Wednesday, February 28, 2018
They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
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—to live a lifetime in a single day.
(Synopsis from Goodreads).
Usually books that are really hyped up on the internet are a hit or a miss for me. I try to be cautious and not get my expectations too high because when I do, I seem to be disappointed every time. Fortunately when I read They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera, I had nothing to worry about. It's worth all of the praise it's been getting, and more. The book is definitely in my top five books I've read so far this year.
Until now, I have never read a book that made me start crying at ten percent, and had me sobbing my way through the rest of the book. The last few pages made me sob, and feel like nothing was ever going to be okay again. I mean, I knew it was going to happen eventually, but it still shattered something inside of me when I read it. Adam Silvera wrote the book in a way that was hard to read at times, yet so beautiful. He wrote about life and death in a way that makes you think about your life and wonder, are you really LIVING your life, or just going through the motions.
I loved each and every one of these characters. Usually, I hate books with instalove in them. However, it didn't bother me in this book. With the way it was written, it almost felt like a slow burn, instead of instalove, even though it took place in a very short time frame. I loved watching Mateo and Rufus's relationship evolve. I also loved seeing their relationships with their friends. I loved all of these side characters, especially The Plutos. It was interesting to see how all of these side characters' mini-stories intertwined with Mateo and Rufus, and how they were affected.
I can't even begin to describe how much I loved They Both Die at the End. I feel like trying to put it into words is almost inadequate, even though I tried. It's definitely one of my favorite books I've read this year, and maybe even one of my favorite books of all time. I hope Adam Silvera writes a book about one of the side characters, and how the deaths in this storyline affected them. I don't think he will because it's unnecessary and misses the point of the book, but I just want more of these characters so badly, I'll take it in any way I can get it. I am looking forward to reading Adam Silvera's other books, and seeing if they break my heart just as badly.
I give They Both Die at the End: 5/5.
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I received this book from the publisher, via Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review. I was in no way compensated for this review.