Couldn’t have imagined a better ending, so realistically frustrating to see how they work in their relationship and refreshing the way they grow together for themselves and each other. Absolutely beautifully and perfectly written.
Read the whole series in 2 weeks, pulled all nighters because I was physically incapable of putting it down, literally captivating, took me to a beautiful place I couldn’t leave.
I never liked reading and haven’t read a book in over 5 years. I watched the movie After and just had to know more about the story. I started reading “after we collided”, and then couldn’t put it down. I read all three of the books in 2 weeks! It was amazing and quite dangerous. I literally couldn’t put the book down, I read it on my phone while driving! (I don’t recommend that) Anna Tod has created an amazing serious and each ending had a surprising turn of events. I can’t say enough good things. Thank you Anna for this book, I have now found a new love for reading.
Amazing even the second time around.
After watching the movie “After” on Netflix, I was hooked. I needed to know what was going to happen next, and couldn’t wait for the next movie. I’m not much of a reader at all, but that didn’t stop me from buying all 4 books. I read all 4 within a week. I couldn’t put it down. I laughed, cried, and felt heartache as if their pains happened to me. So much heartache. As soon as I finished all 4, I watched the movie again.
Fast forward a few months, the cycle repeated. I watched the movie again, simply because I missed it. Which in turn caused me to, once again, read the series all the way through. I just finished this last book, and it was if I didn’t read it before. I felt every emotion again. The laughs, the pain, the tears and heartache. But now that I’ve finished, tomorrow I plan on watching the movie once more as I did the first time.
As I mentioned, I’m not much of a reader, but this series was seriously amazing. It got a person who doesn’t read, hooked and wanting to read more. The author, Anna Todd, has a way with words; she’s an amazing writer. I have struggled to find another series to read that captured my attention the way this has. I will constantly keep a look out for anything else she publishes.
The only thing that hurt the most, was the time spent apart. I get it though, she needed to find herself. And he needed to find himself as well, in a different manner. But I felt like I missed out on so much in their lives. It felt rushed. I wanted to know if they got married, and how it went. How it was for them during their pregnancies. I would LOVE if another book was released to give us that. But if it’s meant to leave the reader to their imagination, I’ve never been good at that. Which is why I never read, but I try regardless.
Overall, I personally give this series a 10/10. I’m sure I’ll end up reading it all the way through again in the future. There were A LOT of ups and downs, but isn’t that life?
I read the series in one week!
I read all 4 books in less than 1 week. My whole day was spent around these books. I was obsessed. I am terribly heartbroken by the way the book was so rushed to end. I had hoped that she would have put them together more at the end than getting them apart so much.... I mean 2 years after 2 years were going by in within paragraphs.
The HUGE disappointment for me is the fact that there was no indication if they got married or not... it’s assumption since the author went all the way to 10 years after. But it would have been an amazing part of the book for the two to have a wedding bc since the beginning Tessa has been wanting that and Hardin went all around it too at the end... So why why???
All the books were a thrill but it was heartbreak after heartbreak. PLUS I am EXTREMELY amazed that Hardin was able to be away from Tessa for so long... I mean not many calls and texts... what the heck?? How can they do that if they are SO much in love?? He was never able to
It hurts me to know that I would have to assume all the things that we as readers would have wanted to read.
When I read the 50 Shades of Grey series, at the end of all the series, you wanted to read it again and again. But this book it really hurts just to glance at my notes bc it reminds me of its ending. Even though yes they ended together and with kids, the author missed a huge part of their lives and didn’t give us the wedding, which was talked about SO MUCH, mostly at the end.
Again I feel so heartbroken
I don’t normally do book reviews but upon finishing this one I had to. Now I loved the story of Hardin and Tessa so much. The ups and downs the story of them finding themselves was perfect. I had such high hopes for this book then the ending was just meh. I honestly don’t understand why the ending was so rushed considering she went on to write “Before” the time jumps made my head spin and now I just feel a little cheated my the series ending.
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I liked it but I feel like it went WAY too fast and missed so many details but overall I wish I could read it for the first time again
Loved this series
I didn’t like how long they actually spent apart before coming back together, but I loved the ending.
Favorite series ever by far. 🙂
I watched the movie and became completely obsessed so you can only imagine the excitement when I found out there was more behind it. I finished the whole book series in less than a week. I ate, slept, and breathed these books. PLEASE READ!! I just kinda was hoping for a different ending versus it being smushed.
I don’t understand how this series has such high ratings...
Where to start? I went into this series with high hopes because I loved the Netflix movie. I have read a lot of books.... I mean a lot. These books dragged on and on and the story lines were weak and very predictable. The character development was stagnant with anticlimactic character arc’s. The second book seemed like it just said the same thing over and over again for hundreds of pages. The writing style itself was very hard to read as there was poor literary imagery and the author jumped between first and third person writing which was unpleasant to follow. If you want an amazingly tragic love story, do yourself a favor and read A Court of Thorns and Roses.