Breaking the Spine and features books that we just can't wait to get our hands on!
This week's WoW pick is:
Parallel by Lauren Miller
"Your path changes. Your destiny doesn’t.
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 22. But one tiny choice - deciding to take a drama class her
senior year of high school - changed all that.
Now, a year
later, on the eve of her 18th birthday, Abby is stuck on a Hollywood
movie set, 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 -
an Ivy League address, a spot on the crew team, a birthday blind date
with a cute lacrosse player - 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. 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
soulmate, and the destiny that’s finally in reach."
Hey, look, it's a book that satisfies not one but two of my gaps in YA! Parallel realities: check. Set at a college (yes, it's a New Adult read!): check. And I think parallel universes might actually be starting to trend or something in YA, because I've seen a few of these sorts of premises popping up lately. What do you think?
And what books are you waiting for?