Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Tandem by Anna Jarzab

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

This week’s can’t wait to read selection is
Tandem by Anna Jarzab.
Publication Date: October 8th 2013

Tandem -
Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Everything repeats.
You. Your best friend. Every person you know.
Many worlds. Many lives – infinite possibilities.
Welcome to the multiverse.

Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather's stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real – until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.

To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she'll be trapped in another girl's life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for her love – one who knows her secret, and one who thinks she's someone she's not.
Synopsis from

I guess everyone imagined him- or herself in someone else's shoes before. What would it be like to be this painter or that writer or even the person sitting across the table? It's a fun game to pretend, but for Sasha, living the life of another person becomes dangerous reality. Little details might betray her and start the mentioned war nevertheless.
The synopsis sounds suspenseful and the idea of multiple realities fascinates and scares me at the same time. Appropriately enough, the cover reminds me of a Magritte painting, where the meaning of the things depicted is always inverted. I wonder, what the bird stands for.

Which books are you waiting on this week? Tell us in the comments!


Anonymous said...

Oh wow, this one does look amazing, this is the first time that i have heard of it as well. Great pick!


biochemguy said...

Fantasy bird sighting! (sorry, it's a cover snark thing) The book does sound pretty interesting. Thanks for stopping by my WoW! :)

LisaILJ said...

I saw this one the other day and it looks AWESOME. Thanks for stopping by my WoW. New follower!

LisaILJ @ "I’ll Tumble for YA

A Beautiful Madness said...

Tandem sounds really interesting. i don't think I hadn heard of it before, but it sounds like something I would enjoy. Great pick!
Em @ A Beautiful Madness

Kathleen said...

This one sounds kinda creepy! Great pick.

New follower.


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