Tuesday, November 20, 2012

BLOG TOUR: Any Other Night by Anne Pfeffer [REVIEW]

PUB DATE: May 19th 2012
By: Bold print Press
Pages: 278
Source: blog tour provided
Summary: [Goodreads / Amazon]
Any other night, Ryan Mills would have driven his best friend, Michael, to Emily's sweet sixteen party at the Breakers Club. Instead, determined to win over the birthday girl, he goes to the party early and alone, setting off a chain of events that ends with a car accident in which Michael dies.
Ryan blames himself for what happened to Michael. As far as he's concerned, he doesn't deserve to have love or ever be happy again. Then he learns Michael left a secret behind. Ryan feels compelled to take on his friend's unfinished business, and in the process, changes his life forever and becomes a man.
[This book was published in October 2011 under the title Loving Emily. In May 2012, it was reissued with its content unchanged as Any Other Night. Many older ratings and reviews remain under the old title. Please put newer ratings and reviews here.
A NOTE ABOUT CONTENT: in this book, some characters use profanity, engage in nonexplicit sexual activity, or take illegal drugs.]
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My Thought's (Lisseth):
"This book was all around emotional. It was sweet, touching, and raw. It moves you with a force! A YA Contemporary YOU MUST READ!" =D
This book is one of those books that really surprise's you. I was like, oh this is going to be one of those sad, depressing books. Which in a way it is BUT it also has a sweet romance and a a lot of tough stuff.
Ryan is heavy with guilt that he could have prevented his BEST FRIENDS death. They had a close relationship and even though they seemed a bit apart there at the start you could tell that Micheal was really good at times.
I was crying through the memories and the heartache. [me below] most of the time while reading, i kept stopping and just crying, sometimes I didn't even notice that i was tearing.
DANG, i could feel his guilt and the author writes it so that you can feel the depths of his despair and why he doesn't need LOVE. I loved that the author doesn't put tons of paragraphs on descriptions or explanations, she keeps them short and to the point which i really liked, it kept the focus on the story and the characters itself.
His relationship with Micheal and the events of his death really leave a scar on his heart. What i loved was EMILY. She was his savior, in a way. She brought him calm, she was what made it bearable to go to school, to try to get past the pain. He let her see his grief, his vulnerability. It showed the softer side of Ryan. She's "Hachimenreirou"="perfect serenity-beautiful from all sides" Her and Ryan have fun and she heals him. Make's him FEEL AGAIN.
There are many obstacles for Ryan. He has to deal with Michael's death AND his secret. WOAH that was just WOAH @_@. I mean I thought i knew what it was but then, putting things together i was just as floored as Ryan.
I wanted to punch the crud out of Ryans parents because one thing that makes me angry are parents that aren't there for their kids. =/ I loved Rosario, the housekeeper turned into step in mother for Ryan and his sisters. His sister were cute and they made his more approachable. I loved that he didn't got into a deep desolate dark place, where he hated everybody and talked to no one. He actually stayed sane, and kept it cool for most of the times, which i admire A LOT!
Overall, expect to shed some tears and fall in LOVE! This is a MUST read and it will surprise you. I LOVED that it was tragic yet healing and romantic. I really casts a wide range of emotions, I am DEFINITELY going to read more by this author!! =D
This song, FEEL AGAIN by ONE REPUBLIC, really captures the essence of the book and Ryan's relationship and healing with Emily. ENJOY!! =D
About the Author:
Anne Pfeffer lives in Los Angeles, CA near a large rotating neon chicken head with her daughter and her dachshund, Taco.
She is also the author of Any Other Night and The Wedding Cake Girl.
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1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh. This look so awesome. I NEED TO READ IT. Awesome review Lisseth!
    XOXO, Inky@ Book Haven Extraordinaire


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