How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.
Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?
I have had this book on my TBR for over a year now, so I thought it was about time that I got around to reading it. I was aware of some reviews that weren’t overly complimentary about the story. In some ways, I can see why, but I thought it was an okay read and it definitely didn’t take me long to read at all. I think it would make a good beach read or a book in-between heavier books.
Seven Days of You follows Sophia who is entering her last week in Tokyo before she moves back to the US. She’s struggling with the thought of leaving her friends and the place that she loves spending time in. Sophia has set an alarm counting down the days, hours and minutes until she leaves. An old friend named Jamie is back in Tokyo during Sophia’s last week and he makes the last week pretty unforgettable.
I think my main frustration with this book was that I didn’t feel like I got to know Tokyo. I’ve never been there, so I really wanted the setting to be rich and descriptive. I wanted to go on an armchair adventure, but it definitely wasn’t for me. It really could have been set anywhere because I didn’t get a strong sense of place.
I did think the romance was believable and I liked how it was initially based on friendship. I think the relationship was hopeful for the future at the end of the story. To me, this story isn’t a love story for Tokyo, it’s a story about finding out who you are readdressing the friendships in your life. I don’t think Sophia’s friendships were as strong as she thought they were and it was interesting to read her discovery of this fact!
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! Read this book if you’re into contemporary YA and you’re looking for a quick read.
Whilst I wasn’t blown away by this book, I did think it was easy to read and it barely took me long to read at all!
Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves, be it buying or borrowing. From ‘real’ books you’ve purchased, a book you’ve borrowed, a book you’ve been given or an e-book they can all be shared!
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I am SO excited to read this book which I’m going to read before my other books that I’m ‘meant’ to be reading. It’s Becky Albertalli! It seems silly not to…
I didn’t like Alice’s debut as much as her second novel, but her second novel gave me high hopes for this one!
This picture does not give the stunning cover justice It is seriously one of the most beautiful covers I’ve seen in a while. I am so excited to read Louise’s reimagining of The Little Mermaid.
I meant to read this book last year but never got around to it, due to some less favourable reviews. I want to give it a chance though.
What did you add to your shelves this week? Feel free to let me know or leave a link to your posts!
Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s all about debut releases in 2017. It’s been fun to look into it!
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The Hate U Give- Angie Thomas
I’ve heard a lot about this book already and I’m excited for it to be released. It is inspired by The Black Lives Matter movement.
The Hidden Memory of Objects-
I read emotional and thrilling in the synopis and I was pretty much sold! I love the cover of this one too.
One Of Us Is Lying- Karen M.McManus
I’m looking forward to this one mainly because I’ve judged it by its cover and I think it looks like it’s going to be awesome!
The Hundred Lives of Lizzie Lovett- Chelsea Sedoti
I have heard good things about this book too, so I’m looking forward to finally checking it out in 2017!
Girl Out Of Water- Laura Silverman
This looks like another emotional read. I love the simple cover.
It Started With Goodbye- Christina June
A modern take on the Cinderella arc? I’m in!
The Disappearances- Emily Bain Murphy
Oooh. I like the sound of this one. Love the cover, love the fantasy sound of it.
The Education of Margot Sanchez- Lilliam Rivera
I think this sounds like such an important read! It’s billed as a coming-of-age novel about dysfunctional families. Intrigued!
Seven Days Of You-
I can’t help but put a cute contemporary looking book on my list! 🙂 This one looks like it could be a bit of a heartbreaker too!
A List Of Cages- Robin Roe
I love stories that include characters with ADHD. I have high hopes for this one!
What are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!