Title: The Here & Now
Author: Ann Brashares
Published: April, 2014 by Delacorte Press
Pages: 256
My Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 
Purchase: The Book Depository

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.

Final Thoughts:
Definitely not what I was hoping it would be. Less time travel, more time dawdling. There was nothing epic about the plot, nothing exciting to captivate me. It was more like I was held captive by my desire to finish the book and justify purchasing it. I didn’t flat-out hate the book—it had its moments—but the characters weren’t developed enough for me to care about them. It felt like they were just tokens moving around the board, easily exchangeable for another one that could have played the part of heroine/love interest without a blip.

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In My Mailbox is a meme hosted by The Story Siren, which allows bloggers to share what books they’ve received in the past week. They can be from stores, contests, tours or publishers!

Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (purchased) – My Review
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (purchased) – My Review
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater (purchased) – My Review
Anna Dressed In Blood by Kendare Blake (won – thanks Jena @ Shortie Says)
Mammon by J.B. Thomas (purchased)
My Name Is Memory by Ann Brashares (purchased)
Unwelcome by Michael Griffo (thanks to publishers) – My Review
Forbidden by Jana Oliver (thanks to publishers)
Twisted by Gena Showalter (purchased)
Guardian Of The Dead by Karen Healey (won – thanks Ange @ Moonlight Reader)
Beastly by Aliex Flinn (won – thanks Holly @ In Interest)
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (purchased)
Blood Song by Rhiannon Hart (purchased)
Blood Bound by Rachel Vincent (purchased)

I met Maggie yesterday and got eight books signed, the five paperbacks I had, and this hardcover set. She even signed the front of the box that they go in. I got a few of my giveaway wins this week. I especially can’t wait to start on Anna Dressed In Blood. I received a couple review books too. Thanks to Kensington for Unwelcome, which I just reviewed a few days ago. I’ll be reviewing Forsaken and Forbidden next week after I finish Burn Bright which I’m half way through at the moment. I’ve been waiting on Twisted for a while. I love the Intertwined series so I’ll be pushing that up in my TBR so I can get it to it soon. I bought My Name Is Memory on a whim, it looks like a clone of Fallen with matching character names and similar blurb. And lastly Blood Bound, it’s another I have to make time for. I love Rachel’s books, so I’m hoping I’ll get just as addicted to her new series.

Here are my reviews from the past week:
Griffo, Michael Archangel Academy #2, Unwelcome
Stiefvater, Maggie Books Of Faerie #2, Ballad

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