"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: 3:59
Author: Gretchen McNeil

Language: English
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Expected Publication: September 17, 2013


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?

Why I am lurking on this: No matter how many times I read this, it does not lose it's charm at all. I always get excited! ^^ Yeah, I love this different realities or plains business, so this is has my heart beating like crazy. =)

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21 thoughts on “WoW #65 - 3:59”

  1. Nice! Have been seeing this one a lot! Hope you enjoy it too!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  2. Great pick twinsie! I am so excited for this one! Being sucked into an alternate reality and then your alternate self not letting you back to your own life. Would be so freaky to be in your life with everyone different. I am just so intrigued. Thanks for stopping by!
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  3. i finally read ten, my first gretchen mcneil's book, last week and i was a bit underwhelmed but 3:59 still sounds awesome. will definitely keep it in mind and borrow it from the library.

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