Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday (18): 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine!

This week, I'm waiting on...

3:59 by Gretchen McNeil
September 17, 2013
Balzer & Bray (Harper)

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.

Read my reviews for other books by Gretchen McNeil:
Possess • Ten

YOU DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND HOW MUCH I WANT THIS BOOK. I absolutely adored Gretchen's two previous novels, and 3:59 sounds absolutely original, brilliant, wonderful, amazing, and fantastic. Alternate worlds and being afraid of the dark?! YES PLEASE. September 17 needs to hurry up and come, because I am dying for this book!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave links to your WoW in the comments!

Be afraid of the dark.

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