‘Waiting On’ Wednesday (42): 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

February 20, 2013 3:59, Balzer + Bray, Gretchen McNeil, Waiting on Wednesday 47

**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.**

Expected Publication Date: September 17th 2013

Publisher: Balzer & Bray

From Goodreads:

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.

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Why I Can’t Wait: So this sounds pretty cool and different. A little bit of mystery with a creepy factor, I am sure! I just love Gretchen McNeil’s other novels so this one is a definite must-read for me. And look at that, it is being released on my birthday. 😉

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

47 Responses to “‘Waiting On’ Wednesday (42): 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil”

  1. Sallie Mazzur

    I love the premise for 3:59. It gives me chills and I get a little creeped just reading the summary! Also, the cover is classic. It really doesn’t give you much to go on except for a female MC, the significance of 3:59 and darkness. Very erie and fresh. Doesn’t come out until September though, what a tease!

    Thanks for sharing your WOW, Sara!

  2. Wendy Darling

    Wow, the premise definitely sounds cool. I had more mixed reactions to this author’s book TEN so I’m not sure I’ll be picking this up, but I’ll probably wait to see what reviews are like. Love that cover, though!

  3. starryeyedjen

    Doppelgängers fascinate me. I’d seen a little bit of promotion for this one, but I really had no idea what it was about until this post. So, thanks for that. Now I’m good and intrigued and have to wait FOREVER for its release. 😛

  4. Jenny

    Ooooo this does sound really good Sara! I’m loving all the parallel universe books coming out lately. So much fun:) Knowing Gretchen McNeil though, this one will also be very creepy. Can’t wait!

  5. Bailey

    I can’t wait for Gretchen’s new book! The romance is a big part of this one according to her so I’m excited about that. I also adore the cover. 🙂

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