Saturday, 5 August 2017

Review: If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

If There's No TomorrowJennifer L. Armentrout 
If There's No Tomorrow
Series: –
Release Date: 5th September 2017
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Pages: 480

Synopsis (Goodreads): 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 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 could 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 tomorrow isn't even guaranteed?

Review: 4 out of 5 stars

Good grief! What an emotional roller coaster we are taken on in If There's No Tomorrow by JLA; it reads quite differently to her other books; there was a sombre feel to it given the subject matter but it was balanced nicely with love, friendships and a journey to self-forgiveness, I thoroughly enjoyed all of it.

If There's No Tomorrow is a story about decisions, both good and bad, it’s about not wanting to feel emotion and believing it is not deserved because of a poor decision. Amongst the grief there is a story about love, relationships – family, partnership and family, forgiveness and learning to live life despite the hardships.

Our MC is seventeen year-old Lena Wise, she’s ready to face her senior year head on by completing her college applications, hopefully obtaining a volleyball scholarship and spending as much time with her close friends as she possibly can until one night changes her life forever, it’s a decision that she can’t forget or forgive herself for and its tearing apart her friendships; she has to recover herself but she also has to face her friends, school and the one person that means so much to her, her best friend Sebastian.

Lena has been best friends with Sebastian for a very long time but they haven’t moved past the friend zone out of fear of ruining their perfect friendship. I absolutely loved what they shared and the way that they supported one another despite the obstacles. Sebastian was amazing for Lena in every way, I love the best friend to more trope and this was done very well; he was a pillar of strength for Lena despite his own personal struggles. 

If There's No Tomorrow is emotional and intense, the topics of drink driving and death was dealt with in a way which was believable and not brushed over without mention of counselling and the grief, depression and guilt that go along with loss. My heart broke on numerous occasions reading of Lena and her friend’s struggles.

I adore JLA’s writing, this was gripping, passionate and emotive; it is very different to her other books with confronting subject matters but her storytelling is engaging and enjoyable. Another book I highly recommend by this wonderful author.

Thank you to Harlequin Teen via Edelweiss for the opportunity to read and review If There’s No Tomorrow.



Jennifer L. ArmentroutAbout the author: # 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. 

All the rumors you heard about her state aren’t true. 

Well, mostly. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write.

She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. 

Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You. Under her pen name, she is published with Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

3 comments:

  1. This sounds like a very emotional read! I hadn't heard of this book yet, but I have read some books by this author. Your review and the description of the book makes me curious about what exactly happens that night. Great review!

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  2. This does sound different from her other books. I am glad you enjoyed the story.

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  3. I really need to read this author. I have heard so many great things about her work and this sounds like a really well done story. Great review!

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