Title: If There’s No Tomorrow
Author: Jennifer L Armentrout
Published By: Harlequin Teen
Publication Date: December 14th 2017
“Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.
Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.
Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.
For what she let happen.
With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?”
If There’s No Tomorrow follows Lena in the days before, during and after an accident that was set to change her life forever. I was kindly sent this book through Netgalley from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
I had multiple issues with this book. I felt as though a lot of the characters seemed a little too perfect. They all seemed to be amazing a sport and would end up getting a scholarship to college and of course, the one boy that didn’t want the scholarship was also intelligent. I felt like we hit a lot of YA stereotypes which was a little disappointing to read. Lena is in love with her best friend who is extremely popular. Sebastian, the boy she’s in love with, doesn’t want a football scholarship and it’s his Dad that’s pushing this dream on him. It honestly felt like there wasn’t a whole load of effort that was put into these characters.
I didn’t feel connected with any of the character and that was something I really thought was going to happen with a plot like this. Everything just felt quite disjointed. Even though the accident was meant to be the focal point of the entire story, I felt like it took a bit of a back seat. It almost felt like it was a catalyst in the romance subplot that seemed to be taking centre stage.
I was extremely disappointed by this book to be completely honest. I just didn’t feel as though there was much substance behind the plot and it just left me feeling less than satisfied. There was so much more that I wanted from this book and a lot more that I think it could have given me.
Rating: 2 stars