Published by: Harlequin Teen on September 5, 2017
Genres: Realistic Fiction, Romance, Young Adult
Source: The Author
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Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She's ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications, and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic--one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn't looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.
For what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when she and her friends' entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn't even guaranteed?
I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Half-Blood, Obsidian, Pure, Shadows, Sentinel, White Hot Kiss, Don't Look Back, Opposition, Stone Cold Touch, Wicked, The Return, Fall With Me, Scorched, Dream of You, Every Last Breath, Forever with You, Oblivion, The Power, The Problem with Forever
One Line: A poignant, captivating read that will bring on all the feels.
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
I love going back to a JLA book every now and then. Her writing and books are like a comfort to me. I always know I’m in for a good time, whether she makes me swoon, breaks my heart, or brings a long-lasting smile to my face. With If There’s No Tomorrow, Armentrout delivers a very poignant and emotional story that I feel like a lot, if not everyone, can relate to. Whether or not what happened to Lena happened to you, the big issue at least, we can all agree that the leading issue Lena faced has happened to many of us. I always say that I’m not a big fan of Realistic YA Fiction as it tends to bore me a bit, but with this book, it kind of captured my attention right from the start. I’ll admit, there’s a bit of a lull towards the middle, but I was never bored and, in the end, I really enjoyed this book.
If There’s No Tomorrow definitely pulls at your heartstrings and makes you do some self-reflection. If you’re into that kind of thing, you’ll pretty much devour this book. If it doesn’t sound like your thing, I still urge you to read it and see if it affects you in any way. I really liked that Jen kept up the serious and emotional theme throughout the book without making it a total buzzkill/downer. She does manage to sneak in some of her infamous pop culture references that she tends to do with all her books, but I appreciated that it was minimal in this book, which made me enjoy it better.
All in all, I feel like this book will resonate with many and all types of readers. This is one of the more memorable books from JLA and I look forward to reading more of her books in this genre in the future.