It’s been a while, but I have a new review for you. I finished this book about two weeks ago, but I haven’t had the time to write a review. As you all may know by now Adam Silvera is one of my favorite authors and this book was everything I expected and more. This is one of my most anticipated books of 2017 and I was lucky enough to have grabbed an ARC at BookCon in June. They Both Die At The End will be released September 5, 2017.
On September 5, a little after midnight, Death-Cast calls Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio to give them some bad news: They’re going to die today. Mateo and Rufus are total strangers, but, for different reasons, they’re both looking to make a new friend on their End Day. The good news: There’s an app for that. It’s called the Last Friend, and through it, Rufus and Mateo are about to meet up for one last great adventure and to live a lifetime in a single day.
Now lets get into this review!
I absolutely loved this book which shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone because I have yet to be disappointing by something Silvera has written. Mateo and Rufus are two very different characters but come together after they received the call from Death-Cast. This book like his others really takes you on an emotional ride; while also being extremely thought provoking.
What would you do if you were told you only had 24 hours to live?
These characters are unique and extremely relate-able. Yet again we are taken on a roller coaster ride of emotions. One thing I love is that Silvera introduces a number of characters throughout the book, but each one has a significant place in the story. Not one character is there just for the sake of filling a void. As the story unfolds you can begin to see how they all relate and grow on every page. Going into an Adam Sivlera book if you’ve read him before you know its going to be heartwrenching, sad, and depressing, but you never know how.
A lot of people said to me what’s the point in this book if the title gives away the story and my response was we have no idea what this title really means. This story puts into perspective life and how short it truly is. Silvera brings to light things I’m sure we all think about such as are we living our life to the fullest, have we gone to the places we’ve dreamed of, learned from other people, experienced lifes wonders… etc. Those are the types of thoughts that are asked and answered throughout this book. It opened my eyes to always ensure that I’m doing exactly what I want and what will make me happy. This book shows you the power of love, loyalty, friendship, and strength.
Silvera’s writing is beautiful and emotional; it makes you feel everything with every word. It really shows how friendship can change a person in a short amount of time. I also love that Silvera is being the voice for communities that aren’t always recognized in book. In this book we get to experience characters of color and from the LGTBQ+ community which we don’t always see in YA or books in general. Adam Silvera is a great story teller and finds a way to grab readers every time.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. Each reader will be able to relate to any one of the characters Silvera introduces. This book will open your eyes, break your heart, and make you think. If you read it I would love to hear what you thought about it.
Just a reminder this book will be released September 5th, 2017.