Cover Versus…#1: Tandem (Many-Worlds #1) by Anna Jarzab
Cover Versus… is a new feature here at M/G/W where we take random upcoming covers and analyze them a bit future before adding them to our current or future reading piles. Because let’s face it, sometimes books have kick a$$ covers and lame titles or blurbs, and sometimes it’s the complete opposite and you find a hidden gem behind a less than stellar cover or weak title and blurb. And try as we might, we can’t help but judge a book by its cover or how it’s presented. In this feature we will break down the novel into two parts: The Cover vs. the Title and The Cover vs. the Synopsis. Feel free to jump in and give us your opinions if you think our analysis are a hit or miss.
Tandem (Many-Worlds #1) by Anna Jarzab [/heading]
You. Your best friend. Every person you know.
Many worlds. Many lives–infinite possibilities.
Welcome to the multiverse.
Sixteen-year-old Sasha Lawson has only ever known one small, ordinary life. When she was young, she loved her grandfather’s stories of parallel worlds inhabited by girls who looked like her but led totally different lives. Sasha never believed such worlds were real–until now, when she finds herself thrust into one against her will.
To prevent imminent war, Sasha must slip into the life of an alternate version of herself, a princess who has vanished on the eve of her arranged marriage. If Sasha succeeds in fooling everyone, she will be returned home; if she fails, she’ll be trapped in another girl’s life forever. As time runs out, Sasha finds herself torn between two worlds, two lives, and two young men vying for her love–one who knows her secret, and one who thinks she’s someone she’s not.
The first book in the Many-Worlds Trilogy, Tandem is a riveting saga of love and betrayal set in parallel universes in which nothing–and no one–is what it seems.
Pretty freaking cryptic and has definitely sparked my interests. When I used my trusty dictionary to get an idea of what this title could mean, it came back with:
1. one following or behind the other: to drive horses tandem.
2. having animals, seats, parts, etc., arranged tandem or one behind another.
3. a vehicle, as a truck, tractor, or trailer, in which a pair or pairs of axles are arranged in tandem.
So it seems someone or something is the driving force “vehicle” for some type of multiverse pandemonium. Humm…very, very clever. Very clever indeed.
Holy freaking mother of pearl, this cover is freaking amazeballs! And after reading that synopsis, heck yeah this is a must read. It sounds so intriguing and reminiscent of a book I read last year and adored called, Fair Coin. Except is seems our main character only gets thrust into one alternate life? Seriously though, how can you pass this book up? Even if you don’t like science fiction or time travel you can’t deny, this one sounds like a hit.
Reader Question: What are your thoughts on the Cover, Title, and Synopsis?