3:59 (Paperback)

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Description


From Possess and Ten author Gretchen McNeil comes a deliciously eerie science fiction–horror story in the tradition of Lisa McMann's Wake trilogy and the movie Sliding Doors—now in paperback!

Josie Byrne's life is spiraling out of control. And just when she thinks it can't get worse, she starts having dreams about a girl named Jo. Every night at the same time—3:59 a.m. Jo's life is everything Josie wants: she's popular, her parents are happily married, and her boyfriend adores her. It all seems real, but they're just dreams, right? Josie thinks so, until she wakes one night to see a shadowy image of herself in the bedroom mirror. Except it's not her at all—it's Jo.

The two girls are doppelgängers whose universes overlap every twelve hours at 3:59. Fascinated by Jo's perfect world, Josie jumps at the chance to pass through the portal and switch places for a day. But Jo's world is far from perfect, and the stuff of nightmares lurks around every corner. And when Josie finds herself trapped there, her life becomes more dangerous—and more deadly—than she ever imagined.

About the Author


Gretchen McNeil is the author of several young adult horror/suspense novels for Balzer + Bray, including Possess3:59, Relic, Get Even, Get Dirty, and the award-winning Ten. In 2016, Gretchen published her first YA comedy, I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl, and her next novel will be the horror-comedy #MurderTrending for Disney/Freeform. The film adaptation of Ten starring China Anne McClain (Descendants 2, Black Lightning) and Rome Flynn (The Bold and the Beautiful) premiered on Lifetime on September 16, 2017. Visit Gretchen online at www.gretchenmcneil.com.

Praise For…


“This book is scientifically action-packed, complete with monsters and drama. Teens who are fans of the ever-popular Dr. Who television series will love this book.”
— Voice of Youth Advocates (VOYA)

“McNeil’s movie-quick setup speed and humorously inventive language…make her a very welcoming author who succeeds at injecting fresh verve into some stalwart sci-fi concepts.”
— Booklist

“Those looking for romance/adventures set in parallel universes will come away satisfied.”
— School Library Journal

“A book that will set science geeks’ hearts aflutter.”
— Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

Praise for TEN: “Agatha Christie meets Gossip Girl in McNeil’s throwback to old-school thrillers.”
— Publishers Weekly

Praise for TEN: “In the esteemed tradition of teen horror fiction, TEN hits all the high notes: a stormy night, illicit liaisons, cut phone lines, suspicious disappearances, double-crosses, secret histories, and plenty of twists.”
— ALA Booklist

“Gretchen McNeil’s TEN is my new number one! I jumped at every creaking floorboard in my house and on the page. This is sure to be a teen thriller classic!”
— Nancy Holder, Bram Stoker Award winning author of THE SCREAMING SEASON

Praise for TEN: “TEN is a real page turner! Gretchen McNeil knows how to plot a thriller: Her setup is flawless and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat.”
— Christopher Pike, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the THIRST series and REMEMBER ME

Praise for TEN: “A breathless read.”
— Kirkus Reviews

Praise for TEN: “A quick-paced thriller full of half-facts and red herrings that take readers through the twists and turns of a deadly weekend.”
— School Library Journal

Praise for POSSESS: “A fantastic YA debut …. the humor and occasional twists will keep fans of the genre hooked and wanting to finish this book in one sitting.”
— School Library Journal

Praise for POSSESS: “With demons, secrets, and a butt-kicking heroine, POSSESS is a whole lotta dark and twisted fun!”
— Kimberly Derting, author of the Body Finder series


Product Details
ISBN: 9780062118820
ISBN-10: 006211882X
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Publication Date: September 16th, 2014
Pages: 384
Language: English

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