Hello friends, happy Friday! I wanted to close the week with a book review I liked! Kate Hope Day explored “Sliding Doors” concept in her new book, If, then. It’s a thought-provoking, contemporary sci-fi read that’s focused on the idea of ‘if I’d done this, what would have happened?’
Sci-fi is not a genre that I pick up very often, but I loved the premise of this book. The story takes place in suburban Oregon between 4 neighbours: Ginny, Mark, Samara and Cass. Weird things start happening gradually and as we understand, they experience alternate realities through their visions or hallucinations. Throughout the book, we get to know each of these characters more together with their decisions that they made. I don’t want to explain the plot a lot, as I’d wish for you to explore it 🙂
I read this book in a very short time, as it was a true page turner. I liked all the characters, how they were constructed. the suburban setting was very realistic. And I also enjoyed the writing. It was a highly entertaining novel, using a thought-provoking tool.
However, if I need to point out one thing that I wished to be better, is the depth that I look for in characters. I know the main concept is the ‘alternate realities’ and it’s the over powering angle in the book. But, I still thought it could be more meaningful in the end, if characters were given more of a development.
All in all, it was definitely an enjoyable book that I’m glad I read, and I’ll definitely look for Kate Hope Day’s books in the future.
So, that’s it for today. Thanks so much for stopping by and happy reading!