Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review ~ The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

The Here and Now
by Ann Brashares

My rating 5 out of 5 stars

Far off in the future, the climate has officially become out of control, food is becoming harder to find, and a Blood Plague caused by mosquitoes is killing off the human race.  Prenna and others from her Community travel back in time in an attempt to change the events that lead to the catastrophic downfall of the world.  Among the many rules the time travelers must follow, two important ones are (1) they must not tell anyone who they are and (2) they are not allowed to become close or intimate with anyone.  These rules work out great for most of the community, but with Ethan in the picture, Prenna wants to throw those rules out the window.

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares is a wonderfully written novel of forbidden love and the sacrifices that must be made for the overall good of the human race.  There are so many twists to this story that I found myself rapidly turning each page in order to unravel the mystery that was unfolding before my eyes.  I truly enjoyed reading this amazing book and applaud Ms. Brashares for creating and sharing this beautiful story.


BlurbAn 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.

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