Thanks to Alissa, I heard of this book and requested it on NetGalley. I was lucky to be accepted and will share my opinion on the book in this blogpost.
What is the book about?
“No matter how hard it gets, there’s always a version of you who can fight a little longer.”
Laney’s world collapsed when she caught her dad cheating. He begged her not to tell, but she did. Her family fell apart and regret consumes her, especially when she learns every decision she makes spawns a new universe for the opposite choice.
If only she could skip sideways to the Laney who didn’t tell.
But her only escape is through her imagination, until a news story blurs the lines between worlds. Two girls were murdered at the same time and same place as her father’s adulterous act. Strange events lead Laney to believe their bones are connected to her and the sister she always wanted.
Laney now has another decision to make. Some Laneys say yes, while others say no; some live and some die. And some skip between worlds.
What did I think of the book?
Let me start this review by saying: this was by far the most confusing yet intriguing book I ever read.
I loved the concept of this book, being able to skip into alternate universes. I have never read a book with such a storyline, but I really loved it.
The book does deal with very heavy topics, but all these topics were handled very well. It was really intriguing to take a look into Laney’s mind and the way she thinks about things. It’s very different to what ‘other people’ think, so it is quite refreshing.
Skipstone’s writing style is very beautiful and easy to get through, which is why I flew through the book once I started.
I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars.
I’ll definitely check out Skipstone’s first book and am very excited for the second book in this series!
Thank you to NetGalley and Skipstone Publishing for giving me the chance to read this amazing book. This has in no way affected my opinion on this book.