Genre: Fiction

Review: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo Moyes

Posted August 12, 2016 in review / 0 Comments

Review: After You (Me Before You #2) by Jojo MoyesAfter You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes
Published by Penguin on January 1st 1970
Genres: Adult, Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Pages: 407
Source: Purchased
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How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.
Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future. . . .

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.

OH. MY. GOD. NO, seriously, Oh my God.

If you have not read Me Before You, then I highly suggest that you stop reading my review this instant, because this review will contain spoilers about Me Before You. If you don’t really mind, then be my guest, keep reading.

OKAY, SO WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT WILL DIED RIGHT? And I thought that was the MOST. HEARTBREAKING. SHIT. EVER. Until I read this book, the book AFTER WILL’S DEATH, and I’m just there like NOPE. JUST. OMG. I mean, I never thought that I needed a sequel after Me Before You, but I need it. YOU need it. It basically is like a closure, and everything that hurts from the previous book, will just slowly stop hurting. (Well, kinda.)

In this book, we get to see the REAL Louisa after Will’s death. We get to see that yeah, she definitely went to Paris, but was it really THE life that Will wanted her to have? Was she really okay? Was there anything she regretted? That was what After You is about. It basically shows us the real truth when someone gets left behind. The raw, gritty truth.

And then one day, she just got knocked out with a huge news. AND THIS LIKE TOOK EVERYONE BY SHOCK OMG. And they just started second-guessing everything. All the maybes, the whatifs start to resurface, and Louisa wonders if she really did move on.

I think After You had a different tone to it, different from the one in Me Before You. After You was more heartbreaking, crushing, raw and you see sides of characters that you never thought you would see. I’m not even going to talk about the romance part of this book, because it wasn’t really the focal point. BUT YEAH. OMG. This book. I died. YOU WILL PROLLY CRY MORE IN THIS BOOK THAN IN ME BEFORE YOU. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

 

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Review: How To Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras

Review: How To Be Brave by E. Katherine Kottaras
Posted November 3, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

This book was heartwarming and oh-so-very-beautiful. I fell in love with the main character at first page, especially how she was trying to be strong even after her mother passed away. This is probably my favorite overweight book because I think that it did not EMPHASIZE on the fact that Georgia was not size two. Most books I read that address this issue always strongly points out how one should not lose weight, because one should love one’s body and all. No offense to those book, because I get it. But this book seems like a breather, away from the normal standard of […]

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Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Review: Mosquitoland by David Arnold
Posted August 12, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

This book is, well, different. I have to admit, and I apologise in advance, that I rarely read books from male authors. Not to be sexist or anything like that, but I’ve just been used to the writings of a female author. But anyway, so I was actually a little bit wary to read this book. But. This. Book. Is. Quite. Cool. The style of writing in this book was quite humorous and serious at the same time. In other words, it is exactly like how a normal teenager who is undergoing midlife crisis would think of. I thoroughly enjoyed […]

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Review: Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries #11) by Meg Cabot

Review: Royal Wedding (Princess Diaries #11) by Meg Cabot
Posted July 14, 2015 in review / 1 Comment

I have to admit that I was a little bit disappointed at the start of this book. I was initially super excited to hear that there was going to be a book about Mia Thermopolis getting married! I grew up reading The Princess Diaries series and knowing about this book made me all kinds of excited. I was disappointed at the start because it seemed like I was reading about a different person. But after awhile, I realized that this was due to the age gap between this book and the previous book. Then, she was 15. Now, she’s 26 […]

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Review: The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith

Review: The Silkworm (Cormoran Strike #2) by Robert Galbraith
Posted July 12, 2015 in review / 0 Comments

I absolutely loved the first Cormoran Strike book, but I have to admit that this second book is a bit disappointing. This second book wasn’t as exciting as the first one. Mainly, it’s about a certain shameful manuscript called Bombyx Mori. I think what made the book less appealing this time were the main characters themselves. In the first book, the main characters, Cormoran Strike and Robin were both introduced, and I have to admit that I fell in love with both of them (and of course, secretly wish that they both would go together.) But in this second installment, for […]