as they both are in similar situations trying to find answers to missing family members It also becomes a borderline romantic relationship of sorts Eventually things really start to change as Gyre both sees and hears signs that she may not be alone inside the cave Could it possibly be someone from the original doomed crew Em s mother Or could it be something far far worse that is now stalking Gyre as she tries to survive and find a way out of what could be her ultimate resting place My first feeling about THE LUMINOUS DEAD was that the story is of a style that I like based on similar novels that I ve previously read, one being The Descent by Jeff Long Admittedly that one didn t take place on another planet, but the feel of it was much the same initially and the cave exploration aspect was as well There were a few things that I really liked about this book One being the mystery behind what happened to Em s parents and also Gyre s mother I thought that was handled deftly as well as the additional mystery of whether what was also present in the cave was a person or a monster of some kind The suspense of these two questions kept me wanting to read further The characters of Gyre and Em were well done with both of them having their own demons driving them to find out what happened to lost loved ones I didn t mind the fact that there was only a two person dialogue for the entire book either, but at times it did get a little draggy for long stretches as the dialogues were quite frequent and went off on some lengthy tangents This is ultimately where I found myself not being as into the book as I could have otherwise For me the book seemed to take a long time to develop and for about the first 70% of it all we really get are conversations that sometimes are relevant to the story and sometimes not I definitely enjoy when a story builds slowly to a crescendo, but I thought that this one took a little time than most to get going When the climax happens, it does so with a bang and it is very satisfying, but unfortunately the journey to get there is fraught with long periods of not much happening So I have to say that I liked THE LUMINOUS DEAD, but fell just short of loving it That being said, others may have a vastly different opinion and you should give this one a try if you enjoy books with cave exploration and mysterious things that go bump in the dark In the end it was a solid book that I think offers a good enough amount for readers to enjoy But you ll have to wait until April of next year to purchase it as that is when it is slated for release in the U.S flag 17 likesLike see review Nov 13, 2018 Emily rated it it was amazing review of another edition like if the martian and annihilation got freaky in a cave with queer women flag 13 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 26, 2018 The Bookavid rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases, c aliens, r ff, g sci fi, tw gore, tw abuse, g horror I ll be honest I have a hard time with books that have very limited settings and work a lot with internal monologue to establish setting and mood rather than action THE LUMINOUS DEAD is pretty much the prose version of a chamber play In space With aliens And corpses And gay girls.Even though this is really not the kind of book I usually go for, there s just something about THE LUMINOUS DEAD that made me long to keep going, to keep following cave explorer Gyre on her mysterious quest throug I ll be honest I have a hard time with books that have very limited settings and work a lot with internal monologue to establish setting and mood rather than action THE LUMINOUS DEAD is pretty much the prose version of a chamber play In space With aliens And corpses And gay girls.Even though this is really not the kind of book I usually go for, there s just something about THE LUMINOUS DEAD that made me long to keep going, to keep following cave explorer Gyre on her mysterious quest through that cave in space while getting instructions from this girl Em, who definitely is up to something THE LUMINOUS DEAD just forces you to keep going I couldn t think of anything else every time I put this down because I just needed to know what this awful fascinating girl was up to Why Em hired Gyre to travel deep into this cave for such an exorbitant compensation It s so fascinating Infuriatingly so, honestly Em and Gyre have an interestig dynamic It s a little bit enemies to lovers, and Em does a lot of questionable things to keep Gyre going, especially in the beginning, but I think it s resolved quite fairly THE LUMINOUS DEAD takes place in such a high tension environment that just naturally brings out the worst in people, and I feel like Starling really captured that I loved the way she built in technology as well, with Gyre s high tech suit that seems to take care of pretty much everything It s fun It s easy to forget that this is a book in space when you re just dealing with this girl being trapped in a cave for 300 pages that could ve just as well been in a contemporary setting The execution really works It s very atmospheric and creepy as hellE LUMINOUS DEAD is definitely a slow book and a pretty graphic one, too, by the way So if you struggle with anything related to corpses, this is probably not a good pick.It really reminded me of that movie The Descent, with the alien spin on top Terrifying, fun, unputdownable I m a little bit mad actually because I don t think I even had a choice here but to finish this flag 12 likesLike see review Jan 25, 2019 Caidyn SEMI HIATUS BW Reviews he him his rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves fantasy scifi, wish list, arc, from publisher or author, mystery horror thriller This review can also be found on my blog CW parental death, death, parental abandonment, claustrophobia and some violenceI legit ended this book thinking thatLike I said a while ago, sci fi isn t always a genre I gravitate towards I typically enjoy it, but I don t automatically reach for it and want to read it all the time But, I saw this on Edelweiss and immediately realized that I would love it.Not only is it sci fi, but it has heavy threads of horror running through it Horror to the point This review can also be found on my blog CW parental death, death, parental abandonment, claustrophobia and some violenceI legit ended this book thinking thatLike I said a while ago, sci fi isn t always a genre I gravitate towards I typically enjoy it, but I don t automatically reach for it and want to read it all the time But, I saw this on Edelweiss and immediately realized that I would love it.Not only is it sci fi, but it has heavy threads of horror running through it Horror to the point that I was tense and reading with rapt attention, wide eyed and horrified Because, damn Starling can write And, this is a debut Like damn The book is, in a nutshell, the story of a cave and what has happened in it.Gyre picks up a contract to go into a cave But, things aren t what they seem The contract she signed The woman leading her The cave itself It s all mixed and insane.Honestly, I don t want to get too much into the plot because I feel like it would give a lot away since the story organically unfolded and every reveal didn t feel quite like a reveal, yet it certainly was one If that makes sense.This story is led by strong women, though Gyre is complex and gloriously flawed She s a fantastic lead to bring you through the cave I got worried at some points that she would annoy me or piss me off aka, be a Lila Bard character but while I was annoyed, I felt endeared to her I understood her.The other main character is Em, the one leading Gyre through the cave system Just like Gyre, she s incredibly complex and a deeply flawed individual, yet one that is so beautiful I m all for these amazing female characters who aren t perfect, yet you just can understand them so well.It made me so happy to read these strong women in roles that would have usually been occupied by men One woman exploring a cave and getting sucked deeper and deeper into the weird world that it is Another woman who is leading it and having to help make tough decisions, along with handle someone who isn t always cooperative I loved the blend of traditional feminine and masculine energy in this book Seriously, it gave me life.Since this is sci fi, there is an attached world to it I don t think I ever got a big handle on the surrounding world In this book, that s not a big deal since it s a bottle episode of a cave But, there are some mentions of things that made me go what even if it never impacted my enjoyment of the story.Oh, and also, it s queer I saw one review mention it in a one sentence review, but I kind of want to talk about it You don t get an overall hint that these are queer women for most of the book, but it s there and keeps growing stronger and stronger until the end of the story when it s really confirmed I got a bit worried about queerbaiting, but there is a payoff with it And, that made me happier than anything Their sexualities were never defined, but it was very clear they were queer the whole time.I was absolutely entranced by this book It was amazing to read I loved it and preordered the book when I wasn t even halfway through because I knew that it was going to be a favorite of mine.In short, I m very impressed by this new author and I can t wait to read what else she writes flag 9 likesLike see review View all 4 comments 2 Whoops, sorry about that I meant you obviously Your names are close together along the top of the page and I inadvertently typed the wrong one Jan 28, 2019 07 12PM Caidyn SEMI HIATUS BW Reviews he him his Hahaha, yeah, that happens Jan 29, 2019 06 29AM Dec 12, 2018 Cillian rated it really liked it Shelves alien siblings, in the middle of nowhere, 2018 greatest hits, makes you shit down both legs This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here The synopsis is great, but there s a huge fucking spoiler tucked in.When you give away something that happens after the 50% mark, you re spoiling.Make that a rule flag 7 likesLike see review View all 4 comments Jan 01, 2019 Kameron Hurley rated it it was amazing review of another edition My blurb A masterful, nail biting thriller from an extraordinary talent Meticulously researched, expertly paced, with yearning, self destructive heroines whose incredible physical and emotional journies will leave you breathless This book was exactly what I hoped it would be flag 7 likesLike see review Nov 02, 2018 Ricky rated it really liked it Shelves science fiction, thrillers, why isn t this a bloody movie yet Well, thank you, Harry, for bringing this ARC to my attention.Harry told me today that he was really amazed by the level of talent displayed by Caitlin Starling in this, her debut novel, and I have to say he s very well on the mark I can see the comparison to Annhiliation from the back cover copy pretty easily, though it manages to be minimalist driven mostly by two characters, one of whom is predominantly offscreen in a mission control role whom Harry compared to GLaDos, and whom I comp Well, thank you, Harry, for bringing this ARC to my attention.Harry told me today that he was really amazed by the level of talent displayed by Caitlin Starling in this, her debut novel, and I have to say he s very well on the mark I can see the comparison to Annhiliation from the back cover copy pretty easily, though it manages to be minimalist driven mostly by two characters, one of whom is predominantly offscreen in a mission control role whom Harry compared to GLaDos, and whom I compare to Sally from Oblivion as well as straightforward though not without a certain level of mind screw and creepy Dear sweet Jesus, Em.Oh, and it s got canon f f, which I m sure a lot of peeps Harry and I both know would really appreciate.What really makes this book stand out, though, is how truly weird and actually twisted it is twisted in that I actually found myself loving a character I really didn t like, one I felt made too many choices from the outset that were barely morally defensible at best But there s precedent for me coming around to loving a well rounded anti villain eventually Warner, anyone And now Em And what would Em be without her anti heroic counterpart in Gyre Both of them are strongly written, captivating, and constantly keeping me as a reader guessing.It s hard to believe this book isn t even out for another five months or so but when it comes out, if I m still working the bookstore by then, you know I ll be happily helping to sell it D flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments Oct 03, 2018 Aleksandra marked it as to read review of another edition Shelves 2019 releases book twitter says this is spooky and f f so I gotta add the book flag 4 likesLike see review View 1 comment Nov 26, 2018 Nadine rated it liked it review of another edition The Luminous Dead is an atmospheric novel that follows two women as they dive deep into the earth and even deeper into their own psyches I love these types of novels, exploring unexplored lands planets So, I requested this one immediately after reading its synopsis Unfortunately, I didn t enjoy The Luminous Dead as much as I wanted The comparison to The Martian and Annihilation are apt, though The Luminous Dead is missing that spark and it factor that make those novels memorable The atmosph The Luminous Dead is an atmospheric novel that follows two women as they dive deep into the earth and even deeper into their own psyches I love these types of novels, exploring unexplored lands planets So, I requested this one immediately after reading its synopsis Unfortunately, I didn t enjoy The Luminous Dead as much as I wanted The comparison to The Martian and Annihilation are apt, though The Luminous Dead is missing that spark and it factor that make those novels memorable The atmosphere throughout the novel is creepy with an unrelenting sense of dread Starling excels flawlessly with this aspect of the novel From the beginning of the novel until the end, it feels as if there s a weight slowly settling on your chest as you explore the cave with the characters and discover the many unsettling decisions that led to the characters current situation The synopsis paints The Luminous Dead as a very different novel than the one you get Instead of a horror science fiction novel, readers get a creepy character driven story The best way to describe the novel would be to compare it to the television The Walking Dead The apocalypse and zombies are the catalyst to the character driven story as opposed to exploring the cause of apocalypse and zombies The Luminous Dead functions in the same way The exploration of the cave is the catalyst for the story being told about the two women So, the world building is not expanded upon or explored since the story is ultimately about these two women and their journey My three star rating mostly reflects my disappointment with what the synopsis paints versus what I ultimately got from the novel I wish Starling had focused a little on the world building and given context as opposed to focusing solely on the two of them.Overall, despite my negative review The Luminous Dead is definitely worth reading for Starling s excellent atmospheric writing and character development I was provided an ARC via Edelweiss for an honest review flag 3 likesLike see review Jan 18, 2019 John Jacobs rated it it was amazing review of another edition This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It took about five pages of reading to fall irrevocably into the hole The Luminous Dead offered It s a frightening book It s a fascinating book It s a very intimate book There are really just two characters, but it never gets boring or old, and by the end all you want all I wanted was to get to the point where the characters finally meet.Very impressive debut flag 2 likesLike see review Jul 01, 2018 Sana marked it as to read so bad it hurts review of another edition Professional woman caver on a solo caving expedition to map an unexplored cave system on a foreign planet where things get creepyyyyy I just want to know why isn t it 2019 yet flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 24, 2018 Emily A Duncan rated it it was amazing review of another edition I m never going into a cave EVER IN MY LIFE flag 2 likesLike see review Jan 16, 2019 Unseen Library marked it as to read For this week s Waiting on Wednesday, I have my eye on an intriguing sounding science fiction horror debut, The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling.The Luminous Dead is an interesting upcoming novel from first time author Caitlin Starling Set to be released in April 2019, The Luminous Dead caught my eye just last night and it is definitely one I am keen to review I really loved the cool sounding synopsis for this book and think that this one has some excellent potential I am not the biggest fan For this week s Waiting on Wednesday, I have my eye on an intriguing sounding science fiction horror debut, The Luminous Dead by Caitlin Starling.The Luminous Dead is an interesting upcoming novel from first time author Caitlin Starling Set to be released in April 2019, The Luminous Dead caught my eye just last night and it is definitely one I am keen to review I really loved the cool sounding synopsis for this book and think that this one has some excellent potential I am not the biggest fan of the horror genre, but the idea of a dark physiologic thriller in space really appealed to me for some reason.I am deeply intrigued to see how the science fiction, horror and psychological thriller elements will come together in this story From the synopsis, it sounds like the plot will be mostly focused on the interactions between the two main characters, Gyre and Em, and become a bit of a psychological battle between them It further sounds like both characters are going to have some mental issues, and both are slowly going to break down This plot basis will hopefully lead to some great storytelling and a deep dive into both of these main characters psyches I am also very curious to see what s on the planet with Gyre and I am eager for some sort of epic reveal.Overall, I am curious to see how The Luminous Dead will turn out and I will be very interested to see if Caitlin Starling s writing will live up to the awesome sounding plot synopsis attached to the book I will hopefully get a hard copy of the book from the publisher before its release date, but I am also tempted to check out the book s audiobook format, as I find that audiobooks with the right narrator are an amazing way to enhance the experience of a book s horror element Check back here in a couple of months to see what I thought of Starling s intriguing idea, although I am sure I will have some fun with it.For great reviews, visit my blog at flag 1 likeLike see review Oct 14, 2018 Jessica Woodbury rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves arc, horror, sci fi fantasy, lgbtq THE DESCENT meets GRAVITY, a high concept claustrophobic adventure with a dynamic relationship at its center.There isn t much on Gyre s planet and she intends to get off of it as soon as she can But the only way to do that is taking the huge risk of working as a caver for a mining company The caves are perilous and the pay is high but you may not get out with your life Cave ins, equipment failures, monsters, and even dangers lie ahead Gyre has a plan to get in, get out, and track down t THE DESCENT meets GRAVITY, a high concept claustrophobic adventure with a dynamic relationship at its center.There isn t much on Gyre s planet and she intends to get off of it as soon as she can But the only way to do that is taking the huge risk of working as a caver for a mining company The caves are perilous and the pay is high but you may not get out with your life Cave ins, equipment failures, monsters, and even dangers lie ahead Gyre has a plan to get in, get out, and track down the mother who left her when she was small But Gyre s first mission isn t exactly what she expected She finds herself working for a mysterious employer and instead of having an entire team working to support her, she s alone in the cave and has just Em s voice in her helmet, her only lifeline The longer Gyre goes the she thinks Em can t be trusted, but Em is the only one who can get her out.The central relationship between Gyre and Em is a constant series of ups and downs as they grow to trust one another than repel one another, with everything from attraction to pure hatred and everything in between This is what really drives the book forward, even than the twisty turny plot The book is a bit too long for me, and there are times when it s hard to fully visualize Gyre s surroundings, which is pretty important in a book where there are long stretches where all that happens is Gyre navigating the cave But it still manages to be really cinematic and exciting, it was real fun to read flag 2 likesLike see review Nov 30, 2018 Mike rated it liked it review of another edition Shelves galley 3.25 out of 5 starsWhen Gyre Price is recruited to survey a dangerous cave system on a far off planet, her only chance of survival is to trust an enigmatic overseer and her own wits, which are slowly diminishing the deeper she journeys into the abyss.Author Caitlin Starling creates a palpable sense of dread and foreboding as the book progresses The cave itself is so claustrophobic and unsettling that by the end I was very ready to rid myself of such a sinister setting.The story itself never rea 3.25 out of 5 starsWhen Gyre Price is recruited to survey a dangerous cave system on a far off planet, her only chance of survival is to trust an enigmatic overseer and her own wits, which are slowly diminishing the deeper she journeys into the abyss.Author Caitlin Starling creates a palpable sense of dread and foreboding as the book progresses The cave itself is so claustrophobic and unsettling that by the end I was very ready to rid myself of such a sinister setting.The story itself never really unfolded in the way I wanted it to, though I was hoping for and expecting hair raising horror and thrills, but the book leans heavily into psychological trauma, which it does communicate in an effective way The book itself is well written and engaging, and while the ultimate endgame did not leave me satisfied, I was captivated enough to go along for the ride My thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for an advanced reader copy in exchange for an honest review.See this review and others at The Speculative Shelf flag 1 likeLike see review Jan 07, 2019 Joanna Szabo rated it it was amazing review of another edition The memory of this book is going to haunt me for a long, long time Psychological horror, a cave on another planet, two humans one below ground, one above one radio, a giant pack of lies and manipulation, memories of the dead, and a terrifying cave monster I got to a point near the end where I was just wordlessly yelling Highly recommend flag 1 likeLike see review Sep 11, 2018 Lisa rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves science fiction, survival, debut, female protagonist, high tech, lgbt, pub debut 2019 Take the creeping horror of ALIEN, the survival elements of THE MARTIAN, mix them up and put them in a caving expedition, and you ll have something approximating THE LUMINOUS DEAD I found the book compulsively readable, with an extremely smart and resourceful protagonist who s doing everything she can to finish the job and get out alive flag 1 likeLike see review Nov 11, 2018 Holly rated it it was amazing review of another edition The best word to describe this novel is eerie the atmosphere exuded an overall sense of unease and distress that had me locked into place, reading frantically for the duration of the book The setting is well imagined and surprisingly detailed, considering it nearly entirely took place deep underground on a distant planet The story is full of tension and ever amounting dread, and I was filled with constant apprehension and second guessing I never knew what was going to happen next And once The best word to describe this novel is eerie the atmosphere exuded an overall sense of unease and distress that had me locked into place, reading frantically for the duration of the book The setting is well imagined and surprisingly detailed, considering it nearly entirely took place deep underground on a distant planet The story is full of tension and ever amounting dread, and I was filled with constant apprehension and second guessing I never knew what was going to happen next And once I thought I had figured something out, it would change.Gyre and Em were fascinating characters in their own right, with detailed backstories, and together they made for an interesting team Their dynamic started off largely antagonistic, but slowly developed into something friendly plus as the story moved on.The comparisons are a little off the only connection to The Martian is that the book takes place on a different planet Gravity is a bit comparable, because of the severe isolation aspect, but the best comp is definitely Annihilation the book version Eerie, compelling, and creepy you need to read this book.I can t wait to get this novel for my high school library I already have one teacher who is dying to read it TW for some gore dead bodies and the like flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 25, 2018 Dan rated it it was amazing review of another edition THE LUMINOUS DEAD is a chilling and claustrophobic novel, an examination of exhaustion, desire, paranoia, and relationships The atmosphere hooked me on page one and never let go, pulling me ever deeper into the cave and layers of lies both conscious and unconscious Caitlin Starling does a masterful job of establishing the dread of the cave, both in the claustrophobic tight spaces and the empty, inky blackness of empty chambers Even impressive is the way in which manages to illustrate t THE LUMINOUS DEAD is a chilling and claustrophobic novel, an examination of exhaustion, desire, paranoia, and relationships The atmosphere hooked me on page one and never let go, pulling me ever deeper into the cave and layers of lies both conscious and unconscious Caitlin Starling does a masterful job of establishing the dread of the cave, both in the claustrophobic tight spaces and the empty, inky blackness of empty chambers Even impressive is the way in which manages to illustrate the development and growth of a relationship, without ever letting up on the adrenaline This is a book that can be can be appreciated for the layered metaphors, or taken and enjoyed on face value no matter your preference, there s plenty here to sink your teeth into Starling s debut introduction of a powerful new voice in the ranks of speculative fiction, and THE LUMINOUS DEAD will be on the minds and To Read lists of readers in 2019 and beyond flag Like see review Oct 29, 2018 Harry rated it it was amazing review of another edition This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here I picked this up out of the arcs we get at work and it s without a doubt my favourite I ve ever found there The spooks spooked me Every time Gyre had a change of opinion about Em, her situation, her sanity, I was convinced she was right I fell completely for every twist And the setting The cover The pacing I would have loved for the book to be ten times as long My only complaint is solely based off my own preferences let characters curse instead of saying they re cursing I could go on I picked this up out of the arcs we get at work and it s without a doubt my favourite I ve ever found there The spooks spooked me Every time Gyre had a change of opinion about Em, her situation, her sanity, I was convinced she was right I fell completely for every twist And the setting The cover The pacing I would have loved for the book to be ten times as long My only complaint is solely based off my own preferences let characters curse instead of saying they re cursing I could go on for days about all the things I love about this book I m SO EXCITED for it to be released I ll 100% be buying a copy so I can get those maps I m giving it to Ricky so he can jump on this hype come into the cave, my friend flag Like see review Jan 03, 2019 Gretchen rated it it was amazing review of another edition Shelves queer, sf Ahhhhh A grim, driven novel of suspense, meticulously plotted, fantastically rendered, and psychologically unnerving It s rare that such a muscular, embodied sort of survival adventure story builds such fascinating characters, but I ve got Gyre and Em stuck in my head and haven t stopped thinking about this damn book since I finished it Thrilling, occasionally terrifying, and compelling as a descent into the earth, into grief, into darkness and an unusual story of female characters whose self Ahhhhh A grim, driven novel of suspense, meticulously plotted, fantastically rendered, and psychologically unnerving It s rare that such a muscular, embodied sort of survival adventure story builds such fascinating characters, but I ve got Gyre and Em stuck in my head and haven t stopped thinking about this damn book since I finished it Thrilling, occasionally terrifying, and compelling as a descent into the earth, into grief, into darkness and an unusual story of female characters whose selfishness and ambition aren t redeemed or apologized for by the story Moral ambiguity, edge of your seat terrifying caving, and unreliable characters whose motivations and needs unspool as Gyre descends flag Like see review Dec 20, 2018 Alexandra Forrest rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves ebook, 2018 This is not really the sort of book I go for There were only two characters, who never interact physically Half way through the book you see one for the first time The entire novel is the journey of Gyre, a young woman who is trying to earn enough money to find the mother who abandoned her She takes a caver job, where she is to explore an extra terrestrial cave system haunted by terrifying monsters known as Tunnelers.I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it I was on the edge of my seat the This is not really the sort of book I go for There were only two characters, who never interact physically Half way through the book you see one for the first time The entire novel is the journey of Gyre, a young woman who is trying to earn enough money to find the mother who abandoned her She takes a caver job, where she is to explore an extra terrestrial cave system haunted by terrifying monsters known as Tunnelers.I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it I was on the edge of my seat the entire time, though I found the relationship between Em and Gyre compelling and frustrating If you are looking for a novel full of dread, I highly recommendC provided by Edelweiss flag Like see review Sarah Hollowell rated it it was amazing Dec 02, 2018 Wyn rated it really liked it Jan 20, 2019 A rated it it was amazing Mar 24, 2018 Jan 18, 2019 Carly Reading Is My Kind of Thing marked it as to read i m a sl t for expedition storiesI NEED THIS NOW please flag Like see review A J rated it it was amazing Oct 02, 2018 Adiba Jaigirdar rated it it was amazing Jan 22, 2019 Jan 29, 2019 Liz Laurin rated it really liked it review of another edition There s almost zero world building, which is a bit frustrating, but I m also not sure how they would do it effectively This might be on me for not reading much in this genre Will explain when I finish.But the book itself is incredible, and I love the relationship character development of Gyre and Em flag Like see review previous 1 2 next new topicDiscuss This Book There are no discussion topics on this book yet Be the first to start one Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Readers Also Enjoyed

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    1. Totally Unauthorized Review It was very good, just the sort of read I wanted Read it if you enjoy survival stories, or caving, or psychological mysteries where people are unreliable, conflicted, and determined I read for three reasons A certain unnamed good friend strongly suggested it after reading it Here s how she sold it It takes stones of steel to write a full novel with only two characters and a cave for the setting So far, it s done very, very well I confused Caitlin Starling w Totally Un [...]


    2. I want to begin this review by pointing out the fact that I m a sucker for books with this kind of theme The plot of THE LUMINOUS DEAD is one that takes place on a planet rich in mineral deposits and a caver is exploring one such location while also possibly being stalked deep within the bowels of said cave Anything that involves some sort of exploration on a distant planet or an archaeological angle and I m usually all in So when I had the opportunity to receive an advance reader copy of t I wa [...]



    3. I ll be honest I have a hard time with books that have very limited settings and work a lot with internal monologue to establish setting and mood rather than action THE LUMINOUS DEAD is pretty much the prose version of a chamber play In space With aliens And corpses And gay girls.Even though this is really not the kind of book I usually go for, there s just something about THE LUMINOUS DEAD that made me long to keep going, to keep following cave explorer Gyre on her mysterious quest throug I ll [...]


    4. This review can also be found on my blog CW parental death, death, parental abandonment, claustrophobia and some violenceI legit ended this book thinking thatLike I said a while ago, sci fi isn t always a genre I gravitate towards I typically enjoy it, but I don t automatically reach for it and want to read it all the time But, I saw this on Edelweiss and immediately realized that I would love it.Not only is it sci fi, but it has heavy threads of horror running through it Horror to the po [...]


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