Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse_ @TheNovl

26138370Publication: March 7th 2017

Publisher: Little, Brown BfYR

Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Source: ARC for review via The Novl

My Rating:ijSS5

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?

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My Thoughts

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There are times when I think that YA romances are just not for me. There are also times when I fall head-over-heels in love with certain YA couples. This? This is not one of those times. Some parts of Seven Days of You, I really loved. However, Sophia reminded me so much of Anna from Anna and the French Kiss, that it was impossible to ignore the way she irked the heck out of me. I’ll say this, if you loved AatFK, then this book is for you. American girl in another country falling hard for one guy, while also crushing on another, and suddenly gets mad when her BFF hooks up with her crush? Come on, this is Anna written all over again, only it’s set in Tokyo.

It’s like Sophia wanted to have a backup plan if things didn’t pan out with Jamie. She spent all of her time running around Tokyo with Jamie. I just did not understand her devastation over Mika and David hooking up. Her maturity level is questionable because she acted like such a kid in certain situations. Mika, I liked. She may be a fast-axx (LOL), but she was the realest of the two girls. She was only looking out for Sophia by warning her away from David, in my opinion. And there are times when I even thought that they can’t really be the best of friends like Sophia claimed.

Seven Days of You is exactly what it sounds like; Sophia has seven days to spend with Jamie before she is off to another country. Along with the exploration of Sophia and Jamie, there are other characters that come in and stir up the plot. Like Mika and David. Although, why the author had to have Sophia in a little love triangle is beyond me. I think I would have really loved this if it had just been about Sophia and Jamie. No other characters to create tension. Okay, so her mom was needed. But all the other little things weren’t needed.

This isn’t that bad, but I just don’t think it’s for me. I’m sure those of you who loved Anna and the French Kiss will probably find another YA romance to fangirl over. Considering how much I didn’t like the aforementioned book, this review really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. To each their own. If any of you have read this, or planning to read it, please let me know what you think. I don’t think I’m too old to connect with this genre, because some of my favorite books are YA romances. Seven Days of You just didn’t do it for me.

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12 thoughts on “Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse_ @TheNovl

  1. One of the reasons why I probably won’t ever bother reading Stephanie Perkins’ books is because I really don’t like the whole study-abroad-and-fall-in-love or vacation-in-another-country-and-fall-in-love plot. I don’t like romances that have such a temporary feel from the start. I knew I wouldn’t like this book for that reason so I avoided it like the plague. THANK YOU for writing this review because it pretty much confirmed what I was afraid of, with this book. :/ I’m sorry you didn’t enjoy this one! Excellent review, Lekeisha.

    Have a wonderful week. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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  2. I can completely understand everything you said in this review. I agree that there was too much useless drama (the whole David thing). I haven’t read Anna and the French Kiss so I don’t know about the similarities but it would have bugged me if I did. I liked it a lot more than you did but I also thought it had a few issues. Great review!

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  3. Hmmm.. I don’t know. I had the opportunity for this one but it just didn’t sound like ti was going to be very good to me, so I skipped out on reviewing it. I did love Anna and the French Kiss, but I don’t think I will get along with the character here. I only liked Aatfk because I was so in the mood for a teen romance. Lately, I feel like I’ve had my fill of those 😛

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  4. Tokyo setting sounds fun and maybe the part about her and Jamie, but I’m with you about the unneeded drama with the other pair. I struggle when that sort of thing crops up in YAs and sometimes adults.
    I haven’t read the Anna book yet, but I read a different one in the same world and was only so-so on it.

    Thanks, Lekeisha!

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