Him & Her #2 Hun
Series: Him & Her #2
Author: Carey Heywood
Published in English: 2013
Dansk titel: Hun
Dansk Udgivelsesår: 2017
Finished Reading: Juni 2020
Genre: New Adult & Romance
This is my personal review without spoilers of the actual plot.
You know her side of the story, now learn his.
“It was useless. I felt branded beneath my skin by a girl who left without even saying goodbye.”
When Will Price was assigned a partner for a sixth grade class project he had no idea she would become his best friend. After years of friendship, she eventually became so much more. Then, one day she left with no explanation.
Will’s life shattered right before his eyes and he was left alone to pick up the pieces. Floundering, Will must figure out a way to carry on, to find a way to exist without her.
Seven years later, a chance encounter leaves him desperate to get her back. He has one week to make her his again. Not everyone gets a second chance with the love of their life and Will is determined to never lose her again.
Her: tells the story from Wills point of view. It started out with flashbacks from the previous book, different scenes from the past that Will retold. Therefore, if you love Déjà vu, this book will become your favorite of the century. It was a bore to be honest, in the first, approximately 75 percent there’s nothing new to learn. You might as well skip it, unless you’re super crazy with the idea that Will tells it instead of Sarah. Having the same story told in two different books can work – but in this case, it certainly didn’t. I know the author wanted to stay true to the original book but there was a lot of repetition of dialogue and occasionally even the same descriptions for scenes, which was a letdown and frankly, annoyed me to pieces. You can, as mentioned before, tell the same story, but it has to be distinctive, this way, it just feels like a waste of paper.
The book in my opinion starts like 80 percent into the book where we get a description that is outside the timeline of the first book. Even though it was new material, in which we hadn’t read before it just felt flat. The writing became weird, oddly detailed, more describing than the first. The characters felt shallow without soul and humor. It was a struggle to say the least finishing this book. I wasn’t even excited for the characters since they seemed estranged and alienated. The author really did a great job at ruining some decent created characters.
I noticed some grammatical mistakes that was minor in comparison to something else. When William and Sawyer drives out to meet Jared, Sarah is mentioned as the one hugging Jared, not Sawyer. It might be a small mistake, but it sure as hell fucked up the rest of the book. It might be me, nitpicking, but if you can’t even get the names right of your characters, you got no business writing a book. It’s not as if we are introduced to a million people. Slobby seconds.