Source: Blog Tour
Release Date: September 10th, 2013
Genres: Science Fiction, Young Adult
If Ruby Wright could have her way, her dad would never have met and married her stepmother Willow, her best friend George would be more than a friend, and her mom would still be alive. Ruby knows wishes can’t come true; some things just can’t be undone. Then she discovers a tree in the middle of an Ohio cornfield with a wormhole to nine alternative realities.
Suddenly, Ruby can access completely different realities, each containing variations of her life—if things had gone differently at key moments. The windshield wiper missing her mother’s throat…her big brother surviving his ill-fated birth…her father never having met Willow. Her ideal world—one with everything and everyone she wants most—could be within reach. But is there such a thing as a perfect world? What is Ruby willing to give up to find out?
RELATIVITY was a pretty unique book for its genre, which is refreshing because science fiction seems a bit repetitive even though there is so much to go on.
From the very beginning, I really liked Ruby. She has a very unique voice and reminds me of myself at that age. Ruby has flaws, but that is what makes her such a realistic character. Although, she did make me feel a bit inferior because she was very smart, pulling things out of nowhere sometimes. (Wish that would happen to me on my exams)
The alternate realty concept in this book was really facinating, it reminded me a bit of Pivot Point except Relativity gave more explanation and actually seemed like maybe, just maybe, alternate realties were out there. Along with this, though, is the fact that it did get a little confusing at times. There were some subjects that were new to me and I had a hard time trying to understand the concept. But hey, that is science fiction!
RELATIVITY definitely leaves you thinking, and while I wished there were a little more closure on things, I very much enjoyed the story and will be looking out for more from this author!
Before publishing Relativity, Cristin Bishara worked as a professional copywriter, and taught composition and fiction writing at the university level. She has an M.F.A. in creative writing. Cristin lives in Florida with her husband, two girls, and rescued racing greyhound.