Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (43) One Past Midnight

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 3:22 AM with 17 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.



18594392 One Past Midnight

Author: Jessica Shirvington
Publisher: Walker Childrens
Release Date: July 22, 2014

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Above all else, though I try not to think about it, I know which life I prefer. And every night when I Cinderella myself from one life to the next a very small, but definite, piece of me dies. The hardest part is that nothing about my situation has ever changed. There is no loophole.

Until now, that is...


For as long as she can remember, Sabine has lived two lives. Every 24 hours she Shifts to her ′other′ life - a life where she is exactly the same, but absolutely everything else is different: different family, different friends, different social expectations. In one life she has a sister, in the other she does not. In one life she′s a straight-A student with the perfect boyfriend, in the other she′s considered a reckless delinquent. Nothing about her situation has ever changed, until the day when she discovers a glitch: the arm she breaks in one life is perfectly fine in the other.

With this new knowledge, Sabine begins a series of increasingly risky experiments which bring her dangerously close to the life she′s always wanted... But just what - and who - is she really risking?
   
Why I'm Excited:

I've been wanting to read this book since it came out in Australia last year and was so happy when I found out it was getting distributed in the States. The overseas version had a different (preferable) cover and title--which seems unnecessarily confusing, especially since neither is an improvement. Regardless, I'm excited to get my hands on this one. It's an interesting premise and I've heard good things about the author from my Aussie friends.

The original cover looked like this. Does anybody recognize it?

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17 comments:

  1. Oh I do think it can get confusing when they release books with different titles in different countries. Though I do actually like both covers and both titles for this one! :D Great choice, I'm definitely excited for this one, too!

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  2. Wow, I would not recognise the new US version at all if you didn't pair it with our Aussie cover. I am glad it's getting pubbed over there and I hope you like it, I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it :)

    I do think the new cover is pretty, but it doesn't convey the essence of the book at all

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  3. This sounds amazing! I prefer the new cover, but they're both so fitting to the theme of the book. Great pick :)
    -Becca
    My WoW: http://prettylittlememoirs.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/waiting-on-wednesday-rebel-belle-by.html

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  4. Ooh I remember this one. Thanks for reminding me I need to read it too :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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  5. Yes! I had no idea they changed the title/cover of the book. I love Jessica Shirvington's Embrace series, so I will definitely be looking forward to this one as well. Great pick!

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  6. It's kinda frustrating when they release the same book with different title and covers. But I do like the US version, sounds good. Great pick.

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever's WoW

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  7. Oh my, this does sound really interesting! That's a bit confusing with the two releases, I think I like the first cover you posted better. The story is definitely intriguing, I will have to keep my eyes out for this! Thanks for sharing!

    Cyn @ Bookmunchies

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  8. Eeep. I hope this one is better than her Embrace series. I couldn't finish the first book! I'll be waiting for your review when you get the chance to read it.

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  9. I honestly saw the US cover and wasn't even going to read the blurb, but then I scrolled down and saw the other cover and wondered if you were doing two picks this week! I remember wanting to read it when I first heard about it so thanks for pointing out the terrible US cover and the original so I could be reminded about it!

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  10. I'm not sure how I missed this book before, but it's definitely going on my to-read list!

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  11. Wow, this sounds awesome! I'll totally be checking it out. Great pick!

    My WoW

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  12. Honestly, I like the U.S. cover better ;) This sounds like an amazing book! Almost like Parallel but better in a way.

    Skylar @Life of a Random

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  13. This sounds so interesting! I sort of prefer the US cover/title! I was super excited when they brought over her Embrace title. I haven't finished the series yet though.

    Check out what I'm waiting on!
    http://toomanywordstonight.blogspot.com/2014/03/waiting-on-wednesday-grimm-fairy-tales.html

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  14. Ooooo, this one sounds really cool! I don't know how I feel about either cover/title. I wish I had more of an opinion on it. Lol!
    My WoW

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  15. I actually listened to the audiobook because you could do that in the U.S. even though the book wasn't available (I have no idea why, doesn't make much sense to me). Jessica Shirvington is one of my favorite authors and I really enjoyed the book but I think I would have liked it better if I had read it because audiobooks...not the biggest fan (and this particular narrator seemed to be an Australian trying to do a Boston accent, which didn't work and was a bit distracting). Weird about the title change. ~Pam

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  16. Wow, I love both covers, each one gorgeous. I think this sounds like something I would really like, similar to many of the alternate realities books that I've enjoyed. I haven't had the chance to read Jessica Shirvington, but I'm adding this one since it's a new series still to come. Great pick, Natalie :)

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  17. Ha, I was just reading the synopsis and thought that was familiar.One Past Midnight looks more focused than Between the Lives, and kind of looks like it's been done with pastels, which I love. But, then again, Between the Lives cover looks more effective and suiting to the book, so basically, I really do like both.

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