Review: They Both Die at the End

AKA I cry at the end

 

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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.

 


 

Before I go into the specifics of this book, there is just one thing that I want to say: If you don’t mind SEVERE heartbreak, then you’re fine. It is a beautiful piece of work, but it can break you down just as quickly as it builds you up.

 

Here lies Mateo, he lived for everyone

 

There’s one song that I kept hearing in my head as I read certain parts of this book: Heaven by Beyonce. That is one of the most heartwrenching songs that she’s ever sung and it’s bittersweet tone works so well with Rufus and Mateo’s stories.

 

We laughed at the darkness,

so scared that we lost it,

we stood on the ceilings,

you showed me love was all you needed

 

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But heaven couldn’t wait for you

No heaven couldn’t wait for you

Heaven couldn’t wait for you 

No heaven couldn’t wait for you

So go on, go home

 

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Full review of TBDATE, October wrap up, a few recommendations and a tag or two.

 

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Horror Villains Halloween Tag

aka This one is ALL MINE (as far as I know)

 

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I created this one last Halloween, and never got around to posting it. Idk how come I never posted it, but, I’m doing it now!!

 

jason vorhees

A series that just won’t die (seriously, how many books do you need?)

The Southern Vampire Mysteries. Don’t get me wrong, it was a series that I enjoyed while I was reading it, then it just kept grooooowing, and growing. I can’t.

 

 

 

 

chucky

A book that started off cute/fluffy/safe and quickly broke your heart/escalated

This one can have a couple answers, but my first initial answer is Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. I mean, that ending!

 

Aisde from that I would choose Carry On by Rainbow Rowell or This Savage Song by V. E. Schwab, both of which were slow burns. You go into them expecting a lot to happen, but it doesn’t. Not until you’ve let your guard down.

 

 

 

 

 

pet sematary

A character that bought his/her headache as cheap as it comes

Jackson Oz of Zoo by James Patterson. I mean, he already KNEW about the changes happening with the animals, and yet he has a PET CHIMPANZEE. I am STILL not over this stupidity.

 

 

 

 

 

fenrir greyback

Favorite hybrid/shifter story

Full disclosure: I haven’t read very many of these (outside of fanfiction, which I can’t remember half the names of so I can’t rec them here), so my choices are limited. At face value, and the emotions that I  remember having while reading this book, I’d have to say Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater.

 

 

 

 

ahs

Favorite paranormal/horror anthology

By default, October Country by Ray Bradbury. It’s the best of the ones I’ve read, so….

Please rec me your favorites???

 

 

 

 

 

dracula

Favorite adult vampire/paranormal books

Toss up between Black Dagger Brotherhood by J R Ward and Midnight Breed by Lara Adrian. Both hooooot and action packed. If you want to read about a clan of vampires protecting the world from other vampires, with a heavy helping of sex and romance, this is where you start.

 

 

 

 

 

 

freddy krueger

A high fantasy book that you enjoyed

There are so many beautiful options for this one, there’s Heartless and Winter by Marissa Meyer, The Wee Free Men (Discworld) by Terry Pratchet and of course The Wizard of Oz by L Frank Baum. The characters, the world, the adventure!

 

 

 

 

the alien

A horror that features a non-human, non-vampire/shifter character

Off Season by Jack Ketchum. My lord does this book give: The Hills Have Eyes type of vibes. Yiiikes. There is so much gore! Soooo much (and I definitely need to see the movie that I heard it was made into).

 

 

 

 

 

 

pennywise

A book that scared you beyond words/started your love of the genre

Goosebumps and Fear Street was where it all began. I can still remember staying up on weekends flying through these books. Aaah, the memories.

 

 

 

 

 

 

predator

A character that had a complete turnaround (Predator vs Alien version)

The easy answer would be The Darkling (Grisha series), I mean, the way he started the series is NOT the way he enters book two! But there’s also Jamie Lannister and The Hound from GOT (but since I’ve only watched the tv series and not read the book…)

 

 

Until next Halloween,

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