Showing posts with label another day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label another day. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Recommendation: Another Day (Every Day #2) - David Levithan: Totally Works as a Standalone





In ANOTHER DAY, Rhiannon meets A, who takes over a new stranger's body every day, when they take over her boyfriend Justin's body and spend a magical day with her.

What intrigued me: EVERY DAY (the first) is my favorite book.

More companion than sequel

I was very skeptical when I heard that my favorite book was getting a companion novel. I'm never a fan of those and I think they're usually just quickly written ways to cash in on an exhausted concept. But ANOTHER DAY surely doesn't do that. 

As with all companion novels, you don't have to read the preceding one to understand and fully enjoy this. I'd even recommend that you start with this one if you've never heard of the series, because it easily trumps EVERY DAY.

Rhiannon's narration is poetic, beautiful, and just impeccable. Levithan is without a doubt my favorite YA writer ever, simply because every single one of the sentences he writes effortlessly holds so much meaning that you sometimes just have to put the book down and think. If you've read EVERY DAY, you do not have to expect getting the exact same scenes, just flip side. 

Truly a magical, gut-wrenching romance story 

Levithan manages to charmingly tell the same story, but different. It's hard to explain, Rhiannon's narrative voice is nothing like A's and the story has a completely different tone. It reads like a regular contemporary novel about a girl in an abusive relationship, with almost magical realism - like elements, in form of A coming into her life, always in a different body. ANOTHER DAY truly reads like a modern day fairy tale, a magical story with A being Rhiannon's guardian angel. 

It's absolutely fascinating to get the feeling like it completes the first novel, finding out about the other perspective. I never really understood Rhiannon and cared for her as much as A, and in a sense, ANOTHER DAY is packed with emotional scenes and gut-wrenchingly adorable romance where is EVERY DAY still stuck explaining the concept of A's special ability.
Just trust me, it's worth it.

Rating:

★★★★

 



Overall: Do I Recommend?

ANOTHER DAY is just a fantastic story. From the immaculate voice to the magic of A's and Rhiannon's dynamic, fans of EVERY DAY won't disappointed. It's without a doubt the best contemporary I've encountered so far.



Additional Info

Published: August 25th 2015
Pages: 327
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books
Genre: YA / Contemporary
ISBN: 9780385756204
Sequel to: EVERY DAY 

Synopsis:
"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."(Source: Goodreads)

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Saturday, January 16, 2016

7 Books I Vow To Read in 2016 | Cleaning Up My Wish List









I hope 2016 will be a better reading year for me and I will finally manage to read 100 books this year. I'll start it very ambitiously and tell you some of the books that I definitely will read in 2016. I'm calling this ambitious because I don't even own 90% of these. I should though.






ANOTHER DAY - David Levithan
I've been talking about this almost since the day it was announced that my favorite novel EVERY DAY would get a companion novel. Why haven't I read this? Why don't I own this? What is wrong with me?

THE WRATH AND THE DAWN - Renee Ahdieh
One of those novels that everyone was talking about in 2015. I'm not sure about the premise, something about a boy king getting all his future brides killed? I just know that it's set in an oriental inspired world and all my friends loved it, so I vow to read this. 


MAGNUS CHASE AND THE GODS OF ASGARD - Rick Riordan
I'm always craving books about Norse mythology. The king of mythology YA wrote this, so I basically don't even have a choice here.

CINDER - Marissa Meyer
I know, it's absolutely ridiculous that I'm the last one on this planet that hasn't read this. Fairytale retelling. Space. I have to.

LAST SACRIFICE - Richelle Mead
I've been putting off reading this for almost 6 months. Very strange, considering the fact that I read the first five books within a month. I just wasn't a fan of the fifth one and am scared of this series to end horribly. I vow to do this in 2016.

THE LAST OLYMPIAN - Rick Riordan
This is so long overdue. I need to finish the series.




THESE BROKEN STARS - Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

I've been loving these covers from the minute this book started appearing EVERYWHERE. Everyone and their mothers has read it and I just don't understand why I haven't. Let's change this. 





Which books do you vow to read in 2016?

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016

2015 Releases I Meant To Get To But Didn't | Top 10 Tuesday





So many great books have been released in 2015 that it's very hard for me to only pick 10. I'm very bad with keeping up with recent releases, so it's not a surprise that my list is veeeeery long.


10. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES - Sarah J. Maas
I haven't read Throne of Glass and probably won't in the near future, but this new release would have been a great way for me to test out whether Maas' style works for me. I didn't buy the book yet and I feel like it's too late now anyways, haha.




9. ANOTHER DAY - David Levithan
Sequel to favorite book, yadayada, you've heard it before.

8. RED QUEEN - Victoria Aveyard
Everyone and their mothers were talking about this book. I have no idea why I didn't get my hands on this.


7. ALL THE BRIGHT PLACES - Jennifer Niven
To be honest, I had no idea this book existed up until the movie was announced. I'll definitely read it before I watch the movie.

6. THE WRATH & THE DAWN - Renee Ahdieh
Man, I'm bummed that I didn't get to this. I love books about evil kings.



5. AN EMBER IN THE ASHES - Sabaa Tahir
Had I seen this in a book store I would have bought it without hesitation. The opportunity didn't present itself, sadly.

4. MAGONIA - Maria Dahvana Headley
Man, I saw this everywhere but I never read the blurb until now and now IM MAD that I didn't read this book.


3. VANISHING GIRLS - Lauren Oliver
I loved Before I Fall and was weary about Delirium, but I definitely wanted to give this a chance. Weird.

2. SAINT ANYTHING - Sarah Dessen
I definitely wanted to give her next book a chance, why does she write so quickly!!



1. SIX OF CROWS - Leigh Bardugo


I'll probably never read her Grisha trilogy but this would have been an A+ way for me to dive into the world without committing to the Grisha books!! Ahh, I'm mad at myself!!!



What's the book that you wish you had gotten to read in 2015?


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme originating from The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday they choose topics that we are supposed to create a list about, considering our personal reading preferences.

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday: Another Day (Every Day #2) by David Levithan





Not a single day has passed in which I have not been throwing a tantrum about the supposed sequel to Every Day by David Levithan. 

For those who haven't read it - it's about A, a person that changes into the body of someone new for a day. Every day. But then they fall in love and for the first time they want to stay in the same body to be with that person. The sequel tells the story of A's lover Rhiannon and I need it like air.



Release: August 25th 2015


Synopsis:
"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. "



What are You Waiting on?

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