The Most Emotional Read Of 2017

You’ll cry then cry some more…

Book: They Both Die At The End
Author: Adam Silvera
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Release date:
7th September 2017

Grab the tissues, guys. This book’s an emotional one. Adam Silvera released his third novel back in September and it will totally tug on your heartstrings. Think I’m overreacting? Just wait…

So what’s the book about?

You’re probably wondering whether they actually die at the end, right? Well, trust in the title, bookworms. This read isn’t for the fainthearted. They Both Die At The End follows the story of Mateo Torrez and Rufus Emeterio. The two strangers get a call from Death-Cast telling them they aren’t going to survive the day. If that news wasn’t terrifying enough then Mateo and Rufus also find themselves in need of a new friend and someone to turn to. With the help of the infamous app, Last Friend, the strangers find each other and are adamant to embark on one last, great adventure. Things aren’t as simple as it seems, though – especially when troublemakers from Rufus’ past come into the picture. Yikes.

What did I think of it?

I honestly can’t praise Adam Silvera enough for the storyline of They Both Die At The End. It’s such a poignant yet incredibly important tale. Throughout the novel, I was constantly thinking about what I would do if I was in Matteo and Rufus’ position. Their story really puts everything into perspective and gave a carpe diem feel without the cheesy-factor.

Character wise, the book is incredibly diverse. It features a gay Puerto-Rican main character, as well as a bisexual Cuban main character, and includes an LGBT relationship. It also explores topics like anxiety and depression. Matteo, in particular, is someone who I instantly connected with. He’s so precious and didn’t deserve the ending he got. I don’t want to give too much away about it, but if you’ve read the book then you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. Ugh, all the feels are happening right now.

Who should read it?

Anyone who’s after a YA read that will make you sit up and pay attention. I’d also recommend it to people who feel like they’re in need of a good cry or have read History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera. You can pick up a copy of They Both Die At The End from Amazon by clicking here. Let me know what you think of the book in the comments below.


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  1. January 18, 2018 / 12:03 pm

    Before even reading your post, the book cover grabbed my attention so I was hoping it would be a good book and glad it didn’t disappoint. I probably won’t read it until after the baby as I am already an emotional wreck at the best of times hahaha

  2. January 18, 2018 / 12:22 pm

    Wow this does sound like a good read. I’ve gotten into YA fiction recently so I’ll put this on my list!

  3. January 26, 2018 / 9:36 pm

    I do enjoy a good cry at a book! *adds to wishlist* 🙂

    Daniella x

  4. February 7, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    I love your blog! It’s amazing and your pictures are great? What camera do you use? If you don’t mind me asking!

    I wasn’t sure about reading this book because I didn’t want it to make me sad! But I’m now intrigued to read it, so thank you for your review!

    Charlotte Dawson xx

    • Emma Matthews
      February 7, 2018 / 6:59 pm

      Thank you so much, Charlotte. I really like your blog too! I use a Canon 60D – hope that helps! x

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