Relativity, astrophysics and a 12 year old called Ethan


From the stunning cover to the clever storyline, I absolutely loved this book. I was blown away by it. From the outset, it drew me in. Wanting to find out what happened to Ethan — was his father really to blame?? 

As the story unfolds and Ethan’s gift becomes apparent, I became enthralled by the descriptions of the light and sound waves. 

Ethan’s friendship with fellow patient Alison is touching and adds some warmth and grounding to the story. Without this element it would be a more factual story — what caused the brain injury and why was it occurring? Alison and Ethan have fun together and this brings humour to some potentially rather unpleasant situations!

If you read the blurb and thought well it’s not for me, I would urge you to give it a go. It’s just so different from what you imagine…  the descriptions of the light and sound waves are enthralling! And that’s from someone who hated Physics at school!

MetLineReader Rating 4.5🌟🌟🌟🌟

About this book

Help,” he said. “He’s not breathing.”A tiny baby is rushed to hospital. Doctors suspect he was shaken by his father, who is later charged and convicted. The baby grows up in the care of his mother. Life goes on.

Twelve years later, Ethan is a singular young boy. Gifted with an innate affinity for physics and astronomy, Ethan sees the world in ways others simply can’t – through a prism of light, time, stars and space.

Ethan is the centre of his mother’s universe. Claire has tried to protect him from finding out what happened when he was a baby. But the older Ethan gets, the more questions he asks about his absent father.

A single handwritten letter is all it takes to set off a dramatic chain of events, pulling both parents back together again into Ethan’s orbit. As the years seem to warp and bend, the past is both relived and revealed anew for each of them.

Relativity is an irresistible story about love, unbreakable bonds and irreversible acts.


Relativity by Antonia Hayes is published on 7th April and is available from Amazon UK. 

I received an advance review copy from Corsair in exchange for a fair and honest review. 


Author: metlinereader

I am obsessed with books.  In fact, I'd rather be reading than doing anything else.   I enjoy trying out new books and new authors; I do like to "mix and match" genres.  I often have access to books before they are published and would welcome the opportunity to review most books... just not horror or sci-fi, please :)

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