Your path changes. Your destiny doesn’t.
Abby Barnes had a plan. The Plan. She’d go to Northwestern, major in journalism, and land a job at a national newspaper, all before she turned 22. But one tiny choice - deciding to take a drama class her senior year of high school - changed all that.
Now, on the eve of her 18th birthday, Abby is stuck on a Hollywood movie set, wishing she could rewind her life. The next morning, she’s in a dorm room at Yale, with no memory of how she got there. Overnight, it’s as if her life has been rewritten.
Abby soon discovers that this new reality is the result of a cosmic collision of parallel universes that has Abby living an alternate version of her life. And not only that: Abby’s life changes every time her parallel self makes a new choice. Meanwhile, her parallel is living out Abby’s senior year of high school and falling for someone Abby has never even met.
As she struggles to navigate her ever-shifting existence, forced to live out the consequences of a path she didn’t choose, Abby must let go of The Plan and learn to focus on the present, without losing sight of who she is, the boy who might just be her soulmate, and the destiny that’s finally in reach.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT PARALLEL:
“Penetrating, jaw–dropping, and so real, PARALLEL had me turning pages at warp speed, hoping for the best tomorrow. Read this book.” (Huntley Fitzpatrick, author of MY LIFE NEXT DOOR )
“Best. Debut. Novel. Ever.” (Lauren Barnholdt, author of TWO-WAY STREET )
"Wildly inventive and wonderfully romantic, PARALLEL takes readers on a journey that will open their minds and their hearts.” (Jennifer E. Smith, author of THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT)
Free to Fall
What if there was an app that told you what song to listen to, what coffee to order, who to date, what to become—an app that could ensure your complete and utter happiness? What if you never had to fail or make a wrong choice?
What if you never had to fall?
Fast-forward to a time when Apple and Google have been replaced by Gnosis, a monolith corporation that has developed the most life-changing technology to ever hit the market: Lux, an app that flawlessly optimizes decision making for the best personal results. Just like everyone else, sixteen-year-old Rory Vaughn knows the key to a happy, healthy life is following what Lux recommends. When she’s accepted to the elite boarding school Theden Academy, her future happiness seems all the more assured. But once on campus, something feels wrong beneath the polished surface of her prestigious dream school. Then she meets North, a handsome townie who doesn’t use Lux, and begins to fall for him and his outsider way of life. Soon, Rory is going against Lux’s recommendations, listening instead to the inner voice that everyone has been taught to ignore — a choice that leads her to uncover a truth neither she nor the world ever saw coming.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT FREE TO FALL:
* Selected for YALSA’s Best Fiction for Young Adults reading list in 2015
“Miller offers an intricately plotted, intellectually rich thriller that will please a range of readers, from those searching for a page-turner to those wishing to thoroughly engage the mind.” - Publishers Weekly, starred review
“Engaging and thought-provoking, Free to Fall should appeal to a variety of readers with its blend of action, secrecy, and romance, and it provides excellent discussion opportunities.” -School Library Journal, starred review
“Miller smartly doesn’t exchange strong, involving characters for nonstop action—there’s plenty of both. Readers may not quite understand every technical detail, but they’ll be thoroughly caught up in the romance and the story’s very high stakes.”- Booklist
“Recognizable characters and intriguing technology shine in this cautionary tale.” - Kirkus Reviews
“A fast-paced plot, an addictive, technology-driven world and fantastic characters make this one of the best reads of 2014 so far.” - RT Reviews
“Free to Fall provides a welcome change from all those kids fighting to the death in televised arenas with tracking chips in their arms for the chance to see the sun in an environmentally blighted apocalyptic future.” - Nerdist
All Things New
Read the book everyone is talking about!
“An enthralling and vital YA read—boldly tackling issues of mental and relational health within a compelling narrative.” —Young Adult Book Central
“This one is sure to please fans of many genres, combining a page-turning thriller with a realistic romance, surprising twists, and an utterly satisfying ending.” —June/July 2017 Girls’ Life Must Read
“[Jessa’s] immediate chemistry with Marshall has an addictive, electric quality that’s reminiscent of Augustus and Hazel’s in John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars…an often potent story about confronting the future and featuring an engaging central relationship.” —Kirkus Reviews
“Miller’s writing is fantastic, and she really know how to get her theme across…a worthwhile read for those who love a good high school romance.” —RT Book Reviews
Seventeen-year-old Jessa Gray has always felt broken inside, but she’s gotten very good at hiding it. No one at school knows about the panic attacks, the therapy that didn't help, the meds that haven’t worked. But when a severe accident leaves her with a brain injury and noticeable scars, Jessa’s efforts to convince the world that she’s okay finally crumble—now she looks as shattered as she feels. Fleeing from her old life in Los Angeles, Jessa moves to Colorado to live with her dad, but things go from bad to worse when she realizes she’s seeing bruises and scars on the people around her that no one else can see. She blames it on the accident, but as her body heals and the hallucinations continue, Jessa wonders if what she’s seeing could somehow have a deeper meaning. In her quest for answers, she falls for Marshall, a boy whose kindness and generous heart slowly draw Jessa out of her walled-off shell and into the broken, beautiful, real world—a place where souls get hurt just as badly as bodies, and we all need each other to heal.
ALL THINGS NEW is a love story about perception and truth, physical and emotional pain, and the messy, complicated people we are behind the masks we put on for the world.