A unitary force of countless entities.
Nightmarish creatures from the darkest depths.
All working towards a greater purpose.
Simply fulfilling their role in a complex system.
Abducted from the world I know I am now forced to become a part of this.
Forced to help these horrors to increase their power.
However, they are not mindless killers.
There might be a way for me.
I could influence them from the inside.
To prevent that anyone has to die.
To protect the ones I love.
Maybe I can adjust.
If not for the eggs.
This novel is immensely difficult to read but not for the body horror, race transformation, and wasp/ant-like biology. Formicea is difficult to read because of the main character's borderline obsession with being human, doing human things, and ascribing human traits to non-human beings. Never has a novel given me such emotional pain because of the actions, choices, and words of a character. Honestly, this is probably only a problem for me, and to another person would seem like a good thing however for me her obsession with humanity is migraine-inducing and disappointing. The grammar is fine if you don't have a stick up your ass and if you can handle a documentary on ants you will be able to handle this story.
Im interested to see the interactions between an insectoid race and humans. Their cultures are so different, so it'll be interesting to see how they mix.
The grammar isn't very good, but I don't care
The MC cares quite a bit about being human, which is slightly annoying, (I want to surpass the limitations of the basic human form) but I guess a lot of people would act the same way as her.
Formicea is one of those stories that start off really strong with a good introduction both to the character and the universe, but quickly tapers off into "nothing".
The grammar is good, the soft-core body horror and portrayal of the MC's emotions are well done and clear.
that is in the beginning, after the reintroduction of her family and later other humans, the quality of the character and world building plummets, the character more so then the world, and she becomes a total push over with next to zero ability to even think for herself. I tried sticking to the story for a while to see if this was just a phase to give her opposition and a point to grow from but as of writing this (chapter 121) that is still not the case.
This is weird, in a nice way. I like the horror and dysphoria she feels as her body starts to change against her will, and her contant anxiety is easy to relate to from my point of view
Realy great novel! I love stories with swarm like creatures and a non human MC interacting with humans. A perfect fit for my taste :D
Would read again. Great work of the author.
I feel like the 'Indecisive Protagonist' tag needs to be repeated three times over, seriously, brace yourself.
The world, good writing, and learning about the bug society and how humans might react to them is compelling. I find myself rooting for the humans or insects back and forth with compelling characters and views on both sides, sans the MC. Learn to laugh at the misery of the MC and enjoy a compelling world and story.
Good and interest. RN, The queen is honestly my favorite character.
Nicely written, thx mate !
Honestly its the best Monster girl story I've read so far. I enjoy pretty much all of the characters and find that there motivation almost always make logical (or emotional) sense. It also helps that I find the premise uniquely interesting.
Grammar can be a problem sometimes but the author is very receptive to feedback and generally seems pretty nice.
First: This is definitely light horror. There aren't any jump scares or murders, just.... disturbing biology that the main character, Erys, can't really get over, which is understandable once you read far enough to understand why she can't escape it.
Second: Do not read read if you are afraid of giant insects.
Overall, this is a decent story. It will never be one of the best, but it manages to keep the audience's attention and not stagnate.