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When I First Saw You #19

April 14, 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.

Hello everyone!
Yeah, I know WIFSY posts are the only post I've been uploading lately and to be frank, if it wasn't for WIFSY, I probably wouldn't be uploading any posts at all! But I do have a review coming soon as well as a "real" blogging post... You'll see!

And now, I present to you this week's cover!

Title : Gemini
Author: Sonya Mukherjee
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Release date: July 26th 2016

My made up synopsis:

Bethany always had this big freckle on her sternum. When she was little, she used to dram it a face and called him Gemini. Now, Bethany is older and Gemini isn't just an innocent freckle anymore, it,s a tumour that's threatening her life.

The logical thing to do would be to take Gemini away, to get it off her body, but the risks are too high and no doctor in his right mind would risk her life. The only thing left to do is chemotherapy, but Bethany refuses to do it.

Living the rest of her life in a hospital, feeling miserable? No thank you.

Everyone is surprise at Bethany's will power and when Gemini seems to cause no harm, people, including Bethany, starts to think that a miracle happened. Bethany was starting to let herself live again, but she should have known better. Miracles only happen in fairy tales.

Feeling sicker everyday, Bethany starts to hate Gemini with a passion. She hates him for ruining her life, for hurting everyone she cares about, for existing...

Hate can make you do things you'd regret, but when you know your days are numbered, will you even have time for regret?

The real deal

Seventeen-year-old conjoined twins, Clara and Hailey, have lived in the same small town their entire lives—no one stares at them anymore. But there are cracks in their quiet existence and they’re slowing becoming more apparent. Clara and Hailey are at a crossroads. Clara wants to stay close to home, avoid all attention, and study the night sky. Hailey wants to travel the world, learn from great artists, and dance with mysterious boys. As high school graduation approaches, each twin must untangle her dreams from her sister’s, and figure out what it means to be her own person.

Told in alternating perspectives, this unconventional coming-of-age tale shows how dreams can break your heart—but the love between sisters can mend it.


Here's how I see it: the cover made me think of cells, which made me think of bad cells, which then made me think of cancer.
From what I gather from the real synopsis, the cover DO represent cells.
Conclusion, I got something right!

The real story doesn't sound like something I would typically read, but it is really interesting! I never heard of a book that talks about conjoined twins, and I think it's really cool that someone decided to write about it!


Here's a friendly reminder that we have a giveaway running this month in which you can win one (1) of four (4) pre-orders featured during WIFSY:

  • Cure for the common universe, by Christian McKay Heindicker
  • Gemini, by Sonya Mukherjee
  • Essential maps for the lost, by Deb Caletti
  • Every exquisite thing, by Matthew Quick

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Next week's cover

Have a nice day guys!