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Friday, July 17, 2015

Review: Maybe in another life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Maybe in another life by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Release Date: July 7, 2015
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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Synopsis: From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results.

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. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan.

Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan 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 radically different stories with large-scale consequences for Hannah, as well as the people around her. As the two alternate realities run their course, Maybe in Another Life raises questions about fate and true love: 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.



My Thoughts:  I can't even put into words how much I loved this book. After reading this book I just sat and thought about it for an hour or two. It was that amazing.

Hannah is lost. She has no idea what she wants to do with her life and she's lived in numerous cities and held numerous mundane jobs. After a disastrous relationship ending in New York, Hannah returns home to Los Angeles. After going out with her best friend Gabby, she runs into her high school boyfriend, Ethan. At the end of the night Hannah has to decide if she wants to go home with Gabby or go home with Ethan. This book takes us through each of Hannah's choices and I honestly can't say which one I liked more. Each outcome just seemed to fit with her. There really was no "wrong" choice for her to make. I loved both Hannah's. This book will definitely leave you with a "What if". Everyone should RUN, not walk and get this book. You won't be disappointed. 


Recommendations: Forever interrupted by Taylor Jenkins Reid