THE HERE AND NOW by Ann Brashares (WoW #165)

Waiting On Wednesday is a meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that everyone’s excited about!


Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.

Thrilling, exhilarating, haunting, and heartbreaking, The Here and Now is a twenty-first-century take on an impossible romance. Ann Brashares’ first novel for teens since The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants is 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.

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.

THE HERE AND NOW will be released April 8th, 2014 from Delacorte.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?


Hafsah Faizal is a YA author, designer, and blogger. Her designs have graced the sites of New York Times bestselling authors, bloggers, and more. She resides in Texas, with her family.



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    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

    September 11, 2013

    This book looks amazing. WANT! :D

    Sabrina @ I Heart Y.A. Fiction

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    Jennifer @ Some Like It Paranormal

    September 11, 2013

    Love time travel! Mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic! Can’t let my mom read this one. She is paranoid about West Nile virus. LOL

    My WOW

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    Janina @ Synchronized Reading

    September 11, 2013

    I’ve seen this recently and was curious about it :) Great pick!

    My WW!

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    September 11, 2013

    This sounds so good! It’s so far away though! :(

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    Meagan @ Reviewing Wonderland

    September 11, 2013

    Although it wasn’t my WoW pick this week, I didn’t realize that Unbreathable comes out in 47 DAYS!!! So exciting!

    I think I need to change my pick…I am anxiously awaiting UNBREATHABLE! :-)

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    September 11, 2013

    I love a good time travel book! I hadn’t heard about this one before, thanks for the suggestion! Please check out my WoW!   And take a look at our giveaway of Hostage Three by Nick Lake.

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    Mary @ BookSwarm

    September 11, 2013

    Oh, heck yeah. I’m all over this one. Plus, love the cover!

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    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada

    September 11, 2013

    Oohh I haven’t read anything from Ann before, but this sounds promising.

    BTW, I love you new design! *thumbs up*

    Giselle @ Book Nerd Canada
    Waiting on Wednesday

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    Christa @ More Than Just Magic

    September 11, 2013

    I didn’t know she had a new book coming out! And this sounds right u my alley.

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    Jenna @ Rather Be Reading YA

    September 11, 2013

    I didn’t know she has a new one coming out. It sounds really different from anything she’s written before.

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    September 11, 2013

    Wow this looks aamzing, great pick!

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    September 11, 2013

    This sound really good. Great pick!

    Check out My WoW

    Xoxo. Daisel @ Owl Always Be Reading

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    mary ann langan

    September 11, 2013

    I hope you enjoy! your pick.

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    September 11, 2013

    I agree 100% with this book choice!
    My WoW

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    Kim @ YA Asylum

    September 11, 2013

    I love impossible romances. I’m going to have to keep my eye out for this book :)

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    September 12, 2013

    I also have this one on my TBR list! Sounds so fantastic and I love the time travel twist in there! Great pick, Hafsah!

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    Joy (Joyousreads)

    September 12, 2013

    Oh wow. This sounds so good. Thanks for the heads up!

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    Megan Nicole

    September 13, 2013


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      Megan Nicole

      September 13, 2013

      Whoops accidentally clicked enter to soon. lol

      I meant to say this one sounds like it’s going to be good. I haven’t read The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants but The Here and Now seems like it’s my type of book! Thanks for sharing!

      Megan @ Books i View

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    Nikki @ The Paper Sea

    September 15, 2013

    I’m so happy with the increase in time travel books lately! I had to add this one as soon as I saw it. The cover is wonderful too! Great choice, Hasfah!