They Both Die at the End

They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera 

Novel Rating 3/5 


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.

     This book had a lot of hype surrounding it which is one of the reasons why I bought it because I’ve never read anything that Adam Silvera has published, the title and the cover seemed very intriguing so I figured that I would read it based on the hype. Except wow, I was actually really disappointed with this! It’s not that I hated it but nor did I absolutely love it, so my rating is based in the middle of three stars. The pace of the book was slow since the timeline starts at 12AM and ends at 10PM the same day. 

Mateo and Rufus are our main characters though there are a few other characters we hear from throughout the book. My heart absolutely bleeds for Mateo, his character is so pure and innocent. I connected with his character on such a deep level which is about the only thing that made me somewhat emotionally moved while reading.

Rufus’s character is weak. He pretty much annoyed me through most of the book, at least until the end where he and Mateo are in the club and then I somewhat warmed up to him. I think what made me really annoyed with his character is the fact that he said ‘mad’ a lot, like, “this brunette girl, mad pretty,” made me cringe every time I had to read a sentence like that. His character kind of just really lacked emotion. 

I had such high expectations that this book was emotionally going to leave me a mess right up until the end. NOPE! I wasn’t really emotionally invested enough to be a crying mess which could possibly make me a sociopath? Adam Silvera didn’t really write with emotion causing my attachment to the characters very slim. I was left with bits and pieces and even those were not enough to wreck me emotionally like I had expected. I just wanted more from this book, I really really did.

I won’t spoil the ending. 

But I will say this, it was a complete RIP-OFF. I can see the potential ending but why would you not write it out? That basically leaves the ending like a cliff-hanger even though you know whats coming. Yeah, I guess the sentence that ends the book was ‘cute’ but seriously just write the ending out! 

    This just won’t be a memorable book for me. 

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