REVIEW: “The First to Die at The End” – Adam Silvera
This is the prequel of “They Both Die at The End” you don’t need to read them in order or both, you can read them as standalone BUT some characters from TBDATE are part of the story in the prequel. Reading the first book is not needed but if you want to find the Easter eggs you should 👀 (they are both worth it so you should anyway)
It’s the night before Death-Cast goes live, and there’s one question on everyone’s mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict death, or is it an elaborate hoax? Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that he’s going to die, given his serious heart condition. Valentino Prince has a long and promising future ahead of him and only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident.
Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Squareand immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first End Day calls go out, their lives are changed for ever – one of them receives a call . . . the other doesn’t.
In the prequel we follow Orion and Valentino, on the very first day of Death-Cast. They are on Times Square when something happens, one of them is receiving a call. One of them is going to die.
Would you believe me if I tell you that I think the prequel was even BETTER than the first? I know it’s hard to believe but YES! Adam Silvera’s writing is getting better and better (it was already beautiful but it’s getting even more beautiful and heartbreaking). The characters, plot twists, story is just *chef’s kiss* and yes of course he managed to break my heart AGAIN! I couldn’t put it down, such an addictive book! Absolutely loved all the characters (minus at least one, if you know you know eh). And I can’t wait for the third book because I know it’s gonna be just as beautiful as the other two.
I was lucky to be invited to meet Adam Silvera when he was in Paris to celebrate the sequel. He asked us who would sign up to death cast. I said I would but I couldn’t believe (nor Adam Silvera’ himself) how many people actually don’t want to (in general not just at this meeting)! So if you could apply to an app who would ring you to let you know it’s your very last day to live, would you sign up for it?