Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #74

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine, which spotlights upcoming releases we can't wait to get our hands on! 

Title: 3:59
Author: Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: September 17th,  2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray

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 doppelg√§ngers 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?

Another parallel universe story!   I've read both of Gretchen's previous novels and enjoyed them, so I'm excited to give 3:59 a try.   While I haven't found Possess or Ten to be mind-blowing, they're still pretty fun and worth a read, so I'm hoping this will be too!

What awesome title are you waiting for this Wednesday?


  1. I haven't read Ten, but 3:59 sounds awesome. Great pick :)

  2. I'm kinda all about this one! It sounds so cool!

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  3. This was on my post last time too! I'm so excited to read this one! The whole idea of parallel worlds is just so intriguing! :)
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  4. 3:59 sounds incredible, so mysterious and intruiging. I am looking forwards to reading it :)

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  5. I can't wait for 3:59! It was my pick a few weeks back. I haven't read Ten yet but 3:59 sounds so good. =)

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  6. I love the sound of this book. I still need to read her other work, but I hope to pick up Ten soon :)

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  7. I'm excited for this one too! I'm up for anything by Gretchen McNeil, I think her creativity is awesome! Great pick this week!

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  8. I don't normally like parallel universe stories, but I am so excited for this one, it sounds great!

  9. Your pick sounds like an interesting read.

  10. Love the sound of this one and I'm so excited about it. I already have it on my to-read list and I had it on a WOW post a while back. Great pick and I hope you enjoy reading it.
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