Tuesday, July 30, 2013

WOW #79

I'm waiting on


3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
Release Date September 17th 2013

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. Her parents are divorcing, her boyfriend Nick has grown distant, and her physics teacher has it in for her. When she's betrayed by the two people she trusts most, Josie thinks things can't get worse.

Until she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m.

Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and Nick adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror – Jo.

Josie and Jo realize that they are doppelgängers living in parallel universes that overlap every twelve hours at exactly 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to jump through the portal and switch places for a day.

But Jo’s world is far from perfect. Not only is Nick not Jo's boyfriend, he hates her. Jo's mom is missing, possibly insane. And at night, shadowy creatures feed on human flesh.

By the end of the day, Josie is desperate to return to her own life. But there’s a problem: Jo has sealed the portal, trapping Josie in this dangerous world. Can she figure out a way home before it’s too late?

From master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might kill you.

 Tandem (Many-Worlds, #1)

Tandem by Anna Jarzab
Release Date October 8th 2013

Everything repeats.
You. Your best friend. Every person you know.
Many worlds. Many lives--infinite possibilities.
Welcome to the multiverse.

Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather's stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real--until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.

To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she'll be trapped in another girl's life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for her love--one who knows her secret, and one who thinks she's someone she's not.

The first book in the Many-Worlds Trilogy, Tandem is a riveting saga of love and betrayal set in parallel universes in which nothing--and no one--is what it seems.


Dissonance by Erica O' Rourke
Release Date August 5th 2014

Delancy Sullivan has always known there's more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. 

As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del's job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony. Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del's not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. 

Something strange is connecting them and it's not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane. But Del's decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.

Why I'm Waiting?
All 3 books have similar plots of an alternate reality/parallel universe. I love that so many of these types of books are coming out because I enjoy these types of plotlines immensely!

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  1. Dissonance has an amazing cover! Great picks this week!!

  2. OOoh nice picks!! Been seeing these around lately! Hope you'll enjoy them all!

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  3. All three of these are fantastic picks! I am especially excited for the last one but they all sound and look amazing!

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  4. I have heard of all three and they all sound amazing. But Tandem sounds like something brilliant. Great picks! :)

    Tanja @ Ja čitam, a ti?

  5. I'm featuring 3:59 today as well. ;) Dissonance was already on my pile, and you just put Tandem on it as well. Great picks! =) My WoW

  6. I want to check out all three of these books! They're all on my tbr :) Great picks!

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  7. i read ten, my first gretchen mcneil book, last week and i was disappointed since for me it read like a super cheesy teen horror flick trying too hard. sigh. so i'm not sure i'm going to pick up 3:59 right away. but i like how you picked 3 parallel universe books--i think they're going to be big in 2014!

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  8. All three are great picks, they sound so good :) Thanks for sharing!

  9. Dissonance sounds neat! This is the first time that I've heard of it. I'm really looking forward to 3:59 it looks really good. Thanks for stopping by My Waiting on Wednesday and sharing yours!

  10. Excellent choices! I'm glad to see more books with these sorts of plotlines showing up as well. All three sound great and I'll be adding them to my list!

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  11. I am not the biggest 'alternate universe' fan but mostly I think it's because I haven't found a book that actually grabs me, these three seem to be a possible one, especially 3:59 since I love Doppelgängers, my brother and I call each other doppelgänger cause we look so much alike (though I am not a boy haha).

    Thanks for the heads up, Jennifer!

  12. Awesome picks! I am especially excited for 3:59 and Tandem. I loved Gretchen McNeil's Ten so I have a feeling I'm going to love 3:59.
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  13. I'd say of all of those, Dissonance is the one I can't wait for the most! I've had my eye on that one for several months now! I love the cover, and the idea of the book is terrific! Definitely something I'd read. I'm not sure I'll get to 3:59 or Tandem, but I hope you enjoy them! :)

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  14. Great choices! Waiting to see how scary 3:59 is, and I'm really excited to try Tandem.
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  15. Awesome picks! They both sounds really good. Thanks for stopping by earlier.

  16. Parallel universe themes are so hot in YA right now! Great picks!

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  17. Wow! Great picks this week!! I want to read all three! :)

  18. I am looking forward to all 3 of these. Great picks. I have 3:59, and hopefully will be able to start it this month. Thanks for stopping by my WOW.

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  19. All three of those are ones I am looking forward to also!! Fabulous picks!!

  20. Great picks! I love books work alternate realities too. Thanks for sharing!

  21. Dissonance is new to me but adding to wishlist. Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi at Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  22. Yes, yes, yes to all three of these! Gretchen McNeil is a fabulous writer. I still need to read her first book, but "Ten" was ah-mazing. And Tandem -- that cover O_O so much lust :D

  23. How do you find so many books!! You're a machine this week!!! BRAVO! I love the sound of Tandem - Grandpa's tales! Too cool!

    So many books - I'm going to watch for them ALL!! You are queen of WoW this week ;)

  24. wow, those all sound really good, I think I would like them too. Thanks for sharing.
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  25. All of these sounds really good and I haven't read much of alternate dimensions books, so these are great add. Awesome picks! My WoW.

    Vyki @ On The Shelf

  26. Ooh, 3:59 sounds a little creepy. I'm definitely looking forward to it. Great picks!

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  27. I have a galley copy of Tandem that I can't wait to read! I am also super excited fro 3:59 it sounds deliciously creepy =P

    Emily @ Falling For YA

  28. These all sound really interesting - and Tandem's cover is gorgeous. Have you read When the World was flat (and we were in love) by Ingrid Jonach? That's another parallel worlds one that I think you might enjoy, I reviewed it here: http://streetmarauders.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/when-world-was-flat-and-we-were-in-love.html

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  29. I want to read 3:59 so bad! I love Gretchen McNeil's other books so I have high hopes for this one too! Tandem is another I really want to read. Dissonance is new to me so thank you for sharing! :)

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    ~Sara @ Forever 17 Books

  30. I loved Ten by Gretchen McNeil, so I am excited to see another book by her!

  31. Awesome picks, Jennifer! I am adding all of these to my TBR. They sound fantastic, especially Dissonance! Thanks for sharing and stopping by! :D

    ~ Maida
    Literary Love Affair 

  32. I don't know what a doppelganger is but 3:59 sounds really scary. Jo seems like a real bitch for closing up the portal. Wow I hope Josie doesn't despair because it sounds like she's in hell with no chance of getting out .

  33. I am super super excited for both 3:59 and Tandem, but I've never heard of Dissonance, but that cover is BEAUTIFUL. Plus it sounds super interesting! Great picks! :)

    Rachel @ Paper Cuts

  34. Oh yes! All of these are awesome picks. I am super excited for 3:59!

    Teresa @ Readers Live A Thousand Lives

  35. I requested an arc of 3:59, it should already be on the way and I am SO SO excited about it. I haven't read Ten yet even though I have a copy, but hopefully I'll read both back to back.

  36. I want to read all of these, too! I am really loving the parallel worlds aspect in YA right now. I don't think I've read a single one that I didn't enjoy. *knocks on wood*

  37. You're into the parallel universes this week, huh? Anyhow, Tandem in particular really intrigues me! Thanks for pointing these out to me, I haven't read a parallel world story since my early teens...


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