The Cybernetic Tea Shop by Meredith Katz

Rating: 4/5

“It wasn’t an endless future, and it wasn’t one with a clearly defined goal, but maybe that was what living actually felt like.” 

The Cybernetic Tea Shop is told from two points of view, one of them is Clara, who is the main protagonist and the other is by a robot, Sal. Clara is an AI tech and moves to a new town and starts frequenting a tea shop where she meets Sal. Clara is very intrigued by Sal and the two end up helping each other in many different ways.

“Home was here, but here was gone, and home was nowhere.”

What a cute novella! I normally don’t read novellas but I saw chatter and good things about in the goodreads discord server and decided to check it out. Not only did I love it but the main character is asexual and that made me very happy because there are times where it’s hard finding good rep. I loved Sal and Clara’s relationship, it was very well written and developed in a way that didn’t feel rushed. It was endearing, sweet, and realistic and I love seeing the way that it developed throughout the story.

If you’re looking for a fun, cute, and short story then this is right up your alley!

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