Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Review #6- The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

*Warning: Kinda-sorta-not-really spoiler(s)*

*Goodreads Page*

Goodreads synopsis-An unforgettable epic romantic thriller about a girl from the future 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.

This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins.

Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth.

But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves.

From Ann Brashares, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, The Here and Now is thrilling, exhilarating, haunting, and heartbreaking—and a must-read novel of the year.

I read a couple of Ann Brashares' Sisterhood books, and I did like them, but I had read anything else by her, so I didn't know what to expect, especially considering I don't think I've ever read a time-travel novel. I did like this book. I didn't love it, but it was good. It kept my attention, and I wanted to find out what would happen next. I also like the fact that the end wasn't the classic kind of ending you'd expect from this type of novel (or, at least, not the kind of ending that I expected). I did find it rather annoying, however, how much Ethan wanted to have sex with Prenna. It made me feel like he didn't really care for her, he just wanted to sleep with her. I just felt that in the time span that their relationship grew, it escalated rather quickly. I don't know, though, maybe it could be explained by the fact that Ethan had liked her since he first saw her 2(?) years ago. 

But, anyway, for the most part, I did like this book, and I would recommend it, even though I don't usually like teen YA romance junk. But it was okay. And I liked the end.

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