Book Review | Meet Me in Another Life by Catriona Silvey
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Received via NetGalley.
Thora and Santi first meet as university students, but when tragedy strikes they will never meet again…until they do meet again. And again. And again…in another life?
I decided to request this novel because the premise drew me in. It sounded so intriguing, and even though the novel was listed as fantasy/sci-fi, something I do not usually read, I felt like I would potentially like this one.
Meeting Santi and Thora in a host of different lives was really interesting and explores the idea of how our lives could be different and the affect these things could have on us. As an exploration of characters in this way, the novel gave me a lot to think about and I liked that. The relationship between Thora and Santi also grew on me throughout the novel, with the ending being extremely emotional.
Sadly, I found that I wasn’t hooked by this novel. Of course, a big question in the novel is why and how do Thora and Santi keep meeting in new lives? But the thing is, I genuinely had no idea where this novel would go, to the extent that I wasn’t gripped to find out.
It turns out, I never would have guessed the answer, but as the tension rose I did get more into the novel in a different way to being earlier interested by their different lives and characters.
With the characters leading many lives, lots of themes are explored which makes this interesting, but topics such as science and religion are particularly discussed.
Unfortunately, this book wasn’t for me. I would like to emphasise that this is not because of anything bad to do with the book, but is simply because this book is not for me, and that is fine.
In the end, I am glad that I read it, I definitely did take things away from it, and did like aspects of it, but overall, I tried something out of my comfort zone and it did not entirely pay off this time.
I think this book would appeal to someone who enjoys character driven narratives, and who also likes sci-fi.