Published by St. Martin's Griffin on November 8th 2016
Genres: Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult
Format: eBook, Hardcover
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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.
There are some books that maybe would be more suited to an audio visual format, movie or tv. I feel that Infinity of You and Me by J. Q. Coyle is one of those.
J. Q. Coyle creates worlds that Alicia travels in that are vivid and full of expression, but this creates jumps in the storytelling that might be better in other media. Like it kind of made me think of the tv show Awake or Sliders.
The best part of the book is also one of its disconcerting. “Magic” is not free, and in this case it demands blood. This creates an additional aspect which might be a bit much for some readers. In the end this book needed more length and more detail to improve, to really build the details needed and feel more fleshed out.
Overall, Infinity of You and Me was okay. The idea was there and I think it will be a great and interesting read for some people.
(I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book I received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review)