Series: Every Day (book 1)
Genre: YA, Romance, Fantasy, LGBT (m/m and f/f side pairings, possiby genderfluid or genderqueer character)
Rating: 5/5 stars
Cover: I like the greyish one more, but the ‘drawing’ of characters through words is a great idea.
Trigger warnings: abuse mention, depression mention, self-harm mention, thoughts about suicide mention, cheating
Description: Every day I am someone else. I am myself – I know I am myself – but I am also someone else. It has always been like this.
Each morning, A wakes up in a different body. There’s never any warning about who it will be, but A is used to that. Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. And that’s fine – until A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply.
Review: I demand more books like Every Day!
This is one of the best books I’ve ever read. ’nuff said.
But you probably want to know why and I’m willing – so very, very willing – to explain why. Although I’ll rather fangirl about it than explain…
I haven’t read about an idea like this one before. A character waking up in a different body every day? Very original. But David Leviathan doesn’t stop there. We get to read about A waking up as a boy, as a girl, as a PoC, white, straight, gay, mentally ill,… – you’ll get the picture. And he isn’t doing it because it’s trendy to have, say, a mental illness as a cute character quirk. It’s heartbreaking, but in a good way. This book is the reason why I started doing my Quotes to get lost in series (you can watch the first part if you like to). If I hadn’t as many unread books as I have, I would re-read it right now.
I liked Rhiannon’s approach to insta-love very much. It’s the first time I’ve read that in a book and I love her for it. You can’t fall in love with someone you’ve know 9 days, but in a lot of books it works that way. Not here. Well kinda. But that’s the only critique I have and it’s more like half of a negative point.
I can’t wait to read more by David Leviathan!