Wednesday, December 14, 2016

REVIEW: The Infinity of You and Me by J.Q. Coyle

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

What if every life-altering choice you made could split your world into infinite worlds? Almost fifteen, Alicia is smart and funny with a deep connection to the poet Sylvia Plath, but she’s ultimately failing at life. With a laundry list of diagnoses, she hallucinates different worlds—strange, decaying, otherworldly yet undeniably real worlds that are completely unlike her own with her single mom and one true friend. In one particularly vivid hallucination, Alicia is drawn to a boy her own age named Jax who’s trapped in a dying universe. Days later, her long-lost father shows up at her birthday party, telling her that the hallucinations aren’t hallucinations, but real worlds; she and Jax are bound by a strange past and intertwining present. This leads her on a journey to find out who she is while trying to save the people and worlds she loves. J.Q. Coyle’s The Infinity of You & Me is a wild ride through unruly hearts and vivid worlds guaranteed to captivate.

Okay, so you may have to bear with me on this review because I actually finished it a couple of weeks ago and I am just now writing the review. I am trying to remember exactly why I didn't like it. I hate when that happens. The plot was a great concept and I did enjoy it at first. Alicia is able to travel to different universes, but she thinks they are hallucinations until her long lost father shows up and tells her otherwise. It was interesting that while she was in another world, the current version of her would still be there, but going through the motions. That was an interesting part of the whole time travel story. I think the problem I had with this was that it got confusing. I had a hard time deciphering what was happening because there were so many different universes and so many different versions of Alicia and her family. Sometimes I wasn't sure which universe she was in and which one was the true version of Alicia. I also didn't really get the villain and what the villain was trying to do. The author lost me with that part of the story. Honestly, after about the first 10% of the book, I had a hard time understanding the plot and what Alicia was trying to do. It was an interesting concept, but unfortunately it wasn't executed very well.

Buy/Borrow/Skip: Skip this one.

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