Where in the multiverse are we?
This week’s book is a science-fiction story that had me on the edge of my seat. It was written by a woman indie author who has some serious plotting and pacing chops if this book is anything to go by. Also, I really love the creative possibilities that the multiverse concept provides.
So, what is this fantastic book?
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Kat Cubed, by Lesley L. Smith is a thrilling glimpse into humanity’s ability to survive despite seemingly insurmountable odds. The narrative contains 3 separate versions of the main character: Kat, Katherine, and Kaitlin. Hence, the title. Get it?
Each version of Kat lives in a different universe, completely oblivious to the others. That is, until something goes wonderfully, horribly wrong. Kat/Katherine/Kaitlin meet and explore each other’s vastly different dystopian versions of reality, learning more about themselves and the people they love along the way.
Perhaps the trickiest part about maintaining multiple separate universes within a single novel has to be the transitions from one universe to the next. Smith handles this beautifully with clearly labeled headings and the slightly different attitudes and quirks of each Kat.
For anyone who’s followed this blog for a while, you know I don’t always review books with such glowing praise. But this book really hit the spot.
Rating: 5 out of 5
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