Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Parallel by Lauren Miller

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine,
spotlighting upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Raina's pick this week:

Parallel (The Dispossessed #1)
Lauren Miller
Expected publication: May 14th 2013 by Listening Library
Genre: YA Dystopia

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.

Advance praise for Parallel:
“A fun, twisty novel about the paths you choose and the paths you don’t…to follow your heart’s desire. Deeply romantic and entertaining!“ — Melissa de la Cruz, New York Times bestselling author of Blue Bloods and Witches of East End

“Penetrating, jaw–dropping, and so real, Parallel had me turning pages at warp speed, hoping for the best tomorrow. Read this book.” — Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of My Life Next Door

“Best. Debut. Novel. Ever.” — Lauren Barnholdt, author of Two-Way Street

Parallel beautifully tackles the universal themes of fate, destiny, and the search for a soulmate, proving that there are no wrong turns. Your heart will soar and you’ll be cheering at the end.” — Jordanna Fraiberg, author of In Your Room

“Wildly inventive and wonderfully romantic, Parallel takes readers on a journey that will open their minds and their hearts.” — Jennifer E. Smith, author of The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

Parallel worlds. Doomed love. Literally living a different life, every day, that you didn't choose—don't remember choosing. Need I say more? And the advance praise! Either this will be an awesome read or total book hype fail. Please, please be the former.

What book release are you eagerly anticipating?
Let us know in a comment, or link us up to your own WoW post!


  1. OOh intriguing! Haven't heard of this one yet!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. Sounds interesting but it might be a little confusing too. I'll be waiting to see what others think about this one before it goes on my wishlist. My WoWs are Unremembered by Jessica Brody and Shadow of Freedom by David Weber. Happy reading!

  3. I saw this one while browsing around Goodreads. I love stories of memory loss and parallel worlds, reminds me of Fair Coin by E.C. Myers. Epic pick, thanks for sharing!

    Diayll @Mother/Gamer/Writer

  4. Good pick!

  5. I was just working on my WoW posts for the next month and Parallel is one of them. I am obsessed with the idea of parallel universes and lives. Great pick! Love your site so much!!!! New follower. Thanks for stopping by!

  6. I love the cover for Parallel, and the book sounds so good! I can't wait for this book. Great pick!
    Em @ A Beautiful Madness
    My WOW

  7. That's my pick too, so obviously excited as well :)
    Hope you get to read it soon!
    Brandi @ Blkosiner’s Book Blog

  8. OOOOOOO, a new book! I love the title - the font makes it look extra awesome. This book is definitely one to look forward to reading!

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    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

  9. I haven't heard of this one yet. Looks really good!