“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly feature hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights one book that we are super excited about being released! (click the cover to head over to goodreads!)
Expected April 8, 2014
Summary from Goodreads:
Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.
Thrilling, exhilarating, haunting, and heartbreaking, The Here and Now is a twenty-first-century take on an impossible romance. Ann Brashares’ first novel for teens since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is 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.
Meet 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 she falls for Ethan Jarves.
I’ve been a huge Ann Brashares fan ever since the days of The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants, so when I heard that she was having a new YA book published I was really excited! I loved her adult novel about time travel, My Name is Memory, and I can’t wait to read this one!!! Having to emigrate to a new time to live in, but having to live with the pressure of not messing up anything in history sounds like a very interesting and stressful way to live. I’m excited to read about Prenna’s new life in present day NYC and to read about her old life in the future!