Date Released: October 8, 2013
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
Pages: 331 pages
Series: Many Worlds Trilogy
Tandem was one of those books you either pick up because of a jaw dropping cover or a promising premise, I read it because of Teenboard's He Said/She Said feature and I liked Tadem a lot! Despite not knowing the characters, even that the main character is called Sasha, or the whole premise, I got it after a couple chapters in. Tadem was a gripping and enchanting books that does parallel universes justice in ways but Anna has her twist on it.
Sasha Lawson's life is turned around when she meets a boy and taken into a new world to take place of a princess that is just exactly like her. Being thrown in a experience like Sasha would totally be crazy and exciting at the same time! I think Sasha's reaction when she discovers her duty in the world is exactly what I would feel: crazy, excited, and freaked out. It had great transition throughout the whole books and that resulted in the parallel universe aspect well done!
Another thing that I liked about Tadem was that forbidden-esque romance Sasha shared throughout the novel. I thought that it was well done and it could have been stronger a bit. I found Sasha to be a real and honest character, almost too much at times, which lead to a downfall in the novel. I was hoping Anna would thrown Sasha into some kick ass action in the novel and I didn't get that feel or scene in the book.
Overall, Tadem was a good book that does the parallel universe concept well having great cast of characters and a well paced premise. It is definitely a book that YA reader of parallel universe books would pick up and I would recommend!
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