I didn’t have any preconceived ideas, when I was diving into Quantum Door. I’d never heard of the book or author before, and I don’t read a lot of Middle Grade books. I read some, obviously. I just don’t read a lot of them. I probably wouldn’t have looked at this book on my own, but I’m really glad I read it.
Quantum Door was one of the most creative sci-fi books I’ve ever read in the MG YA area. I loved the concept about wormholes and the multiverse. Big secret -all of this is super familiar because I happen to be a Flash fan. Yep, I’m a CW Superhero fan. It gave me a leg up on all the lingo, which made it easy to enjoy the story
First, I loved the relationship between Felix and Brady. It’s so easy to write brothers, at that age, that are antagonistic toward each other. It’s what I anticipated when I started reading. I’m so glad that they weren’t just brothers, they were also best friends. I also loved the swap of personalities, with Felix being younger but also bolder. It made for an interesting dynamic.
The only area where I think the story could have been better was in the pacing. There was a lot that happened in Quantum Door. The plot went through so many significant ups and downs, and I just think it was too much packed into one small book. I thought that there were clear spots where the story could have been broken into 2, maybe even 3, separate books. That would have devoted more time into expanding on this interesting world that the author created.
All in all, I was really impressed with the authors scientific imagination. It would make a great children’s movie.
Thank you to the author for providing ARC in exchange for an honest review.