The first book in the genre-bending Silvers series—an io9 "can't miss" science fiction pick—about six extraordinary people whose fates become intertwined on an earth far different from our own.
Without warning, the world comes to an end. The sky looms frigid white. The electric grid falters. Airplanes everywhere crash to the ground.
Within moments, the sky comes down in a crushing sheet of light, and everything and everyone are gone—except for Hannah and Amanda Given. Saved from destruction by three fearsome and powerful beings, the Given sisters suddenly find themselves elsewhere: a strange new Earth where restaurants move through the air like flying saucers and the fabric of time is manipulated by common household appliances.
Soon Hannah and Amanda are joined by four other survivors from their world—a mordant cartoonist, a shy teenage girl, a brilliant young Australian, and a troubled ex-prodigy. Hunted by enemies they never knew they had, and afflicted with temporal abilities they never wanted, the sisters and their companions begin a cross-country journey to find the one man who can save them—before time runs out.
“Highly recommended for fans of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction.”—Library Journal (starred review)
“An absorbing adventure with a fresh take on both the parallel-universe and the paranormal subgenres.”—Kirkus (starred review)
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Waiting too long
A little deus ex machina in the end, but not in a bad way . Plenty to build on for the sequel, which is taking too long! Eagerly awaiting the next in series.
Great book for anybody new to Sci-Fi
I really enjoyed reading this book. The pacing of the story is done very well. The author doesn't throw too much at you too quickly and keeps you guessing up to the very end. There are a few sections of the book where the story slows down a bit for character development. It may seem tedious at first but there are payoffs to this by the end. The world created is both familiar and strange. Very well balanced. The author has obviously spent a lot of time developing this world and the story.
I think this is a great story for people on the fence about reading Sci-fi or would like to start reading Sci-fi. There are many aspects of this book that cross over to other genres seamlessly while telling the story of an amazing situation in and amazing world.
I hope I see more books from this author soon.