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Dreamer

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You're still you no matter where you go.

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Jessa has learned the hard way that traveling to alternate dimensions isn’t all delicious, glittering desserts and fancy parties: it also means accidentally running into people she thought she'd never see again. Still mourning a devastating loss, Jessa isn’t really prepared for the arrival of a reckless version of someone she once loved who is now bent on revenge. Add an increasingly complicated relationship with her best friend Ben, the reappearance of an old enemy, and the threat of the multiverse collapsing, and Jessa’s got a lot on her plate. She may be destined to help save an infinite multitude of worlds… but in the end, all Jessa really wants to do is save her friends.

Excerpt

I stare at the mirror longingly. God, do I need to get away.

The traveling I did earlier today was to facilitate my new-found love of dance. That’s strictly for me. And for my counterpart.

This next travel is a job, and unfortunately, I have over an hour to kill until I need to step into another reality and become a different me.

I make a grumpy face at myself in the mirror, going over my assignment again in my mind. I can hear Mom and Danny downstairs, and I know she’s not through lecturing me. As soon as she clears the table, she’ll come upstairs and I’ll probably have to talk to her again.

I am in no mood for this. I need to escape, and today’s assignment is exactly where I need to go. It’s not really breaking the rules if I show up a little early, is it?

Part of me knows Mario might get irked, but I’ve been to this reality before. It’s as safe as safe can be and I really need to be there right now.

I move to the mirror over my dresser, laying my palm to the glass, concentrating on my other self.

Do me a favor, I mouth. I stare back at myself curiously at first and then to my surprise, I break into a wide grin and give myself a nod. I don’t even pause to question my good fortune. One solid push and I am out of here.

Praise

"DeLano has done it again. Her masterful blending of parallel worlds takes a complex idea of quantum physics and makes it easy to follow, while also creating a gripping sci-fi novel that will have readers on the edge of their seats. ... DeLano has spun a fun, genre-bending series that includes love, coming-of-age, and relatable protagonists who will resonate with teens." —School Library Journal

"An entertaining and satisfying conclusion to the Traveler duology. ... Readers who enjoy Claudia Gray’s Firebird trilogy and Kerstin Gier’s Silver trilogy will find much to enjoy in this romantic fantasy." —VOYA

"Dreamer stole and broke my heart. It was thrilling, adventurous. ... I promise that you will fall in love with these characters and this writing just as much as me." —Yet Still She Reads

"A satisfying conclusion to the compelling Traveler duology, Dreamer will keep readers guessing until the end. ... These two [books] stole my heart, and I love them." —Buried in a Bookshelf

Traveler:

"Absorbing... DeLano has taken the love triangle and made it fresh again with inventive, paranormal twists and well-developed settings. With each new Jessa, readers will become intrigued with a different character's story even as they root for the original Jessa to stay safe. Featuring skillful world-building and carefully plotted suspense, this novel will leave readers eagerly awaiting the sequel." —School Library Journal

"DeLano’s debut novel is full of mystery, action, and romance. DeLano’s masterful storyline will keep readers guessing until the very last sentence." —VOYA