"Provocative and compelling, this speculative novel flames into being as it explores the relationship between humanity and artificial intelligence. "
Incredibly tense and intense this dystopian novel fills senses and batters at thoughts while stunning with its beauty. A jungle holiday home is rigorously protected by its staff and a security fence, yet the outer world begins to penetrate. Thoughtfully provocative and eloquently written, author Julianne Pachico explores the relationship between humans and machines. Clever and challenging, an awareness settles that this potential future might not be that far away. The sense of place is so very powerful, the jungle almost cuts and carves its place into your minds eye. The dwelling is in itself, a character, one that is restricted and contained. The ongoing fight against nature taking over the buildings within the fence creates echoes that reverberate through different elements of the story. While Lena remains at the centre, I began to link to, and explore my affinity with the other characters. The relationship between Lena and the other occupants haunts, as different viewpoints are revealed and tested. I left this tale feeling as though I’d discovered entirely new thoughts and feelings. I’ve chosen this speculative novel as a LoveReading Star Book and Liz Pick of the Month. Jungle House is unique and powerful as it spears and twists ideas and thoughts around the exchange between humanity and artificial intelligence.