Review: A Quantum Love Story by Mike Chen
It’s a new year, which means it’s also time for a new Mike Chen book. As always, we get a story of human connection in a scifi wrapper – and this time it’s a romantic story, too! Check out my thoughts below and pick up A Quantum Love Story (and all of Mike’s books) asap!
A Quantum Love Storyby Mike Chen
Published by: MIRA
on January 30, 2024
Genres: Adult, Sci-Fi
From the New York Times bestselling author of Star Wars: Brotherhood
The only thing harder than finding someone in a time loop is losing them.
Grieving her best friend's recent death, neuroscientist Mariana Pineda's ready to give up everything to start anew. Even her career--after one last week consulting at a top secret particle accelerator.
Except the strangest thing happens: a man stops her...and claims they've met before. Carter Cho knows who she is, why she's mourning, why she's there. And he needs Mariana to remember everything he's saying.
Because time is about to loop.
In a flash of energy, it's Monday morning. Again. Together, Mariana and Carter enter an inevitable life, four days at a time, over and over, without permanence except for what they share.
But just as they figure out this new life, everything changes. Because Carter's memories of the time loop are slowly disappearing. And their only chance at happiness is breaking out of the loop--forever.
"This unusual and satisfying near-future time-travel adventure fires on all cylinders." --Publishers Weekly
Who doesn’t love a good time loop? Well, MCs Mariana and Carter, for sure.
Mariana: neuroscientist getting through each day without her best friend. Carter: Living the same day over and over and over. Together, they must figure out how to get out of this loop and save the world from destruction.
And somehow we get prehistoric creatures? This story reminded me of something David Arnold would write (which is a good thing for me!).
The irony that Mariana is part of a project around memory recall while Carter slowly loses his to the ongoing loop. Mike really knows how to break reader hearts. And to make us hungry (I need all of the food featured). There’s just enough science to keep me curious.
Supernatural fans who love Mystery Spot are sure to love this story!