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Friday, 31 July 2020

THE SPACE BETWEEN WORLDS by Micaiah Johnson

The Space Between Worlds

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This sounded like such an intriguing book, so I was looking forward to checking it out.

Cara is a dimensional traveller, what is called a traverser. She also has a knack for dying in many of the worlds she exists in. But when a version of her is murdered, she finds herself caught up in a strange and dangerous situation...

Let me start with how much I loved the concept of this book because I'm a sucker for multi-dimensional stories. While the worldbuilding was pretty straightforward and I liked the slight and big differences in each world, there were some things that could've done with more and less explanation. I know that might sound weird, but if you've read this book you'll know what I mean.

As soon as I started reading there was something about Cara that struck me as odd. I mean, she revealed a lot about her world in the simplest of terms and with total ease. But, even then she struck me as unreliable. She'd reveal something only to slightly contradict it a few paragraphs down, or add a tidbit that threw out her previous statement.

It didn't take long to realise why, because the first twist hits pretty early on. And it was a hell of a twist, one that got me excited about the rest of the book. But after what happens during one of her assignments, things started to fall apart for me.

Everything started out strong and interesting, but the more I read the less I cared about Cara and her multi-world life and job. I had a hard time connecting with what was going on and a few plot points that seemed to contradict the previous rules. I can't say what it was because of spoilers, but it bugged me.

Anyway, while I really enjoyed the writing style and the character's voice, this turned out to be a bit of a disappointment for me.

Thank you Hachette Australia for sending me a copy.


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