23 April 2011

This Other Life; Ellen Meister

The Other LifeThe Other Life by Ellen Meister
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I almost didn't finish this one - I'd started it, then put it aside to plow through a ton of YA reads. Why pick it up again? Because I wanted to see if my earlier impressions were the same. Sadly, they were.

The premise is that Quinn was born just as her mother was trying to commit suicide and thus sort of has two lives, and she discovers a portal between the two in the basement of her home. In one she's married with a son, pregnant again and her mother succeeded in killing herself seven years earlier, in the other she stayed with her actor-boyfriend and her mother isn't dead. She spends time moving between the two, trying to figure out what she wants and which life is better. The philosophical questions that one should have about these choices don't really happen, Quinn just seems to move through her life and the only difficult decision is about her pregnancy.

This is a good beach read, but nothing more.

ARC provided by publisher.

1 comment:

  1. Aww...too bad it's not better. I love the premise! Thanks for the review.

    Cindy at Cindy's Book Club