I. Loved. This. Book!
Always Human is a lesbian love story set in a hyper-technologic future. In a world where people can modify everything about themselves with a few lines of code and some nanobots, Sunati notices the girl who never changes. Romance ensues…and an amazing one at that!
The colors in Always Human are phenomenal. It’s one of those things about a comic that you just can’t describe with words. The pictures leap off of their pages, every emotion feels like it bleeds through into the background of each picture, and the character designs are amazing.
And the story! Ohhhh boy. The first time I read this series, it was primarily whenever I had freetime in one of my classes. I nearly cried after a math test more than once because of this book. The characters are so relatable to me and my relationship, it was so easy to get attached to them. Every twist and turn of their relationship feels so realistic, even in the sci-fy setting.
Sunati and Audrey’s developing relationship comprises most of the plot of this book. How they meet and get closer, what stresses their relationship, and learning how to deal with those hardships. It’s a classic romance setup, but not one that the LGBTQ+ community gets to see very often. I’m so glad that future lesbians and wlw will have this novel out in the open. It portrays a healthy lesbian relationship, with no huge age gaps or over-sexualization. And plenty of side characters have good rep too! The ones I can remember off of the top of my head is a beautiful and confident ace girl, and a lovely nonbinary character. I don’t want to spoil who they are though, guess you’ll just have to read it yourself!
While I wouldn’t call the actual content of Always Human revolutionary, to me it is. This was the first sweet lesbian love story I’d ever read, and I got to watch my girlfriend experience the story as well.Maybe that makes me biased in my review, but I cannot rate this book higher. It is an amazing read for anyone out there, especially if you’re in the LGBTQ+ community.
My lovely partner agreed to help me do a long distance recreation of one of Always Human’s other covers:
How’d we do?