Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Book Review - After You

After You is the sequel to Me Before You.  I remember loving MBY, but looking at Goodreads, I only rated it 3 stars.  Probably because I hated the ending.  Anyway, After You picks up about 2 years later with Louisa.  She's still a mess, and things get messier and messier.

Here's the deal:  Jojo Moyes is an excellent writer, so this book was enjoyable to read.  I found myself really caring about the characters, and needing to know what happened to them.  But the plot is so ridiculous.  It just became too much to believe.  And the ending seemed very predictable to me. But I guess I shouldn't complain, since this ending was much happier than the first book.

Speaking of Me Before You, I didn't know there was a movie!  It's coming out in the spring.  I will have to get over the fact that it stars Khaleesi, Finnick Odair, Clara Oswald, Tywin Lannister, and Neville Longbottom.


  1. I just reviewed this one too... and felt pretty much the same way. I was compelled to speed through, yet I was still kind of annoyed by the ridiculous plot happenings. I kept thinking it was like watching an episode of ER - it was always one thing after another with crazy things on that show. And interesting that you mention going back to look at your earlier rating of Me Before You - I think I feel similar, remembering it as great but not having rated it really that high. So I'm going with Jojo Moyes as good for entertainment value, not necessarily for great literature.

  2. Oh my gosh - can't wait for the movie! That cast is awesome, too! :)