Monday, August 21, 2017

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

Release Date: September 5, 2017
from Harlequin Teen
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Source: I received a copy of this book and voluntarily provided a fair and honest review.
"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?"

My Thoughts:

It should be no surprise I loved this one because it is JLA and she never lets me down. If There’s No Tomorrow is a heartbreaking read and I had to read it in small bursts because it hurts but it’s also an important read with an important message.

Lena is so relatable and that is what made me love her. She is a genuinely good person who makes a terrible mistake. And I’d bet it’s a mistake many of us have made but we may have gotten lucky. Honestly, I know I have. Lena deals with everything realistically and maturely and I loved her all the more for that. She is just a likable character and that makes reading about everything even harder.

Sebastian is also a great character. He is the kind of boy you hope you find in high school but so rarely do. He and Lena have been best friends since they were kids and I loved the friends to more aspect of the story. I also loved how supportive he was of Lena and that he wouldn’t let her push him away but also didn’t push her. Like I said, he is just a good guy.

If There’s No Tomorrow also fleshes out a good cast of secondary characters. It really rounded out the story. I really loved her sister Lori. Being the oldest sister in my family I just got Lori. Some of the things she said I could see myself saying. She wasn’t the most prominent secondary character, but she really stuck with me. I also really loved Dary and just thought she was a great friend.

If There’s No Tomorrow is one of JLA’s more intense reads and it’s not always an easy read but that also makes it special in some ways. This book hits you in the heart while still delivering the wit and romance JLA is known for. It’s a hard balance to strike, but she struck it well. YA contemporary fans will not be disappointed with this one.


  1. Thanks for sharing your review! I'll be ordering this for the teen section at our library. It sounds like one I would enjoy reading, and my teen daughter would as well.

  2. I'm so glad you loved this one! I haven't read a JLA book in a while but she's released so many books lately that sound awesome. I'll definitely have to pick this up soon!

    Ashtyn @ Wonderland’s Reader!

    1. The stuff she has released lately has been awesome. Hope you love this if you read it.

  3. This definitely doesn't come as a surprise! It's been too long since I've read JLA; this sounds really good, and I love that it contains an important message. I think I'll pick this as a future buddy-read for me and Mckenzie. Thanks for the awesome review and for putting this on our list :)


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