Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (10) 3:59

Wednesday, June 12, 2013 9:18 AM with 51 comments
Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. Click the link to see the original post plus a whole slew of links to other blogs. After you read this one, of course.


3:59 3:59

Author: Gretchen McNeil
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Release Date: September 17, 2013

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.


Why I'm Excited:

I wasn't completely sold on McNeil's last novel, 10, but I found the writing to be fast-paced and the book was relatively enjoyable. (I think maybe she just bit off more than she could chew in trying to recreate an Agatha Christie novel.) I'm definitely willing to give her another shot and this looks sounds ah-maz-ing! I love the idea of the mirror as portal (Through the Looking Glass, anyone?). This book looks awesome and I can't wait to have it in my greedy little hands. September is shaping up to be an amazing month for books. It almost makes me want to skip summer. Almost.

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51 comments:

  1. I'm really excited about this one too! Great pick Natalie!

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    Jessica@Lovin' Los Libros

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  2. I really want to read this one. Great WoW pick :)
    -Scott Reads It!

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  3. I hadn't heard of this one before... it sounds really interesting!


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    Brandy @ A Little of the Book Life

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  4. GOSH, yes. I cannot wait to read this one, and Gretchen totally has a way for making slightly quirky horror stories. You'd better believe this is on my list! Great pick, Natalie :)

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  5. I saw this book on Shane's blog, "Itching For Books", and commented on it. I LOVE reading about parallel universes!! The concept is nothing new -- it's been a staple of the science fiction genre for years now -- but I like the spin McNeil puts on it. Thanks for featuring this!! :)

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  6. Wow, this looks like such an amazing read! Great pick :)
    ~Becca

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  7. This book does sound amazing! I wants it too!
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  8. i just ordered gretchen's novel Ten the other day because it sounded so creepy and i want to be creeped out. if i like that book, i will definitely get this one too.

    my WoW this week.

    -michelle

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  9. Eeep, I am so excited for this novel! Like you, I wasn't blown away by Ten, but I definitely think the author had potential, and that this one will be amazing! It sounds creepy, and I love the paranormal elements that are mixed in. I always enjoy a good horror novel. ;)

    Awesome pick Natalie! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

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  10. Nice pick! I can´t wait to read this book.
    Here is My WOW

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  11. I'm really excited about this one, too. I didn't read Ten, but I hope to rectify that soon. I love a good creepy book. Great pick!

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  12. This sounds really good! I read Ten and thought it was pretty good, just not very original. I hope I like this one better. Thanks for stopping by.
    My WoW

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  13. I've never heard of this one, but it sounds interesting! Great pick. :)

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  14. I enjoyed TEN, but I do agree with you, it was a bit over the top. But I still want to read this one. Already on my Goodreads list!

    Thanks so much for visiting:)

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  15. I've never read anything by Gretchen McNeil, but I wouldn't mind starting with this one! :D

    Thanks for visiting my blog!

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  16. I think this one is going to be really good. I can't wait either. Awesome pick.

    Thanks for stopping by

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  17. This sounds like a cool book. I am learning about a lot of new books today through the WOW hop! One of the reasons I like this meme!

    Angie

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  18. Wow, sounds amazing! Can't wait to read this one! Thanks for sharing :o]

    My WOW

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  19. I haven't heard of this book before today. I've seen it on a few posts and I'm really intrigued by it!!

    I'm a new follower now- GFC :)

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  20. 3:59 sounds like my kind of book. Glad I saw it here, I haven't heard of it until now. Adding to Goodreads. Great pick Natalie! Thanks for stopping by Book Swoon too. :)

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  21. Eeeek! I so want this one! It sounds so amazing!!

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  22. The title and author are both new to me, but the summary of does sound curious -- I guess it reminds me just a bit of stories like Coraline, what with alternate and parallel worlds and all. It's always an interesting concept to tamper with. (:

    Thanks for dropping by and happy reading!

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  23. Love the Through The Looking Glass parallel. I haven't read Ten either, but both are on my TBR list.

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  24. I'm really excited for this one too. It sounds unlike I've ever read before. :b Thanks for sharing!

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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  25. I thought Ten was just alright too, but I'm really excited for this one!

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  26. I've heard really good things about Ms. McNeil and am looking forward to reading 3:59! Great pick!

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  27. I haven't heard of this one before, but I'll have to check it out!

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    http://betteringmeup.blogspot.com/2013/06/waiting-on-wednesday-6-two-boys-kissing.html

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  28. Very excited about this one too. I enjoyed Ten -- I'm a huge Agatha Christie fan! Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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  29. I am so excited for this one! I waited in line for it at BEA for a half hour before they cut the line off right in front of me. I'll just have to wait it out. Great pick!

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  30. This one does look awesome. I really hope they have it at ALA. Thanks for visiting my WoW.

    LisaILJ @ I’ll Tumble for YA

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  31. First I've heard of this one. I haven't managed to read 10 yet, but this one looks even better. Just from the synopsis, I'm thinking Jo set those dreams up to steal Josie's life. It will be interesting to find out!

    Great pick!

    Erin @ YA Book Crush

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  32. Sounds like a great read!! Will keep my eye out!

    Thanx for visiting my WoW!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace

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  33. Wow, this looks amazing!! I'll definitely be checking this one out, fantastic pick :)

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  34. I'm sooo excited for this! I really enjoyed Ten so I'm looking forward to reading this one because it sounds amazing!
    Great pick :)

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  35. This is going to be CREEPY! What a cover though, I might take the chance of being freaked out since its got such a cool look. I look forward to your review!

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  36. First time to stumbled upon this. Sounds weird, but my life is pretty busy nowadays. Thanks for sharing! Now I have a new book to put my eye on. ;D

    Thanks for droppin by!

    Michelle, The Escapist.

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  37. Sounds great, you have me excited for this one now too :-)

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines
     

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  38. Great pick! I can't wait for this one, too :)

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  39. Great choice! Adding it to my to-read list!

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Megan @ Books i View

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  40. I'm excited for this one too! I actually refuse to read 10 because of the fact it's a Christie retelling. Usually I'm all for retellings, but I don't see how a retelling can do that sort of book justice. This, however, sounds wonderful and creepy!

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  41. I've been eyeing this one too when I found it weeks ago! Thanks for dropping by my WoW! :)

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  42. I haven't read anything by this author before myself, but I'm definitely loving this premise, as well! I also immediately thought of Through the Looking Glass. Hopefully this one does better than her last book for you!

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  43. Haven't exactly read anything by this author yet but this one sounds interesting. :) Thank you so much for dropping by our blog! Followed via Bloglovin!

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  44. I am DYING to read this one. DYING. I really, really liked Gretchen McNeil's other novel, Ten, and this one sounds even MORE awesome.

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  45. Nice pick! I haven't read Ten but I love parallel universe concept so I might add this to my TBR list! Thanks for sharing and thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

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  46. Great Pick! I can't wait for this one either :)

    Christy @ Christy’s Book Addiction

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  47. Sounds intense! I've always wanted to read a book about parallel universes! I need to get on that! :D Great pick!

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  48. This sounds like a really intense and interesting book. I love parallel universe tropes. Thanks for sharing & thanks for stopping by Bookmunchies (:

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