Waiting on Wednesday: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

waitingonwednesday“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!)

 
the here and nowThe Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Delacorte Press
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.

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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!

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Top Ten Books That I Wish Were Made Into Movies!

Top Ten Tuesday

A weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish :)

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday post is about the books that I want to be made into movies, and would probably die of happiness if they actually were!!! Well, here we go! In no particular order…

Pushing the Limits and Dare You To by Katie McGarry
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Come on, who doesn’t want to see Noah Hutchins and Ryan Stone brought to life?!

Angelfall by Susan Ee
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This would make such an epic movie!! Plus, I don’t really know of any good angel movies out there yet, and I think this one would be fun!

Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin
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This book had such an interesting concept, and I think it would be cool to see it translate from the pages of the book onto the big screen!

My Name is Memory by Ann Brashares
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The story of Daniel and Sophia is so different, and it would make a great movie. I feel like it would have a similar vibe as the Time Traveller’s Wife in movie form. Regardless, if you haven’t read this book yet, DO IT!

The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen
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Macy and Wes’s story would make the cutest chick flick! This movie needs to be made!!!!

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
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HOW AMAZING WOULD THIS BE AS A MOVIE!!??!?!?!?! I can’t even.

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
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This book is probably one of the cutest books I have ever read, and if I got to experience it all over again in movie form I would die! I’m a sucker for a good chick flick.

BONUS!!!

The following two books are ones that I have been dying to be made into movies for YEARS, but now it is finally happening and it is so exciting I can’t handle it!!!!!

The Giver by Lois Lowry
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I read this book about a million times when I was younger, so for this to be finally made into a movie is really awesome!!! I can’t wait to see it!

The Book Thief by Marcus Zusack
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Ever since I read this book 5 years ago for grade 9 English class, I have been dying for it to be made into a movie. I hope it lives up to my expectations!

So tell me: What do you think about these books being made into movies? Are there any that you wouldn’t want to be made into movies? I WANT TO KNOW!

Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy…But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

Top Ten Tuesday

A weekly feature hosted by The Broke and The Bookish :)

This week’s topic is all about those books you had to buy, but haven’t read.  You know, those books you see and you’re like “OMG I need this right now! Like, I’m totally gonna read this starting tomorrow and I know I’m going to love it so I need it buy it right now! And this one, and this one! I need to buy ALL the books!!!”

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So, here we go: Top Ten Books I HAD to Buy… But are still sitting unread on my shelf (Technically only the top 8 because I’m pretty good at buying the books I read :P) Continue reading