Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Review: Still Me (Me Before You #3) by Jojo Moyes

Still Me (Me Before You #3) by Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
Publication Date: 30th January 2018
My rating: 4.5 stars 


Louisa Clark arrives in New York ready to start a new life, confident that she can embrace this new adventure and keep her relationship with Ambulance Sam alive across several thousand miles. She is thrown into the world of the superrich Gopniks: Leonard and his much younger second wife, Agnes, and a never-ending array of household staff and hangers-on. Lou is determined to get the most out of the experience and throws herself into her job and New York life within this privileged world. Before she knows what's happening, Lou is mixing in New York high society, where she meets Joshua Ryan, a man who brings with him a whisper of her past. In Still Me, as Lou tries to keep the two sides of her world together, she finds herself carrying secrets--not all her own--that cause a catastrophic change in her circumstances. And when matters come to a head, she has to ask herself Who is Louisa Clark? And how do you reconcile a heart that lives in two places?

Oh man this book was just absolutely brilliant! I know a lot of readers felt as if it was the end for them, with Me Before You and honestly, I felt like that too, I felt as if I was betraying Will and his memory, by continuing this journey with Lou. But just like Will, Lou was such a big character, that I wanted to go on following her, to experience her journey with her. Once again it wasn't smooth sailing for Louisa, she had got an incredible opportunity to stay and work in New York, the city that never sleeps, she had the chance to explore new things and become her own person, it was what Will would have wanted right? It took me a while to warm up to the Gopnik's, the family that Louisa would be staying with, they were completely loaded and so I really wanted Lou to take note of what Nathan was saying, just because you were working for them and had become Mrs. Gopnik's friend, it didn't mean that they couldn't get rid of you when they felt like it. Also, I wasn't the biggest fan of Mrs. Gopnik, I really couldn't understand her at times, I know that she did find herself in a tough situation, with no real support system, but I just couldn't stand her. And then when the big turn of events did come around, I knew my gut feeling of not being able to trust her had been right all along. 

But as they say one friendship lost is another gained right, so I was thrilled that Lou was able to find a confidant in the least expected of places. Once again with Still Me, Lou had a lot to learn and discover, who did she want to be and want with life were daily struggles for her, and with things being all over the place with Sam, I could see how it could be a confusing time with Lou, I at times didn't know what would be the right path for Lou to take. But again, I loved how despite her struggles, Lou didn't quit and go home, she pushed through having her life being turned upside down overnight and walked around with a smile on her face. And this is what I love the most about Lou's character, things may have hit the fan, but Lou's resilience and attitude always bolsters her. I know if I was in Lou's shoes I'd just want to stay in bed all day and never get up. But things weren't always doom and gloom, there was of course Lou's family, who were a delight to be back with again, with their witty personalities and charm, they bought so much fun and laughter to the story. And of course, there was Lou herself, who probably without realising it, bought so many laugh out loud moments. 

Still Me wasn't without a great set of new characters, they were vivacious, bubbly and absolutely charming, every time Moyes brings in characters that you can't just help but love and want to be around. Lou really has come a long way in Still Me, from the girl that we first met in Me Before You, thank you Ms. Moyes for giving us the chance to experience such an incredible journey with such a wonderful person as Lou!


  


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Jojo Moyes is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of After You, Me Before You, Paris for One and Other Stories, The Horse Dancer, One Plus One, The Girl You Left Behind, The Last Letter from Your Lover, Silver Bay, and The Ship of Brides. She lives with her husband and three children in Essex, England.  


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11 comments:

  1. Oh I am so excited you really liked this. I was a little nervous but now I know I have to get to this ASAP! Great review!

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  2. I'm honestly so scared to read this series knowing how it all ends in the first book. I know it will completely devastate me. I'm so happy this was another wonderful addition for you, though, Jasprit. The characters all sound lovely!
    Wonderful review! :)

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  3. I was not going to read this book. I absolutely adored Me Before You, but I could not get through the sequel. After your glowing review, Jasprit, I am strongly reconsidering .

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  4. Hmmm, did I read book 2...yes I did. I should read more then

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  5. I've been super nervous about this one, especially after the second one... I just didn't love it quite as much as the first but still enjoyed it. I'm glad to hear that you loved it so much!

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  6. I skimmed this as I still need to read the second book. I'm hoping to enjoy it as I loved Me Before You and I think Lou is a great character. I'm glad you loved the third in the series. :)

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  7. I haven't read this series yet but a friend bought me the movie for Christmas. I need to watch it though.

    Glad it worked for you. It can be tricky writing something like that.

    Karen @ For What It's Worth

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  8. It's so satisfying when the sequel to a book is good. I've read so many that were a huge disappointment.

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  9. I watched Me Before You and, honestly, it wasn't for me at all. D: SO glad you loved this one, though! It sounds like the heroine does grow a lot, even without Will, which is great. <3

    - Aimee @ Aimee, Always

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  11. Lovely review Jasprit :D I'm glad you loved this third book a whole bunch. <3 They would not be for me at all, ahhh. But so glad you loved it :D And that the girl is all kinds of awesome. <3

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