Wednesday, 3 December 2014

WoW #37 - Duplicity by N.K. Traver

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Duplicity by N.K. Traver

Expected publication: March 17th 2015

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 Duplicity by N.K. Traver  book cover

A computer-hacking teen. The girl who wants to save him. And a rogue mirror reflection that might be the death of them both.

In private, seventeen-year-old Brandon hacks bank accounts for thousands of dollars just for the hell of it. In public, he looks like any other tattooed bad boy with a fast car and devil-may-care attitude. He should know: he’s worked hard to maintain that fa├žade. With inattentive parents who move cities every couple of years, he’s learned not to get tangled up in things like friends and relationships. So he’ll just keep on living like a machine, all gears and wires.

Then two things come along to shatter his carefully-built image: Emma, the kind, preppy girl who insists on looking beneath the surface – and the small matter of a mirror reflection that starts moving by itself. Not only does Brandon’s reflection have a mind of its own, but it seems to be grooming him for something – washing the dye from his hair, yanking out his piercings, swapping his black shirts for … pastels. Changes he can’t explain to his classmates, who think he’s having an identity crisis, and certainly not to nosy Emma, who thinks this is his backward apology for telling her to get lost. Then Brandon’s reflection tells him: it thinks it can live his life better, and it’s preparing to trade places.

And when it pulls Brandon through the looking-glass, not only will he need all his ill-gotten hacking skills to escape, but he’s going to have to face some hard truths about who he’s become. Otherwise he’s going to be stuck in a digital hell until he’s old and gray, and Emma and his parents won't even know he's gone.

When I read the blurb the first time, it all seemed just ok and it wasn’t really grabbing my interest - until I got to the reflections moving by themselves part. Then, the reflection begins to talk back, wanting to trade places with Brandon! And he's sucked through the mirror into a digital world and he has to hack his way out? Yeah, you’ve definitely got my attention now! I really hope Duplicity focuses on the second half of the blurb – if it does, I think I’ll love it!

What do you think of Duplicity?


  1. Okay, so mirrors totally freak me out (have you seen the movie?)! Thinking about reflections moving by themselves gives me the heebie jeebies! But it does sound awesome! And honestly, that cover totally caught my attention. It's so unique! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Oh my gosh, the thoughts is terrifying! It's bad enough if someone creeps up and looks into the same mirror without you knowing about it - but to ACTUALLY see the reflections moving by themselves.... GAHHH! No thanks!! I'll pass!

      This book is going to totally terrify me, isn't it?

      But, ooh, I really like the cover, too! It kind of hints at contemporary, but it's awesome that it's a full on spec-fic! :D

  2. Thanks for sharing!! I hope to see you around my blog :)


  3. Wooo this sounds gooood! I love a bad boy who's also smart! And hacking skills! The mirror thing definitely sounds interesting but freaky lol ;)

    1. Yeeesssss! It's definitely a VERY appealing combination :D

  4. This one does look really good. I'm intrigued by it. Can't wait to read it.

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  5. Ooh nice pick! Totally new to me! Hope you love it once you read it!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! Hopefully it'll be amazing :)

  6. Wow, this sounds really good! Will be adding this to my TBR list :) Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hope you like it Zareena! I'm so curious about it, hopefully it's awesome :D

  7. As soon as I read the synopsis I added this to my goodreads straight away! This book seems so intruguing!!
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    Naomi @The Perks Of Being A Bookworm

    1. Yay! I really hope you enjoy it Naomi! Thanks for stopping by!



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