Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Book Review | The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

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 was extremely excited for this book. I loved The Sisterhood series, and so I knew that I liked Ann Brashares style of writing. The storyline sounded incredibly interesting, and I thought it would be the kind of book that I would race through.
In reality. I just couldn't get into this one. Between starting this book and finishing it, I probably read around ten other books. I'd listen to a little of this, then stop again, because I just couldn't get into it.
I wanted to love this book, and it had a lot going for it. There were some interesting characters, the storyline was good, and the narration style great.
As far as the audio went, it was read really well so that's not what put me off this book. The simple fact is, that I found myself getting a little bored listening to it. I'd often find something else to go and do.
There were moments in this book that I really enjoyed, but overall it was kind of just an ok book for me.

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