Review: Finna by Nino Cipri

Rating: 8.5/10

Synopsis

When an elderly customer at a big box furniture store slips through a portal to another dimension, it’s up to two minimum-wage employees to track her across the multiverse and protect their company’s bottom line. Multi-dimensional swashbuckling would be hard enough, but our two unfortunate souls broke up a week ago.

Can friendship blossom from the ashes of a relationship? In infinite dimensions, all things are possible.

Review

Thanks to the publisher and author for an advance reading copy of Finna in exchange for an honest review. Receiving this eARC did not influence my thoughts or opinions on the novel.

Multi-dimensional portal opens up in IKEA-like store that leads to a lionhearted adventure between two (2) low-waged co-workers who just broke things off. Oh, and did I mention they are going after someone’s grandma who just happened upon said portal? What more do you need?

Like a majority of Tor.com’s novellas, Finna can easily be finished in one to two sittings, depending on how well you become ingrained in the source material. Weighing in at approx 144 pages, it isn’t going to beat you over the head with complex prose or exposition. What you will find is a fun and engaging read with heavy emotions, sassy characters, and an ending that opens up so many more possibilities.

Going in and never having heard of Nino Cipri, I definitely had my hesitations, but after getting used to the writing style, use of pronouns, and the direction in which the story was headed, I was all for it. Definitely recommend this for those who enjoy portal fantasy or multi-dimensional sci-fi reads.

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