Not Now, Not Ever Read Online Free - The sequel to The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You, inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest.
Elliot Gabaroche is very clear on what she isn't going to do this summer.
1. She isn't going to stay home in Sacramento, where she'd have to sit through her stepmother's sixth community theater production of The Importance of Being Earnest.
2. She isn't going to mock trial camp at UCLA.
3. And she certainly isn't going to the Air Force summer program on her mother's base in Colorado Springs. As cool as it would be to live-action-role-play Ender's Game, Ellie's seen three generations of her family go through USAF boot camp up close, and she knows that it's much less Luke/Yoda/"feel the force," and much more one hundred push-ups on three days of no sleep. And that just isn't appealing, no matter how many Xenomorphs from Alien she'd be able to defeat afterwards.
What she is going to do is pack up her attitude, her favorite Octavia Butler novels, and her Jordans, and go to summer camp. Specifically, a cutthroat academic-decathlon-like competition for a full scholarship to Rayevich College, the only college with a Science Fiction Literature program. And she's going to start over as Ever Lawrence, on her own terms, without the shadow of all her family’s expectations. Because why do what’s expected of you when you can fight other genius nerds to the death for a shot at the dream you’re sure your family will consider a complete waste of time?
This summer's going to be great.
|Title||:||Not Now, Not Ever|
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October 24, 2017
I didn’t even read the synopsis for this book. Between that cover and Lily’s name attached to it, I was sold.
I love love loved Elliot. Her inner monologue is snarky and fantastic. She’s smart and strong and truly delightful. I don’t even know what to say about the adorable-ness that is fluent in...
November 07, 2017
“I was ready to be comfortably in the middle of a story instead of running toward the end. I was done trying to outpace myself.”
This was such a fun book! There was drama and laughs and lots of fantastic banter - everything you could want from an Wildean-inspired tale. Not Now, Not Ev...
November 22, 2017
Thank you, St. Martin’s Press, for my ARC of Not Now, Not Ever. I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review; this does not affect my opinion. Any quotes mentioned below are taken from the ARC and are subject to change upon publication.
I have fallen in love with Not Now, Not Ever by Lily...
November 19, 2017
Rating: 4.5 Stars
This was so much fun! I loved Elliot/Ever and her band of nerdy geniuses, and THAT's how you do an ending.
This was one of my Can't-Wait Wednesday picks, and I must say, I had chosen well, because this was such a fun and delightful read. The synopsis does say this is a sequel, bu...
January 14, 2018
NOT NOW, NOT EVER was.. not what I was expecting. I had completely forgotten this was a sorta-sequel, definite-companion, to THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU. So seeing some familiar faces a few years on from Anderson's debut was a total delight and I loved all of them so much. I loved the con...
November 13, 2017
While it took sometime for me to get into the story, it ended up becoming something that I wasn't expecting: fun and hilarious! Probably the best contemporary I've read this year. The only thing that's lacking is a Quidditch match!
**Full review now posted in my book blog!
Note: I won this book i...
May 16, 2017
Thank you to Netgalley and St. Martin's Press for the egalley. All opinions are my own.
Lily Anderson wrote a nerdy contemporary YA and it was the best thing in the world. Now I know I have to read the one before this one because the ship (and various characters) appear in this book but OLDER. So...
September 30, 2017
Y'all! This book is so. Effing. Fun.
I won the ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway and I could not have been more thrilled! It's so unbelievably nerdy, every chapter having nerd references that make it that much more fun, if you're into that (which I most definitely am).
I somehow missed that this is a seq...
November 14, 2017
I LOVE THIS BOOK SO MUCH MY FACE HURTS FROM SMILING SO HARD AND ALSO MY PHONE’S STORAGE IS IN JEOPARDY WITH ALL THE SCREENSHOTS OF PERFECT LINES. YOU WILL LOVE IT.
December 30, 2017
This is really good. It's good because of its protagonist, who is fabulous: believably smart and warm and and funny and an interesting person and a good friend:
I didn't want to go into law like my dad. I didn't want to sell real estate. I didn't want to enlist the second I left high school.