Difficult life choices lay ahead for one senior who holds onto deep secrets about her crush in bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout’s latest.
Lena Wise has mixed emotions about her friends splitting off and heading to various colleges after high school. She wants nothing more than to make the most of her senior year and the time she has left with all of them, especially Sebastian Harwell, her best friend and next-door neighbor. Lena and Sebastian have known each other since childhood, and she is secretly in love with him. During a summer outing to the lake, Sebastian and Lena innocently goof around, and their playful banter eventually leads to her giving him a peck on the lips. Sebastian, unfortunately, doesn’t return the kiss. A few days later, things seem to have blown over, and Sebastian invites her to come with him to a party, but the two get into a disagreement. What follows is not only unexpected but also throws Lena’s life off-kilter.
Although Armentrout opens with a bizarre scene and leans on some cliché dialogue, she steers the story back around and makes sure to lead readers to the crux of her plot. Through Lena’s first-person narration, Armentrout crafts a storyline that feels all too real. Without giving away any spoilers, Armentrout weaves several teen issues (crushes, sex, love and dysfunctional households) into her narrative that are sure to resonate with today’s youth. If There’s No Tomorrow is nothing less than a thought-provoking read, and Armentrout will keep readers hooked until the very end.