Not Now, Not Ever

Not Now, Not Ever

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 The sequel to The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You, inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest. Elliot Gabar...

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Title:Not Now, Not Ever
Author:Lily Anderson
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Genres:Young Adult
ISBN:1250142105
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

Not Now, Not Ever Reviews

  • Xanthe
    Nov 07, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

    Lily Anderson wrote a great story about "nerdy' teenagers who entered a contest of sorts at a select college, Rayevich, in Oregon. Elliot Gabaroche, a 17 year old girl is desperate to be on her own during the summer and not be pushed off to some military camp for the summer. Her mot...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. Lily Anderson did it again - she blew me away with her book. Her adaptation of classics into modern times are very well written and funny and fluffy and just charming my pants off. This time, she adapts Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Be...

    So, I?ve been entering Goodreads giveaways for years now, sometimes two or more a day, and after winning absolutely nothing since I started, I won two book giveaways in one week! First up is Not Now, Not Ever which I was delighted to win after I so thoroughly enjoyed The Only Thing W...

  • Sherwood Smith
    Jun 17, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

  • Christiana
    Sep 14, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

  • Donna
    Oct 27, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

    Lily Anderson wrote a great story about "nerdy' teenagers who entered a contest of sorts at a select college, Rayevich, in Oregon. Elliot Gabaroche, a 17 year old girl is desperate to be on her own during the summer and not be pushed off to some military camp for the summer. Her mot...

  • Gwen (The Gwendolyn Reading Method)
    Apr 19, 2018

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

    Lily Anderson wrote a great story about "nerdy' teenagers who entered a contest of sorts at a select college, Rayevich, in Oregon. Elliot Gabaroche, a 17 year old girl is desperate to be on her own during the summer and not be pushed off to some military camp for the summer. Her mot...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. Lily Anderson did it again - she blew me away with her book. Her adaptation of classics into modern times are very well written and funny and fluffy and just charming my pants off. This time, she adapts Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Be...

    So, I?ve been entering Goodreads giveaways for years now, sometimes two or more a day, and after winning absolutely nothing since I started, I won two book giveaways in one week! First up is Not Now, Not Ever which I was delighted to win after I so thoroughly enjoyed The Only Thing W...

    I'm beginning to really love this author. The only reason this isn't four stars is I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending, BUT the rest of the book is magnificent! The characters, how they view the world, the detailed minutiae she includes which adds richness to the world build...

  • Thamy
    Oct 20, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

  • Beth
    Jun 17, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    May 15, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

  • Claire (bookscoffeeandrepeat)
    Nov 12, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

  • Dahlia
    Jul 02, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

  • K.
    Nov 23, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

  • Kelly
    Nov 14, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Katy Noyes
    Nov 20, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

  • Jen Ryland
    Nov 06, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

  • Lisa Simmons
    Mar 18, 2018

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

    Lily Anderson wrote a great story about "nerdy' teenagers who entered a contest of sorts at a select college, Rayevich, in Oregon. Elliot Gabaroche, a 17 year old girl is desperate to be on her own during the summer and not be pushed off to some military camp for the summer. Her mot...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. Lily Anderson did it again - she blew me away with her book. Her adaptation of classics into modern times are very well written and funny and fluffy and just charming my pants off. This time, she adapts Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Be...

    So, I?ve been entering Goodreads giveaways for years now, sometimes two or more a day, and after winning absolutely nothing since I started, I won two book giveaways in one week! First up is Not Now, Not Ever which I was delighted to win after I so thoroughly enjoyed The Only Thing W...

    I'm beginning to really love this author. The only reason this isn't four stars is I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending, BUT the rest of the book is magnificent! The characters, how they view the world, the detailed minutiae she includes which adds richness to the world build...

    Such a cute, fun, and hilarious book to read! ...

    A really fun, smart story that defies categorization. A little mystery, a little romance, a lot of whimsy. I'm certain if you're more familiar with The Importance of Being Ernest, you'll catch lots of references there, too. You should definitely give this one a read. I'll be looking fo...

  • Brooke Banks
    Jul 01, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

    Lily Anderson wrote a great story about "nerdy' teenagers who entered a contest of sorts at a select college, Rayevich, in Oregon. Elliot Gabaroche, a 17 year old girl is desperate to be on her own during the summer and not be pushed off to some military camp for the summer. Her mot...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. Lily Anderson did it again - she blew me away with her book. Her adaptation of classics into modern times are very well written and funny and fluffy and just charming my pants off. This time, she adapts Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Be...

    So, I?ve been entering Goodreads giveaways for years now, sometimes two or more a day, and after winning absolutely nothing since I started, I won two book giveaways in one week! First up is Not Now, Not Ever which I was delighted to win after I so thoroughly enjoyed The Only Thing W...

    I'm beginning to really love this author. The only reason this isn't four stars is I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending, BUT the rest of the book is magnificent! The characters, how they view the world, the detailed minutiae she includes which adds richness to the world build...

    Such a cute, fun, and hilarious book to read! ...

    A really fun, smart story that defies categorization. A little mystery, a little romance, a lot of whimsy. I'm certain if you're more familiar with The Importance of Being Ernest, you'll catch lots of references there, too. You should definitely give this one a read. I'll be looking fo...

    Today is the day I finally get to tell ya'll how much I love Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson. After all my nerdy fangirl gushing, there's a giveaway and a tour to follow for more Not Now, Not Ever adoration, so please stick around! I read Anderson's first book, The Only Thing Wor...

  • Stacee
    Oct 23, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

  • Sophie
    Jul 05, 2018

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

  • Fatma
    Jun 27, 2018

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

  • Olivia Chanel's Galaxy of Books
    Sep 25, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

  • Aimie
    Nov 18, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

    Lily Anderson wrote a great story about "nerdy' teenagers who entered a contest of sorts at a select college, Rayevich, in Oregon. Elliot Gabaroche, a 17 year old girl is desperate to be on her own during the summer and not be pushed off to some military camp for the summer. Her mot...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. Lily Anderson did it again - she blew me away with her book. Her adaptation of classics into modern times are very well written and funny and fluffy and just charming my pants off. This time, she adapts Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Be...

    So, I?ve been entering Goodreads giveaways for years now, sometimes two or more a day, and after winning absolutely nothing since I started, I won two book giveaways in one week! First up is Not Now, Not Ever which I was delighted to win after I so thoroughly enjoyed The Only Thing W...

    I'm beginning to really love this author. The only reason this isn't four stars is I'm still not sure how I feel about the ending, BUT the rest of the book is magnificent! The characters, how they view the world, the detailed minutiae she includes which adds richness to the world build...

    Such a cute, fun, and hilarious book to read! ...

  • Hollis
    Mar 17, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

  • Vani
    Sep 30, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

  • Mandy
    Aug 10, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

  • Samantha (WLABB)
    Nov 05, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

  • Ana Rînceanu
    Dec 25, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

  • Lisa
    Sep 11, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...

    This didn't feel as tight as Anderson's first, both in terms of the mystery (could anyone have figure this out on their own?) and things that were left without answers (without giving anything away, Brandon and Leigh's futures), but I have to hope that this is mostly because Anderson p...

    Trigger warnings: some minor violence, minor racism/ableism/sexism (all of which is called out). I think that's it! 4.5 stars. I was RIDICULOUSLY excited about this book when I found out it existed a couple of days ago. And I was ridiculously excited for two reasons: 1. It's a...

    Lily Anderson wrote a great story about "nerdy' teenagers who entered a contest of sorts at a select college, Rayevich, in Oregon. Elliot Gabaroche, a 17 year old girl is desperate to be on her own during the summer and not be pushed off to some military camp for the summer. Her mot...

    ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley. Lily Anderson did it again - she blew me away with her book. Her adaptation of classics into modern times are very well written and funny and fluffy and just charming my pants off. This time, she adapts Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Be...

  • Danielle (Life of a Literary Nerd)
    Nov 07, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

  • malayna
    Apr 22, 2018

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

  • Jodie "Bookish"  Cook
    Nov 21, 2017

    This YA novel with a romantic thread is every bit as wonderful as the author's previous. This one features protagonists mostly seventeen, the summer before senior year of high school. Elliott has sneakily signed up for a summer camp for smart nerds, given at a college that has a famous...

    Not Now, Not Ever read at times like sort of a nerd Hunger Games, as a bunch of competitive, gifted kids compete for a college scholarship in the intense and hilarious way that only nerdy kids can. (As a former Academic Decathlon participant, I'm not embarrassed to admit that I know a ...

    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...

    4.5 Stars ?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 ta...

    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, ...

    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 s...

    So fun and cute. I love that Anderson has totally made "Nerdy Rom Coms Based on Classics" her skillful niche. Really liked the military angle to Ever's background, too, as well as the family and racial dynamics. Also, calling it now that Ever will realize she's bi in college. ...

    What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was fine. Just...mediocre. Don't really have anything else to say about this. \_(?)_/ What can I say? It was fine. The main character was fine, the plot was fine, the love interest was...

    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 lo...

    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...

    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...

    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...

    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. ...

    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 ...

    MY OPINION: ***** This is going to be a short review because I'm supposed to be doing other stuff and instead am procrastinating :) This is the companion novel to one of my absolute favorite books, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You that I recently read. I really loved this ...

    *I was provided an e-ARC of this book from the publisher - thanks so much for sending me over a copy!!* I absolutely loved Anderson's prior novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, which was a contemporary, geeky retelling of Much Ado About Nothing, one of my favorite classics ev...

    I received an Advance Reader Copy from the publisher via NetGalley. This in no way impacted on my view. The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You was one of my favourite debuts of 2016, and when I heard that their would be a sequel, albeit following different characters but linked to the ...

    The geek shall inherit the earth Anderson's first 'had me at hello' - a contemporary teen story based on my favourite Shakespeare comedy (much like Ten Things I Hate About You), set in a high school. A high school for genuises. So it really was a geek-fest of epic proportions, celeb...

    It's like "Starter for Ten", but with a much more interesting protagonist. The romantic plot was ok, but what really made this book for me was Elliot and how she tries to figure out her path, torn between going into the army or furthering her sci-fi education in colleague. ...

    3.5 rounded up to 4 stars. I really liked Anderson's style in The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You and was excited to see what had done ever since. I don't regret it. I only pity the fact that it took me finishing the book and checking again the first one to notice there were many ch...

    Book Review Title: Not now, Not ever Author: Lily Anderson Genre: YA/Family/Romance Rating: ***** Review: In the opening chapter of Not now, Not ever we meet Ever as she runs away from home to attend Camp Onward where she could get a full scholarship to Rayevich College, her drea...