After You (Me Before You, #2) by Jojo Moyes

After You (Me Before You, #2)

“You’re going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. But I hope you feel a bit exhilarated too. Live boldly. Push yourself. Don’t settle. Just live well. Just live. Love, Will.”How do you move on after losing the person you loved? How do you build a life worth living?Louisa Clark is no longer just an ordinary girl living an ordinary life. After the transformative six months spent with Will Traynor, she is struggling without hi...


Details After You (Me Before You, #2)

TitleAfter You (Me Before You, #2)
Author
Release DateSep 29th, 2015
PublisherPamela Dorman Books
LanguageEnglish
Number of pages353 pages
GenreFiction, Romance, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit, Contemporary
Rating

Reviews After You (Me Before You, #2)

  • Emily May
    2015-06-07
    2 1/2 stars. It's hard to have to say this, but it's not completely unexpected either. When I finally gave in to the hype and read Me Before You a couple years ago, I absolutely and unapologetically loved it. Like many of its fans, I've been waiting with bated breath for this sequel. But it just isn't strong enough or... needed.That's what it comes down to. After You was written to satisfy a craving in the minds of Lou and Will's fans. When we've...
  • Kristie
    2015-02-26
    ***If you have not read Me Before You, please note that there are spoilers for the end of that book in this review. ***I have seen a lot of negative reviews for this book, most of which compare it to Me Before You. I get it. Me Before You was amazing. I fell in love with the characters too. This book, however, is not Me Before You. So many people loved Lou from Me Before You and wanted to know what happened to her after the book ended. Then, when...
  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2015-08-23
    When I first heard that Me Before You would have a sequel I wondered how Jojo Moyes would be able to pull it off. It either could go fairly decently or be a big old hot mess. How do you top a book that was perfection to me? The author does have a bit at the beginning asking readers to not spoil anything for other readers and I will respect that, because just because a book doesn't work for me doesn't mean that everyone will feel that same way.It'...
  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2015-09-22
    I hate to upset fans of Me Before You (hell, I'm a huge fan of Me Before You), but this was a very underwhelming sequel. I think if you are expecting the emotional punch of the first book you are going to be sorely disappointed.I'm not ashamed to say that Me Before You had me up reading until very late at night and then crying my eyes out until very early the next morning. It was the kind of book that sticks with you, the kind of book that is ext...
  • Danny Phanton
    2015-02-26
    Bueno, bueno, este libro lo comencé hace mucho pero no me atrapo y porque sentía que no era la Louisa que ya conocíamos y lo deje por casi un mes pero decidí darle una oportunidad más y no me arrepiento, la verdad es que puede parecer un poco extraño leerlo al principio pero conforme vas avanzando te va atrapando y enamorando de nuevo esa escritura de Moyes y por supuesto a Lou, vemos lo que pasa después. (view spoiler)[ Es obvio que despu...
  • Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads
    2016-07-08
    4.5 starsI really, really didn't like ME BEFORE YOU.It was heartbreaking, but it was the heartbreak of an impartial observer. I liked Louisa Clark, but, for whatever reason, I never connected with her the way I do in a well-developed story, and the story itself was so . . . unlikely. I suppose it felt like tragedy for tragedy's sake.And that shit pisses me off. If you're going to ground my heart into the pavement, there had better be a damn good ...
  • Alejandro
    2017-02-15
    Louisa Clark returns!!! This novel is the sequel to “Me Before You”, so you need to read that book first to be able to engage into this one. BECAUSE LIFE DOESN’T END LIKE BOOKS I am truly glad that Jojo Moyes, the author, decided to write this sequel, since while Me Before You has a proper closure and you could be totally satisfied there, well, life doesn’t have “endings” like the books, and certainly while Will Traynor’s storyline ...
  • Lindsey Rey
    2015-03-11
    I laughed, I cried, I laughed so hard that I cried, and then I sobbed ridiculously. This book has some of the best examples of female friendship I have ever seen in my life and I absolutely love Lily and Lou's friendship. So beautiful! The only problem I had was that near the end of the book something SUPER DRAMATIC happens that didn't need to happen and I was just like ugggggh.
  • Megan Johnson
    2016-04-04
    After reading Me Before You, I couldn't help but want to keep the story going. Lou was charming and understandably heartbroken, and despite knowing that sequels rarely live up to the original, I decided to give it a go. After You is so different from Me Before You that it often felt like a standalone more than a sequel...which was both good and bad. It was good in that I didn't feel like I had to spend the length of the read constantly comparing ...
  • Nicky
    2015-02-26
    Review after the read3 - Because I love Jojo Moyes - StarsI'm sorry, I'm very sorry to say that I would've preferred that this book was never born. I'll try to forget. For me Lou & Will's story ended with the last page of Me before you. I don't think we needed a new story.I'm not saying this is bad, it's Jojo - it can't, but it just kind of ruined part of what I imagined for Lou after the end of the first book. And every single time I read Will's...
  • emma
    2017-01-06
    Am dredging up yet another old review to say - I've posted this on my blog! You can find it right here: https://emmareadstoomuch.wordpress.co.... It's a better version. Read it instead!--------------------(This review contains spoilers for Me Before You.)With unexpected sequels like this one, I suppose it comes down to whether the sequel adds anything to the original. And I’m going to say this one doesn’t.I recognize the temptation to write a...
  • Arlene
    2015-02-26
    You are going to feel uncomfortable in your new world for a bit. It always does feel strange to be knocked out of your comfort zone… There is hunger in you, Clark. You just buried it, like most people do. ~Will...Nothing short of beautiful! An emotionally charged story about healing and learning to believe in yourself after a painful loss. I am in love with this story!After You was definitely my most anticipated releases for 2015, and it absolu...
  • Elyse
    2015-02-26
    At the start of "After You", I told my friend Iris..."well, it's not as bad as I was expecting". I never thought it was a great idea to write a sequel to "Me Before You"...a 'favorite' book by many people.... drawing conversations about 'the ending' from people all over the globe. For one thing, "Me Before You" was never written 'with' the intention of their being a follow up. "After You", was an "After Thought". Expecting a complete plane crash....
  • Jeanne
    2015-09-29
    So disappointing....Jojo Moyes is one of my top favorite authors, I have loved every book I have read of hers up until this one. Me Before You is in my top five favorite books of all time, I still get emotional just thinking about that story. I wish so much that I could say this novel was a worthy sequel, but to me it just wasn't, not even close. This sequel in my opinion, is the exact reason that kind of perfection just shouldn't be messed with...
  • Desislava
    2016-04-28
    I seem to be in the minority here but for me this is the perfect example why some books don't need a sequel. After You should have never been written, it didn’t enhance Me Before You.The only good thing I can say about this book is that I think JoJo Moyes did a great job at portraying what really happens after you lose someone you love. The story takes place a year and a half after the death of Will and Lou Clark's life is a mess. While it woul...
  • Christina
    2016-01-24
    4 stars!***This will contain spoilers for Me Before You, for those who haven't read it yet***"Sometimes I look at the lives of the people around me and I wonder if we aren't all destined to leave a trail of damage. It's not just your mum and dad who fuck you up. I gazed around me, like someone suddenly handed clear glasses, and I saw that pretty much everyone bore the brutal imprint of love, whether it was lost, whipped away from them, or simply ...
  • Suzanne
    2015-05-19
    4.5 stars. Only cause it can't live up to book number one, nor should it have to. I was absolutely impressed and delighted with this sequel. As we all know, this was one hard act to follow. Jojo Moyes had not planned to offer a follow up to the perfect Me Before You, but as Lou and Will were so wonderful to read about, we were lucky that she decided to write again for us.My thoughts are that this does not have to live up to its predecessor, it’...
  • Giselle (Book Nerd Canada)
    2015-07-28
    An Electronic Advance Reader Copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for review.There's this version in my head where the actions from the previous book Me Before You is irrelevant. Readers who have read the book know exactly what I'm talking about, that moment in the end where things could have ended differently. Way differently. And then I realized there was going to be a sequel. How would life go on after everything that happened? How...
  • ★Jasmine☆ [HIATUS]
    2015-09-06
    You never know what will happen, when you fall from a great height. ***Actual rating: 3.5/5 relieving stars.*** I didn't plan on reading this today, or any time soon, but when I suddenly had an entire afternoon in a bookstore, AND this beautiful book happened to be there in front of me...how could I resist? So I quickly skimmed through the entire book and gladly, many parts of the story caught my undivided attention.Apparently, we followed Loui...
  • Magdalena
    2015-02-26
    Jojo Moyes has written at the beginning of this book that she doesn't want anyone writing a review to spoil what happens in Me Before you, the first book in the series. And, I fully understand that. So that left me with a choice to either write a review that more or less didn't bring up anything that happen in this book that could spoil the first book or spoiler tag the whole review. I have chosen to write a review that doesn't spoil the book.Fir...
  • Carol
    2015-02-26
    After You is the highly anticipated sequel to Me Before You (do read first) and I so wish I could say that it blew me away. The story is all about letting him go and moving on, a tough topic for sure, but just does not compare to the tremendous impact I experienced after reading Me Before You.Without giving away any spoilers, I'll just say the beginning is excellent with the introduction of ambulance Sam, and the unexpected appearance of Lily (vi...
  • Eda** # Dax Lahn's Golden Tigress #
    2015-10-19
    DNF @53%...so 2-STARS is a rating ONLY for the parts I've managed to read.Way to ruin a perfect story... STAY AWAY FROM IT, GUYS. Just read Book#1 and leave it at that...
  • Carol
    2015-12-22
    Jo Jo Moyes fans clamored for a sequel to her popular tearjerker Me Before You. I could have left well enough alone but once Moyes jumped on the bandwagon I thought “What the heck?” Many of the reviewers have been disappointed in the way Moyes chose to continue Lou’s story after Will’s death. “Be careful what you wish for.” I loved and raved about Me Before You . What made that book for me was its relationship to a story from my own l...
  • Alice
    2015-02-26
    Me Before You is one of my favorite books. EVER. It's a book that I will remember in years and that I will always bring with me, a book that was so powerful that just mentioning the book title makes me cry.You understand that reading After You was a no-brainer for me. I didn't want this book, but I couldn't not read it. Please, if you haven't read Me Before You, don't keep reading my review. It is not a spoiler-free review and I don't want to...
  • Maida
    2015-02-27
    I finished this novel last night... and I can't even... I can't even bring myself to write a review yet. I am HORRIFIED by what I've just read. Just so I'm clear: I was NOT opposed to Jojo Moyes writing a sequel to Me Before You. As one of my GR friends so astutely pointed out, the sequel should have been "about Louisa's life afterwards, not constant harping on about Will's past." If it had been done right, the author could have written a beautif...
  • Anne
    2015-11-30
    Buddy read with my darling Giulia. This book was a rollercoaster of feels for us, but ultimately, Giulia, enjoyed it a bit more than I did. This book had us talking about it, about the many plaguing themes in it, and well, the truth is, it was a very affective read in the end. And I love and appreciate the fact that I had Giulia to read it with. I needed an anchor- seriously. So to read her amazingly comprehensive and insightful review, please c...