after i die i’ll probably still complain
accept death. befriend death. take death out for dinner. marry death. marry a death who reads
American Horror Story + Locations
'I can imagine you at forty,' she said, a hint of malice in her voice. 'I can picture it right now.' He smiled without opening his eyes. 'Go on then.' 15th July 1988. Emma and Dexter meet for the first time on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. So where will they be on this one day next year? And the year after that? And every year that follows? Twenty years, two people, ONE DAY.
Okay, I’m going to lie I was so scared to read this book. It just had CLICHE written in big neon letters to me. However, I was completely utterly surprised (and heartbroken, but we’ll get to that later). This is the most realistic book I’ve ever read just every little aspect of it seemed real. It wasn’t an unbelievable love story, but at the same time it was an unbelievable story of love.
The development between Emma and Dexter is so amazing and so well done. It’s incredible going through each of their lives which is what I really loved. I loved that their real lives genuinely got in the way. It made everything so much more interesting and really built up to the moment. Dexter was a fascinating character with a certain knack for trouble; there are so many moments when you just hate him, but you still find room to love him. Of course, Emma was absolutely amazing! She just knew what the deal was and wasn’t afraid to speak her mind to her best friend. It’s really heartbreaking to go through their troubles together.
The writing was also really good, but sometimes I felt like I could tell the difference between the characters, and the first hundred pages or so feel like they drag on forever. After that, it gets much better and the story gets much more exciting. However, the confusion of characters lasted me throughout the book so I found myself desperately trying to figure out what was going on because it really doesn’t indicate a change unless it’s the start of a chapter.
This books is anything but cliche! It really takes you on a heartbreaking journey. If you read this, you will be completely shocked and heartbroken not just in the end, but all throughout the book. This is not a love story, this is a story about life. I really enjoyed it much more than I anticipated, despite the fact that is does tend to drone on in spots and the perspective changes get a bit confusing. It is one of the most unique stories possibly ever!
Bob Dylan rehearsing on Carnegie Hall Stage, 1963
Books & Cupcakes Thank You Book Giveaway!
Hello everyone!! ::waves:: I am thrilled to be hosting this giveaway!! I can’t believe Books & Cupcakes has reached over 10,000 followers! You are all amazing and fantastic! This giveaway is just my small way to say thank you to everyone who follows me, reads my reviews, partakes in the book photo challenge, and sends me lovely messages. I wanted to do something nice for you all as a thank you for your love and support! Thank you all so much!! xoxo Jessica
- This book giveaway will be open WORLDWIDE thanks to the book depository!
- The winner will be able to choose one of the above books.
- Since this is a thank you to my followers, you must be following this blog. I do check!
- You can enter by reblogging and liking this post. There is not a limit to how many times you can reblog this but please be courteous of those who follow you.
- The giveaway ends May 30th. I will chose the winner at 12 noon Eastern Time (United States and Canada). The winner will have 24 hours to respond before I pick a new winner.
- As a winner you need to be comfortable with giving me your address so I can ship the book to you. I pinky promise not to stalk you!
Good luck, fingers crossed that you win and may the odds be ever in your favor!