Hey! Basically, I am participating in a read-a-thon, to know more, click here. And, I got done with the second book from my TBR of three, which was for the task Clear Asteroids: read a scifi! The book was The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson.
Title- The Space Between Worlds
Author- Micaiah Johnson
Multiverse travel is finally possible, but there’s just one catch: No one can visit a world where their counterpart is still alive. Enter Cara, whose parallel selves happen to be exceptionally good at dying—from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun. Cara’s life has been cut short on 372 worlds in total.
On this Earth, however, Cara has survived. Identified as an outlier and therefore a perfect candidate for multiverse travel, Cara is plucked from the dirt of the wastelands. Now she has a nice apartment on the lower levels of the wealthy and walled-off Wiley City. She works—and shamelessly flirts—with her enticing yet aloof handler, Dell, as the two women collect off-world data for the Eldridge Institute. She even occasionally leaves the city to visit her family in the wastes, though she struggles to feel at home in either place. So long as she can keep her head down and avoid trouble, Cara is on a sure path to citizenship and security.
But trouble finds Cara when one of her eight remaining doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, plunging her into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and her future in ways she could have never imagined—and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her world, but the entire multiverse.
Oooooh, I think I’m in love yet again!
This was my first book exploring the parallel universes, and I enjoyed it quite a lot! Guess I’m gonna pick another book about parallel universes soon!
I really loved the writing style, it was deep, and somehow to the point and just beautiful. To be honest, I being a fan of humour, felt that it was missing, but it was just so engrossing at times, that the lack of humour didn’t even bother me.
I loved all the characters – Cara, Dell, Esther even Nik Nik and was utterly disgusted at Adam, which is a big plus point to the book because if I don’t like the characters(and hate the antagonists) then it makes it hard for me to enjoy the book that well.
The plot – ah, what can I say? It was perfect and unique. Like the idea of our lives being changed completely just based on a single decision was so beautifully emphasised in the book that it makes you think about what ifs, and how there might be a world where you are possibly the complete different based on the shoes you wear.
Another fact I liked was that the book focused on importance of decisions and choices, plus a little on classism. It also said a lot about consequences of extreme power and fame.
Oooh and one thing I’m a big fan of was that this book was a standalone! It’s rare you find sci-fi standalones, if you ask me, and I believe it to be pure talent to be able to craft a whole different world in a single world with so much beauty.
One thing that bothered me though was that the book was a bit hard to grasp at the start, but it was definitely worth it.
So if you’re a fan of sci fi, or just are in search of a good book, do check this one out!
Have you read the book? What did you think of it? Let me know!