on March 7th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, contemporary, Romance
Source: Paperback ARC from Publisher
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?
Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse is a young adult contemporary romance that takes place in Tokyo, Japan. I loved the setting of this book. I bet Tokyo is such a vibrant and alive city. I thought it made the perfect place for a week of crazy adventures for these friends.
I loved the way the book was set up. Sofia, or Sofa to her friends (I hated her nickname!) lives in Tokyo and goes to an American academy there while her mom is teaching at a university. But the book starts out when she only has seven days left until she leaves, and the chapters start off with countdowns until her departure. It kind of reminded me of The Night we Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi. I really liked the flow of the book. It is about a group of friends that all have secrets and crushes and their own drama, but the romance was actually super cute. There were some light family issues thrown in to keep things interesting and plenty of teenage group of friends drama, but overall this was a light and quick read.
It made me want to visit Tokyo. That is for sure. I have one major holdup with Seven Days of You. It is the reason I didn’t rate this one higher, but it is a major spoiler. So read on at your own risk. View Spoiler »I was so bummed at the ending! I feel like this is going to be a standalone book, and there were so many issues that Sofia and Jamie worked through and just when they were all cute and together she left. And they totally ended on a bummer. They don’t even know if they are going to see each other again…at all. They decided not to long distance. And I get that it is the realistic ending but it was just not what I wanted to happen at all. I really liked Jamie. He is such a great guy and I was so happy that Sofia finallyt came around to him and then poof…nothing. No epilogue or later visit in their lives and certainly no HEA. I was so bummed when I finished reading. « Hide Spoiler I believe Seven Days of You is a standalone contemporary novel, but I am really really hoping that there is another book in the works because this one felt unfinished to me. I want to see more.
Bottom Line: If you are looking for a realistic contemporary book in a really cool setting, you should pick up Seven Days of You. I enjoyed this one.Check out @BookBriefs #Review of #7DaysOfYouBook by Cecilia Vinesse @TheNovl @cookieplease #YA Click To Tweet
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