White Space by Ilsa J. Bick
My rating: 1 of 5 stars
Oh, where to begin?? Such an interesting premise turned into such a hot mess: too many POVs, too little world(s) building, words that don't make sense and a desperate need for sharp editorial shears. It's like five stories were running around in the author's head, then she saw The Matrix or read Inkheart (or both) and decided that combining everything was the way to go. At 560 pages for volume 1, that's just wrong. I did try! It's just that every time I got interested or figured out who/what, the chapter ended and there'd be a new POV and storyline.
Another DNF clue? I started guessing how long it would take for us to find the chapter title inside the chapter. You know, like that Soprano's game.