I received this book through edelweiss for a honest review in exchange so yes all of my feelings about this book are honest.
I was honestly blown away by this novel which should not be that surprising since More Happy Than Not was one of my favorite books for the year. Adam has a way to make you feel so much in just one novel. I’m a huge fan of stand-alone novels because I hate waiting for the next book in a series. Each book is connected in a way, but it’s in an easter egg kind of style. They Both Die at the End was thought provoking and heart warming. It’s about living your life without fear like it’s your last day.
You follow these two boys who come from completely different backgrounds. It’s their last day on earth. They get this call that tells them that they have 24 hours to live. One is too scared to leave their house and the other is too mad at the world. The way their friendship blossoms into something so beautiful in a day honestly makes me happy. They were so skeptical of each other at first so to see how it ends in such a beautiful way makes me happy. I fell in love with Mateo and Rufus because they are such different characters from each other. Adam does a wonderful job at writing diverse characters and he is an #ownvoices author.
Overall, I can not recommend this book enough. It comes out in September so I highly suggest you put in a reminder to get yourself a copy. It’s a beautiful book that is bound to make your favorites list.
Rating: 5/5 Stars | Read June 13th – 18th
Genre: Young Adult
Release Date: September 5th
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 and to live a lifetime in a single day.