This contest is now closed! The winner is… Jessica! Thanks to all who entered, and stay tuned for new giveaways!
The weekend is almost here, and what better way to spend a weekend than curling up with a good book? Winning a good book, of course! To kick off Friday reads tomorrow, I’m giving away an autographed copy of Emily Hainsworth’s THROUGH TO YOU, an intriguing YA novel about the choices we make and the ones we leave behind.
Summary from Goodreads:
Camden Pike has been grief-stricken since his girlfriend, Viv, died. Viv was the last good thing in his life: helping him rebuild his identity after a career-ending football injury, picking up the pieces when his home life shattered, and healing his pain long after the meds wore off. And now, he’d give anything for one more glimpse of her. But when Cam makes a visit to the site of Viv’s deadly car accident, he sees some kind of apparition. And it isn’t Viv.
The apparition’s name is Nina, and she’s not a ghost. She’s a girl from a parallel world, and in this world, Viv is still alive. Cam can’t believe his wildest dreams have come true. All he can focus on is getting his girlfriend back, no matter the cost. But things are different in this other world: Viv and Cam have both made very different choices, things between them have changed in unexpected ways, and Viv isn’t the same girl he remembers. Nina is keeping some dangerous secrets, too, and the window between the worlds is shrinking every day. As Cam comes to terms with who this Viv has become and the part Nina played in his parallel story, he’s forced to choose—stay with Viv or let her go—before the window closes between them once and for all.
If you’d like to win an autographed copy (U.S. mailing address only please), simply leave a note in the comments here telling us what you’d say to your other self if you crossed paths in a parallel world. I’ll select a winner at random tomorrow!
If I met myself in a parallel world, I would tell myself to take more chances. As cliche as it sounds, you really do “only live once” and it’s best to live life to the fullest. Take more risks and opportunities!
Interesting! I think I would probably have told my younger self just how fragile life is and that even though I can’t change the future, I can cherish every moment given to me 🙂
If I were to see myself in a parallel universe, I’d definitely have to ask myself If there was anything I wished I’d done differently.
THROUGH TO YOU has been on my TBR list for awhile now, as I love the summary on Goodreads. I’m a huge fan of books around the after life / the in-between…in fact, that’s the premise for my own second book. 🙂
Thanks for the opportunity – hope you’ve been well, Sarah!
I think I’d tell her to be confident with her choices, despite what anyone says.
I don’t know that I would really have anything to *tell* Parallel Rachel, but I would have plenty to ask. Did you tell XXX about your crush on him? Where are you living — did you have the courage to leave the state?
This book sounds fascinating, and I’d love to win an autographed copy. Thanks for the opportunity!
Every moment is literally composed of infinite images, superimposed upon one another to form a seemingly continuous picture. Remember as many of these images as you can, because once they’re gone they will leave little more than faint memories of vaguely wistful times, which is somehow worse than the deep sadness of missing something that once was great.
Sight, both in the present tense and as hindsight, is something to be treasured.
I would tell myself to listen to more music and teach myself harmonies, to appreciate poetry and prose and delight in the smallest wonders of day-to-day life. Finding happiness in the translucent glow of autumn leaves in the setting sun was one of the best things that ever happened to me. Life is beautiful if you allow it to be.
I would tell myself to just go for whatever I wanted. To not be afraid to take chances and to not stress over things I have no control over.
Uhmm. I would probably say do whatever you want, and try to get away it because, well, you’re an other self anyhow… I mean. I would say be good. Yeah. That.
I would tell her to keep everything in simple. Take matters carefully and easily. Don’t waste time and chances. And have fun!:))
If I were to meet myself in a parallel universe, I don’t think I’d let my other self know it was me. As strange as that sounds, I don’t really want to change anything or give myself some life changing secrets. I’m content with everything that’s happened in my life so far, the good and bad. (And, I could also possibly be worried about the butterfly effect. I would rather just leave everything as it is and go on from there, instead of making a bigger mess of the bad times or doing something to ruin the good times.)
If I crossed paths with my other self in a parallel world I’d tell myself to live my life for myself and not other people. To experience life to the fullest and not be afraid of everything. To be brave, fall in love, stand up for myself, just live!
Congratulations, Jessica! You’re the winner of the autographed book. I’ll email you for your address. 🙂
I got the book today! Thank you! 🙂
I’d tell myself to take more risks. To not stop doing what I love just to be cool and to not be afraid e of being myself.
I would tell myself to not worry about what everyone else wants me to do but instead focus of what I want to do.
Thanks for the giveaway!
i’d tell my other self to be more involved in high school and not be so shy.
I’d tell my other self not to be afraid to take risks.
Thanks so much for the giveaway. 🙂
I’d tell her to “just chill.”
I would to tell myself not to have tried to please other people so much. I would tell myself to not be afraid to be myself to enjoy every minute of my life because life’s short and you never know when yours might end.
That’s a great one! So many of us are raised to be “pleasers” and that can get us into so much trouble.
if i met myself from a different world i would tell myself to be nicer. also live life to the fullest and dont be afraid of what others think of you.
I’d tell myself to let go of the past and take chances. Get out there and make things happen for yourself. Also, make sure she does crazy exciting stuff to counter balance my super boring life. ;-P
hey my name is Jacy and if I could say one thing to my other self it would be: “Never change who you are, because those who don’t understand you now, were never meant to see your true glory!” Hopefully this makes sense to you!
If I saw my other self i’d tell them to take chances, those we love are here and gone so soon, sometimes before we know it and once they are gone, they are gone.
I would tell myself that life is precious, and not to let is pass without gratitude 🙂
Avoid the new guy who enters your class during government…you know, the short, muscular one with curly brown hair and tempting bad-boy looks? He will begin a nasty trend you’d really be much better off to avoid for the next 20 or so years.
Okay, so I know it’s closed now…oops.