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Delancy Sullivan has always known there’s more to reality than what people see. Every time someone makes a choice, a new, parallel world branches off from the existing one. Eating breakfast or skipping it, turning left instead of right, sneaking out instead of staying in bed ~ all of these choices create an alternate universe in which an echo self takes the road not travelled and makes the opposite decision. As a Walker, someone who can navigate between these worlds, Del’s job is to keep all of the dimensions in harmony.

Normally, Del can hear the dissonant frequency that each world emits as clear as a bell. But when a training session in an off-key world goes horribly wrong, she is forbidden from Walking by the Council. But Del’s not big on following the rules and she secretly starts to investigate these other worlds. Something strange is connecting them and it’s not just her random encounters with echo versions of the guy she likes, Simon Lane.

But Del’s decisions have unimaginable consequences and, as she begins to fall for the Echo Simons in each world, she draws closer to a truth that the Council of Walkers is trying to hide ~ a secret that threatens the fate of the entire multiverse.

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I couldn’t say why, exactly, I’d nipped his wallet. Because it was fun. Because I wanted to test myself. Because while this Simon flirted, the one back home barely noticed me. Because even if he was only an Echo, I’d hate for him to end up in juvie because he couldn’t find someone to make him a decent ID. Because Addie couldn’t. A million reasons, but mostly…because I could.
I shook my head and slipped the wallet back into my pocket. “I hope he didn’t pay a lot for this. It’s awful.”
“Leave it here.” Her tone and temper were both growing short, but so were mine. “You know it’s dangerous to bring it back.”
“It’s not radioactive. It won’t hurt anything.” According to the Consort, bringing Echo objects to the Key World was like introducing bubonic plague, but they’d never explained why. It made sense for big things, like pets. Clear violation of the rules to bring Iggy back, since the real Iggy was frolicking about somewhere in mine. But an object as small as Simon’s wallet wouldn’t affect my world, the same way a single grain of sand wouldn’t hold back the tide.
Even so, it was easier to let Addie think she’d won, especially with a migraine brewing. I threw the ID in the trash and the wallet on a nearby table, where he’d spot it on his way out. “Happy now?”
“Not really,” she said. “Let’s get started on your homework. The first step is to locate the vibrato fractums. ”
“Already did. Simon’s one. Jogger’s two.” I jerked a thumb toward the trail where a stout, balding man was running. “Minivan’s three, but it pulled out while I was talking to Simon. Swing set makes four. Did I miss anything?”
I hadn’t, but it was fun to make her admit it.


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Erica writes books about girls who make their own fate and fall for boys they shouldn’t. She lives outside Chicago. She likes to travel but says she’ll never really leave Chicago. She prefer cookies to cake (even cupcakes), television to movies, and autumn to all the other seasons. She also likes sushi, naps, coffee, and driving stick shift. She hates fish, emoticons, bridges, and talking about herself. Visit her at EricaORourke.com and on Twitter: @Erica_ORourke.
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