I was thrilled to host the cover reveal for ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day’ in November last year and even got a sneak peek of an early copy. Now that this exceptional book has officially been released into the world it seems only fitting to read this book again in all it’s finished glory and share my thoughts with you on the blog. Christopher Edge seems to have cornered the market in writing incredibly smart and compelling books that totally stimulate my mind and interest in the scientific world which has never happened in my life before. From ‘The Many Worlds of Albie Bright,’ that taught me about quantum physics and made me look at life from a totally different perspective to ‘The Jamie Drake Equation,’ which opened my eyes to life beyond our planet, and managed to take my breath away. ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day,’ completely expanded my mind, testing all of my pre-conceived notions whilst delivering an emotional punch that was completely unexpected.
It’s Maisie’s 10th birthday unlike most children her age she’s not looking for a bike, the latest gadget or toy she’s desperate to get the things she needs to build her own nuclear reactor. For Maisie is so far removed from a ‘normal’ 10 year old, she’s already passed her G.C.S.Es and A-Levels and is now studying for a degree in Mathematics and Physics. In fact her life has been far from ordinary but on the morning of her birthday it soon becomes clear that her life is now truly extraordinary and completely incomprehensible. She’s all alone in her house and when she opens her front door to look for her family there is nothing there just a dense, terrifying blackness. Trapped in an ever-shifting reality, as her world is consumed by the darkness, Maisie has to rely on the laws of the universe and her desire to be reunited with her family to save herself. And in the end even that might not be enough…
I’m not actually sure how to describe this book to you as it defies description with its mind-blowing original premise. As each layer is gradually unravelled through the story, you think you see light at the end of the tunnel and think you may have found the answer you have been seeking but each time Christopher cleverly turns the tale so that the truth is never quite within your grasp. Maisie’s loneliness and despair is desperately sad at times but she uses her gifted mind to try and navigate this complex and seemingly never ended problem. It’s a real emotional rollercoaster of a read with a huge revelation at the end that will leave you reeling with shock. As we near the end of the story you are literally holding your breath, physically willing events to take a turn for the better yet feeling this hope gradually slipping out of your hands. Yet again Christopher has created another compelling tale that will hold you tight within it’s grasp until the very last page, another thrilling, nerve-wracking adventure.
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To celebrate the release of ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day I have a copy to giveaway, not only that but I’m also giving away a copy of ‘The Many Worlds of Albie Bright’ and ‘The Jamie Drake Equation,’ to one lucky reader. To enter simply comment on this blog post and for an extra entry pop over to my Twitter account to find out more. Ends midnight 22nd April UK only.
Thank you to Antonia and Nosy Crow for inviting me to join in with the blog tour. ‘The Infinite Lives of Maisie Day’ is availably to buy now online or from any good bookshop.