Waiting on Wednesday: ‘Jane, Unlimited’ by Kristin Cashore

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly series hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming book releases we can’t wait to get our hands on.

This week’s Waiting on Wednesday pick is one story with five different possible timelines: the super unique Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore.

Due to its unique premise — the original plot branches off into five possible plot lines for the main character — Jane, Unlimited is a contemporary mystery that’s also part fantasy, part science fiction and part horror.

It’s basically Sliding Doors, but if Gwyneth Paltrow was a teen and had five different story lines.

You can snag Jane, Unlimited when it hits shelves on September 19, 2017.

Jane has lived an ordinary life, raised by her aunt Magnolia—an adjunct professor and deep sea photographer. Jane counted on Magnolia to make the world feel expansive and to turn life into an adventure. But Aunt Magnolia was lost a few months ago in Antarctica on one of her expeditions.

Now, with no direction, a year out of high school, and obsessed with making umbrellas that look like her own dreams (but mostly just mourning her aunt), she is easily swept away by Kiran Thrash—a glamorous, capricious acquaintance who shows up and asks Jane to accompany her to a gala at her family’s island mansion called Tu Reviens.

Jane remembers her aunt telling her: “If anyone ever invites to you to Tu Reviens, promise me that you’ll go.” With nothing but a trunkful of umbrella parts to her name, Jane ventures out to the Thrash estate. Then her story takes a turn, or rather, five turns. What Jane doesn’t know is that Tu Reviens will offer her choices that can ultimately determine the course of her untethered life. But at Tu Reviens, every choice comes with a reward, or a price.

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