The Last Days of Us / Beck Nicholas / HQ Young Adult / 2018 / ISBN 9781489220493/ 269 Pages / Young Adult
Book Blurb –
Six months ago, Zoey’s life went off the rails. After the tragic loss of her brother she partied her way to oblivion, estranged her best friend, Cass, and pushed away her now ex, Finn. But when her destructive behaviour reaches dangerous heights, Zoey realises she needs to pull herself together and get her old life back, including her ex. There’s just one complication: Finn is now dating Cass.
Now, it’s the last week of summer and Zoey, Cass and Finn are setting out on a road trip of a life time to see their favourite musician, Gray, preform live, joined by Finn’s infuriatingly attractive bad-boy cousin, Luc, and his vibrant younger sister Jolie. Zoey thinks this is her chance to put things to rights and convince Finn they should get back together. But she wasn’t counting on her friend’s lingering resentments, Luc’s disarming sincerity, and Jolie’s infectious love for life to turn her plans upside down.
My Thoughts –
I was given a copy of this book from the publishers in exchange for an honest opinionated review. I really don’t know how I feel about this book. And as a fan of Beck Nicholas’ previous work, I am disappointed in myself that I didn’t really enjoy this book.
The story follow Zoey, her brother has just passed away, they were really close, and she has done everything in her power to self-destruct. In doing so she has lost her boyfriend, her best friend and with school about to finish, regrets it all. Trying to mend fences, Zoey, her ex-boyfriend, her estrange best friend who is now with her ex-boyfriend and her ex-boyfriend cousins all go on an interstate road trip. Why? To have a good time, listen to their favourite performer live and live a little before the end of school comes and they are thrown out into the real world.
I am going to be completely honest with you. I read 200 pages and then had to skip all the way until the end of the last book to the last chapter. I couldn’t take it. It was driving me crazy. A one woman’s mission to break up her happy ex and best friend so she can get back together with him after she broke his heart, I mean, please. I liked the premise of a group of friends going on a road trip, that is what sucked me in, but it kind of didn’t work, it was way too full of drama, taking away from the aspect. The book was really deep and heavy, filled with sickness, death and depression.’
The writing was good. Beck Nicholas knows how to right, I just don’t think it was well structured. It lagged a bit, and took too long for things to be said, a lot was also repeated. It took a long time to get mildly interesting and then it kind of lost it.
So I liked the beginning and the premise of what this story could have been, it just didn’t do it for me this time. Sorry
I give this book 3.0 out of 5 Booky Stars!
**I was given a copy of this book from HQ Young Adult in exchange for an open and honest opinion. All opinions expressed in the review above are mine and mine only**
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