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Not Today, but Someday

(Emi Lost & Found 0.5)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  1,686 ratings  ·  206 reviews
After the 3-volume Emi Lost & Found series was published, readers wanted more. This is for the readers – the story of how Nate and Emi met.

In December of 1994, when she was a junior in high school, Emi Hennigan discovered her father's infidelity. Forced to transfer schools mid-year, she wasn't trying to make new friends. In that same month, sophomore Nate Wilson's girl
Paperback, Second Edition, 101 pages
Published February 2013 by Createspace (first published September 1st 2012)
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)

This is possibly the best prequel I’ve ever read.

Not Today, but Someday tells the story of how Emi Hennigan and Nate Wilson first met. It’s 1995, and both are in high school. After publicly discovering her father’s infidelity, Emi and the rest of her family relocate and she’s forced to transfer schools, landing at the high school Nate goes to. Around the same time, Nate’s girlfriend breaks up with him and he’s left feeling empty and at a loss. These two people who are completely differe
Gina Valdez
Jan 13, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don't read this review if you haven't read the Lost and Found Series. I was fortunate enough to not have heard or read any spoilers and was able to enjoy the series to the fullest extent emotionally.

This is the innocent beginning of Nate and Emi. It serves as a background to how their bond formed and you are able to see how fond they were of each other even back in the beginning. The story is full of hope and promise. Even the title hints to greater things to come. However, I have to say this bo
Elizabeth (Liz)
Not Today, But Someday is a very nice YA prequel, and setup, to the adult contemporary Emi Lost and Found series by Lori L. Otto!

I started with this long novella in order to gain the background and history of the main characters, to understand the foundation of their deep friendship, and I'll be moving on to book one of the ELaF series now, Lost and Found. I love that I've had the opportunity to get to know the young Emi and Nate in high school, the early days of their bond forming, through a s
Allen Grace
Oct 15, 2013 rated it it was amazing

"Have you ever been in love, Emi?"
"I don't think so."
"Then this is a real shame," he tells me.
"What is?"
"You've never been in love. You don't want to be in love. How does one live their life without love?"
"So you were in love with that girl?
"No," he says. "I thought I was, but no."
"Then have you ever been in love?"
"I'm not sure," he answers and his eyes linger on mine just long enough to make my heart skip a beat.

"But I want to be."

Oh. Mah. Gah.

I don't think I'm capable to write a completely lu
Dirty Dayna
Jun 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Not today Stars
This is the prequel to the series and serious this is one of the best prequels I have ever run into and I am lucky and got to snag this one for free.
Emi was moved in the middle of her school year after discovering her father cheating in public. She has to transfer school and find something besides chocolate to consume because chocolate reminds her of her father feeding his mistress strawberries and chocolate. After she fights going to school for 4 days she finally goes to scho
Jul 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Lori amaze me amaze me beyond amaze!! I have never loved any book/Series as much as I now do love this one! I want to be your drug pusher, I want to force everyone if I could to pick up this series and read it, Yes you will cry, you will feel emotions you did not even think possible, but what you do walk away with is, a story that touches your heart, soul, and leaves you breathless, begging for more, your an evil genius! How can I move on from Nate & Emi, I just simply can not!! I ...more
 Megan • Reading Books Like a Boss (book blog)

4 stars
"When love is strong, loves knows no law. Love itself has greater dominion. Earthly rules are of no account. Lovers break them every day. A man must love, even if he strives against it; he cannot escape love, even at the cost of his own life. It may be love for a maid, for a widow, or for a married woman.  It does not matter. Love is the law of life itself."
~The Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Chaucer

I had no idea what Lori Otto's Emi Lost and Found series was about before I jumped into it.  
Dec 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+ Lovingly Connected Stars

Really LOVED this story (and it's just the prequel) I cannot imagine how the rest of this series will impact me.
Scared to read the first book. its gonna be a heart-shredding-into-pieces kinda story. I can feel the build up of tears. The simplicity of the connection between the MCs were just magically beautiful.

HIGHLY recommend this book to be read first, as it gives you the foundation of how it all started.

Oct 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
5 f**king Stars!!! God, I love Nate. And the mere fact that he's a Nirvana fan almost made me fainnnnnttttt!!!
Daniela  (Lost in a Book Blog)
Updated review:

My second time reading this book and seriously.. wow. You know that feeling, when you’re reading a book that’s so good, you’re actually falling in love with with it? Well, I’ve fallen in love with the book TWICE.

This time, I understood some things I hadn't seen the first time I read it.

First. Emi's situation with her dad and their relationship. After reading NTBS I got to see Emi from a new perspective and it's easier to understand her decision knowing everything that happened her
Lydia H
Sep 23, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
I will start off by saying that even though the PREQUEL, Not Today, But Someday, was written AFTER the Emi Lost & Found Series was released, you should definitely read it BEFORE book one, Lost & Found. In my opinion, it will allow you to connect more with the characters. At least, that's how I feel.
"I believe you can love more than one person in a lifetime, Emi." - Nate

Nate and Emi. *sigh* Two broken kids that couldn't have found each other at a more perfect time...
Emi was dealin
Megan McCooey
Apr 29, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Not Today, But Someday... is NOT what you should be saying if you haven't read Not Today, But Someday!!

As the true YA book whore I am, I must say I am IN LOVE with Emi and Nate!! I read this book in one sitting... started it in the morning over coffee and finished it before closing my eyes last night... and I worked 9 hours in between there as well.. it was a fast, engaging, enthralling read. I loved the relationship between Nate and Emi, I loved them individually, I loved their banter and their
This book is the prequel to the lost and found series. I have had this series on my tbr for awhile and finally decided I was going to dive right in.

Let me just say, if the rest of the series is as good as the prequel I am in for a treat.

Emi, her mom, and her brother have just moved, which means a new school in the middle of the school year. Emi feels lost and is most definitely not happy about the move. Everything she thought she knew in her life has been turned upside down and she doesn't kno
Beatrice ~ Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic
Oct 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
I want to thank my friend Jane for giving me this book and of course to Ms. Lori Otto for a signed copy of this prequel. Again, Thank you so much! :">

Not Today, But Someday is the prequel to Emi Lost & Found series. Yet, it gave me an emotional rollercoasters. I laughed, cried and feel giddy at the same time. I tell you, it is a GOOD prequel and I'm definitely looking forward to read the rest of the series.

I love the way it's written. It was realistic and pure. I'm very fond of Emi and
Oct 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Peach by: Europa

SHOOT! That was it? No effing way!

That was my initial reaction the moment I realized that I had read the last word in the book.

It left me hanging and feeling deprived. I was craving for more.. I still am. Gawd, I am in love with this book! :)

That is why I am going to start reading "Lost and Found" already. As in, right now!

P.S. To all the people who recommended this book to me.. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! More books like this for us to read. Cheers! ;)
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No wonder my friends has been harassing me to read this series. They say I would loved it. Well, at first I was doubtful coz hey even friends don't share the same love for books right? So I ordered this, mainly because of the new covers....I'm crazy like that. And yep another thing that made me buy it, it was signed. Can't say no to that.


Full Review to follow....may internet connection is wonky a
Oct 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ohmyfvckingosh! I said loudly as I reached the Author's Acknowledgement page. :))
And sighed. And smiled. Totally satisfied. :)

Suffice to say, I am currently and irrevocably in LOVE with this book! Absolutely Amazing. I devoured each and every word, I hadn't wasted any! A kind of story that you would not only read but also FEEL. And it felt real damn good!
#emotionalorgasm #feelsogood

Not Today But Someday, rocks! \m/

Feb 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was the perfect way to tie up this series. Now knowing the back story behind Emi and Nate, I realize why it took them so long to get together even though they harbored feelings for each other early on.
Beautiful novella that complements the main series wonderfully.

However it did reaffirm to me how much I liked Nate's character and that I prefer him over Jack. *sigh*
"Not Today, But Someday" was an absolute joy to read.

Earlier today, I finished "Lost and Found," book one of Lori L. Otto's "Emi Lost & Found" Series, and it was tough for me to read. Not because it wasn't very good and beautifully written--it was both of these. It was tough for me to read, because it hit so close to home. It showed me the agony possible when "best-friend/soul-mates" both wander from bad relationship to bad relationship, never admitting to themselves or each other that they
Kelli Spear
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book was tough for me to read. I waited 3 days after I had finished the series to even start it. And once I hit chapter two, it was already time for a break. Nate Wilson haunts me.
The crazy part is I was dying to read this book. I wanted to know Emi and Nate’s background. How did the “Like ya” phrase begin? Thankfully we get the answer to that and a few other things. Not Today, But Someday is written in alternating points of view so we get both of their thoughts on the situations they find
Melanie Charlesworth
When love is strong, love knows no law. Love itself has greater dominion. Earthly rules are of no account. Lovers break them every day. A man must love, even if he strides against it; he cannot escape love, even at the cost of his own life. It may be love for a maid, for a widow, or for a married women. It does not matter. Love is law of life itself.

This is the prequel to the Emi Lost & Found series and introduces us the teenaged Emi (short for Emily) and Nate.

Emi is a very angry junior in
Phyllis De francesco crawley
This book is the 'gateway drug' to Lori Otto books. Found this as a freebie on Bookbub. Loved the characters so much that I immediately went on Barnes and Noble's website to find the 3 follow up books (actually, the original books since this prequel was written AFTER but that's neither here nor there).

Read this first. Get to know them in high school. then find the Emi Lost & Found trilogy. Yes, you can buy the books separately, but why? I couldn't even tell you when one book ended and the n
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lendable

Prequel novella for the Emi Lost and Found series. We open up with Emi in turmoil. She caught her dad cheating on her mom when she was at a restaurant eating with her friends. She is now living with her brother and mom in a small apartment. She is being forced to start over at a new school. Emi is a mess. But she meets Nate in her art class and they strike up an unlikely friendship.

Emi and Nate's friendship is a beautiful thing. They compliment each other perfectly. Lori Otto created amazing
Small Adventures, Full Hearts
This was or is probably the best YA book I have read in a long while. I adore Lori's writing it is smooth, it has soul, and her story sucks you in.

I love this heartbreaking, rebuilding story between two young teens, finding one another and forming this amazing friendship. Emi, this beautiful, yet sad girl is so breath taking. I love her. I can feel her sadness, understand her struggles, and I am moved by her strength. To be so young and have her heart ripped out and see her deal with it is amazi
Mar 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2014, favorites
What a sweet, sweet intro into The Amazing series, Emi Lost and Found. I am reading this series for the second time and have really enjoyed getting to know Nate and Emi all over again! This book is so well written through Emi and Nate's eyes, it alternates between chapters so we really get a good feel for how these characters think and relate to one another! Lori Otto is an excellent author, she is thorough in her writing and has such an incredible way with words. This book just has me so excite ...more
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
4.25 Stars. Not Today, But Someday is the prequel to the Emi Lost & Found series. This YA novella focuses on the early years of the relationship between Nate Wilson and Emi Hennigan. Readers will learn that even in the early days of their friendship, this couple had a deep connection and strong feelings for each other. We also learn the reason why Emi was so very hesitant to take their relationship beyond being friends.

I would definitely make the recommendation to read Not Today, But Someday
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read all the books and I think it's better to read the prequel first. I would highly recommend to read it first. This is the beginning and I think you will understand their actions and decisions in book 1 better. I love Emi and Nate's relationship, they met very young and they started a beautiful friendship. One of the things that stood out to me was their feelings toward their dads. Emi couldn't forgive her dad's actions but Nate knew what it was like not to have a father so his view about fo ...more
Heidi R.
Jan 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lori-otto
I put off reading this prequel to the Emi Lost & Found series...not for any specific reason, but I just didn't read it right after finishing the last book of the series.

Now I know why. "Not Today, But Someday" really reinforced what I loved about Nate and Emi. And at the end of this novella, I got teary eyed and had to sit for a minute as the waves of emotion came over me. This story brought home what the ending of the first book of the series "Lost and Found" signified. Kudos to Lori L. Ot
Gina's Escape and Reality
Oct 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
Very sweet story. I read this cause everyone is talking about the series right now and my curiosity got the best of me. Overall good story, in the end I felt like I really didn't want to read the next books in the series until I found out they take place years later then where this story leaves off. I just couldn't get into the younger generation of the characters in this one but knowing they are older in the rest of the series, I have added the other books to my TBR. Great writing and character ...more
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