Waiting on Wednesday: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

April 15, 2015 / 6 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Also by this author: After I Do, Maybe in Another Life, One True Loves, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo

 

Maybe in Another Life
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter)
Publisher: Washington Square Press (Simon & Schuster)
Genre: Adult Fiction
Expected publication: July 7th 2015

From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.

At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan?

In concurrent storylines, Hannah lives out the effects of each decision. Quickly, these parallel universes develop into radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: Is anything meant to be? How much in our life is determined by chance? And perhaps, most compellingly: Is there such a thing as a soul mate?

Hannah believes there is. And, in both worlds, she believes she’s found him. 

This is unexpectedly a New Adult kind of week for me, with my review of The Royal We up yesterday, but that’s clearly where my brain is at right now.

I loved Taylor Jenkins Reid’s After I Do so much – it really made me reflect on my relationship with my husband and who I should be in love and life. Maybe in Another Life sounds a bit like Sliding Doors, a bit like If/Then with the parallel realities – and I am a total sucker for that.

I’m lucky that I got an eARC of this book – I might need to dig into it sooner than I expected, because reading the synopsis again made me really, really want to read it now.

Are you into wise, contemporary new adult? What about parallel realities? What are you waiting for this week? Hit the comments and let me know. 

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“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating.


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6 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  1. Aaah I hadn't heard of this yet! I LOVE Taylor Jenkins Reid and this sounds fantastic. This is the second or third book I've added to my TBR this week thanks to you lol

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