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Author: Gretchen McNeil
Release Date: September 17, 2013
Publisher: Balzer + Bray (HarperCollins imprint)
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.
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.
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?
master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously
eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might
This sounds all kinds of creepy and dangerous and filled with possible mix-ups. The alternate reality trend is slowly creeping its way forward after Through to You, very slowly, and I'm interested in more books like it. I'm rather jealous of those going to BEA this summer, I heard Gretchen will be there signing ARCs. :)