The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day by @edgechristopher

How do you know you really exist? It’s Maisie’s birthday and she can’t wait to open her presents. She’s hoping for the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. But she wakes to an empty house and outside the front door is nothing but a terrifying, all-consuming blackness. Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, Maisie knows that she will have to use the laws of the universe and the love of her family to survive. And even that might not be enough… A mind-bending mystery for anyone who’s ever asked questions.

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[Some people say that everything began with a Big Bang, but for me, that’s the last thing I really remember]

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(Nosy Crow, 5 April 2018, 176 pages, ebook, A Year Of @EpicReads 2019, a book featuring time travel, borrowed from @GlasgowLib via @OverDriveLibs)

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I wish this book was a couple of hundred pages longer. I loved it so much I didn’t want to leave the characters or the world. The book doesn’t have what you would normally think of time travel but something weird and floopy happens with time and the fabric of the universe so I’m counting it. I loved the way the book is structured with Maisie struggling to understand what’s happened to the world interwoven with flashbacks of what happened leading up to the last thing she remembers. I loved Maisie as a character, a ten-year-old genius smart kid. When Maisie finds out what’s happened to her and the world, what the darkness swallowing everything really is, my poor heart broke and I wept like a baby. This one will sucker punch your heart and leave a raw hole inside you.

2 Comments

  1. I LOVE the cover art, it’s so beautiful. 🙂 I don’t read a lot of science fiction but it’s definitely a genre I’m open to, and this book sounds like it has a really interesting premise. Just out of curiosity, what age group is this novel for (juvenile fiction, YA, adult fiction?) I wasn’t sure from reading your review, although it seems like it’s probably either for kids or teens.

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