After You- The Sequel To 'Me Before You'. || Review.

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 I didn't expect to be so unapologetically entranced by Me Before You, the first book in this series. As soon as I gave into the hype, I was obsessed and finished it within 48 hours. So the day this landed on my doorstep I was in a hurry to get it read, and also slightly skeptical as to how the sequel would be able to follow suit. Could any book follow suit of it's emotionally charged predecessor? Was there really any need for a second book after the ending of the first?

 Tiny disclaimer; if you've not read Me Before You already, you're a fool, but if plan on seeing or reading Me Before You and hate spoilers, this post probably isn't for you.

After You- Jojo Moyes
The first book in the series didn't really appear to leave itself open to a sequel, and had my kindle not popped up suggesting to pre-order the next, i'd have never given a second thought that After You would ever have been written. I mean, one of the two main characters ended his life. It was just Louisa left and I didn't really like her as a character in the first book. The fact she felt she could 'change his mind' about ending his life, didn't sit right. Anyway, the momentum to read a series of books is kept going by your emotional investment in the main characters and we were only left with one of the two in the second book. 

The book begins with Louisa attempting to live this exciting life she'd promised Will she would live, except she's not leading all that an exciting life. She has a cliched 'costume' wearing job, and likes wine too much. She goes up on top of a roof, and I swear, soon as I read this, I knew exactly how the rest of the book was going to fall out. Oh no she's fallen. Oh no is she now going to be paralysed like Will? Oh no, she's falling in love with the paramedic who saved her. *sigh*. Her ability to instantly feel better about one boyfriends death, by getting herself another boyfriend just paints her as dependent on others to 'fix' her. 

I also, really question the reality of anyone letting someone live with them who claims to be their dead boyfriends child without sufficient proof. Personally, anyone who knocked on my door at midnight claiming to be just that wouldn't be let in my house to stay for as long as they fancy and eat all my food.I sort of feel, After You, was, pardon the pun, a bit of an after thought. Very predictable, and not as emotionally hooking as the first. With Me Before You becoming a film, and scoring a few big names, it feels this book was just made for the $$$. I really do love Jojo Moyes' other books and hate that  I just did not love this one. It was okay, i've read worse books, but it just wasn't anything special. 

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