Publisher: St Martin's Griffin (2016)
Hardcover (256 pages)
Reading Challenges: Read 2016
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.
I literally read this book in one sitting. I just could not set it down and I needed to know what happened next.
First, this novel has a multiverse theory, similar to that found in the Firebird trilogy. Here, however, triggers are needed to navigate the multiverse rather than coordinates.
Alicia thinks she is going crazy. She has a laundry list of mental diagnosis and handfuls of pill bottles. She has hallucinations that are increasingly vivid. She’s not just seeing visions, she is part of the visions.
Alicia’s father is out of the picture and so his brother, Alicia’s Uncle Alex, is taking care of her medical bills. He is a doctor and is convinced he can find a cure for what is wrong with Alicia.
What happens though when Alicia starts to discover the truth? When she enlists the help of her friend Hafeez to figure out what is actually going on, she discovers something deeper than she ever imagined. There is something much more than a medical condition here.
I really, really enjoyed this book. I don’t want to say too much and give anything away, but I really loved it. I hope there will be a sequel where we can see more of Jax and Alicia.
I received this book for free from the publisher for review consideration.
This in no way affects my opinion of the title nor the content of this review.