Thursday, April 05, 2012

Parallelogram: Book 2: Caught in the Parallel

Parallelogram: Book 2: Caught in the Parallel. Robin Brande. 2011. (Dec. 2011). Ryer Publishing. 334 pages.

I am sitting on a plane. A private jet. Someone has put a glass of fresh pomegranate juice in front of me, but I haven't taken a sip. 

I think I enjoyed this one even more than the first book in the series. Perhaps because I've already made friends with the heroine, Audie. Though in this second novel, Audie is in a terrible-terrible mess. You see, in the first novel, Audie risked everything to try to save her other-self, her parallel-universe self, Halli. And now she's trapped in Halli's body, in Halli's universe, unsure if she'll ever, ever be able to get back to her own life, a life that she is only now beginning to appreciate. Halli's life is so completely, fundamentally different than her own. So how can Audie pretend to be Halli? She has to, she knows she has to, but she has to tell someone what has happened. But who can she trust?

Most of Caught in the Parallel takes place in Halli's universe with readers just as completely clueless as Audie is. I'm reminded in a way of The Parent Trap only in this instance there was no warning, no tips, no advice, and no way to switch back.

I enjoyed this one very much. Audie has so much to think about, there is so much on her mind. Some of it big stuff, some not so big stuff. It's hard to know what to do when you don't know whose life you're trying to save. Should she make the decisions based on what she thinks Halli would want to do, how Halli would like her life to be if/when she returns? Or should she make the decisions that feel right to her? After all, she's very different from Halli! They have very different personalities and they've lived such very different lives.

Read Parallelogram: Caught in the Parallel
  • If you're a fan of science fiction
  • If you're a fan of science fiction with a touch of a love triangle
  • If you're a fan of science fiction with alternate/parallel universes
  • If you're a fan of Robin Brande

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