Waiting On Wednesday Picks:
Through To You by Emily Hainsworth
A romantic sci-fi thriller about love and second chances.(synopsis from book's Goodreads page)
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the pain meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.
The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become, and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.
I'm in love with the synopsis for this book. It's like Doctor Who's "Doomsday" (Rose. . .) meets Another Earth except it's this awesome original sounding novel and I really, really want to read it like right now!
Also, is that cover not glorious or what? Really it's rather fantabulously pretty.
Know what I'm asking for on my birthday wishlist if I don't somehow get it before (which I will try very much to do, btw) and maybe even if I do? Yeah, this book!
(Out October 2 from Balzer + Bray)
Time Between Us by Tamara Ireland Stone
Anna and Bennett were never supposed to meet: she lives in 1995 Chicago and he lives in 2012 San Francisco. But Bennett’s unique ability to travel through time and space brings him into Anna’s life, and with him, a new world of adventure and possibility.(synopsis from book's Goodreads page)
As their relationship deepens, they face the reality that time might knock Bennett back where he belongs, even as a devastating crisis throws everything they believe into question. Against a ticking clock, Anna and Bennett are forced to ask themselves how far they can push the bounds of fate—and what consequences they can bear in order to stay together.
Fresh, exciting, and deeply romantic, TIME BETWEEN US is a stunning and spellbinding debut from an extraordinary new talent in YA fiction.
I already said this on Goodreads but it bears repeating here as this is my WOW post for the book - I have been wanting to read a time travel YA book for so, so long. I'm sure there have been some that I missed but I've really been looking for one and now I've found one! Not only that but one of the settings of this book is a place where I've lived (I'm odd and like to read books set places I know even a little bit).
AND its release month is my birthday month so it is made of some extra win right there :-)
(out October 9th from Hyperion)
Did you miss my Black City Cover Reveal/excerpt/giveaway post earlier this morning? If you did it's H.E.R.E