My Favourite Books About Death

BOOKS ABOUT DEATH. They’re killers, right? I mean, metaphorically speaking. But I would also argue that each time I read a book about death, a tiny piece of me dies inside because all the ones I’ve come across are SO GOOD and they break my heart in more ways than one. So today, I just wanted to share three of my favourite books about death, and in particular, Scythe!

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Scythe by Neil Shusterman

WOW. This book was absolutely mind-blowing. I’d been meaning to pick up a copy for what felt like a million years, and now that I’ve read it, I NEED THE SECOND ONE RIGHT NOW. First off, the premise of this novel was one of the most captivating synopses I’ve ever encountered. I’m fascinated by death, science-fiction / fantasy, and the future of humanity, and I was even more thrilled to find Scythe wrapped up all these things into one neat package for me to consume. And wow — I JUST DEVOURED IT. IN ONE SITTING. To me, it was the perfect blend of fantasy and earthliness; a story that was grounded in the plausible while imploring the fantastical side of your imagination to think of what our world would be like if this really WAS the future. It was just sensational.Read More »

Why I Hate Adam Silvera

33385229On 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 and to live a lifetime in a single day.

 

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Okay, so here goes. They Both Die at the End is one of my favourite books of the year, if not one of my all-time favourites. I’m obsessed with everything Adam Silvera writes — and does — so there was never any question as to whether I’d pick up his latest novel. The first book I read by him was History is All You Left Me, which was released earlier this year, and then I proceeded to read More Happy Than Not. Both were phenomenal, to say the least.

I don’t know if this review is going to be able to encapsulate all my thoughts and feelings about They Both Die at the End, simply because I have a lot of them. Plus, I’m struggling to put them into words that accurately describe my emotions. I cried when I first touched a copy of this book, when I read the introduction by Adam Silvera, and all the way through. I was just one great big sobbing mess throughout, and I don’t apologise for that. I do, however, kind of hate Adam Silerva. Me being a blubbering mess and in a book hangover for a month afterwards was all his fault.Read More »