First thing you need to know is that I absolutely LOVED Just One Day/Year/Night by Gayle Forman, it was an amazing series, so I was really excited about reading this one. Also I wanted to read it before watching the movie so that makes a good reason too.
If I Stay, Gayle Forman [x]
Choices. Seventeen-year-old Mia is faced with some tough ones: Stay true to her first love—music—even if it means losing her boyfriend and leaving her family and friends behind?
Then one February morning Mia goes for a drive with her family, and in an instant, everything changes. Suddenly, all the choices are gone, except one. And it’s the only one that matters.
Big disappointment on this one. I loved the beginning, when the accident happens (that’s not a spoiler, it’s the subject of the book), the pace is intense and everything is poignant. I also really liked how the ending was written. But everything in between was just a bit boring and not really catchy. Nothing much happens.
Where She Went, Gayle Forman [x]
[WARNING: can contain spoilers]
It’s been three years since the devastating accident . . . three years since Mia walked out of Adam’s life forever.
Now living on opposite coasts, Mia is Juilliard’s rising star and Adam is LA tabloid fodder, thanks to his new rock star status and celebrity girlfriend. When Adam gets stuck in New York by himself, chance brings the couple together again, for one last night. As they explore the city that has become Mia’s home, Adam and Mia revisit the past and open their hearts to the future-and each other.
Even if the first part didn’t really delight me as much as I would have liked, I was willing to go on because there was no way a Gayle Forman novel could be so disappointing. And thank god Where She Went exists! Because it is SO good. I think it’s worth more than just having 4/5 when I rated If I Stay 3/5 but it isn’t worth 5 stars either so.. Anyway, I really liked the emotions that were showed in this book and I think I like the series better in the male point of view. A lot less cheesy and a bit more raw.