Friday, August 15, 2014

Just One Year

Just One Year by Gayle Foreman (Sequel to Just One Day- you can read my review of the first book here).

Goodreads Summary:
Just One Day. Just One Year. Just One Read.

Before you find out how their story ends, remember how it began....

When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought. . . .

The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents that happen—and the happiness we can find when the two intersect.

My Review:
I read Just One Day, and absolutely fell in love with it. It blew me away. So, naturally I was excited to read Willem's story. I was hoping that it would be even better than the first.

While I did really enjoy this book, it was a little disappointing. It was all about Willem and his journey to find LuLu. While parts of the book were interesting, other parts started to feel repetitive. So, I started to get bored. Despite all this, I found that I could not put the book down. I was turning pages so fast I was giving myself whiplash. All to find out when he would meet LuLu. I kept thinking it would be soon, but it's NOT UNTIL THE LAST PAGE. This book really is like the first one. It's not necessarily a sequel, it's just Willem's side of the story. I was interesting to see his side of some parts, but that's not what I wanted. I want to know what happens after they find each other again!!

4 stars

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