Abby Barnes had a plan.
The Plan. She'd go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job
at a national newspaper, all before she turned twenty-two. But one tiny
choice—taking a drama class her senior year of high school—changed all
that. Now, on the eve of her eighteenth birthday, Abby is stuck on a
Hollywood movie set, miles from where she wants to be, wishing she could
rewind her life. The next morning, she's in a dorm room at Yale, with
no memory of how she got there. Overnight, it's as if her past has been
With the help of Caitlin, her science-savvy BFF, Abby
discovers that this new reality is the result of a cosmic collision of
parallel universes that has Abby living an alternate version of her
life. And not only that: Abby's life changes every time her parallel
self makes a new choice. Meanwhile, her parallel is living out Abby's
senior year of high school and falling for someone Abby's never even
As she struggles to navigate her ever-shifting existence,
forced to live out the consequences of a path she didn't choose, Abby
must let go of the Plan 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 within reach.
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.
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.
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?
master of suspense Gretchen McNeil comes a riveting and deliciously
eerie story about the lives we wish we had – and how they just might
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