Baseline Assessment: 6/10
Bonuses: +2 for lyrical prose that can describe an alebrijes-filled lake and living with ADHD and dyslexia.
Penalties: -1 for a novel structure that felt jumpy and undermined getting to know the characters
Nerd Coefficient: 7/10: an enjoyable experience, but not without its flaws
Reference: Anna-Marie McLemore, Lakelore [Feiwel and Friends, 2022]
Posted by: Phoebe Wagner is an author, editor, and academic writing and living at the intersection of speculative fiction and ecology. She tweets as @pheebs_w.