Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera!
Release date: September 5, 2017
Hardcover page count: 384 pages
My rating: 5/5
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera tells the story of two boys, Rufus and Mateo who are both going to die today. They learned this information this morning when the company Deathcast gave them, and hundreds more people, a call to let them know. But, despite these two boys being complete strangers, they still seek to make a friend, so they enlist the help of an app called Last Friend. Now, they will live their last day together, hoping to have an adventure of a life time. Or a day.
Once again, another great Adam Silvera book! So, lets begin on the characters. At first glace, Rufus and Mateo might seem like pretty one sided characters. But once you start getting a few chapters in, you start to discover that that is not at all the case. Each character has multiple layers that you begin to peel back throughout the chapters. You begin to dig deep into what makes each character who they are.
Another amazing factor with this book is how he formats the chapters. Yes, they go back and forth between the two main characters, but they also highlight this lives of various side characters as well. He does this for a combination of nonessential characters, and side characters to create a larger and more inclusive story. Also, things that you hear about in one story are often also touched upon on others, so you should always pay attention.
What was also great about this book was the universe that it is set in. What I find interesting about both More Happy Than Not and They Both Die at the End, is that yes, they are set in our world and yes, they are contemporary; but they also both have sci-fi aspects in them. Both taking the forms of new advanced technology, this whole added sci-fi aspect is one of my favorite aspects of Mr. Silvera's books, and add a newer dimension to the stories.
The only thing that I found a bit forced in this book was the romance between the two characters that happened at the end. They were friends then poof, boyfriends! I mean, it was pretty obvious that they were going to end up together based off of the cover and Mr. Silvera's other works, but I don't think that it would have hurt anyone to have a better build up to the romance.
Overall, I really liked this book. From the characters in it, to the world it is set in, and even the message behind the whole book that is as heart warming as More Happy Than Not's message, I really fell in love. I would of course recommend this book to people who enjoyed Adam Silvera's other works, but I would also recommended this book to LGBT book lovers and contemporary book lovers as well. And of course, if you end up enjoying this book, do yourself a favor and check out Adam Silvera's other works, More Happy Than Not and History is All You Left Me.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review! If you have any recomendations for other books for me to review, please let me know in the comments below.
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Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing The Diabolic by S.J Kincaid! I hope that you will enjoy.
Release date: November 1, 2016
Hardcover page count: 403
My rating: 3/5
The Diabolic tells the story of a girl named Nemesis who is a Diabolic. Diabolics are human-like creatures that and killing machines. At a young age, they are bonded to the person who bought them and feel an undying devotion to them. Nemesis serves Sidonia, the young heir to the galactic Senate. But when the Emperor summons Sidonia to the galactic court to use as a hostage, Nemesis goes in her place.
My two most favorite things about this book were the world building and characters that the author wrote. She has created such a beautiful world, that while is dangerous, incredibly beautiful. Set mostly in space, the author does an incredible job at describing many of the locations, technologies, and events that happens in the book. This makes you feel like you are really there with the characters throughout the story.
The characters in the book were really god because they had lots of different aspects to them that you might not expect. Also, I loved the planning and trickery that many of he characters exhibited. Often times in a book, the author just says 'they are super cunning and mischievous' but they don't show anything from the characters to back it up. But, in this book, the author actually backs up er claims, which really adds to the characters.
The reason why I am giving this book only three stars is a combination of the author's writing style and plot. So starting with her writing style, it's not that I didn't like her style, its just that it was a bit confusing at times. The author made random time jumps at places, and sometimes I couldn't figure out if she was talking about a past event or something that was currently happening which made it a bit confusing at times. Her writing was still very captivating, but I was just a little confused at times.
Now on to the plot. While at first glance, this plot seems very interesting, and don't get me wrong it is, it is also a bit predicable. At several points in time, I could successfully predict what would happen next. But, that didn't mean that it was like that throughout the book, and in fact I was surprised by the way she ended the book, but it certainly did happen a few times.
I recommend this book to people who are looking for a interesting read filled with cool characters and places, but a easy to understand plot and very cheesy ending. Fans of romance, sci-fi, and cunning yet lovable characters will love this book. This book was pretty interessting, just not exactly my forte.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review! If you would like me to review any books, please let me know down in the comments below.
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Hey guys! Today I will be reviewing Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger. This book was originally published in bits on Wattpad but because of its huge following and popularity, it has been turned into an actual print book! Congratulations to the author for that!
Paperback page count: 358
My rating: 4/5
Follow Me Back by A.V Geiger follows the story of two people: Eric Thorn a highly lusted for celebrity musican, and Tessa Hart, a girl who suffers with agoraphobia who happens to own a super popular Eric Thorn fan account. These two seemed like they would never meet, until Eric finally gets tired (and afraid) of his obssesive fans and decides to make a hate account to troll fan's account's, starting with Tessa's. But, after things end up not going as planned, they form an unexpected friendship. But, when there is people as famous as Eric Thorn involved, something always ends up going wrong.
There was two main things that I really enjoyed about this book. The first is that the story itself was super interesting. Several books like these are coming out recently with one perepective as a fan and another perspective the person that is obsessed over (ex. Geekerella) but this book conveyed it in a different way. The whole book had an undertone of metal health issues. From the super crazy obsessed fans to Eric Thorn being completly petrified and nervous for his safety, this book took a slightly different turn to the trope. This made the book alot more enjoyable and very interessting to read. And, combined with the bits of police reports taken from what happens at the end of the book, it really adds an eerie feel to the book.
And the second thing that I really enjoyed about this book was the mystery of it all. From the description, most people would just assume that this is some typlical romance story. But in reality, it is full of twists at every turn and darker intentions underlining the entire book.
The reason that I am giving this book a four out five is because while I really enjoyed some of the aspects of this book, there were some parts that seemed a bit lacking. Not the whole book of course, because it was still seemed pretty good, but while reading the book I couldn't help but feel like something was missing.
I recommed this book for people looking for a mystery with a bit of phycological undertones. This book is also really good for people loooking to read more books that have a fandom inside of them, much like my last review of Eliza and her Monsters. This book is super interessting and I can't wait to find out the ending in the sequal that is coming out sometime in 2018.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review!If there are any books that you would like me to review, please let me know in the comments!
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Hey everyone! Today I will be reviewing Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.
Hardcover page count: 400
My rating: 4/5
Eliza and Her Monsters is a book about a senior in high school who is secretly the creator of the insanely popular webcomic Monsterous Sea. And while she is super popular online, in real life she is shy, friendless, and shunned. But, when a new boy arrives at her school who is not online a fan of her comic by also one of the most popular fanfiction writers, her life will soon change drastically. Especially when her identity is accidentially reveled the the world.
I actually really enjoyed this book. For one thing, the author formats it in a great way by combining original drawings, texts, internet profiles and the actual story to create an immersive and realistic-feeling book.
Another part of this book that was great was the main character's web comic Monsterous Sea. It sounded so interessting and I think that it is cool that the author created not one but two stories in one, and that they were both so amazing. I feel like I would definitly read Monsterous Sea if it existed in real life. And the whole fandom within the book thing is so cool.
Now on to the actual story. I really enjoyed the characters in this books. For example, Eliza isn't you typical shy nerdy girl. She is strong and out going and not at all the type of super shy and emotional girl that freaks out to easily. But I'm not saying that she is lacking emotion. Eliza still has her freakouts, but not in a way that drowns out the character. I really enjoyed this about both her and the new boy Wallace. They both had things about them that could have been over done, but weren't.
The story line itself was very interessting and addicating with the other types of media supplements in them. I kept having the urge to read more and more. The main storyline though was something that you see often. A quirky girl meets a new boy and fall in love until something about her is revealed and 'everything that she has built will soon fall apart'. When we read this types of books, we always know that they will end up together. But, while this book is following this very obvious plot line and some parts are still super predictable, you still feel the urge to read more. Mrs. Zappia's writing style still pulls you in and make you was to read more and more. You will always feel the need to find out what is next and you will feel connected with these characters.
Overall, I recomend this book for people looking for a quick and fun read that, while is super predictable, is also very well-written and fun. Also, people looking for a fandom-type of book will enjoy this book alot.
I hope that you guys enjoyed this review! This book was very fun to read and I actually found myself liking it more then I thought I would. If there is any book that you would like me to review, please tell me in the comments.
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