Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event that is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine and spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.
I have to say, I’m pretty pumped for the release of Duplicity. Not only does it have a male narrator (something I adore), but it also has a computer hacker. Maybe I’m the only one, but I’ve always wanted to be a computer hacker. Judge me.
Three Key Words for This Week’s WoW: Hacking, Reflections, Thrilling
In private, seventeen-year-old Brandon hacks bank accounts just for the thrill of it. In public, he looks like any other tattooed bad boy with a fast car and devil-may-care attitude. He should know: he’s worked hard to maintain that façade. With inattentive parents who move constantly from city to city, he’s learned not to get tangled up in things like friends and relationships. So he’ll just keep living like a machine, all gears and wires.
Then two things shatter his carefully-built image: Emma, the kind, stubborn girl who insists on looking beneath the surface – and the small matter of a mirror reflection that starts moving by itself. Not only does Brandon’s reflection have a mind of its own, but it seems to be grooming him for something—washing the dye from his hair, yanking out his piercings, swapping his black shirts for … pastels. Then it tells him: it thinks it can live his life better, and it’s preparing to trade places.
And when it pulls Brandon through the looking-glass, not only will he need all his ill-gotten hacking skills to escape, but he’s going to have to face some hard truths about who he’s become. Otherwise he’ll be stuck in a digital hell until he’s old and gray, and no one will even know he’s gone.
Huffington Post lists N.K. Traver’s Duplicity as part of one of the great YA book trends to look for in 2015!
Will Be Available: March 17, 2015
I entered the Goodreads giveaway for this novel, so fingers crossed! I would totally give all of you the link for the giveaway, but you are going to have to find it on your own. Giving the link out would decrease my chances of winning and, although I consider myself a kind and generous person, I am not that kind and generous. When a book giveaway is involved, it’s war.
People on Goodreads are raving about this novel. Huffington Post is raving about this book. I’m raving about this book. At first, I was like, “Ok, computer-hacking, bad boy teen. This isn’t that unique.” Then, I kept reading and, turns out, there’s this evil reflection that is threatening his life. This so-called evil reflection drags him into the mirror and wreaks havoc with poor Brandon’s life.
What is your WoW this week? Link up! And, if you’ve ever been dragged into a looking glass before, comment below! I want to hear about it.