The Here and Now
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Here and Now is an epic star-crossed romance about a girl who might be able to save the world . . . if she lets go of the one thing she’s found to hold on to.
Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
The world Prenna James comes from is in ruins. She and the others who escaped are here to prevent humanity’s destruction. But if they don’t follow The Rules, everything that matters will be gone: Friends. Families. Dreams. Love.
Ethan Jarves can never know Prenna’s secret. That she’s not from another place.
She’s from another time.
"This gripping story is set in a world unlike any other and inhabited by beautifully imagined characters that stay with you long after the last page.” – Sara Shepard, bestselling author ofPretty Little Liars
“Fast-paced, gripping, and romantic.”—Publishers Weekly
“Lightning-paced . . . like a cinematic blockbuster.”—Kirkus Reviews
“An exciting time-travel adventure complete with murderers to thwart and mysteries to solve.”—Booklist
“Compelling.”—School Library Journal
“An appealing romantic thriller, The Here and Now also serves as a potent reminder that we inherit the future we buy with our actions today.”—Cassandra Clare for the New York TimesBook Review
“The Here and Now could just as easily sit among the time-travel sci-fi, coming-of-age, or romantic thrillers of YA. Honestly, even though I really don't know how to categorize it, I loved it — and the ending made me hope (really, really hope!) for a sequel.”—Happily Ever After/USA Today
From Publishers Weekly
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Really cool mix of dystopia & time travel!
Received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
THE HERE AND NOW is an extremely interesting mix of dystopia and time travel. I loved the issues raised and the progression the story took. The dystopian society functioning within our current time frame is a cool idea. The characters were interesting and well fleshed out. The romance didn’t feel contrived. The pacing made for a super quick and easy read (once I had the time to sit down with it). Highly recommend!
YA novels with bummer endings is not a good trend and I wish authors would get over that conceit -- a 'serious' ending doesn't make them a better writer or the book a better read.
Let's just say when I finished this book, I was mad that I bought it and read it in the first place, and after her 'Sisterhood Everlasting' major bummer book, there is no way I will purchase another Ann Brashares written book.
Really interesting story. I would love to know what happens next!
- Category: Sci-Fi
- Published: Apr 08, 2014
- Publisher: Random House Children's Books
- Seller: Penguin Random House LLC
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English