Read as part of CBR15Bingo: strange worlds. The premise of the book is the MC traveling to different lives she lived in different worlds as she exists in a state between life and death.
I’m gonna be honest up front: it will be very hard to squeeze 250 words out of me regarding this book. If it wasn’t for the bingo, I’d just slap it on the leftovers.
I’ve long considered the concept of living past lives, wondering if things would have been better. I read somewhere (can’t remember where, else I’d give the proper attribution) that the only paradise on earth is door number two. Meaning: we only think the opposite of what we chose for our lives was the right choice. That’s true. I think there’s something to coming to a book like this in your teens — which is the intended audience anyway — and considering what it means to live with the choices you make in your life, knowing that it’s not always going to be perfect. We will craft other stories for ourselves in the multiverse which are inevitably better but they just help us deal with reality more than anything.
And all of that is fine but the main character here is flat and uninteresting, so is the way the premise is executed. It’s readable, it’s fine, I’m giving it three stars because I’m not the intended audience and I don’t want to sound like a condescending twit. It just takes a very interesting concept and sticks it on someone who is not very interesting. C’est la vie. At least this one.