Book review: After you by Jojo Moyes

“You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.”
Jojo Moyes, After You

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Pages: 406

My rating: 2.5/5

Release Date: 29th September 2015

Series: sequel to Me Before You

Issue: paperback and audiobook, borrowed

My Thoughts:

This book took forever……. seriously it was so slow.

It wasn’t that it was boring, it just didn’t have me on the edge of my seat wanting to read it faster. Normally on the bus i can read 50 pages on the trip with this book i couldn’t read more than 20, cause i stopped halfway through the drive.

200-1 i felt like i would never finish the book!

Because it was taking forever and i couldn’t find the urge to read it i had to borrow an audiobook of it. Which also took forever, but wasn’t as annoying seeing i just coloured in the throne of glass colouring in book (looks great by the way).

I liked this book more than the first one, i think at least. i’m giving this book a 2.5 the first one is around the same. This book series makes me remember why i say fantasy is my favourite. Maybe it is because of the writing not keeping me on edge or because there wasn’t a fire wielding dragon around the corner, i don’t know. I just couldn’t get into this book.

My friend loves this book duology, but i just can’t. I can see how people would like this book. The concept is great, but i guess i just felt detached and uninterested. I wouldn’t read it again but i know my friend would.

Once i finished reading the first book i had the same feeling, but every time i look back on it i still say i loved it. I loved the story i just didn’t love the writing, i guess. The movie for it is great by the way, watched it on the plane.

I believe that whatever you thought of the first book is what you will think of this book.

Have a look at my goodread’s review if you want moreand my goodread’s profile for many bookish updates

until next time reader fans.

goodread’s description:

Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without him. When an extraordinary accident forces Lou to return home to her family, she can’t help but feel she’s right back where she started.

Her body heals, but Lou herself knows that she needs to be kick-started back to life. Which is how she ends up in a church basement with the members of the Moving On support group, who share insights, laughter, frustrations, and terrible cookies. They will also lead her to the strong, capable Sam Fielding—the paramedic, whose business is life and death, and the one man who might be able to understand her. Then a figure from Will’s past appears and hijacks all her plans, propelling her into a very different future…

For Lou Clark, life after Will Traynor means learning to fall in love again, with all the risks that brings. But here Jojo Moyes gives us two families, as real as our own, whose joys and sorrows will touch you deeply, and where both changes and surprises await.


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