[Review] Another Day

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Title: Another Day

Series: Every Day #2

Author: David Levithan

Genre: Young Adult

Publishing: August 25, 2015

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day

In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.

Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.

Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.
This book was read right after Every Day.

Another Day is the sequel to the wonderful story, Every Day. I had hopes for this book and for the characters in it, hoping to find out more. I have to be honest, this might be one of my shorter reviews because there's just not much to say about it except how disappointing it was. Though I probably should have kept the synopsis in mind, too. :(

I love the fact that the story is now written in Rhiannon's perspective because we get to see things that happened while she didn't write to A. Unfortunately, this was just about the only thing I liked about it. Why? Well, the story was just the same exact thing as Every Day, but just in a different perspective. I thought I'd get more from it, like where A went in the end if he figured something out to help him stay without consequences.... just... anything more. But  I didn't get that, I just got a repeated story with nothing new happening. Just. The. Same. Damn. Thing. I mean, if there's going to be no type of continuation, why even bother putting it out there? Just my opinion.

I'm severely disappointed with this book.  In the end, I skipped a lot of paragraphs, knowing it was just what happened in the last, and I really wanted to just put the book down and not finish it, but the hope that it would change in the end and expand the story more kept me going. I got nothing. 

Would I recommend it? Maybe. It depends on the situation. But if you're thinking of getting this book to continue the story, don't. There's nothing excitingly new about it. :\ 

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