They Both Die At The End by Adam SilveraThey Both Die At The End by Adam Silvera

They Both Die At The End

byAdam Silvera

Hardcover | September 5, 2017

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Adam Silvera reminds us that there’s no life without death and no love without loss in this devastating yet uplifting story about two people whose lives change over the course of one unforgettable day.

New York Times bestseller * 4 starred reviews * A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year * A Kirkus Best Book of the Year * A Booklist Editors' Choice of 2017 * A Bustle Best YA Novel of 2017 * A Paste Magazine Best YA Book of 2017 * A Book Riot Best Queer Book of 2017 * A Buzzfeed Best YA Book of the Year * A BookPage Best YA Book of the Year

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—to live a lifetime in a single day.

In the tradition of Before I Fall and If I Stay, They Both Die at the End is a tour de force from acclaimed author Adam Silvera, whose debut, More Happy Than Not, the New York Times called “profound.”

Adam Silvera is the New York Times bestselling author of More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me, and he was named a Publishers Weekly Flying Start. Adam was born and raised in the Bronx. He was a bookseller before shifting to children’s publishing and has worked at a literary development company, a creative writing website ...
Title:They Both Die At The EndFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:384 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 1.21 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 1.21 inPublished:September 5, 2017Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062457799

ISBN - 13:9780062457790


Rated 5 out of 5 by from heartwarming and breaking all at once this book is simply beautiful, from the cover art to the story itself. you truly get to know the two main characters and the relationship they build with one another is spectacular. i really enjoyed the different perspectives of all the characters, it made the book very enjoyable to indulge in. and for the ending, just simply astounding.
Date published: 2019-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good Definitely worth your time and money! I loved this
Date published: 2018-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely incredible Never has a book affected me so much and left me reeling for so long in my life. This book is beautiful in the most heartbreaking way, and really changed my perspective. It inspired me to truly appreciate what I have and to tell my friends and family that I love them. It really reminds you of how fast everything can change without notice and to live life to the fullest. This is a must read
Date published: 2018-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the Best Books I've Ever Read I started reading this book and I couldn't put it down. I had started it in the morning and then finished it late afternoon as I loved it that much. It really shifted perspective and was a bit of a tear jerker despite knowing what was going to happen.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE This is a very beautifully written book. I fell in love with the characters and their friendship. I cried when they cried, and when they died. I am looking forward to reading more of Adam Silvera’s work.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honestly, this is personally the best book I have ever read Had no idea what to expect when reading this book. Borrowed it from someone else because the title was cool, but little did I know what a ride this would be. The concept is amazing, and the execution does not disappoint, especially when having a title that provoking. This story made me cry so much and resonated with me in several different levels. The characaters felt authentic and actually real, and I felt their deaths as a gut punch. Most importantly, this book is about valuing your life and striving to make each day count as much as possible, because if we never leave our house and die in there, have we ever actually lived? RIP Mateo and Rufus and good job Adam Silvera for making me have such a visceral reaction to a book! 11/10
Date published: 2018-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite book The book cover is very beautiful, but what really attracted me the book was the title. I really loved this book even if the title says it all, I wasn't expecting the book to be this good. It really made me think of life. I love that Adam Silvera created a world in an existent world. I plan to re-read this book before 2018 ends.
Date published: 2018-10-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 4 stars for the unique concept of the Death-Cast and great supporting characters After reading More Happy Than Not and History Is All You Left Me, this book had a lot less of an emotional impact on me which was disappointing. :( I guess the use of multiple POVs (in 3rd person) of random characters throughout the book were to show how someone was connected to either Mateo or Rufus by chance in a way. I didn't care much for the 3rd person POV and I think it would've been better to just stick to Mateo's and Rufus's POV. I also would've liked more explanation surrounding the Death-Cast. It seemed unrealistic as to how someone's death could be predicted in this contemporary. At least in More Happy Than Not, the Leteo procedure had some explanation. That being said, I simply adored the secondary characters like Rufus's best friends Tagoe and Malcom. Same for Mateo's best friend Lidia. I liked Mateo's and Rufus's gradual friendship over the course of 24 hours and they definitely deserved more time together, as they brought out different aspects of each other. Nonetheless, I'm super excited to read Silvera's future works. Especially his fantasy novel :D
Date published: 2018-09-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Almost Perfect So the ending of the book is no surprise, but it was somehow very poorly executed. It just felt like an unnecessary suspense and could have been more clear, as well as there were some questions left unanswered about certain people. Otherwise , I really liked the book and can only hope there's a end after the end.
Date published: 2018-08-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great! I love knowing whats going to happen at the end but being pleasantly surprised and hopeful that something will change throughout. Great read
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting Concept I'm a big Adam Silvera fan and I loved More Happy Than Not, so I was excited for TBDATE. Unfortunately, I found it a little slow and didn't get invested in the main relationship until 3/4 of the way through the book. The last 1/4 was really strong, but I almost gave up a few times before getting there. Where this book really shines is its concept—Death-Cast and the different activities for people on their End Day were smart and well-executed.
Date published: 2018-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING love multiple points of view mainly focusing on the two main characters. such a cute story
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great book The concept is super interesting and overall, it was a great book.
Date published: 2018-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great! This book was heart-wrenching and marvellous. I don't know why I was expecting it to hurt less with the title that it has. Be prepared to feel things, folks. But also fall in love with characters that feel so real! Brb, while I out everything else Adam Silver a has written on my TBR list.
Date published: 2018-08-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting I bought this book because the concept sounded super interesting. It is written through several points of view and shows how many people cope with the knowledge that they only have one day left to live. My only problem with it is that many parts of the story seem to drag. Other than that, I loved it!
Date published: 2018-08-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from excited to read I recently bought this book and am excited to start reading it. Will update once finished
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay I found that it was little difficult to commit to. I thought that the characters were well written, though.
Date published: 2018-07-15
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not enjoy I personally did not like this book as i'm sad to admit. I was very excited and eager to order this book, and when I finally begun reading I found myself to be very disappointed. I did not like the characters nor could I relate to them in any way, besides the obvious fact we are all human. I do not recommend as it's very difficult to fully commit to this book.
Date published: 2018-07-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Okay The idea seemed good but the book does not deliver its promise, disapointing
Date published: 2018-06-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Meh This book was good, well written with good characters, but I found it hard to fully invest myself into the book.
Date published: 2018-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but Overhyped This was a good book, but I found it a bit hard to like the main characters as much as I wanted to. It's not what it was hyped up to be. Cute, but nothing too deep.
Date published: 2018-06-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from enjoying the book so far the book starts off with a great introduction, haven't got to the end yet but hoping itll be good
Date published: 2018-06-20
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I wanted to like it more The idea behind the book was interesting, and led to some cool conversations. I think it could have held more and been a bit deeper
Date published: 2018-06-19
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unique concept Some of the dialogue was a little cheesy for me, but it was a good story about friendship and taking risks, and realizing what matters most in life. I think I liked the setup more than the execution though - it never completely lived up to what I hoped it would be.
Date published: 2018-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great I read this book in 2 days, its amazing. I would recommend getting it.
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really Good! This book put a twist on death that made you think throughout the whole story. I'm glad I read this, I did not want to put it down.
Date published: 2018-05-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It's a good book I bought this as a gift, but I think the person will like it.
Date published: 2018-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This quickly became my favourite book This book was freaking amazing. It throws you into a world that is different enough from ours that it's exciting but not so different that you're asked to overly suspend your disbelief. The whole time I would go back and forth on whether or not I thought the title of the book was going to be true. This book is such a ride, with great characters and relationships. It's such a great book, I would rec to anyone. #plumreview
Date published: 2018-05-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It was good... The book was good, I enjoyed it enough, but in no way did I love it. I found it hard to connect to the characters, and therefore didn't care too during the events of the book. I found the book slow, which is ironic because the book happens over a 24 hour period. The best part about this book is the questions that it made me think of. Questions that I hadn't considered. In that way, it was good. In that way, the book kept me engaged. If you're looking for a light easy read, this is it.
Date published: 2018-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWESOME This idea is really cool, I loved the characters and different points of views. Also, THE END KILLED ME
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good, but not great! First book I've read from this author. Not the best, but good. Will read more from this author in the future!
Date published: 2018-04-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Read it. I'm very picky with books, especially with the idea of the government telling you when you're going to die with no explanation. However, They Both Die At The End has an amazing story line that completely distracts you from the unanswered question of how the government knows. A book has never eased me into the relations of people so easily, coming from someone who has trust issues (yes, even with book characters). It did not feel rushed or forced. It was such a natural fit, one that I haven't seen before. On top of that, the story is beautifully bittersweet. I recommend it.
Date published: 2018-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtaking I knew I would love this book, but I love it so much more than I thought I would. From the cover to the end, I loved every minute of reading it.
Date published: 2018-04-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly Devastating A wonderful and inspiring read but very sad. Great for teens.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay, so I'm conflicted ... Here's the thing. This book was excellent. The writing style from the switching perspectives of our main characters and the flashes of the people around them were phenomenal. I adore how this showed just how interlinked our stories are and how important life is to L.I.V.E because we could literally die at any second of any day. Blah - Blah - Blah **WARNING SPOILERS** SO, here's what I've been completely and utterly stuck on: 1) What if this whole Death Cast deal really just leads people to their deaths? I Mean YES meeting up and leaving the house with Rufus ultimately elongated Mateo's life but I always think about the guy with the bomb - he literally says something along the lines of "if he's going out today he's not going out alone." Which lead to the deaths of many other people. THEN Theirs the fact that getting the call stopped Rufus from killing the asshole who shant be named WHICH lead to the car crash that killed the famous actor. Sure you could argue that they would have all died in other ways since the book did make a point to say that Death Cast does not know how you'll die but still. 2) I really wanted something cooler to happen. Like it was mentioned a couple of times that no one had reportedly been able to ward off their death day. I was jacked up thinking OH DAMN they're going to try. But nope. It would have also been cool if they, whilst warding off their deaths, tried to get to the bottom of Death Cast itself. Who are those freaks and how do they know everyone's death dates? I guess ultimately it was a good read but I definitely wanted something crazier, which was disappointing.
Date published: 2018-04-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great This is my first Adam Silvera book ever. I really enjoyed spending time with Mateo and Rufus. I also loved seeing other minor characters that were involved in the story. Unfortunately I found the story to be pretty meh. Yes, of course it's sad that they are dying, but I was not nearly as emotionally affected as I thought I would be, considering the many raving reviews I've seen. Maybe I was just a little bit heartless, but maybe it's because I listened to the end of the audiobook, and that sometimes takes me out of the right headspace. Other than that, I didn't really have any problems with the book, but it just wasn't really my favourite. There was great character development, especially in Mateo.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice! I loved and hated this book. In an alternate present day, people receive a call just after midnight letting them know it is their "end day." Teenage boys Mateo and Rufus, two strangers, each receive the call within hours of one another. Both boys are parent-less (Mateo's mother dead, his father in a coma; Rufus's entire family killed in a tragic car accident). Seeking solace in a friend, they find one another on the Last Friend App. The next 24 hours are filled with adventure, friendship, love, loss, and impending doom. As a reader you are continually reminded that no one has ever eluded Death-Cast's prediction for death. The boys will die but we don't know when or how. As the clock ticks down, the reader can't help hoping for a happy ending, a miracle that will save them both. But the title of this book is The Both Die At The End. There are no spoilers, the ending is announced before you open the book. But it's what happens between the pages that matters most.
Date published: 2018-03-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely So, the title gives the end away. However, I read hoping the whole time it was a trick. Ultimately, this book should have depressed me, but it didn't. A great reminder about the importance of living each day to its fullest.
Date published: 2018-03-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes! Yes! Yes! Amazing book! Though in denial the entire time while reading this I absolutely loved it. The characters were amazing and it was a great plot idea.
Date published: 2018-03-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Overall Good but a bit Odd The overall book is good, however there were some weird parts and definitely a weird ending.
Date published: 2018-03-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Book Wow...the ending is so worth it. I was amazed by the power of friendship in this book and I loved that the love/couple relationship didn't overpower the book! A must read!
Date published: 2018-03-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Monsters don't come to your home to help you live; they trap you in your bed and eat you alive. I made the mistake of reading this while I was smack dab in the middle of a horrible cold and when I got to the end I was crying so hard I actually could not breathe. It was terrifying. Please do not read this book while ill. In general I try to steer away from books I know will make me sad because I'm already an emotional person and I have to be in a very specific mood to willingly go into something that I anticipate will take a wrecking ball to the dam. Yet, for some reason, I really wanted this particular book. I wanted it to make me cry. (Both missions accomplished.) Beyond that, I didn't know what to expect or what the characters would be like. It surprised me when it switched to a perspective that wasn't either of the designated MC's and I wasn't sure what it was going for at first, but it somehow just worked. I feel like it added impact to the main characters' storylines without taking away from them, and also gave us a further peek at the world they live in. I felt so anxious reading the last third of the book because I felt the desperate longing to stop the inevitable, to run away from it somehow, knowing that it was impossible to do so but being overwhelmed with the powerful instinct to survive. Still, you know it's coming, but you don't know when, and then... Mm. I LOVED Mateo and Rufus. I related so much to Mateo in particular, and that's probably why it all hurt me so much, but it also gave me inspiration. I don't want to be in that position; I don't want it to be too late to do all the things. So I'm trying harder to do all the things. There were a couple small complaints I had, thus the lack of 5/5 stars, but they would be spoilers so I won't say.
Date published: 2018-03-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best book ever This is such a good book, at first i did not think i would like it but as i read on it got better and better. STOP WHAT YOU'RE DOING AND BUY THIS BOOK
Date published: 2018-02-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Story About Life "I wasted all those yesterdays and am completely out of tomorrows." They Both Die at the End takes place in a world where you get a call from Death Cast on the day you're going to die, alerting you of said fact. It follows two boys who received said call and find each other through an app called Last Friend. The book title's a big hint towards how sad this will make you, but I still didn't except to cry so much. I don't even know what to say about this book except that it might be the most wonderful story about life I've ever read yet. The concept in itself stressed me out due to the fact that I'm terrified of death, but it was dealt with in such a beautiful and deep manner that I managed to make my way throughout the story without panicking too much. I mean, I did cry a lot, but at least I didn't panic too much. Anyway, all in all, this was amazing. The plot was original and thoroughly fascinating, and it was impossible not to get attached to the characters. Which is unfortunate, when you think about it, due to the title of the book. Just... This book makes me want to take advantage of the fact that I'm alive, and I think that's amazing.
Date published: 2018-02-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Enjoyable Good to read in your spare time. It's about two strangers spending their last days together. Adam SIlvera definitely thought it all out, everything was well organized and planned. By the end of it, the characters had learned a lot about each other, and their personalities clashed together to make two, amazing people, and one amazing book.
Date published: 2018-02-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This book really makes you think... I really enjoyed this book, and it had an interesting concept because the title gives a major spoiler so the question isn't if they are going to die, but when. There are major plot holes in the book because even if society has the ability to predict who is going to ide, by telling the person they're going to die alters how they go about living their last day, and would ultimately disrupt the chain of events that would have led to their untimely demise. But if you ignore all of that, this book is a fantastic read that leaves you unable to put it down, and I would definitely recommend this book.
Date published: 2018-02-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely Amazing read. I really loved how the characters were part of the LGBTQ community, we need more representation!
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quick read It was such a weird experience reading a book while knowing how it would end. I've always hated spoilers and taken no interest in reading a story of which I knew the ending. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered this book title wasn't meant to just catch your eye. This book was centered on the characters' journey and romance rather than how it ends or any unexpected twist (don't get me wrong, I love me a good twist). Let's be real : it does not explore themes like grief, death and life in a very deep way since it was meant to be a YA romance but it surely has some passages where I experienced some questioning about said themes. Overall, this was a quick and rather addictive read! This is my second time reading Adam Silvera's work (I admit, I prefered More Happy Than Not).
Date published: 2018-02-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from God, I love this never has a book made me feel so many emotions. Honestly, one of the best books I've read in a while. 10/10 recommend :)
Date published: 2018-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sad but amazing There is a lot of life lessons that I learned from this book, and the ending still has me amazed
Date published: 2018-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing book! Slow beginning, but the main characters were amazing. Less plot, more of a series of events.
Date published: 2018-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really beautiful Normally I don't like insta love but this one wan made really well. You know how it's going to end but you can't help but hope for a better ending. Really enjoyed this book
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Sweet Story Slow to start but picks up. Loved the main characters. Less plot, more of a series of events.
Date published: 2018-01-21
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay interesting concept but not my cup of tea.
Date published: 2018-01-19
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Really wanted to love it The story picks up slow and you can't help but notice how intentionally opposite the two characters are. One is a loner and one has many friends and is going through a break up. I was so excited to read this but I only felt annoyance towards the main characters. I stopped about halfway through the book.
Date published: 2018-01-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Heart Breaker This was my first Adam Silvera and it will definitely not be my last. Such a powerful, heart wrenching story about 2 boys who get the call that today they will die, and from there a wonderful and bittersweet story unfolds. Prepare for feels.
Date published: 2018-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from amazing such a great book! i loved every minute of it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good read, even for adults On occasion, it's good to take a break from some heavier reading by pulling out a YA novel. I read the majority of TBDaTE in one or two sittings, and boy, am I glad I read it in private. Bawled my eyes out for quite a while! Silvera writes this story in such a way that while you know what happens at the end, you can't help but feel as if 'maybe they'll make it, maybe this time it'll be different', and that's what makes the ending so heartbreakingly devastating. Loved the story the entire way through, and will probably pick up some more of his novels in the future.
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok everyone had been telling me to pick this book up, and I had super high expectations. However, when I actually read it, I realized it was NOT worth it
Date published: 2018-01-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not worth it I did not enjoy a single part of this. I really wanted to, but it was a struggle to finish :(
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from so amazing this book was so good the ending was sad though
Date published: 2018-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Amazing!!!!! I bought this book because the title was enticing and I read it in two days. This story was legendary with so many ups and downs. I highly recommend this book!
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Was in denial throughout the book
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Re-Read worthy This book was an amazing story, a constant page turner.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from awesome! Very cool concept. Ending was a tad disappointing tho.
Date published: 2017-12-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from average the whole story is ok but the ending is bit disappointing
Date published: 2017-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I loved it to the ending. The ending was a bit too much, but I have hope that the series will be redeemed
Date published: 2017-12-24
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This story is so important and I would love to see more like it involving this content!!!
Date published: 2017-12-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok I need to re-read this, as I rushed through it the first time because I was busy, but nonetheless, I enjoyed it.
Date published: 2017-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok An imaginative page-turner
Date published: 2017-12-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really enjoyed this I very much enjoyed this book and thought it was a great read. It is not quite a 5 star for me but very close so I would recommend it.
Date published: 2017-12-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok This book has made me want to read more contemporary! What a GREAT story.
Date published: 2017-12-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok it was fine but way overpriced for what it is
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So so good! This book has made me want to read more contemporary! What a GREAT story. I was hooked and found the splash of sci-fi elements to be refreshing in this story.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Alright I didn't find this book particularly moving but the idea was very creative, and the execution was cool. I like the non-chalant approach to different sexual orientations, but none of the characters really resonated with me
Date published: 2017-11-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Pretty Good It was worth the read but I don't think I would read it again. The characters were witty but I couldn't really connect so well with them. Overall, the idea and concept of the book was interesting.
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from It was ok The title of the book gives away the ending #plumreview
Date published: 2017-11-16
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok It takes along time to finish
Date published: 2017-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! I really enjoyed reading this book. Was in denial throughout the book and left me with many 'what if' questions afterwards. Very interesting concept and story.
Date published: 2017-11-03
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Okay! It was an okay novel! not sure if i would read it again.
Date published: 2017-11-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from cried much better than history is all you left me
Date published: 2017-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from ok Such an inspiring and interesting read, simply could not put it down! Great job!
Date published: 2017-10-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I didn't love it I didn't love this book or get all the emotions everyone else felt from reading this book. To me, the story dragged and I didn't really care about the world of knowing when you'd die either, which is basically the whole point of the book.
Date published: 2017-10-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from very interesting all about the journey, not the destination
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Interesting Book Tells you how it ends, yet you don't see it coming.
Date published: 2017-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Adorable I loved the whole concept of this book, it was all beautifully written, I loved the characters so much, Mateo and Rufus are so different in their personalities, backstories and experiences, I thought they worked so well together, The two of them brought out the best in each other and showed us how you could live if you only have one day left.
Date published: 2017-10-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from devastatingly beautiful. The title doesn't prepare you for devastion you will feel after reading this book.
Date published: 2017-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from buy this masterpiece! a great book for young adults
Date published: 2017-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worth the Read Where oh where to even begin?! First, I have to address the elephant in the room. This book had some hype behind it. MAJOR hype behind it. This was one of my most anticipated reads of the year due to the hype prior to the release. The only other novel that I've read by Adam Silvera is "More Happy Than Not" and I have only read that recently (loved it though). The reason I'm addressing the hype behind this novel is because I think the hype almost inhibits the enjoyment of this read (if that makes sense). Due to the overwhelmingly vast amount of exposure that I had in regards to this novel, I had pretty high expectations and if I reviewed this book based on my expectations, I would say I was disappointed in this read. However, if I reviewed this novel without comparing it to the expectations that I had prior to reading, I would say that it was a really good read. I know that's a very confusing concept but I'm hoping someone (i.e. anyone) gets what I mean. Anyway, moving along, the concept behind this story is genius. I haven't read anything where a character knows the day that they will die (aside from those stories where there's a heroic epic battle). It was actually a weird experience because along with following the story, I found myself getting theological and questioning my own mortality or mortality in general. I mean, ideally, we would all be living every day with such purpose and appreciation for every moment.....but are we? I don't know. I have to admit that for me, the story was initially pretty slow and took me until about halfway to become invested in the story and the characters. From then on out though, I couldn't put it down. That was also another odd feeling. I couldn't put the book down because I wanted to know more yet at the same time, I had that hollow feeling in the pit of your stomach when climbing the climactic loop on a roller coaster. You know the fall is coming and that it's inevitable but you just don't know the exact moment. As for the ending, I think it was done quite well. I was satisfied(?) with how everything played out. It was definitely heartbreaking but hey, you can't say I wasn't warned. I would recommend this novel because even without the story being good (it is) I think the idea behind the story is unique and worth the read alone. The only thing that I wish I could change is that I wish I had lower expectations prior to reading this novel because I think I would have enjoyed it more.
Date published: 2017-10-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A fantastic read! Adam Silvera's third book is his best, I think. I loved this book and can't wait to dive in again and re-read. If you loved Silvera's other books, this will be right up your alley.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Heartbreaking but beautiful Despite reading the title of this book, my heart was still not prepared for the roller coaster of emotions. Silvera’s books are guaranteed to be heart-breaking but you’ll still love every single second of the reading experience. On the day of your death, Death-Cast calls you between midnight and 3AM to let you know. On September 5th (also the release day of this book!), Mateo and Rufus both receive the call under very different circumstances. To make their last day memorable, they both join Last Friend, an app designed to pair up people looking for company on their End Day. They Both Die at the End is a speculative fiction novel that takes place in a single extraordinary last day. I loved this book, it was just amazing. The premise is definitely rooted in heartbreak and sobbing for the reader, but I promise that it’s so worth it. Rufus and Mateo are characters you will want to root for and their story was phenomenal. They Both Die at the End is another great book from a phenomenal writer. If you’re looking for amazing fleshed-out characters, a compelling plot and a good cry, I highly recommend this one.
Date published: 2017-09-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AMAZING It was incredible how this whole book is only the span of one day, but feels like a lifetime lived for these two boys as well as myself. The way that Rufus and Mateo are totally different in their own perfect way brought them together by learning from one another and leading to the journey of their friendship. I really love the Death-Cast system, how its explained and developed in the story, and how the characters face their greatest fears and how we can get a glimpse- scratch that, a whole SYSTEM and WORLD of how life would be if we knew the die when our lives would end. I very highly suggest this book to everyone!! And whats cool is how people can reflect to the whole 'knowing when your going to die' scenario. Whether it gives you an extra push to live each day like you were going to die, or give you a whole meaning in your life another way you never thought you would, 'They Both Die At The End' is something you want to pick up :))
Date published: 2017-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compelling read, book club worthy What would you do if it were your last day on earth? I don't mean if you're Chris Hadfield or any other astronaut and were undertaking a space mission, I mean if you knew you were going to die in the next day. Would you hide away and hope to avoid your fate, or would you live it up like there's no tomorrow. When eighteen year old Mateo received the call from Death-Cast, he knew he was going to force himself outdoors to enjoy some of the many activities he'd been avoiding. He's long figured if he stayed inside, he'd be safe, but it hadn't turned out that way. Rufus received his call and gathered up his pals and headed to his foster home to arrange his funeral. Circumstance caused him to flee out alone. Not a situation anyone want to find themselves in, young, healthy and destined to die alone. I was moved by both boys stories and wanted them to be the exception. They should live, Mateo needed to start living. My favourite line from the book comes from him, "I'm at the finish line, but I never ran the race." Not a good point to consider your life from, though it could make readers question what they have done in their lives so far. Author Adam Silvera has re-worked society to accommodate 'decker', those who know they are to die that day. He made it feel very real that such activities could occur and reflected both the positive and negative ways that people could respond. This novel would make an excellent book club read and could be used in the classroom to spark a variety of discussions. This is a wonderful book that is sensitive in it's handling of the death of the two boys. I look forward to reading more by this talented author. I received and advanced readers copy of this book from Indigo Books & Music Inc., in exchange for an honest review. #IndigoEmployee
Date published: 2017-07-05

Editorial Reviews

“Themes of friendship, love, loss, and fate combine in this novel that should be read with a box of tissues close at hand.”