One Past Midnight, by Jessica Shirvington | Book Review
Hardback: 343 pages
Age Range: 12 and up
Publisher: Bloomsbury Press (2014)
What to expect: Parallel lives, Contemporary Romance, Fantasy
Sabine is a popular, well-dressed girl at a prestigious prep-school. She’s dating Dex, the hottest guy around, and preparing for Harvard.
Sabine is unpopular and a bit of a loner. Her parents have barely enough money to scrape by, and she prefers grungy mini-skirts to designer jeans.
Sabine is both of these things, and yet none of these things. When she was little, she realized that each day she awoke in a parallel universe, where her life was entirely different. Two sets of parents, bedrooms, friends, and lives let Sabine live her eighteen years twice, switching each day at the stroke of midnight. She worked to be who she was meant to be in each life, never revealing her true self to anyone. But Sabine has been doing experiments, hoping to find a way to just one perfect life filled with money and Harvard and happiness. The experiments are working, and just when she thinks she’s ready to make the decision to choose one life over another, she meets Ethan. Handsome and kind, he’s about the only good thing in her lame other life.
And that changes everything.
ONE PAST MIDNIGHT is great for fans of contemporary romance, like Green’s THE FAULT IN OUR STARS, as well as readers of light fantasy.
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About the Author
Jessica Shirvington is the author of Embrace and Entice. She lives in Sydney with her husband of ten years, FOXTEL presenter and former Olympic sprinter Matt Shirvington, and their two daughters.
One Past Midnight, by Jessica Shirvington, was reviewed by Denise Mealy. Follow along with our Teen Romance Books and Fantasy Books tag and our Young Adult Books category to discover more great novels.