Many-Worlds Trilogy, Book 2
Description (taken from Goodreads):
Tether, the sequel to Tandem, continues the captivating tale of rebellion and romance that spans parallel worlds.
Sasha expected things to go back to normal once she got back on Earth. But now that she knows parallel worlds are real, and that an alternate version of herself exists in a world called Aurora, her old life no longer seems to make sense . . . and her heart breaks daily for Thomas, the boy she left behind. Troubled by mysterious, often terrifying visions and the echoes of a self she was just beginning to discover, Sasha makes the difficult decision to journey once more through the tandem.
Thomas is waiting for her on the other side, and so is strange, otherworldly Selene, Sasha’s analog from a third universe. Sasha, Selene, and their other analog, Juliana, have a joint destiny, and a new remarkable power, one that could mean salvation for Selene’s dying planet. With Thomas’s help, Sasha and Selene search for the missing Juliana. But even if they can locate her, is Sasha willing to turn her back on love to pursue a fate she’s not sure she believes in?
Sasha has finally come home from Aurora. She's back to her normal life on Earth, but she misses Thomas. And the connection between her and Juliana has begun to grow. Sasha's beginning to experience visions of Juliana in Aurora, and it's blurring her own understanding of reality. This can only mean one thing: she has to go back.
Sasha's not the only analog to journey to Aurora. Selene has made the journey and awaits for Sasha. Once they're both there, they will make their way to Juliana. Selene has plans of saving her own world by using the power that she and her two analogs can generate. And it benefits Sasha because all she wants to do is break the connection between the three of them. But in the end, will she still be able to return to her Thomas? Or will the demands of the various universes keep them apart?
This book is definitely a second book feel. The story continues and gets a little more in depth by adding a third universe. But I kind of felt like I forgot the little nuances from the first book, and all of those side characters. So without this connection, I felt disconnected with all of the characters. And while I really enjoyed Sasha's story, I felt like that little extra oomph was missing for me. But I still like all the universal time travel and the analog power that comes with it.
This is a series that I believe needs to be read one right after the other. I'm definitely planning to read the third one. I just hope I've remembered enough by then to enjoy it.