Author: Erica O’Rourke
Series: Dissonance #1
About: Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.
Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.
But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.
My Thoughts: Funny how I keep ending up reading books about similar concepts one right after the other. Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini is the last book I read, and there’s a very similar concept in that book. Parallel universes, endless branches. And only some people can navigate between the universes. From there, however, the differences (mostly) end.
Del is trouble, but with a good heart (mostly). Honestly, I think her sister, Addie, is worse. Awful, horrible, nasty big sister. I would NEVER let my oldest treat her siblings the way Addie treats Del. I don’t get what the problem is, but perhaps we’ll learn more along those lines further into the series. I hope, because right now, I wanna see Addie get taken down. She’s vindictive, cruel, and a selfish you-know-what. I kept wondering what her problem is.
Despite the similarities to Trial by Fire that I mentioned above, this is a very unique book (at least based on what I’ve read) with a really cool premise. Yes, parallel universes have been touched on before, but I think this is a fresh take on how all of it works. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Bonus: There are plenty of unexpected twists and turns. And huge surprises — including surprising, unexpected betrayals — plus some heartbreaking events all thrown in. Fantastic!
Simon. Love him. Book boyfriend for sure. He’s sweet, kind, and someone I’d totally let my girls date (when they’re his age). Love this guy!
So, I don’t wanna say anymore, because I don’t wanna ruin anything for anyone. If you’re in for a good book that’s a wild ride, this just might be for you.
Source: Received through Around the World Tours for review.
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