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.
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2.5 out of 5 stars
Can you say let-down in any other way?
The plot for this was set up well, it was unique and multi-layered but it failed somehow. In the beginning I was definitely intrigued by the hallucinations, the different worlds, the obvious secrets, and the underlying cause of it all. But somewhere along the way the plot became too complex, and the characters became hard to track. It was sort of like a strange version of the movie Inception--except this one was a little harder to follow due to a lot of information, or should I say situations, worlds, being thrown at you at any given time.
Don't get me wrong, you do not have to be a genius to keep up with this one, you just have to be invested enough to care.
Can you say doing too much?
After a while I was having a hard time keeping up with the different characters and which characters were doing what, and where. I was starting to get frustrated with it all, and was quite ready to call it quits.
By the end of it, I was satisfied to see it end, but not completely fulfilled with the ending. Again, the novel had a lot of potential but it sagged and fell beneath the many worlds, and goings ons. I didn't hate this one, but I can't say I quite liked--especially not by the end. I was more happy to see it over, than anything--and it's a shame too.
I'd recommend this one for readers that like complex, sci-fi-ish like reads, that don't mind a lot going on.