Waiting on Wednesday (15)

Posted April 17, 2013 by alicia in Uncategorized / 12 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine that
spotlights upcoming releases people are excited for.
Title: Parallel
Author: Lauren Miller
Publisher: HarperTeen
Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Release Date: May 14, 2013


Your path changes. Your destiny doesn’t. 
Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She’d go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is stuck on a Hollywood movie set, miles from where she wants to be, wishing she could rewind her life. The next morning, she’s in a dorm room at Yale, with no memory of how she got there. Overnight, it’s as if her past has been rewritten.
With the help of Caitlin, her science-savvy BFF, Abby discovers that this new reality is the result of a cosmic collision of parallel universes that has Abby living an alternate version of her life. And not only that: Abby’s life changes every time her parallel self makes a new choice. Meanwhile, her parallel is living out Abby’s senior year of high school and falling for someone Abby’s never even met.
As she struggles to navigate her ever-shifting existence, forced to live out the consequences of a path she didn’t choose, Abby must let go of the Plan and learn to focus on the present, without losing sight of who she is, the boy who might just be her soul mate, and the destiny that’s finally within reach.
Why I want it:
I’ve had my eye on Parallel since last year; it sounds awesome! Part of it is set at college (I think, based on what the summary says), which I’m really excited about (seeing as how I am in college), and it is something that I would love to see more of. And parallel lives (worlds/timelines/etc.) have always fascinated me. 
I can’t wait to get a copy. Less then a month to go! Bonus: the cover is sooooo pretty! 
are you waiting on?

12 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (15)

  1. Sam

    This sounds pretty good! I love books that touch on parallel worlds (it's always interesting), and I'm hoping this one won't disappoint. Great pick! 🙂

  2. I like parallel universe sci-fi, but I haven't read much of it recently. This one looks like a fun take on the idea. Nice pick!

    If you'd like, you can check out my WoW here.

  3. My brain already hurts a little! For some reason I always find parallel worlds and going forward or back in time hard to understand but if this is done well it could be awesome!

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