Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Releases October 8th
THE STORY (from Goodreads)
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.
The first book in the Many-Worlds Trilogy, Tandem is a riveting saga of love and betrayal set in parallel universes in which nothing--and no one--is what it seems.
Parallel lives seem to be the new trend in YA fiction, moving the classic trio of vamps, weres, and fairies out of the way, and slowly displacing dystopian and post-apocalyptic stories. I have to say this is a trend I'm a fan of. There's just something fascinating to me about the possibility of another me out there somewhere living a completely different life (a royal life!). My little brain just goes crazy pondering the nature vs. nurture implications of another me, and I'm a nerd, so I think it's easy to get why that makes me happy. Yes, it sounds like there's a love triangle in there *shudder* but I'm hoping for the best!