Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday #102 - 3:59 by Gretchen McNeil

by Gretchen McNeil

Publication Date: September 17th 2013
Publisher: Balzer & Bray

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. (Goodreads)

I must admit... I have never read anything by Gretchen McNeil.

Hanging head in shame.

However, I am SUPER intrigued by her books.
They sound so amazingly creepy!

And it seems like they just get creepier and creepier.
I can't wait to check out 3:59, as well as McNeils other books!

What are you Waiting for this week???

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


  1. OMG, this books sounds so good! I've only read "Ten" by Gretchen and really loved her take on Agatha Christie's novel, and this book sounds like a fantastic suspense story. Thanks for posting about it!

  2. Yep, parallel dimensions is the new YA trend! More and more books are coming out dealing with this and.. I can tell that I really like it!

  3. I think this sounds fascinating and suspenseful. Great pick!

  4. I am so excited for this!! It sounds so good! :)

  5. I haven't read anything by her either but this one definitely caught my eye with the cover and blurb. Interested to see what response it gets!

  6. I thought Ten had some good writing but the characters didn't do much for me-I'm hoping this feature some strong characterization so I can love it!

  7. I LOVE Gretchen McNeil's other books so I'm super excited for this one. Plus it has an awesome premise. I hope you get a chance to check her other stuff out! :)

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  8. Doppelgangers and parallel universe themes, woo hoo! This book sounds like a trip:) I read Ten last year and while it didn't blow my mind, it was still a good book. Thanks for putting this on my radar:)

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  9. 3:59 sounds really good! I am adding this to my TBR list. I love creepy books and don't get the opportunity to read enough of them.

  10. Oooh, yes. Highly anticipating this one as well! I haven't yet read anything by Gretchen McNeil but I think this is definitely going to be the first. Great pick!
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  11. Great pick! I've definitely being eyeing this one up, as well. It sounds creeptastic and I really like this parallel world trend that's having its YA moment. I read 10, and honestly wasn't that crazy about it, but this one sounds really good.
    P.S. I'm a new follower via GFC. If you'd like to follow back, I'd really appreciate it (but no pressure)!
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  12. Ooh yes! this was my WoW last week so I am definitely eager to read it as well, it sounds amazing!!

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