Another Day (Every Day #2) by David Levithan – Review


18459855Publication Date:

August 25, 2015

Publisher:

Random House Children’s

Goodreads Synopsis: 

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.

Review:

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I’ve read Every Day last year and I loved it because it had such an interesting concept and was so well written. You can imagine that when I heard that David Levithan was writing a companion novel I was excited but also afraid that it would disappoint me. I actually enjoyed this book but not as much as Every Day. However I was already expecting to not like this book as much as the first one so I was not disappointed when I finished it. In Every Day we have the story of A, a person that inhabits another person’s body for one day and lives a «normal» life. This is until A meets Rhiannon. In Another Day we have the same story but from Rhiannon POV and this is something that makes the difference between the two books. I liked Rhiannon POV and it was pretty interesting to see how much she struggled to understand her feelings for A and understand A in general. I liked to read her doubts about this difficult situation and how she tried to deal with this. However this were the only moments that I liked Rhiannon and I really didn’t like her much in most of the book. Still, I enjoyed this book and I liked to learn about A again but from a different perspective. Another thing that I liked was how different the end was. In Every Day we have closure for A but in Another Day it looks like Rhiannon might want to go look for A and get answers.

Overall, this is an interesting book especially because it deals with a non-gender specific person and how this affect its relationships.. If you like to read contemporary novels with different themes you should try to read this book. And if you haven’t read Every Day yet what are you waiting for?

Rating:

3.5 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?

Book Traveling Thursdays #3 – Oh no! Summer is almost over!

Today is thursday which means that is Book Traveling Thursdays, a weekly meme created by me and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. This week theme is Oh no! Summer is almost over! Choose a book that was one of Your Favorite Summer Reads. For this week theme I decided to choose Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas. I was going to choose a contemporary book that I’ve read this Summer but unfortunately all of my choices only had one cover and they couldn’t be used. Oh well, Crown of Midnight is not a contemporary book but it’s an amazing book and I read it this Summer :).

Original Cover:

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

This cover is amazing and it’s a big improvement when compared to the Throne of Glass original cover. I know that a lot of people don’t like cover changes but I’m happy that they decided to change these because the original cover was terrible. This cover is similar to the UK editions and I really like it.

Cover from my Country (Portugal):Coroa da Meia-Noite (Throne of Glass, #2)

Once again, this book was not released in Portugal (what are they waiting for??) so I can’t show you my country cover 😦 . However, the closest thing I can think is the brazilian cover. I like this cover. They used the same concept as the original cover but with the colors used in the UK. The UK editions are my favorite ones so I love this cover and I’m happy that they didn’t change it.

Favorite Cover:

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

As I said before I love the UK editions so it’s not a surprise that I choose this one as my favorite. I love the colors that they use and everything in this cover is amazing.

Least Favorite Covers:

Корона полуночи (Throne of Glass, #2)

Once again I found really terrible covers but this russian cover… Why??? I don’t know why but I don’t like this cover. The girl freaks me out and I don’t like it.

So this is it, this week Book Traveling Thursdays. What did you think of these covers? Tell me in the comments 🙂 .

T5W – Least Favorite Tropes

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It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 Least Favorite Tropes. So let’s start this list.

5. The “Chosen One”

It’s not that I hate the “Chosen One” trope. The problem is that is been used so much and some times in terrible ways that I’m tired of it. I’m not saying that I would not read more books that use the chosen one trope but can they be well written please?

4. Insecure Female Characters

I have a lot of problems with the “I’m so plain/ugly and she’s so beautiful” thing when they are beautiful and even when they aren’t as beautiful. Please just stop writing characters like these and give them some self-esteem.

3. Miscommunication

Please just talk. Really just talk. Miscommunication in books only brings unnecessary problems. Just make your characters talk so we don’t have to read stupid things.

2. Love Triangles

I know that I said before that I like some love triangles. That’s true but only when they are well written. Unfortunately most love triangles are not that well written and are unrealistic. Not only that but they are so overused so can authors stop doing this please?

1. Insta-Love

I think that this is a problem for a lot of people. Insta-love is so unrealistic. OK, you can see someone and say that you are attracted to that person but you will not say that you love him/her after 5 minutes. That doesn’t happen in real life in shouldn’t happen in books.

These are some of the my least favorite tropes. What about you? Which characters tropes did you included in your top? Tell me in the comments.

Summertime Madness Book Tag

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Hi again 🙂 ! I was tagged by Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions to do the Summertime  Madness Book Tag (created by  Jackeatsbooks) and because we almost at the end of summer I decided to answer it. Thank you Cristina for tagging me to do this amazing tag.

1. Show a book with a summery cover!

The Fill-In Boyfriend

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I’m stealing Cristina’s answer for this one and choose The Fill-in Boyfriend for this because I absolutely loved this book. Not only the cover looks summery but the book also has a lot of elements that remind me of summer so I had to choose this one.

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2. Pick one fictional place that would be the perfect destination for a summer vacation!

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)

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For this one I’m picking Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins. I would love to go to Paris and especially on summer so I needed to pick this one 🙂 . Also, this is another book that I loved and Paris is a really important part of it.

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3. You,re about to go on a flight to your summer vacation. But you want to read a book that lasts for the whole flight, what novella do you choose.

Never Never (Never Never, #1)

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This depends a lot of the flight I’m taking because it could be a short or a long flight. However I would try to pick a fast-passing book that I couldn’t let down while reading it. For that I would choose something by Colleen Hoover because I normally read her books in one-sitting.

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4. You have a case of summertime sadness what happy book do you pick up to shine a smile on your face?

Everything, Everything

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There are a few books that make me have a stupid smile on my face after reading it but most recently I finished Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon and I couldn’t stop smiling after reading it.

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5. You’re sitting at the beach all alone…which fictional character would be your beach babe?

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices, #1)

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Do I have to choose only one?? That’s a difficult task but I would probably pick Will Herondale because I love him and he’s great and would be reading a great book at the beach.

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6. To match your ice cream you want an icy cool sidekick! Which fictional sidekick do you pick?

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This is an obvious one. I had to pick Patrick from The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The book is great and Patrick is great. I would have so much fun if he was my sidekick (also, this is an excuse to have Logan Lerman’s beautiful face on my blog 😀 ).

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7. Share the summertime happiness! Who do you tag?

This tag has been around for a long time so I’m not tagging anyone in particular because I’m pretty sure that almost everyone has already answered to this tag. I’m tagging everyone you wants to do this tag so if you end up doing it just tell me in the comments 😀 .

Book Awards – The Sunshine Blogger Award

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Hi guys :)! I was nominated for a few awards so I’m going to answer to one of them. So I was nominated by Katniss Potter Booklover for The Sunshine Blogger Award. First of all thank you for nominating me for this award :). Let’s start this.

“The whole idea of the Sunshine Award is that you nominate bloggers who put a little Sunshine in your day, who are positive, creative and inspiring.”

Rules:

  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger who nominated you.
  • Nominate some wonderful bloggers and write 11 questions for them to answer.

My Answers:

1. What is your favorite time of the day?

I love mornings… It’s my favorite time of the day. I love to wake up and start my day.

2. What do you like about being outside?

The fresh air and having the sun in my face.

3. What is your favorite book you read so far this year? (You can pick more than one I know it’s difficult.)

I have three books that I absolutely loved so far. These books are: My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga, Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli and most recently Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.

4. What do you like about blogging?

I love that I can talk with other people about books. My friends and my family don’t read so it’s great to have someone to talk with. And the book blogging community is great so that’s a bonus :).

5. What colors do you like to wear?

In the summer I tend to wear a lot of blue and black but in the winter it’s more burgundy and black. If you had asked me a couple of years ago I would say pink because I loved pink by that time.

6. Do you have siblings? If so, how is your relationship with them?

I’m an only child but I have a weird relationship with my aunt because we always lived close to each other and she’s almost like my sister and we have a great relationship.

7. What is your favorite thing in the world (or universe) beside books and blogging/writing?

Can I say shopping?? I have a shopping problem especially when I have home decorations in front of me. I love home decorations and I keep changing my room because of that.

8. What TV shows do you like to watch?

Right now I only watch Teen Wolf but I also love Supernatural and Doctor Who. I also love any thing that comes from Marvel but I still have to finish Agent Carter and Daredevil… and also Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (I’ve been lazy with TV shows ok? :D)

9. Who are your favorite bloggers?

I don’t have a favorite blogger or blog but I love to read Cristina’s blog My Tiny Obsessions first because she’s portuguese like me and also because she doesn’t talk only about books. She also talks about fandom things and TV shows and movies and I love that.

10. What would you like to change in the world?

This might be stupid but I would love to end the financial crisis. Portugal was one of the countries that was hit with the crisis a few years ago and while is not as bad as in Greece it’s still pretty hard. I would also love to see more people reading and enjoying it.

11. What would you like to accomplish in the future?

I would love to say that I found a job in my area because it’s being really difficult and being able to finally get my own home.

My Nominations:

Warisha at Warisha Reads

Valerie @ Little Dutch Bookshop

Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions

Kacie at Kacie’s Bookshelf

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Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl

Kimsiang @ LazyCaramelReads

Bhramori @ thecrazyperfectionist

My Questions:

1. In your dream world, where would you live if you were financially independent?

2. Where is the coolest place you have traveled to?

3. If you could be any animal, what would you be?

4. Do you have pets? And if so, what kind?

5. If you could have any superpower, what power would you have?

6. What is your favorite comfort food?

7. What is your biggest guilty pleasure?

8. What is one that thing that you couldn’t go without each day?

9. When did you decide you were going to be a blogger?

10. Apart from blogging what do you enjoy the most?

11. What advice would you give to your younger self?

So this is it, The Sunshine Blogger Award. If I nominated you and you already did this you can just ignore it. I hope you enjoyed it :).

A Great Surprise =)…

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Hi guys! Today I’m here to thank you once again for the support I’ve been getting for the past 4 and a half months. This morning as soon as I connected the wi-fi in my phone I received this little surprise:

200 followers

WHAT?? How did this happen? I want to thank you all for all the amazing support. If anyone tried to tell that I would have all this people following my blog and reading the crazy things that sometimes I decided to write I wouldn’t believe it. Thank you for showing me how amazing this community is and how supportive you all are. This community allowed me to find great people who share the same interests as me and I hope I keep finding more people like this. I will try to keep doing the best job possible in this blog and I hope you keep liking it.

Things a Book Lover Will Never Say

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Hi guys!! Today I decided to another post related to my Book Lovers kind of series. The Theme for today is Things a Book Lover Will Never Say. Before I start this post if you want to watch my previous post related to this you just have to go here:

Now that you saw the previous post let’s see some of the things you will never hear from a book lover.

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Book Traveling Thursdays #2 – Book with a Character who has Really Bad Luck.

Today is thursday which means that is Book Traveling Thursdays, a weekly meme created by me and Danielle @ Danielle’s Book Blog. This weekly meme consists in picking a book related to the weekly theme that is announced in the group Goodreads page (if you want to join click here) at the beginning of each month. After that you can write a blog post where you explain why you choose that book and choose different covers from different countries. To make it a little bit easy you are going to choose different editions of the original cover, the cover from your country, your favorite cover, and your least favorite cover. This week theme is A Book with a Character who has Really Bad Luck. For this week theme I decided to choose The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins because let’s be real, everyone in this book has bad luck.

Original Cover:

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These are the covers that everyone knows. I like these covers because it has the mockingjay and because these are iconic. When I think of The Hunger Games books I always remember these covers.

Cover from my Country (Portugal):

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The portuguese covers are basically the same as the original ones. It has a few differences but it still has the same essence and I like it. However, right know it’s almost impossible to find these editions because they only sell the movie tie-ins. Thankfully I both a box a few months before the first movie was out so I have these.

Favorite Cover:

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Let’s just take a look for this Special Editions from the United Kingdom. How beautiful are they. I need to have these in my bookshelf because they are just amazing.

Least Favorite Covers:

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When I was looking for my least favorite covers I found out that there are a lot of terrible covers. Just look to the different editions in the Goodreads page. However these, the danish covers, were the worst for me. Why?? Why would someone design something like this? I don’t understand.

So this is it, this week Book Traveling Thursdays. What did you think of these covers? And are you thinking of joining this weekly meme. If so tell me in the comments and link me to your posts. I would love to see it :).

T5W – Favorite Required Reading

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It’s that time of the week again when I bring you the Top 5 Wednesdays, created by gingerreadslainey. If you want to know how T5W works you can go to the Goodreads group by clicking here. This weeks theme is Top 5 Favorite Required Reading. When I first saw this week’s theme I thought that I didn’t read a lot of required books but after some research I found out that I’ve read a few. I’ve read some of these books when I was really young which means that I don’t remember a lot about them but I remember and I’m not going to try to write anything about them but I still know that I enjoyed to read them. As may know I’m from Portugal so I’m pretty sure you will not recognize any of these books. However I decided to do this week theme anyway. So let’s start this list.

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Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon – ARC Review

Everything, EverythingPublication Date:

September 1st 2015

Publisher:

Random House Children’s

Goodreads Synopsis: 

If you love Eleanor and Park, Hazel and Augustus, and Mia and Adam, you’ll love the story of Maddy, a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly, the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. This innovative and heartfelt debut novel unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more.

My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

Review:

*ARC provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*

I wanted to read this book since the moment I first heard about it and after reading some reviews I needed to read it even more. I f you haven’t heard about this book (something that I doubt) basically it is about a 18 year-old girl, Madeline, that is allergic to the world and can’t leave her house. Maddy lives a «normal» life and only has contact with her mom, her nurse  and confident Carla and some teachers that sometimes go to her house. This is until Olly’s family moves in next door and changes her life. I loved the characters from this book and how they were described. They are normal people with flaws like everyone but even when it looked that someone was doing something wrongs you knew that they were doing for a reason. Maddy is a great character that tries to live her life as normal as she can but starts to feel that she wants more after meeting Olly. I also loved how Olly felt the need to protect Maddy and everyone around him especially after knowing what he was going through. The scenes between the two of them were so cute, funny and sweet that I could read a lot more pages of that. In the beginning it looks like it is an instalove thing but due to Maddy’s situation and because it was so well written it was something that didn’t bug me as much as normally would.

This book might seem short but the characters development is great and you can see the difference in the characters at the end of the book, especially Maddy. Not only that but I also loved how the chapters in this book were organized and how it wa filled with illustrations that were important for the story. The most important for me was how the end was left open to the reader’s imagination and how amazingly this was done.

Overall, this was a beautifully well-written book and was one of my favorites of the year so far. I loved everything about it and anything I write about this book will not make any justice to it. You should definitely read this book. I look forward to read more books written by Nicola Yoon.

Rating:

5 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?