November 26, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson
320 pages
Published November 21st 2017 by Wednesday Books
4/5 Stars

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.

About the author:
LILY ANDERSON is an elementary school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California. She is also the author of The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You.

I was absolutely in love with Anderson's debut, The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You, so when I was invited to be on the blog tour for her second novel, I was ecstatic! 

Anderson's sophomore novel was totally adorable and right up my alley. Filled with pop culture references, and nerdy, fun, fabulous characters, it was everything I could've asked for. I was hanging on to every word and by the time it was over I was hoping for a sequel.

I know others have also reverted to this description, but I totally felt like it was a nerdy Hunger games, and I mean how could you not love that. For all my book nerds out there (which I assume is practically everyone who follows me!), this is for you! 

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