Book Review #91 ARC: They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

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They Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera
Genre: YA Contemporary, Romance, Science Fiction, LGBT
Publication: September 5, 2017 from Harper Teen
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 368 pages
Format: ARC
Rating: ★★★★★

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New York Times bestselling author Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

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.

In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I StayThey Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.”

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[Wrap-up #3] July 2016 Wrap-up + Life Updates

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This month has been fabulous! From landing a job, to co-hosting a bookish meet-up for Filipino book nerds, July will be embedded in my mind as one of the best months yet of 2016! It’s been fun, but of course, all good months must eventually come to an end. Here’s a rundown of everything that went down during July of 2016! 🙂

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[Stacking The Shelves #14] The Post-Graduation Book Haul + A Life Update

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Stacking the Shelves is a meme from Tynga’s Reviews which aims to showcase our newly acquired books, whether bought, borrowed, or gifted! For more info about this meme, please check this out!

Hi, everyone! It’s been over two months since I last shared a book haul post. I have to say, now that I’m finally a college graduate, I don’t get allowances anymore, and buying books is quite hard when you don’t have the budget for it. (Let’s be honest, it’s quite an expensive addiction, right?) So it took me two months to gather all these hype-worthy books and talk about them here on this book haul post! So anyway, let’s get down to all the books I bought between the months of June and July!

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[Stacking The Shelves #13] Post-Internship Book Haul + Life Updates

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Hi, all! I’m so ecstatic to be able to post again after all that’s happened for me during my senior year in college! By the time this is posted, my internship will have ended, and all I’ll be waiting for is my graduation and the release of a few books. I’m listing down a few life updates, should you wonder where I’ve been for the past few weeks.

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[Waiting on Wednesday #3] Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

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Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked . . . until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.

Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.

With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine— Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.

Is the blurb from Goodreads enough to convince you how much I want and NEED to read this wonderful book? Well, if you knew me personally, you would know that:

  1. Just like Willowdean, I, too, am 100% Dumplin’ material.
  2. I am absolutely head over heels over the idea of “Love” in general, and seeing that someone like Willowdean, who’s Dumplin’ material, found love, makes me really want to read about it. So maybe I could get some tips for myself! Haha!
  3. I am not a stranger to experiencing the decline of my self-esteem. I am a confident individual, but sometimes, there are instances that will bring you down, and every day isn’t as good as the last one, and maybe reading about how Will overcame this instance is something that makes me excited about this book.

There! I’ve listed it all down! I would have listed some more but this post is getting too personal for my own comfort.

For Philippine Residents, you may be aware of how National Book Store held Twitter contests with a Dumplin’ ARC for a prize. I am so sad that I wasn’t able to obtain and win one but I’m glad I have friends who are willing to lend their prize copies to me! Yes, I’m talking about you, Jayvee! ♥

Are you excited for this book as well? What makes you excited for it?

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