Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...
Title: The Here and Now
Publish Date: April 8, 2014
Genre: YA, Contemporary
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.
Ummmmm time travel?! Post apocalyptic time travel?! The Here and Now has me based on that alone, but seriously, what doesn't it have to offer. The author (one of my favourites, by the way) is making her foray back into teen fiction for the first time since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, and I couldn't be happier. This book sounds like it has it all - drama, love, heroism and survival. I want it all. Plus, that cover is amazing. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?