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Review: The Here and Now by Ann Brashares

Monday, April 7, 2014
Why I chose this book: 
Growing up, I loved The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, and when I saw this book for review on NetGalley, I instantly decided to pick it up. While the synopsis said it was a science fiction/time travel novel, my head was thinking SISTERHOOD OF THE TIME TRAVELING PANTS. While I was exceedingly mistaken, I was generally still pleased. (We all know I am a sucker for time travel.) I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review. 

The Here and Now by Ann Brashares
Publish Date: April 8, 2014
Publisher: Delacorte Press
Format: Kindle ARC 
Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Magical realism, lyrical prose, and the pain and passion of human love haunt this hypnotic generational saga.

Foolish love appears to be the Roux family birthright, an ominous forecast for its most recent progeny, Ava Lavender. Ava—in all other ways a normal girl—is born with the wings of a bird.

In a quest to understand her peculiar disposition and a growing desire to fit in with her peers, sixteen-year old Ava ventures into the wider world, ill-prepared for what she might discover and naïve to the twisted motives of others. Others like the pious Nathaniel Sorrows, who mistakes Ava for an angel and whose obsession with her grows until the night of the Summer Solstice celebration.

That night, the skies open up, rain and feathers fill the air, and Ava’s quest and her family’s saga build to a devastating crescendo.

First-time author Leslye Walton has constructed a layered and unforgettable mythology of what it means to be born with hearts that are tragically, exquisitely human. (Goodreads)
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