Showing posts with label every day. Show all posts
Showing posts with label every day. Show all posts

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Emotional Investment, Coolest Book Families, Characters Come to Life | Pixar Book TAG

Here's another lovely book tag, this time focusing on pixar movie inspired questions! Hope you enjoy!

Toy StoryA book where you wanted the characters to come to life.

VAMPIRE ACADEMY by Richelle Mead. How I love, love, love this world.

A Bugs LifeA character who goes through a transformation.

THE SOUND OF US by Julie Hammerle! If you love books about music, you'll adore this.

UpA book that quickly made you become emotionally invested.

THE SEAFARER'S KISS by Julia Ember. I love this world and the characters. Bisexual mermaids!

Finding Nemo“P. Sherman, 42 Wallaby Way, Sydney” A book that has an address or quote that’s burned into your memory forever.

I think I'll have to pass on this one, haha.

The Incredibles Coolest Book Family.

Um... probably The Thermopolis-Renaldos from THE PRINCESS DIARIES by Meg Cabot. I grew up with those weirdos, they're basically my extended family.

Monsters Inc.A strong character develops a soft side for someone.

Damon Black from the lovely LUX Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout. My favorite alien jerk.

Cars 1, 2, 3A book that keeps getting sequels you feel are not needed.

GRACELING by Kristin Cashore. The sequels really aren't necessary. I mean, they're not even direct sequels but some weird kind of spin-off, why?!

Ratatouille A book featuring a non-human/humanoid.

ALIVE by Scott Sigler. Can't tell you what the protagonist is exactly because I need everyone to read this fantastic dystopian mystery thingy.

BraveName a book with a strong mother/daughter relationship.

ANGELFALL by Susan Ee. I know this might be a little weird because they aren't all love-y dove-y because of the mother's mental illness and the actual apocalypse happening, but this is truly one of my favorite mother/daughter relationships. I dig weird stuff.

Inside OutName a book that could be one of your core memories.

EVERY DAY by David Levithan. C'mon here. My favorite.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Recommendation: Another Day (Every Day #2) - David Levithan: Totally Works as a Standalone

In ANOTHER DAY, Rhiannon meets A, who takes over a new stranger's body every day, when they take over her boyfriend Justin's body and spend a magical day with her.

What intrigued me: EVERY DAY (the first) is my favorite book.

More companion than sequel

I was very skeptical when I heard that my favorite book was getting a companion novel. I'm never a fan of those and I think they're usually just quickly written ways to cash in on an exhausted concept. But ANOTHER DAY surely doesn't do that. 

As with all companion novels, you don't have to read the preceding one to understand and fully enjoy this. I'd even recommend that you start with this one if you've never heard of the series, because it easily trumps EVERY DAY.

Rhiannon's narration is poetic, beautiful, and just impeccable. Levithan is without a doubt my favorite YA writer ever, simply because every single one of the sentences he writes effortlessly holds so much meaning that you sometimes just have to put the book down and think. If you've read EVERY DAY, you do not have to expect getting the exact same scenes, just flip side. 

Truly a magical, gut-wrenching romance story 

Levithan manages to charmingly tell the same story, but different. It's hard to explain, Rhiannon's narrative voice is nothing like A's and the story has a completely different tone. It reads like a regular contemporary novel about a girl in an abusive relationship, with almost magical realism - like elements, in form of A coming into her life, always in a different body. ANOTHER DAY truly reads like a modern day fairy tale, a magical story with A being Rhiannon's guardian angel. 

It's absolutely fascinating to get the feeling like it completes the first novel, finding out about the other perspective. I never really understood Rhiannon and cared for her as much as A, and in a sense, ANOTHER DAY is packed with emotional scenes and gut-wrenchingly adorable romance where is EVERY DAY still stuck explaining the concept of A's special ability.
Just trust me, it's worth it.




Overall: Do I Recommend?

ANOTHER DAY is just a fantastic story. From the immaculate voice to the magic of A's and Rhiannon's dynamic, fans of EVERY DAY won't disappointed. It's without a doubt the best contemporary I've encountered so far.

Additional Info

Published: August 25th 2015
Pages: 327
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books
Genre: YA / Contemporary
ISBN: 9780385756204
Sequel to: EVERY DAY 

"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."(Source: Goodreads)

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Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Recommendation: Every Day - David Levithan

In EVERY DAY by David Levithan, A wakes up in a different body every day. It doesn't matter whether they're boys, girls or something inbetween. He lives a new life every day, meeting new people and forming new relationships. But for A, nothing is every stable. When he meets Rhiannon, A doesn't want to go on to the next body anymore, he just wants to be with her forever. Now he has to find a way to stay with her, even if that means having to share his biggest secret.

What intrigued me: I read BOY MEETS BOY a while ago and absolutely loved it. I had to try this by Levithan and I'm very glad I did.

 The Master of Character Voices!

I am blown away by how well David Levithan is able to pose as a teen. Reading about A is intimate. It makes you feel like you’re snooping in someone’s diary. A is such a beautifully developed character and every single one of the people he inhabits stayed with me. The diversity in this novel is remarkable. Boys and girls of every possible sexual orientation, poc, so many different personalities, I just. Wow. This novel makes it hard not to grow fond of each and every character. 

It’s difficult to critique the plot because the novel is basically a diary. Snapshots of his life that are all a bit random but after you’ve read it all, seem to fit together perfectly. It revolves around A’s love interest and usually I’d be annoyed by that, but Levithan actually justifies the pure romance plot with his beautiful,beautiful writing. And also the fact that there is little to no physical contact between the two.

What makes the story so unique and different from all other romance novels that there are out there, is the fact that most of the falling-in-love happens when they aren’t together. A made me admire Rhiannon by his words and thoughts, even though when she appeared, I wasn’t intrigued at all. The ending was inevitable and I bow to Mr Levithan that he had the strength to write it like this instead of giving it a cheesy ending. Of course it left me there standing, wanting more, and needing to know what happens now, but I fear I will never know. These are the kind of novels that stay with you and solely for that, it already deserves your recognition. 

Pitch-perfect teen voice, down to the point, no rambling. I love Levithan’s writing. There’s nothing more pleasant than a clear writing voice. 



Overall: Do I Recommend?

Well, if you’ve read the entire critique, you probably already know that I might show up on your doorstep and slam the book into your face, if you don’t decide to read it on your own. Levithan gives the diversity that we need in this day and age (in all his works!) and delivers is beautifully in a sad romance story, that isn’t really a romance after all. I need you all to give it a try.This novel is simply amazing.

Additional Info

Published: August 28th 2012
Pages: 322
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Genre: YA / Contemporary
ISBN:  9780307931887

"Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.

It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day."
(Source: Goodreads)

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