Wednesday, March 4, 2015

After Ever Happy - Anna Todd Book review

 
It’s never been all rainbows and sunshine for Tessa and Hardin, but each new challenge they’ve faced has only made their passionate bond stronger and stronger. But when a revelation about the past shakes Hardin’s inpenetrable façade to the core—and then Tessa suffers a tragedy—will they stick together again, or be torn apart?

As the shocking truth about each of their families emerges, it’s clear the two lovers are not so different from each other. Tessa is no longer the sweet, simple, good girl she was when she met Hardin—any more than he is the cruel, moody boy she fell so hard for. Tessa understands all the troubling emotions brewing beneath Hardin’s exterior, and she knows she’s the only one who can calm him when he erupts. He needs her.

But the more layers of his past come to light, the darker he grows, and the harder he pushes Tessa—and everyone else in his life—away. Tessa’s not sure if she really can save him—not without sacrificing herself. She refuses to go down without a fight. But who is she fighting for—Hardin or herself?



 
 


I've loved this series since the first book ,  it has been a journey for both myself and the characters within the pages. So here we are -

Finally - the end has come. 

I will miss this series and the characters and the endless hours of frustration and angst as I read haha. The lovey dovey moments and the WTF moments ...


Many emotions passed by me within the pages as I read,  and now after reading the last page I am content and  have feelings  of pensive sadness. Why ? Because the book has ended and  the series has come to an  end. mmmm..

Hardin as we know is great at self destruction and sabotaging the good things in his life and with this installment nothing has changed.  He makes me want to throw the book and smack him up the chops many a times lol.  But saying this we see great things within Hardin in this book.


As a character he certainly is a rollercoaster of emotions, but for some reason as a reader we still love to hate him at times.  Towards the end my heart was in a  flutter and I had to say he certainly redeemed himself once again. 

** His dirty mouth still makes me sheepishly grin however ** that never changed. lol.



I'm nothing! I'm a fucked-up piece of shit with fucked-up parents and a fucked-up head.  


Tessa has much as she has learnt and grown along the way also leaves me with moments of sheer frustration. But as a woman I understand her ways and things she does at times. Every person deserves to be treated right and Hardin certainly doesn't many times.

The epilogue - don't get me started .... happy moments, frustration, confusion ... mmm you have to read it to understand.

But the author certainly captured this and these moments perfectly bringing out the emotions of both the characters and myself.

 sniff sniff...


"Whatever the hell our souls are made of, they are the same. "

The After series will take you on a journey filled with love, growth .. Understanding and love within lives. The path we take, the choices we make and the love we feel even though it may not be healthy or right. Sometimes just love isn't enough ?

Even at Hardin and Tessa's darkest moments there was always love. Destructive as it may have been , the constant thoughts and emotions always stayed strong.

The author grasps at your heart strings and plays you like a violin.. Pulling and tugging you along as the story proceeds.

The writing is crisp, entertaining, heartbreaking and keeps you intrigued till the very end.

An enjoyable read I would highly recommend to all ! Thank you to Simon and Schuster for this book for review for my honest opinon.

For more information on this series

Go to Simon & Schuster * The After Series *






 


 



 

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