Friday 17 June 2022

They both die at the end by Adam Silvera


Series: Death-Cast (#1)

Format: 368 pages, Paperback

Published: September 7, 2017 by Simon & Schuster

YA Fiction / Library

Very conflicted here. I did like it, it was a fast, easy read (but it still took me a long time.)

It's just the whole Death Call thing really made me think waaaay too much. You get a call telling you that you will die that day. Ok. BUT, what if you die 12.01 am? Do they even have time to call you? What kind of shitty last day is that. Or they call you at 3 am waking you up when you would peacefully have died in your sleep.

ALso, most of these deaths here were totally caused by the last call. People made other choices which lead to their deaths. It makes no sense. Oh, and if you are a walking dead person then really the government would make it impossible for you to go places. You are a ticking bomb, even if you die, others would might just be hurt. But if you are not there? See, too many freaking plot holes. The set up makes no sense and it was all I thought about.

So, I think the organization is secretly evil and killing people. Now that makes sense!

I liked it for the easy flow. The world, not so much

On September 5th, 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 reasosn, they're both looking for 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 - to live a lifetime in a single day.


  1. Oh interesting. I didn't think it was that complex of a story. I thought they just knew they were dying and the last day, I 've had it on my Kindle for years. I'm curious what I'll think.

    Karen @For What It's Worth

  2. I (morbidly) love the title of this book, and I've always wondered if they really die at the end. Haven't read it though. Does sound like it would have too many plot holes.

    1. No one escapes the phone call, and that is a plot hole in it self

  3. NO!! This is just so wrong! While it sounds interesting, I could only read it if I knew they'd end up surviving. *sobs*

  4. Can't say I'm a big fan of this author, I didn't care for the last book of his that I read, but glad it flowed at least.

    1. It was light but yes so many plotholes that made me hmmm



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