Monday, January 30, 2017

Book Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

The Vise Library received a copy of Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse.  This book is one of our most anticipated books of the year and we were thrilled to receive a copy of this book (thanks to The Novl)!  See our review and thoughts below!

About the book:

Anna and the French Kiss meets Before Sunrise in this smart and swoony debut.

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?
Sophia is getting ready to move back to New Jersey after spending several years in Tokyo with her closest friends.  She has seven days left until she moves, but her world is turned upside down when her friend/non-friend Jamie moves back to Tokyo the week before she moves.  Jamie and Sophia had a huge falling out before he left Tokyo the first time and have not spoken in 3 years.  Meanwhile, Sophia's friends have been keeping something from her and she has a hard time letting go of the betrayal she feels.  Sophia also has the chance to live with her estranged father and has to decide if that is the place she feels most at home.  

Things with Jamie really take a turn when they both address their disagreement from the past.  They start to spend more time together (in the short time that they have!) and realize there could be a lot of unresolved feelings, maybe some of the "more than friends" variety.  However, Sophia has a lot of fear since her time in Tokyo is coming to a close.  Can Sophia take a chance and live in the moment or will all her insecurities hold her back from living her life?

This book did such a great job of putting the reader in the world of the main character.  I loved how the author made me feel like I was there in Tokyo and seeing the sights and sounds.  The teenage angst was perfect and I felt like the problems and insecurities of being a teenager were legitimate.  This book makes you feel hopeful for the future and possibilities that are in front of us all on a day to day basis.  I loved this book and can't wait for more from this author!!

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About the author:

I'm Cecilia Vinesse, and I wrote a book about saying good-bye to high school friends and staying out all night and the dizziness of falling in love and the deliciousness of ramen.
I was born in France but then moved to Japan. And then to the States. And then back to Japan. And then back to the States. When I was 18, I moved to New York where I was homesick for nearly seven years. After that, I got a job in a cold, snowy city in northern Japan and, from there, I headed to Scotland where I got my master's in creative writing and lived off tea, writer tears, and Hobnobs.
I still live in the U.K. and spend most of my time writing, reading, baking, and getting emotional over Tori Amos albums. Hobbies include pretending Buffy the Vampire Slayer is real, collecting a lipstick to match every Skittle flavor, and listening to a thousand podcasts a day.
A pup named Malfi and a Renaissancist named Rachel are my favorite things in the world. That, and books. I should probably mention the books again. 

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