Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Where She Went By Gayle Forman: Book Review

That's right, I got the second book! Remember HERE where I reviewed the first book, If I Stay and at the time I had no realized that it was a two part book? Well I checked Target for the next part and nothing and I didn't really want to order it online and pay the shipping for one book so I was naturally not a happy camper! Well last week Jason and I were at BJs and when I went to walk by the book table I decided to just take a look and there it was, naturally I had to get it. Sadly I was already reading another book but I couldn't wait to start this one.

The following synopsis is taken directly from the Good Reads website which you can view HERE.

 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.

Told from Adam's point of view in the spare, lyrical prose that defined If I Stay, Where She Went explores the devastation of grief, the promise of new hope, and the flame of rekindled romance.

I must laugh as above it says "chance brings them together".. not quite! I absolutely loved this book, it was so raw and real! The first book was told by Mia, it was her story and her life from her perspective and this book was told by Adam. His story was fantastic, so well written! 

This book definitely answers everything you were left wondering when I finished the first book, it told of the horrible years that followed this unimaginable accident and how it affected Mia and Adam's lives, that they were leading separately. It was extremely interesting to see how their lives unfolded and how they were effected by their loss of a family, as well as each other.

It seemed unlikely that their paths would cross and yet unlikely that they wouldn't. I didn't expect exactly how they would but it lead to an amazing nights full of tears, answers, closure and ultimately new beginnings.

I am a sucker for happy endings but I must say in reading both books I didn't hope the book ended with Mia and Adam rekindling their one of a kind romance, I hoped for peace for both them to be able to move on, where ever life was going to take them.

If you are like me and only read series when all the books are out, grab this one! The books were cheap to buy and they were fantastic books! I can see myself read these again!

I hope you guys are having a great week!!

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  1. I happened across these books at Coles I believe it was. They actually sold them separately or as a set. I have a gift card from Chapters/Indigo, so I think I might indulge myself! They sound like a good read!

    I was thinking of you during Super Bowl. I'm not a football fan, but hubby had it on. I knew you'd be happy!

    1. If I were you Cathy I would definitely purchase these books! I really enjoyed them!!

      We loved the Superbowl, it was a nail biter but ended exactly as we had hoped!!!