oops, i haven’t posted for a week… how often do you all think i should post? i’ve been trying to post 2-3 times a week, since i have SO many book reviews to get up, but i also have subscription boxes and all that. should i mix things up a bit? tell me your thoughts!
okay, enough rambling. let’s get on to the review, since that’s what you’re here for, right? (oops, another question: do you prefer just the review, or do you like listening to me ramble?)
another day by david levithan (every day, book 2)
genre: YA, romance, fantasy, paranormal
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.
*i received this book in exchange for an honest review*
i read every day last year and enjoyed it, so i was pretty curious when this book came out. i had hoped that it would continue from where every day had left off, but i found out that it took place at the same time, just from rhiannon’s point of view.
seeing things from rhiannon’s perspective was definitely pretty interesting, since i could read about how she was feeling and what she was thinking when certain events happened. unfortunately, i found rhiannon somewhat annoying, in both the narration and her personality. the events were essentially the same as those in every day, but there were a few scenes without a. i felt like i was almost rereading every day, just with a little twist. everything just felt way too similar to every day, which i didn’t like.
after reading this book, i enjoy the romance much less than i did before (not that i loved it in the first place). from rhiannon’s pov, the speed of the romance is even more emphasized to me, and i just kept thinking about how “insta-lovey” it is. the development of rhiannon and a’s relationship just seems so unrealistic.
as with the narration, i wasn’t a fan of the writing style. the pacing of the plot was pretty good, but i found the ending extremely lacking. i remember thinking “that’s it?” when i turned the last page.
overall, another day just seems and feels like an unnecessary addition to every day, which is a pretty good standalone.
have you read this? what did you think?