Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted over at Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
by Erica O’Rourke
Series: Dissonance #1
Publication Date: 22 July 2014
by Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
In this inventive romantic thriller, Del has the power to navigate between alternate realities—and the power to save multiple worlds.
Delancey knows for sure that there is more than one universe. Many more. Because every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world is spun off the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed—all of these choices create alternate universes in which echo selves take the roads not traveled. Del knows all of this because she’s a Walker, someone who can navigate between the worlds, and whose job is to keep the dimensions in harmony.
But Del’s decisions have consequences too. Even though she’s forbidden from Walking after a training session goes horribly wrong, she secretly starts to investigate other dissonant worlds. She’s particularly intrigued by the echo versions of Simon Lane, a guy who won’t give her the time of day in the main world, but whose alternate selves are uniquely interested. But falling for Simon draws Del closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide—a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.
Ever since seeing the cover of Dissonance earlier this year, I’ve been dying to read it. I’m pretty sure most people would agree that this book seem like a must-read based on the cover alone. Even so, the blurb lives up to that gorgeous cover! Plus, is it just me or does it feel like there’s a sudden surge of YA books about parallel universes?
What book are you waiting on this week?
5 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday (#31)”
Cover does have my attention (and it matches your blog quite nicely too ) but the blurb doesn’t excite me as much. Will have to wait for your review before I make up my mind ;)
My WW :)
I love reading about alternate worlds/ parallel worlds, and I haven’t read one in a while, so can’t wait to read it! :)
Kirsty @ StudioReads
I’ve read a few recently but they weren’t really good so I hope Dissonance would change all that!
Great post — Dissonance sounds awesome & it’s a bonus that it has such a lovely cover. I’m waiting on To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, which is already out, (I think) in some countries, but unfortunately, I have to wait until August for it’s released. Excited, though!
Ooh, I just borrowed To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before from the library! Maybe you could check out if you’re local library stocks up on the US editions?