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Happy New Book Tuesday!

New book Tuesday is the best day of the week but when that new book Tuesday brings a new timey-whimey Jessica Brody book? Bonus points for sure. 📚⏰✨🎉😍

In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody

Three years ago, Kennedy Rhodes secretly made the most important decision of her life. She declined her acceptance to the prestigious Windsor Academy to attend the local public school with her longtime crush, who had finally asked her out. It seems it was the right choice―she and Austin are still together, and Kennedy is now the editor in chief of the school’s award-winning newspaper. But then Kennedy’s world is shattered one evening when she walks in on Austin kissing her best friend, and she wonders if maybe her life would have been better if she’d made the other choice. As fate would have it, she’s about to find out …

The very next day, Kennedy falls and hits her head and mysteriously awakes as a student at the Windsor Academy. And not just any student: Kennedy is at the top of her class, she’s popular, she has the coolest best friend around, and she’s practically a shoo-in for Columbia University. But as she navigates her new world, she starts to wonder whether this alternate version of herself really is as happy as everyone seems to believe. Is it possible this Kennedy is harboring secrets and regrets of her own?

A fresh and funny story about how one different choice could change everything, Jessica Brody’s In Some Other Life will keep readers guessing, and find them cheering for Kennedy until the final page.

Book review: In Some Other Life by Jessica Brody

Blurb: Kennedy Rhodes turns down an acceptance to an elite private school, instead choosing to stay at her high school and jump at the opportunity to date the boy of her dreams. Three years later, Kennedy walks in on that same boyfriend cheating with her best friend—and wishes she had made a different choice. But when Kennedy hits her head and wakes up in the version of her life where she chose to attend the private school, she finds that maybe it’s not as perfect of a world as she once thought. [Goodreads]

Review: Three years ago Kennedy chose a boy over the school of her dreams. She knew it wasn’t the right thing to do so she never told anyone she got off the waitlist. It stings a little extra when she walks in on her boyfriend with her best friend, and on top of that, she ruins her interview with Colombia, her dream university. In a desperate act, Kennedy visits Windsor Academy to convince them to let her attend the school. Before she leaves campus, Kennedy is knocked out. When she wakes up, she finds herself in a parallel universe, one where she attends the Academy.

My first Jessica Brody-novel, A Week of Mondays, was so hilarious that I often had to cry from laughter. Her books have been on my reading list for quite a while now but somehow it took me almost two years to read another one of her novels. ISOL isn’t as funny as AWOM, but it’s definitely fun. Unlike Ellison Kennedy isn’t reliving the same day over and over again. No, she is in an entirely different universe. 

I really liked seeing Kennedy solve this puzzle about her life. I liked the dynamic between her and her little brother and I would’ve liked to see more between Dylan and her, though I really liked how Jessica ended things. The conclusion was exciting and sweet. Jessica’s writing keeps you interested in the character and her journey. In Some Other Life gets a big fat recommendation from me.