Do you know what will happen to you when you die? Alex does. And so does everyone else in I Am a Beetle thanks to a strange process known as Preincarnation. Society is split into a new caste system based upon what animal you become after you die. At the top are the near-mythical Falcons, at the bottom making up most of the population are the Beetles. Alex is a Beetle. As if that wasn’t strange enough, Alex begins to see things that can’t exactly be explained; a marketplace explosion that never happened, shadowy dream figures and something like tentacles creeping around his windowsill. No one seems to believe Alex except for his best friend Roger, a Badger who doesn’t seem to fit in. That is, until Roger disappears with barely a trace. In a world where Alex can barely believe what he sees, is there anyone he can trust?