Not Now, Not Ever

Lily Anderson (Author)

Product Details

Wednesday Books
Publish Date
November 21, 2017
5.8 X 8.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.01 pounds

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About the Author

LILY ANDERSON is an elementary school librarian and Melvil Dewey fangirl with an ever-growing collection of musical theater tattoos and Harry Potter ephemera. She lives in Northern California. She is also the author of The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You.


Praise for Not Now, Not Ever

"Why You'll Love It: Anderson's debut novel, The Only Things Worse Than Me Is You, was one of Paste's best YA novels of 2016. It draws inspiration from Much Ado About Nothing, and now Anderson's new book takes a page from The Importance of Being Earnest. Because Anderson knows book lovers adore classic retellings." --Paste, "10 of the Best New Young Adult Books in November 2017"

"Witty, romantic, and exuberantly geeky, Lily Anderson's clever teen tribute to The Importance of Being Earnest is delightful. Readers will be wooed by sci-fi fangirl Elliot's compelling struggle to remake her identity while discovering how to be true to herself. Brimming with a cast of standout characters and spot-on family dynamics, this is a flat-out joy of a book. Oscar Wilde would applaud--I certainly did! Bravo!" --Jenn Bennett, author of The Anatomical Shape of a Heart and Alex, Approximately

"Not Now, Not Ever is a smart, sexy, nerdy love story that would have delighted Oscar Wilde. Once again, Lily Anderson has reinvented a beloved classic with contemporary friends, fears, and fandoms, nailing humor with intelligence and heart." --Cori McCarthy, author of You Were Here and Breaking Sky

"Extremely entertaining...Elliot [is] one of the most charismatic heroine sin recent memory." --RT Reviews (4 stars)

"This is a wonderful book that explores the desire to be loyal to family and to create a space that belongs solely to oneself. Ever's is a fresh and welcome voice that unashamedly embraces her geekiness." --School Library Journal

"Smart, strong, and confident, Ever is a likable protagonist...and fans of The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You will joyfully greet the return of major characters. Good geeky fun." --Kirkus

"Fans of Anderson's debut novel, The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You, will recognize some characters and delight in the steady flow of witty banter and sci-fi references." --Booklist

Praise for The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You

"A geeky Shakespearean retelling that tosses Much Ado About Nothing into a comic book store. The result is a hilarious contemporary romance that pays tribute to everything in the geek canon, from Firefly to Doctor Who." --Paste, "The 16 Best Young Adult Books of 2016 (So Far)"

"There's a lot to enjoy in debut novelist Anderson's geek-positive update of Much Ado About Nothing, epic love-hate relationship. Readers familiar with the Shakespeare will enjoy Anderson's riffs on the original's plot points as Trixie and Ben get their nerdily-ever-after ending." --Publishers Weekly

"This book is the geeky best friend you've always wanted. A hilarious, heartfelt book that treats pop culture and Shakespeare with the same reverence and adoration, The Only Thing Worse than Me Is You a perfect geeky read that I wish I'd had in high school." --Eric Smith, blogger and author of The Geek's Guide to Dating

"Full of modern-day fandoms, such as Doctor Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Star Wars and Marvel comics... [and with] lovable, relatable, and realistic characters...that fans of Rainbow Rowell's Eleanor & Park or Fangirl will enjoy." --School Library Journal

"The adaptation is spot on, the witty banter is quoteworthy...brain candy for the brainy crowd." --The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books