I listened to the audiobooks a few years ago, but cannot find a copy or history of checking it out from my library.

Things I remember about the book/series:

  • Teenage, high school, female lead character
  • Start of the book is at a jumper(?) party, where bored teens/twenty-somethings go to impromptu parties. These are sorta secret and can be an art. I think the character's first one is at an observatory
  • Probably told in 1st person
  • Released between 2008-2016, best guess
  • House/apartments don't have stairs/elevators/doors, instead you can jump/teleport directly into your home
  • Goods were either replicated or transported straight into the home
  • Teleporting is actually cloning, but is controlled by a company/agency, who either goes rogue or gets hacked, starts wreaking havoc.
  • Finds a boy who has never teleported, thus never having been cloned
  • Teleporation can be done in large squares (unless I'm confusing stories...)
  • Fights friends and/or a family member who died, but a clone was generated to deceive/kill the main character
  • I believe the books were initially released in Australia and were given different names and covers in the USA
  • Sounds like a lot of ideas were very similar to Larry Niven's stories about teleportation becoming available on Earth. I remember one story was called "The Last Days of the Permanent Floating Riot Club" and another one was about trying to cover up a murder by exploiting the teleportation technology. But there are many differences also. Commented Feb 18, 2018 at 0:31
  • @ToddWilcox I looked through my Niven's collection, as I was reading some of his stuff through there as well. But, I didn't read anything he wrote about a teenage protagonist.
    – reeeky2001
    Commented Feb 18, 2018 at 9:36

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Twinmaker by Sean Williams. 2013. Originally titled Jump. Australian author. YA, female protagonist Clair, begins with Clair and her friend Libby using the d-mat booth (teleportation) to attend a Crashlander ball, finding it by The Lucky Jump (random destinations), eventually arriving at Sphinx Observatory.

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