The Rift by Nina Allan @kurtsprings1 #review #sciencefiction

32783997Author: Nina Allan

Book: The Rift

Published: July 2017

Publisher: Titan Books

Genre: Science Fiction

Source: Paperback





Rating: Print


As Children, Selena and Julie were close. A rift began developing between them as they entered their teens. Then, Julie disappears when she is seventeen. It will be twenty years before Selena sees her older sister again. When she does reappear, Julie tells Selena an impossible story about living on another planet. Selena is left with a choice. Dismiss her sister’s story as delusions, a way of coping with whatever did happen. Or, she can believe Julie but risk her own sanity.


Nina Allan’s book seems more phycological than science fiction. The concept of being of a person leaving this world and traveling to another is interesting to me. The return and how it’s explained is another exciting element. However, the execution was lacking in The Rift. The author shifts between past and present regularly, making the story feel disjointed and very confusing. Then, we get to Julie’s adventures on the planet Tristane. Nothing really happens there other than Julie talks to the people.

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