Who is excited for the sequel of The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You?! Here I am today celebrating the new release of Not Now, Not Ever. Stay tuned for a review and giveaway later in the post!
About the Book
Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
Publisher: Wednesday Books
Release Date: November 21st 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Book Depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Not-Now–Not-Ever/9781250142108
About the Author
Get ready for another phenomenal read from Lily Anderson. The hijinks that ensues after Elliot gets to camp is, to say the least, exciting. I haven’t read The Importance of Being Earnest, but her first novel follows Much Ado so well that I can only assume it was well done. (I’m reading them out of order :P) I also liked how she integrated the play within the novel through Elliot’s stepmom. It was done in a way that didn’t feel forced.
What I really liked was that the characters from the first book make an appearance in this one, and how they contribute to the new story as well. It remains Elliot’s story while also quietly following up on the first characters we know and love.
Becoming oneself is important to this novel, and I liked the presentation of it. Elliot has to live this double life, and she has to decide what to keep from her old life and what she wants to explore as this new self that has a new slate. It speaks true to what it’s like to feel as though you have a different self for different situations. The reconciliation of these are what is key to helping discover yourself.
Brandon and Leigh are such fun characters. I like how forward Leigh is when Elliot first gets to camp. (Leigh is Elliot’s roommate.) The scene when they first meet their teammates made me nervous for them!
All in all, this was a great read. Highly recommended. Reading the first book is helpful but not necessary to understanding this one.
Prize : 1 copy of NOT NOW, NOT EVER by Lily Anderson (US Only)
Starts: November 14th
Ends: November 22nd
HERE IS THE LINK: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/d9681b86271/