Friday 17 July 2015

Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid **REVIEW TOUR**

By Taylor Jenkins Reid

Is everyone in agreement that this cover is GORGEOUS?!

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, but on the heels of a disastrous breakup, she has finally returned to her hometown of Los Angeles. To celebrate her first night back, her best friend, Gabby, takes Hannah out to a bar—where she meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

It’s just past midnight when Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. Ethan quickly 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 surprisingly different stories with far-reaching consequences for Hannah and the people around her, raising questions like: 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.

Taylor Jenkins Reid
Taylor Jenkins Reid is an author and essayist from Acton, Massachusetts. She is the author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Alex, and her dog, Rabbit. You can follow her on Twitter @TJenkinsReid.


MAYBE IN ANOTHER LIFE by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Atria Books/Washington Square Press Paperback | 352 pages | ISBN:  9781476776880 | July 7, 2015 | $16.00

eBook: Atria Books/Washington Square Press | 352 pages | ISBN: 9781476776897 | July 7, 2015 | $11.99

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4 Stars

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This was something else. I've never read a book with parallel universes, and the only movie I've seen with parallel universes is Sliding Doors. But this book was a good one. I've never read a book by this author before, but I really enjoyed it and plan on keeping an eye on Ms. Taylor Jenkins Reid because I loved it. I will admit I was slightly disappointed at the ending because of the similarities that I feel may of been much different, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it enough.

I really enjoyed the concepts of one life and another. It's so interesting to read and really see it unravel because it's different from watching it on TV. In books you can really feel the emotion and heartbreak that the character is feeling because of their single choice. In this book, it was either go home with Gabby or Ethan. Each led to a different life.

Hannah was one of my favourite character's to read in a book. And the sole reason for that is because she represents so many people out there. Unknowing of what they want to do, unknowing if their life really will be okay. Hannah didn't know, and at twenty nine, everyone thinks she has herself together. In reality, she's a mess jumping from state to state, and I really liked that. Even though the protagonist was on the older side from what I usually read, I still really enjoyed her because she was still self-discovering.

I liked that the author didn't make the two different suitors in Hannah's life the same, or one-dimensional. She made them each different and like-able and it really is hard for the reader to just say they like one or the other.

I really enjoy the author's writing style; it's very compelling and even when my eyes were sore and I was exhausted, I couldn't put down the book. Even when I did, I was thinking about it. It was, and will always be, an unforgettable read.

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  1. This sounds so interesting! I really like parallel universes, if it's done well and judging from your review this is one of the nice cases! I'm adding it to my TBR list :)

    Aeriko @

    1. It's definitely one of the better ones! I hope you enjoy it! :)