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When I First Saw You #15

March 17, 2016

What is When I First Saw You?
When I First Saw You, or WIFSY for short, is a weekly meme created here on Sailing Through Books and co-hosted by Izel from A Bookish Flower and yours truly. It consists of sharing a first impressions of a book in the form of a made-up synopsis, so basically judging a book by it's cover yes. 

How does it work?

Every week, a new cover is chosen and is shared here at the bottom of the page. You write a synopsis for this book with the cover and title as your only guide. Then, you compare it to the real synopsis and laugh at how off you were or congratulate yourself on your amazing deduction skills!
You are free to post any day of the week, but the weekly WIFSY post will be up every Thursday with a link up so you can share your take on the week's cover.

I'm so sorry guys! It's the second week that my WIFSY post isn't on time... This past week, I was mixed up in my days since it's March break for me and I woke up this morning realizing that we were Thursdays and not Wednesday and now, here I am, writing this post as fast as I can. Without further due, here is this week's cover!

Title : The loneliness of distant beings
Author : Kate Ling
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release date: May 19th 2016
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My made up synopsis

Have you ever stayed up at night, looking at the night sky and thinking about how lonely you were? Wishing that there was someone out there who would understand you?

What if that could be real?
Because it is.

There are multiple dimensions in the universe and in every single one of them, at least one person feels like nobody understands them.

But that can change.

The only thing that is required is that every lonely stargazer wishes for the same thing at the same time, looking at the same moon, and they will find themselves all together in a new dimension. One made of distant beings. One where they wouldn't feel so alone.

It might seem complicated at first, but what if I was to tell you that is was going to happen. Tonight. And that you were going to find yourself catapulted in this new dimension.
What if I told you that your wish was going to be granted and that you were going to find yourself surrounded with people just like you.

Could you handle it?

The real synopsis

Even though she knows it's impossible, Seren longs to have the sunshine on her skin. It's something she feels she needs to stay sane. But when you're floating through space at thousands of kilometres an hour, sometimes you have to accept there are things you cannot change.

Except that the arrival of Dom in her life changes everything in ways she can barely comprehend. For a while he becomes the Sun for her; and she can't help but stay in his orbit. Being with him flaunts every rule designed to keep their home in order, but to lose him would be like losing herself.

In the end they must decide what is most important: loyalty to the only home they've ever known, or to each other?

The verdict

Ouhhh! This book sounds SO interesting...! I guess I had the sci-fi part of it down, but other than that, I was pretty off.
I had this idea of people "poof-ing!" out of their room and appearing in this other place with others just like them. I have a feeling my synopsis is really not clear, but it makes sense in my head.
The real one though... Wow... I mean, can we talk about how GREAT it sounds? I love that we're left in the dark here. At first, I wasn't sure if the space and orbit thing was a metaphore or actually real and now that I know it is real, I need to know more!


In case you're new here, Izel and I host monthly WIFSY giveaways that you can enter to have a chance to win one of the books featured during the month.
For March, here are the books you can chose from if you win:

  • Whisper to me, by Nick Lake
  • Invisible fault line, by Kristen-Paige Madonia
  • The loneliness of distant beings, by Kate Ling
  • A 100 days of cake, by Shari Goldhagen
  • The great american whatever, by Tim Federle

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In hopes that you enjoyed this fifteenth edition of WIFSY! Have a great day guys!

What was YOUR first impression of The loneliness of distant beings?