Waiting on Wednesday #11: ‘Dissonance’ by Erica O’Rourke

Waiting on Wednesday

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly event, hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine, to spotlight upcoming releases that make me clap in bookish glee.

This week’s selection:

15726994Dissonance by Erica O’Rourke 

Release date:  October 1, 2013

Publisher:  Simon and Schuster

Why?  This sounds like such a unique and compelling world.  I just hope it doesn’t get into the realm of being too confusing with different realities co-existing.  Plus, the cover is quite pretty.

From the jacket:

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 traveled 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 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.

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