The Destroyer

The Destroyer - Tara Isabella Burton I really enjoyed The Destroyer by Tara Isabella Burton. It’s set in a futuristic version of Rome ruled by Caesar and stars a daughter created by her scientist-mother. The world building is pretty interesting, which makes me sad that it isn’t longer. The mother had a lot of hubris because of her intellect which makes her make a lot of modifications to the daughter she created. I liked the main protagonist’s struggle for individuality and the portrayal of her relationship with her mother. My only real complaint is that I wish this was fleshed out more.