Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Parallel

This is a weekly meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine.  "Waiting on Wednesday" spotlights upcoming releases that I'm eagerly anticipating.

Parallel by Lauren Miller
Pub. Date: May 14, 2013



Goodreads says, "Abby Barnes had a plan. Get into a great college, major in journalism, and land her dream job at a major newspaper. But on the eve of her 18th birthday, she's stuck on a Hollywood movie set instead, wishing she could rewind her life. But the next morning, she’s in a dorm room at Yale, with no memory of how she got there. A collision of parallel worlds has left Abby living a new reality every time her younger parallel self makes a new decision. Forced to live out the consequences of a path she didn't choose, Abby must let go on her plans for the future 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 in reach."

I love this premise and the idea of parallel worlds.  It kind of reminds me of the movie Sliding Doors. What do you guys think?

25 comments:

  1. I read and reviewed this book last week and I agree--it put me very much in mind of Sliding Doors, but less linear. It's a fun read.

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    1. Oh, really? I will have to check out your review. Thanks for letting me know and thanks for visiting!

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  2. Parallel worlds seems to be a really hot genre right now, which I love! This one sounds fantastic! :)

    My W.O.W.

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    1. That's what I hear, which is good b/c I love the concept! Thanks for visiting, Sara!

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  3. I haven't read this but the blurb (and even the cover to an extent) do remind me of the movie Sliding Doors - thanks for the spotlight

    Here's my WoW

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    1. I know, right?! That's exactly what I was thinking after I read the blurb. Thanks for visiting, Maria!

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  4. Oh yes Christina, I'm waiting on this one too! Parallel worlds seem to be the new YA trend of late, but I don't mind at all because I find that premise super interesting. So excited for May!

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    1. That's what I am hearing! I really like the concept as well. Thanks for dropping by, Jenny!

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  5. I love the idea of parallel worlds! Not something you see enough of

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    1. Me too! I hear that there are a lot of books coming out that focus on parallel worlds, so I hope they don't disappoint. Thanks for visiting, Christa!

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  6. I'm always fascinated with stories involving parallel worlds, so this one definitely sounds great to me! Also, it sounds like I should rent Sliding Doors...

    Great WOW!

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    1. Me too. You should definitely rent Sliding Doors- a pretty good movie with an interesting premise. Thanks for dropping by, Lea!

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  7. I'm really curious about this one. It sounds really interesting and original. I haven't read any books on parallel world yet. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

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    1. It sounds unique, but from what I hear there are a lot of books coming out with parallel worlds being a focus. We shall see! Thanks for visiting!

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  8. I've never seen Sliding Doors, but I think that this book sounds really cool!

    My WoW

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  9. Great pick and neat cover. Have fun reading!

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  10. I loved Sliding Doors! I watched that movie with my friends when we were in college. This book certainly sounds interesting. I like that it is set at college too. Good pick!

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  11. O this sounds goooooooood.

    I LOVED Sliding Doors too.
    One of my favorites for ages.
    Great pick!
    I can't wait for you to review it.

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  12. Oh my gosh! That sounds so awesome! I've never seen Sliding Doors, though. Not even heard about it. Guess I'll have to watch it.

    ~Akira @ The Literary Path

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  13. I might pick this book up i stumbleupon your review and got me hook

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  14. I excited for all the parallel world themed books coming out this year! This one does remind me of Sliding Doors a bit. It's unique that one world effects the other, though! Very interesting!

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  15. I was lucky enough to snag a copy of this on Edelweiss, and I have to say it sounds like really good fun! Looking forward to reading it!

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  16. I do love the sound of it and the cover. But, I think I'll wait untill you review it & then decide. :)

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