The Space Between Worlds is a book in which the multiverse has been discovered, and travel between worlds is possible. At least if the you in that world is dead. And of the 380 that have been discovered, Cara is dead in all but 8… So she has been recruited to traverse the worlds and in turn learn about the universe.
Many thanks to Hodder and Netgalley for the eARC. All opinions are my own.
STAR RATING: 3/5 ✶
PUBLICATION DATE: 04/08/20
SUMMARY: Of the 380 realities that have been unlocked, Cara is dead in all but 8.
Cara’s parallel selves are exceptionally good at dying – from disease, turf wars, or vendettas they couldn’t outrun – which makes Cara wary, and valuable. Because while multiverse travel is possible, no one can visit a world in which their counterpart is still alive. And no one has fewer counterparts than Cara.
But then one of her eight doppelgängers dies under mysterious circumstances, and Cara is plunged into a new world with an old secret. What she discovers will connect her past and future in ways she never could have imagined – and reveal her own role in a plot that endangers not just her earth, but the entire multiverse. (from Hodder)
OPINIONS: The Space Between Worlds sounded so good in theory, and still I kept pushing out reading it. I’m not sure what kept me from reading it for so long, but I didn’t pick it up until a few days ago, and when I did, I was disappointed by it. I expected to love it a lot more than I did. Trying to put my finger on what exactly kept me from connecting with it, I think that all aspects of the book ultimately felt too superficial. The plot was meandering and the relationships did not have enough emotional depth to them.
There were a few rather big plot holes that ended up not being explored further – they just stood there awkwardly and made things weird. While I really enjoyed the first hundred pages or so of The Space Between Worlds, the longer I kept on reading, the more I felt like it was a very mediocre book that wasn’t right for me. However, lots of others really loved it, so it might also have been a case of me not being the right reader.