Waiting on Wednesday: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

August 28, 2013 / 8 Comments / Book Memes, Uncategorized, Waiting on Wednesday

The Here and Now
Author: Ann Brashares (website | twitter)
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Expected publication date: April 8th 2014

Goodreads synopsis:
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 don’t think I need to say very much about why I’m waiting for this book. Ann Brashares, author of the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series? Check. Time travel? Check. Romance? Check. Gorgeous cover? Check. 
I haven’t read Ann’s adult time-travel book, My Name is Memory, but I’m VERY interested to see how her writing and her younger characters translate to the sci-fi genre. She writes very distinctive teen voices in her contemporary books, and the aching and longing and believability of her characters comes so much out of them being so darn relateable…I just hope that I love Prenna and Ethan as much as I love Bridget, Carmen, Lena, and Tibby. 

Are you excited for Ann Brashares first teen book after the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know in the comments!

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8 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

  1. Jen

    I can't believe I haven't added this to my GR yet! I love Ann Brashares and I LOVE time travel! Thanks for the reminder that this needs to go on my TBR 🙂

  2. Whoa, the author of The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is writing another book?! I must add this to my TBR pile!
    Thanks for informing me about this one Tiff! :D<3

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