This was my brother‘s pick this month for our family book club. I really enjoyed it. It kept me entertained and wanting to keep reading.
Uneven and ultimately disappointing. An intriguing premise that failed in execution. My two main issues: (1) there‘s no real plot. The MC just stumbled around reacting for a large chunk of the book. No driver, no motivation, nothing. (2) there‘s no science in this “Science Fiction” book. Not even one mention of physics, just that multiverse travel was “figured out” by this genius guy. 🙄 I skimmed the last 1/3 just to finish it.
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Traveling between parallel worlds is possible, but only if the version of you from that universe is already dead. Because rich white men tend to live until old age many poor PoC youths are brought in to gather data from these counterpart earths. This is what happened to Cara, who happens to be a poor bisexual black woman who is VERY good at her job.
Johnson's writing is flawless. This book hits hard and fast and is so completely worth it.
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With the beautifully detailed world building and the great characters I felt in the beginning that I was going to love this one. Sadly, it became a little monotonous after the halfway point and I found myself not as interested in the trajectory of the story.
I'd try something else by this author though in the future because there was great potential with the writing.
So this was labeled sci-fi. Nope. Not really.
The summary was intriguing!!
The sci-fi elements were few & far between & only explored superficially.
It‘s a drama, subtle racial segregation, political posturing, class warfare, sapphic love story that felt very YA.
Characters were a bit flat & the romance felt forced.
I was disappointed that this was not categorized correctly. It wasn‘t what I expected so stars were lost.
I feel like sci-fi plots are meant to be dramatic in some way. And unfortunately this novel was a letdown. The author gave a half hearted ending. The worlds were interesting. The live interest I was rooting for. But in the end the book falls flat.
This is a solid debut. I would have made each chapter set in a different Earth and identified which Earth at the start of each chapter to make it less confusing. The main character made some stupid decisions through out the book and I kept thinking the character was too smart to make those choices. I did not expect the ending and could see it being made into a trilogy. The book did have good characters and world building. It would be a good movie.
I can‘t tell you enough how much I loved this! I wish I read it earlier and I want to read it again! We follow Cara, a traverser. She lives in a world where interdementional travel has been discovered and implemented; the one catch being you cannot visit a world where you still live so only a select few are able. Action packed and thought provoking and filled with all the various types of love you can think of.
Maybe i‘ve become too impatient as a reader but i‘m past the first chapter and feeling very meh. The author is throwing a lot of exposition my way for world and character building sake, but since it isn‘t integrated into the scenes i‘m reading it doesn‘t stick.
First off, The Space Between Worlds is an absolutely phenomenal book. Beautifully written and I highly suggest you pick it up. While it discusses the multiverse and has other facets of sci-fi the book is just a masterpiece.
4 weeks, 7 audio books and the finished blanket. Not bad for a first attempt!
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This was great! I was impressed by the world building & the rules about who can & can't travel to other worlds. The MC is black, bi, full of snark & affection, only alive on 8 worlds & determined to stay that way. The secondary characters are fully fleshed out, except, perhaps the villain. I liked everything about this- esp that it appears to be a stand alone rather than the start of a series.
TW for domestic violence
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Loved this one! Great, character-driven scifi featuring the multiverse theory, a suspicious tech company, elements reminiscient of Mad Max:Fury Road, and a protagonist determined to survive even though her selves on other worlds have almost all died. #botm
An entertaining multiverse story. The writing style was a little cheesy at times, but it also had some really profound social commentary. A solid read that I‘d recommend even for those who don‘t love sci-if.
I really liked this take on the multiverse concept. It was a great premise, and I loved the secondary characters. It did sort of read like a YA novel, but with the main characters well into adulthood, I'm not sure that was the intention. Still it was a good book and one I'd recommend.
Oh my gosh. So good y‘all. The black bisexual female main character is a multiverse traveler who experiences so much personal growth over the course of the book. Includes a complicated love story, treachery and betrayal that spans worlds, and an exploration of how wealth and poverty may or may not define who you are, how you live and how you are viewed by others.
Loved the concept that transversers can travel to any of the Earths out their where their other selves have died. The story was sometimes confusing and the characters that the main character interacts with on each planet are never described enough and we never see all the past experiences that have supposedly affected the main character. Could have been so much more. Do love the cover!
I usually avoid science fiction because they tend to be slow for me, especially in the beginning as the author introduces you to their world. This did start slow but it hooked me fairly quickly. I loved the characters, I loved the plot and I loved the writing. As a bisexual woman, I felt so seen.
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A diverse and intriguing sci fi take - definitely recommend. I loved the idea of traverses, and Nyame, and the main character Cara seemed so real to me.
I‘m reading Caste for a book club next week, but I need a break, so Margaret Catwood and I are turning our attention to this one. (Louisa May Alcatt is here too😸)
One of the last books in 2020 , a really imaginative story,first sci-fi book in awhile and I wasn‘t disappointed. The world building , the main Character Cara , the story line was really good! There was cultural and social issues and conflicts ( trigger warnings for emotional and physical abuse) there was even a subtle but important romance. Highly recommend