I’d like to welcome Antonia Hayes to Novel Kicks today and the blog tour for her debut novel, Relativity.
Ethan is an exceptionally gifted young boy, obsessed with physics and astronomy.
His single mother Claire is fiercely protective of her brilliant, vulnerable son. But she can’t shield him forever from learning the truth about what happened to him when he was a baby; why Mark had to leave them all those years ago.
Now age twelve, Ethan is increasingly curious about his past, especially his father’s absence in his life. When he intercepts a letter to Claire from Mark, he opens a lifetime of feelings that, like gravity, will pull the three together again.
My verdict on Relativity:
First of all, I have to say how much I adored the cover for this novel. It is so beautiful and whimsical – it totally suits the story.
This book is told from three different perspectives which I liked as you got to understand the motivations behind each character. It’s told from the perspective of twelve-year-old Ethan, his mother, Claire and Mark (Ethan’s father who’s been absent from his son’s life since Ethan was a baby.) Ethan’s current situation is tied in with why Mark had to leave.
You know when you read the blurb for a novel and know you are going to like it? That is what happened between me and this book. From the moment I picked this book up, I couldn’t stop reading, to the point where I lost out on sleep because of it. I just kept saying ‘one more page.’by