Tandem


By Anna Jarzab
Published on October 8th 2013
Published by Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher
Everything repeats.
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.

So apparently parallel worlds are now the newest "thing".  I have read 4 books in the last 2 months about parallel worlds... I find that a little odd.  I will be honest, I had heard rave reviews from other bloggers about this book- which is what made me interested to begin with, but I also read the blurb.  When I read that it included a princess storyline- well... I am a bit of a sucker for a princess story!

I don't feel as strongly about this book as others did.  I enjoyed it, but it wasn't life altering for me (but that may be because I wasn't able to read it in long sections- it took me almost 2 weeks to read in short spurts because life has been so busy).  I had no issue with the plot, characters, or well, anything.  It simply isn't sticking with me.

I do think that the small part about the fact that when you touch your "double" in a parallel universe- they get snapped back into the other universe.  It led to some pretty interesting plot points.  Tandem is obviously the start of a series (more specifically a trilogy) and I am looking forward to reading it and learning more of our characters' histories.

5 comments:

  1. This sounds interesting, I have been playing catch up lately so I haven't come across the trend of parallel worlds yet.

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, October seems like it was the month for Parallel worlds, at least in my reading :)

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  2. I haven't heard of very many parallel universe books, but I definitely a suck for the princess angle too.

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  3. Snapped back if you touch your "double", I like the sound of that :D and I'm also a sucker for things with princesses!

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  4. sounds very interesting ..... and you might be correct Parallel world does seem to have become the rave these days.

    Aparajita @Le' Grande Codex

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