SelfSame Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN A stillborn child revived The past and the future intertwined One girl lives two very different lives By all appearances Sorcha Sloane is a typical small

  • Title: SelfSame
  • Author: Melissa Conway
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 387
  • Format: Paperback
  • Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN 9781452449173A stillborn child revived The past and the future intertwined One girl lives two very different lives.By all appearances, Sorcha Sloane is a typical small town teen taking twenty first century life for granted While two centuries in the past, Enid Thompson is a poor farmer s daughter in colonial New England But Enid and SorAlternate Cover Edition for ISBN 9781452449173A stillborn child revived The past and the future intertwined One girl lives two very different lives.By all appearances, Sorcha Sloane is a typical small town teen taking twenty first century life for granted While two centuries in the past, Enid Thompson is a poor farmer s daughter in colonial New England But Enid and Sorcha are the selfsame girl one soul split between two bodies in a link that stretches across time Every night while Enid s body is sleeping, she wakes in the future as Sorcha, just as the old medicine man prophesied at her birth And every night when Sorcha sleeps, she wakes in the past as Enid, in a frontier world on the brink of war She only trusts a chosen few with the truth, until Ben Webster comes into Sorcha s life and tells her his family has been desperately searching for her for over two hundred years

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    About "Melissa Conway"

    1. Melissa Conway

      I grew up in the California bay area until my family moved to the Pacific Northwest when I was in high school I went to college there, then spent the next twenty years in San Diego Now I live and write in southeastern Washington state My college background is in advertising art, so I dabble in the digital arts I m a big fan of genealogy, antiques, nutrition, and all things 3D animation.To find out about me and the indie author life, visit my blog, Whimsilly.

    804 thoughts on “SelfSame”

    1. SelfSame is an enjoyable, well-written YA fantasy, with a very unusual twist. Sorcha is a teenage girl whose soul is "split in two": she spends half her time as "Enid" in colonial America and the other half as Sorcha in modern times. She sleeps 12 hours a day in each life, during which time she's living her other life. Each life is equally real to her. It's a unique type of time-travel story, with a little romantic interest in both of her lives and some difficult life-changing decisions to make. [...]

    2. What can I share about this book? I can't say that I don't often give 5 stars to a book I've read, but I can honestly say this is the first time I've wished there was an option for a sixth--maybe a seventh. It is the rare book that can take me away from my other obligations, but this one did. I found myself sitting in odd places with my Kindle, reading. Time passed and I had no recollection of it. Nothing else seemed as important. I couldn't wait to see what would happen next, and kept on readin [...]

    3. To get the technical stuff out of the way, I’m required to state that I am acquainted with Melissa Conway through social networking. This is not an admission that my review is biased in any way. I read a pre-publication copy of this book (although I ended up purchasing a copy for my niece to read!). I have read several books written by Melissa Conway. I feel this is one of her best—or maybe a close second to Xenofreak Nation. If I had to categorize it, I would call it a YA paranormal romance [...]

    4. Consisting of just about a hundred pages, SelfSame by Melissa Conway is a short book, with an amazing story. Conway does an amazing job of both writing and imagination. Her characters are solid, well-grounded and her mythology is fabulous! I was particularly impressed with how she handled 18th century Enid.Being a poor woman of virtually no social standing couldn't have been easy for Enid. Add to that the fact that she had grown up with ideas and ideals from modern-world where feminism and equal [...]

    5. This is such an excellent storyI am sure where to beginThings i might say/writemight spoil the book only read my comments if you have finished the storyIt is such an amazing love storyThe charactersSorcha, Paula, Ben, Luanne, John, etcwere characters that I fell in love withd hatedlolThe author did an amazing job of bringing those characters to lifeeven though the story itself is a simple reade author made sure with the use of the write words to truly bring this story to life.I was hooked from b [...]

    6. I was given the book SelfSame to read through ’ Making Connections ARR: Paranormal (YA) group, thank you. I decided to read this book because I hadn’t read a book with the topic of split souls residing in different times before and this one sounded good.(view spoiler)[This book is told in third person through the eyes of a teenage female whose soul was split in two at her birth. In our present time her name is Sorcha and she is a junior in high school. When she falls asleep in our time, she [...]

    7. I’ve been rather swamped with reviews and books to read lately, and I put myself on a strict Netgalley/library diet…and then I saw Melissa’s review request in my inbox. I read the little blurb and just knew that despite not having time I was going to read it, I promptly put my other books aside and agreed to review it. I’m very happy to say that it was just a good as I had hoped it was going to be.The concept behind the plot was the primary thing that caught my attention and I knew that [...]

    8. This review can also be found on my blog.I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Getting this book for free has not affected my opinion on this book.When I first saw the cover of this book, I thought that I wouldn’t stop to read the description at all if I’d seen the cover first, but I’m glad I read the description on “Shut Up & Read“ (a group) first and got the chance to read this amazing book. While I didn’t enjoy “The Heart’s Discovery“ that much [...]

    9. This was probably a 3.5 for me but I wanted to round up because I truly did enjoy the story!When I read the summary to this story I was immediately intrigued. The premise itself was so incredibly original and different than anything I've read recently. One girl living two separate lives 230+ years apart hell yes count me in! Sorcha lives in a small town in the 21st century while two centuries in the past, Enid lives in a time where she is basically a possession . When Enid was born, she was stil [...]

    10. This book was so fantastic! When Melissa Conway contacted me to see if I would be interested in reading her book Selfsame, I was interested because the description was very interesting and not like any book I had every read before, but for that exact reason I really had no idea what to expect when I did start reading it! So when I started reading it, I was so happy that I had decided to give it a shot! The story flips back and forth between Sorcha and Enid, and it does so seamlessly! The two gir [...]

    11. “Selfsame” is an intriguing and convoluted novel with a unique premise: one spirit, separated into two bodies, nearly three centuries apart. While the 18th century girl, Enid, sleeps, her 21st century counterpart, Sorcha, is awake living her own life. Then Sorcha sleeps 12 hours so that Enid can wake. Each knows of the other, and has since earliest childhood; each has a grandmother who watches over the situation closely; each understands that she carries the spirit only half the time.I’m v [...]

    12. Every now and then I come across a book that is simply breathtaking. This little number took my breath away. Sorcha and Edin are one person living two lives in two very different times. Sounds complicated, right? SelfSame tells it perfectly, the change between here and then is seamless, at no point do you feel as though you are reading about two different lives, you really are just reading one very complicated one. Edin benefits so much from Sorcha's modern day education and living but I think i [...]

    13. When I started this book I wasn't sure what to expect honestly But it turned out wayy better than I expected ! It's about this girl whose soul is split in two (Sorcha and Enid) Sorcha being in the present time and Enid being 2 centuries in the past. So when Sorcha goes to sleep, she wakes up as Enid. Going into this I thought it would be pretty hard to follow and I would get really confused but It was actually pretty easy to read along. All the characters were very interesting and I really liked [...]

    14. This book was pretty close to perfection. Well-drawn characters whom I really cared about and an original, clever and cohesive plot. So many times, co-heroines would be unequally drawn, but Sorcha and Enid are both dynamic, intelligent young women who become important to the reader. This is my second read of a Melissa Conway book, and I can't wait to read more.

    15. I received this book after reading another one by the author (Xenofreak Nation) and being wowed by it. Still, despite being enthralled by the author, I just wasn't quite sure that the premise was for me. I should have known better. SelfSame is a wonderful, original book. The way she integrates Enid and Sorcha's lives, integrates the people in them, just the way she develops the characters, they're all just fantastically done. The realities of a Colonial life, the disparity between social norms, [...]

    16. SelfSame offers the smooth transit of time travel through sleep so that one individual can become two — Sorcha from our time becomes Enid during the American revolution. Well-written and absorbing to read, author Melissa Conway's title offers up the much debated question: are we in charge of our own destiny, or is everything we do —everyone we meet— already part of some bigger plan?It is, as the author writes: "A paradox wrapped in a conundrum."Conway categorizes herself as a YA author (Yo [...]

    17. This Review was originally posted on my blog: bajanrosabooks there is also an interview with the author posted thereHave you ever wondered what it would be like to live two different lives? Well, Sorcha knows and so does Enid they are two vastly different personalities. One of them lives in the past, one of them in the present, both of them are the same person.Melissa Conway's SelfSame is a story of a teenage girl who's worries are much more troubling than studying for finals and pinning after b [...]

    18. As soon as I read the synopsis for this book, I was excited about reading it. My favorite aspect of this book was the unique plot! There were also some fun plot twists that made reading it more enjoyable.This is definitely a young adult novel, as it is a very easy ready. However, there were occasionally some words that might stump a lower level reader. The writing was very good and effortless, I found it very interesting and I think that Ms. Conway is a very vivid writer. I wish the book develop [...]

    19. The only word I can think of to describe this book is magnificent. I was blown away by this book. The concept is something I have never read before, the characters were completely human and I felt connected to them instantly. Their decisions had solid reasons behind them, which I greatly appreciate. No love triangles (Thank you Melissa!), but a very interesting romantic dynamic. The story unfolded like a rose blooming. Every piece of information connected in the end and when I finished reading t [...]

    20. Wow. I'm not really sure what I can say beyond, I loved this book, but I will try to do a bit better than that. :)I didn't really know what to expect when I was given this to read and review, but I thought the concept sounded interesting. I started reading it this evening, after putting my kids to bed, and read it in one sitting because I quickly became engrossed in the world Melissa Conway created. The world was vividly rendered and the characters all felt alive. I came to care deeply for Enid [...]

    21. When I read this author's Xenofreak Nation, I was struck by her ability to construct a parallel reality which feels as authentic as the one we live in. Then, it was a glimpse into a totally plausible future. And, with SelfSame, she's done it again, except that she now has me accepting the notion of time travel and the concept of a divided soul. Her technique is to alternate chapters to give us the pendulum sweep between the 18th and 21st centuries while keeping a tight narrative unity around the [...]

    22. I wasn't sure what to expect when I started this book but I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. I love the concept and it was written in a way that really draws you in and has you experiencing the characters' emotions right along with them. I really appreciated how strong both girls were and how wonderfully their worlds intertwined. The twists and surprises were also great. It's been a long time since I've read a book that's kept me both guessing what's going to happen next and entertai [...]

    23. This simply a fabulous book. With a realistic idea of time travel, the story is compelling and gripping. Plot twists and turns being new challenges on every page. Sorcha and Enid, though the same person, have definite personalities that are both wonderful. She is an amazing character that I loved. Joseph is an awesome character and Ben's is fabulous. The romance is well created and the mystery of it all keeps you guessing and needing to know how it all turns out. Though somewhat heart-wrenching [...]

    24. Well it's completely different to what I thought it was going to be, in a good way!!A girl who leads two lives, a soul split between to people. To live named as a girl of the past- Enid and a girl of the present Sorcha. Then enters Ben or a few Ben's (haha) and everything changes. She learns that she has a role to play and a task to carry out. But they can't tell her what it is she is expected to do. It was quite enthral long and well written I often get confused with the change of POV's but it [...]

    25. Sorcha is one soul split between two bodies. She spends 12 hours in current time, as a high school student, and when she goes to sleep she spends the next 12 hours as Enid Thompson, 230 years in the past. Sorcha's parents believe only that she has a sleep disorder, and that she was making up a tale of being someplace else when she was younger. A new boy starts school, and Sorcha soon discovers there's a whole society that started over 200 years ago to protect her in the current day, and make sur [...]

    26. I'm beginning to search for Melissa Conway's books. Every one I've read has been a great read.In this one, there's a bit of reincarnation or is it time travel or is it something else entirely. One soul split between the past and present, Enid (18th C) and Sorcha (21st C) live there lives together, alternating between past and future.Oh, shoot. It's hard to explain, but this is damn fine read. It's YA fantasy in case you're worried about genre.

    27. I really enjoyed this book. It was interesting to see how the two lives were blended over 200 years apart. Sorcha searches for any information she can find about Enid. Ben and Luanne know things they won't tell her. Sorcha doesn't understand their interest in her. Why do they insist on guarding her? Why are they so interested in what's happening in Enid's world? The book was a quick easy read but it was hard to put down. I would recommend this book.

    28. When Enid goes to sleep in Colonial America she wakes up in the future as Sorcha, due to mysterious circumstances at Enid's birth. This book deals with the girl's struggles to adapt to their circumstances, their loves and family. I really liked this book. It's a really intriguing concept and Melissa Conway did a great job without making the plot confusing. A great read!

    29. I received this novella ebook from the author, Melissa Conway, through a group. This book had such a great concept: paranormal time travel. While not a frequent reader of YA, I still enjoyed this book, wanting to find out the ending faster than I could read. I definitely recommend this.

    30. This book was fantastic! I really enjoyed the split story. I couldn't decide which side I liked better. What a great story!

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