In short, this book is absolutely amazing!
The Space Between Worlds by Micaiah Johnson follows Cara, a bisexual woman of color who goes to other dimensions as her job. Yes, her job! She’s one of the few fortunate, or unfortunate people able to do so. Of course there is a catch to this, like all things too good to be true.
The book itself is full of twists that were carefully pulled out and foreshadowed and were surprising to find out without feeling like the author just wanted to throw in twists just for the sake of throwing off the reader.
The world itself was amazing, a futuristic version of our planet and the characters were all fleshed out, feeling truly genuine (Mr. Cheeks my favorite). I really enjoyed reading Cara’s perspective and her words with those around her.
The beginning felt a little slow to me, but from page thirty to the end, I was completely immersed in the book. And after finishing it, it has definitely risen to one of my top favorite books. Cara’s sense of identity was struggling throughout the book, and the way it concluded made me as a reader happy for her (no more do I want a sad ending. 2020 has been rough on us all!).
Johnson’s writings are impactful and many of her words reverberated through me. She included many topics such as classism, racism, love, justice, family and more so naturally, her work really struck me in awe. This is the first book I have ever annotated while reading, and I’m truly grateful for it, because throughout the book, Johnson leaves nuggets of gold scattered.
I’m looking forward to her next book!