"Beautiful, real, and devastating…this book will forever have a spot on my all-time favorites shelf."
—Sarah J. Maas, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Throne of Glass[
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Harbinger Series
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. 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.
Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her entire existence has been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?
Praise for If There’s No Tomorrow:
"Thought provoking and powerful."
—#1 New York Times bestselling author Erin Watt
"Moving and necessary, essential and powerful, If There’s No Tomorrow belongs in everyone's hands. You won't be able to put it down."
—Brigid Kemmerer, author of Letters to the Lost and the Elemental series
Also from #1 bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout:
The Problem With Forever
The Harbinger Series
The Dark Elements Series
In her final year of high school, Lena Wise learns that one split-second decision can alter the future. Four lives are lost after Lena reluctantly lets an inebriated friend drive home from a party. Racked with guilt and struggling to admit the truth of what happened, Lena pushes her friends away, including Sebastian, her best friend and longtime crush, who has just started to become something more. With a powerful message about the destructive effects of drunk driving and the far-reaching consequences of small decisions, Armentrout (The Problem with Forever) presents an effective story of raw grief and gradual acceptance. Lena's guilt is almost tangible ("Talking openly about the accident, about everything leading up to it, just made me want to take a wire brush to my memories"); readers will easily understand her difficulty in moving forward, accepting help and comfort from those around her, and finding a way to forgive herself. Lena's budding romance with Sebastian fits well within the narrative, illustrating that life goes on even in the darkest of times. Ages 14 up.)
This book left me in tears and in love with the characters. I definitely recommend this book and is one of my favorites. *SPOILER* Lena goes through her grief and she is rewarded with an everlasting love with a best friend, Sebastian.
JLA with another outstanding novel!
can’t wait for more books by JLA, every one of her books are incredible, but this one sends such positive messages! definitely was a must read! loved it so much.
Must Read YA For All Ages
As with all Jennifer L Armentrout books, If There's No Tomorrow was a book I couldn't put down. The main character, Lena, has a lot of issues to deal with throughout the book. She describes herself as an average 17 year old girl. Shes loves to read, she's on the volleyball team, and she's working very hard to get early acceptance to the school of her choice. But, Lena makes a choice one night that not only affects her, its affects everyone around her.
"I was a runner, too, and not the healthy kind. When things got too rough, I checked out, just like Dad had. I made an art form of looking toward tomorrow instead of focusing on today."
Lena's friendships are ultimately put to the test after her life altering choice. It's easy to let some things fall apart after a tragedy occurs. Lena's friends try to help her come to terms and cope with her decisions but she pushes them away. Sebastian has been Lena's friend since they were eight year old. They have been in love with each other for just as long but neither one has wanted to admit their feelings. Sebastian stands up to Lena and will not let her retreat into herself. Sebastian is swoon-worthy like many of JLA's other male leads.
"None of us are promised a tomorrow...We don't always get a later."
This book is beautifully written. The subject matter is something important that needs to be talked about. While this is geared towards YA, what happens in ITNT, hits the mark. It shows how one choice can alter your life immensely. How we can take our lives and safety of others around us for granted. This book was spot on with the social media aspect too. It shows that people are quick to be the judge and jury of someone's choice. Lena has a very difficult time overcoming what she thinks everyone else is thinking about her. Her character does a lot of growing and changing in this book.
I wish I could give this book more than 5 stars. This book will stick with me for a very long time.