Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

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 UCLA.3. And she certainly isn't going to the Air Force summer program on h...

Details Not Now, Not Ever

TitleNot Now, Not Ever
Release DateNov 21st, 2017
PublisherWednesday Books
GenreYoung Adult, Contemporary

Reviews Not Now, Not Ever

  • Stacee
    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-ness that is fluent in French Brandon and I’m absolutely ready for a story with Leigh as the MC. Ohh and I was borderline maniacal with glee when I saw Ben and Trixi...
  • Silvana [The Book Voyagers]
    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 but OLDER. So they're in the age of NA and that makes me want to scream so I want to read it because I just know I'll love it a lot. I also loved this one a lot obviou...
  • Savanah Lowder
    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 that this is a sequel! So I have not read the first book, but I have now purchased it and can't wait. And I don't think anything was ruined for me. I enjoyed this book ver...
  • Mandy
    *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 ever. It featured a geeky Beatrice and Benedict in a genius school. It was so much fun and for a while, it hung out on my favorites shelf...until I kind of forgot everyth...
  • Donna
    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 mother is in the Air Force and has followed in the family's footsteps. Elliot does not want this for herself.She wins a chance to go this college in Oregon and takes a tra...
  • Lisa
    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 Being Earnest. I haven't read this play yet, though I've been meaning to for quite some time, and now, after reading this book, my desire to read it burns through me, ren...
  • Christiana
    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 plans to continue with these characters in the future and I just have to be patient. Overall, the writing and story were good enough that I shirked most things to re...
  • Kelli Spear
    Lily Anderson is a goddess. Or a genius. Or both.Last year's The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You was at the top of my list for best reads, and I didn't think she could pull off another fantastic nerd story.I am delighted to tell you that I was wrong. I have to be honest, there aren't enough good/great geeky girl stories. I mean, the trend is definitely picking up, but not all are brilliant. That's what makes Lily's books so special. From the begi...
  • Jessica
    Anderson's debut was one of my favorite YA novels of 2016, so I jumped at the chance to read NOT NOW NOT EVER early. My expectations were high, but they weren't disappointed. Elliot was so relatable, and it was a joy to read from her perspective. This book was just as nerdy, fun, and heartwarming as its predecessor. The perfect summer read. Thank you to NetGalley and the publisher for providing the eARC!
  • michelle (magicalreads)
    **Thank you to Wednesday Books for the giveaway I won on Goodreads for this book. These are my honest opinions, and I was in no way compensated for this review.**4.5 starsI loved Not Now, Not Ever much more than I anticipated! I had actually heard of this one a couple of months ago and decided to read the first one because of the wait, and while I enjoyed that one, I think I liked this one a lot more. It also might be because I understood a lot m...
  • Brittani
    Perfect for fans of Becky Albertalli, Lily Anderson's Not Now, Not Ever was an absolute delight. Anderson's debut, The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You was in my Top Ten List of 2016, so I had high expectations for her sophomore book and I'm happy to say it didn't disappoint in the slightest. Quirky and fun, Not Now, Not Ever had me laughing out loud multiple times. It was really lovely to see characters from her previous book pop up in different ...
  • Laura
    Another book about super smart teens at some super smart place that just misses by focusing more on the relationships and less on the super smart part. If only there'd been more about the SF nerdiness and less about the family, the budding romance, etc.. The blurb promises genius nerds and instead, it's normal teens. Sigh.ARC provided by publisher.
  • Ashley
    I really enjoyed reading Not Now, Not Ever. It’s a story inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest about a girl attending a summer camp that is essentially a nerd academic-decathlon who navigates discovering who she wants to be under the weight of family expectations as well as finding some romance. I found myself rooting for and admiring Ever all the way throughout the book.Things I liked: Ever is African-American. I didn’t know picking up...
  • Destiny
    Anyway, this review is based on the ARC (Advance Reader Copy) so some things may have changed from the final version. Also, I have never seen/read Much Ado about Nothing so... :PSTORY:"I took in a breath so deep that it burned the back of my throat, killing a sob before it could start. I could taste the eucalyptus baked into my sweater" (pg 90).Perhaps, not the best quote to start a review with, but it embodies the wonderfully quirky vibe of th...
  • Kelsey Rodkey
    The first thing you should—no, need—to know is that I loved Lily Anderson's The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You. Loved it with all my heart. I was so stoked for this book, especially when I heard it was a sequel. Another thing you need to know is that you may want to read The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You right before diving into Not Now, Not Ever because there are a lot of characters, new and old. Part of the fun is catching up with the ch...
  • Brianna
    If you haven't had the pleasure of reading THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU, read it immediately. Seriously. That book, like this one, is a breath of fresh air. Lily Anderson excels at telling the teenage "nerd" experience and telling it well. She uses the backdrop of a literary retelling--for THE ONLY THING, it was Shakespeare's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING and for NOT NOW, NOT EVER, it's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST. She deftly combines plots, ...
  • Tom Donaghey
    NOT NOW, NOT EVER by Lily Anderson was a very surprising story that had me constantly wanting to read a little bit more at any given time. Ms. Anderson has managed to make smart kids cool (not that they aren't already) and to populate this book with self-described nerds only to make them into romantic leads. There is comedy, a mystery, young love, odd people floating about, the possibility of a ghost, theft, and all manner of other things that ha...
  • Elise
    I loved Lily Anderson's first novel, The Only Thing Worse Than Me is You, and was very excited to find out she was writing a sequel. The characters from the first novel aren't the focus of the second, but it's nice to catch up with them and see how everyone is. It was also funny seeing Trixie from an outsider's POV since we were in her head for the first novel. (Perfect Nerd Girl! Ever gave awesome nicknames.) I loved the nerdy references and was...
  • Gata Leitora / Cat reader
    A very well written book telling the story of Elliot. A girl who is tired of being pressured by her parents and stepmother to accept each other's expectations for her own future and to escape from them, she invents a trip and turns aside to enjoy a nerd camp that promises the winner of the challenges a scholarship in a prestigious college Mixing challenges, revenge and personal competitions .There Eliiot meets young people of all kinds and meets ...
  • Heather Brown
    Lily Anderson's books are FANtastic(pun intended) and this one will be super popular with all the kids at my school!Elliott Garaboche may have been born to be in the military, but that doesn't mean she wants to go to military camp. Nor does she want to stay home and listen to her stepmom read her lines for The Importance of Being Earnest for the sixth time. So instead she runs away to nerd scholarship camp and becomes Ever Lawrence, future Sci Fi...
  • Terry
    First, Thank you to Wednesday Books for the Advance Uncorrected Proof which was not rife with typos and grammar glitches but had a few remaining to be corrected.I had to ask myself, as I kept on reading about Elliot/Ever and her family and her campmates, if the time is precisely ripe for a novel of the elite ["You know, the elite. They’re elite?" — Donald Trump, quoted in James Fallows, “The Republican Party Is Enabling an Increasingly Dang...
  • Gayle
    Ever whose name is really Elliot decides she wants to take control of her future instead of her parents and step-mother who have opposing ideas of what she should do. She applies to a genius camp where the winner can get a scholarship to the school that she wants to attend. The only problem is she lied to her family as to where she was really going because they would be upset with her choice. She attends under an assumed name and jumps right in t...
  • Sami
    I thoroughly enjoyed THE ONLY THING WORSE THAN ME IS YOU, and I was not disappointed in this refreshing and exciting sequel. Not Now, Not Ever is loosely based on The Importance of Being Earnest, with mistaken identities, scandalous competition and a shocking amount of Bunburying. Anderson's fast-talking super-genius teens leap off the page as a fully fleshed out characters, especially main character Elliot. Fans of her first book will love the r...
  • Katelyn
    Elliot wants to remake herself. She's tired of living in the shadow of her parents' expectations (mom: Airforce, Dad: Lawyer). She runs away to the summer of her dreams: genius camp. Genius camp is a scholarship competition to get into her dream college, a top tier liberal arts college with the best Sci-Fi literature collection in the US.I loved the diversity of characters in Anderson's book and found the summer camp premise really fun. The roman...
  • Bridgett Brown
    I won this in a Goodreads Giveaway.Not Now, Not Ever is loosely based on The Importance of Being Earnest. Elliot Gabaroche runs away from her life in Sacramento to Oregon to participate in a camp where she could win a full four-year scholarship to her dream college. She's escaping the expectations of both her parents, and she just wants to have a fun summer. While also taking a second identity, Ever Lawrence. There Eliiot meets young people of al...
  • Kirsten Seidel
    I received an ARC of this book from a webinar and am providing a short review - I loved this book!!! A girl avoids military camp by running away to a genius summer camp in order to compete for a full ride scholarship to a school that provides a program for science fiction majors?!Exactly my cup of tea! :) A wonderful read that was inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest, this book is for those dorky kids who love sci-fi references, competitio...