Friday, November 21, 2014

The Here and Now - Review

The Here and NowThe Here and Now by Ann Brashares
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Published April 8th 2014 by Delacorte Press

An 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.

Me and time travelers, I can never resist.
Honestly I can't resist anything that involves time itself. Time travel, prophesies about the future, even going through time with reincarnations.
But this one has the twist of having someone from the future; which isn't something you see too often.
At least I don't.

The main reason I think we don't get that too often?
It's confusing.

You've got to give Ann Brashares points for trying to enter that world though. And it's not like she took giants leaps to what the world would be like. The future she describes is already happening.
But I don't really want to hear what the world might become.
What it could become, maybe but having someone trying to prevent that. Not so much.

When it comes to me and Ann Brashares books it's always a hit or miss. They either leave me with their own special impact or are usually forgotten pretty quickly and leave me hesitant to try more.
This was somewhere in between; not exactly memorable but I wouldn't be opposed to trying more like it.

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