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Tandem: The Many-Worlds Trilogy, Book I (Many-Worlds Trilogy)by Anna Jarzab
Synopses & Reviews
Fans of Matched, Across the Universe, and The Hunger Games will love this captivating tale of rebellion and romance that spans parallel worlds.
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.
o 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 believes she's someone she's not.
"Past the offhand references to theoretical physics, the first installment of Jarzab's Many-Worlds trilogy features a standard romantic suspense plot and dated gender roles. Sasha Lawson, 16, has been dreaming she is a princess her whole life — Princess Juliana, to be exact, from a world subtly different from our own. Little does she suspect that this twin, or 'analog,' and world actually exist, in a parallel universe. Thomas Mayhew is the royal agent who travels from Aurora to Earth to kidnap Sasha, because Princess Juliana has gone missing before her imminent wedding; the political ramifications, should she fail to reappear, have driven the regime to desperate measures. Thomas is the analog of Sasha's longtime crush, Grant, so it's a simple matter to steal her back to Aurora by taking his place and asking her to prom. Sasha has the stereotypical princess skills down — she screams, cries, begs, runs away, faints, and crumbles in the face of bullying. The novel's romantic elements may keep some readers invested, but Sasha's situation is, in her words, 'very telenovela.' Ages 12 — up. Agent: Joanna MacKenzie, Browne & Miller Literary Associates." Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
ANNA JARZAB is the author of two previous novels, All Unquiet Things and The Opposite of Hallelujah. She lives in New York City and works in children’s book publishing. Visit her at annajarzab.com or follow @ajarzab on Twitter.
About the Author
ANNA JARZAB's previous YA novels are The Opposite of Hallelujah and All Unquiet Things.
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