Thursday, March 16, 2017

{Blog Tour} Seven Days of You - Cecilia Vinesse (Review)

Seven Days of You
by Cecilia Vinesse
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date: March 7th 2017
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance


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?

This book follows Sophia as she has a week left in Tokyo before she moves to New Jersey.  Sophia is trying to figure out how to say goodbye to her friends since she believes she will never make any again.  Sophia wants to put off moving as long as possible.  Sophia is also trying to figure out her relationships with her friends before she moves and see what true friendship means. 

The author did a great job with all the descriptions of Tokyo  I felt like I was there with the characters when they were out in the city.  The descriptions really helped to create a vivid picture of what was going on during the book.  I enjoyed reading about all the food that they were having as well as the places they were visiting.  The author did a great job with describing all the different locations as well the people in the streets. 

Sophia was a very well developed character.  The author takes her time to explore Sophia's personality as well as getting her to admit to her true feelings.  At first it feels like she is holding some things back, but as the story continues we really get a much larger picture of Sophia.   Sophia has some issues that she needs to work through in this book.   I enjoyed getting to hear about the relationship that Sophia had with her mother and sister this really helped to explain who Sophia is today.  I also liked that she valued their opinions a lot. 

The book has a very fast paced feel since timing is involved.  It was easy to get sucked into the book and want to read more.   I loved that the author was able to develop all of the side characters as well in the book.  I enjoyed reading about Mika and Sophia's friendship.  I would have loved to get more on Mika she was an interesting character and had her own set of issues that could totally be explored. 

My one complaint is some of the characters come into the book quickly and with limited background.  The author does explain everything as the stories continues but I would have liked to get more details right when someone is entered into the story.  I felt like it was a little hard to follow at first.

My other issue with the book is the ending.  I wanted so much more from the ending.  It is cute and does tie together, but I wanted more. 

I would suggest this as a weekend read it was very fast paced and a quick read.  It would be the perfect book to sit down in front of fireplace and read for the day!

I received a copy of this book from The Fantastic Flying Book Club for the purpose of providing an honest review. This does not effect my opinion of this book. 

My Rating: 3/5

About the Author: 

PI 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.

The Fantastic Flying Book Club


  1. I feel like people either loved or hated this one. I'm curious, it sounds like an easy fast read and a good pallet cleanser.

    1. I would agree one is a good pallet cleanser! Thank you for stopping by!

  2. Like Lily, I have seen such mixed reviews for this book. Back and forth, positive and negative. For me personally, I'm glad I skipped it. I saw one review that really spoke to me (LOL) and convinced me that the book just wouldn't agree with me. Nothing wrong with that! I'm glad I didn't bother though. :/

    Excellent review, Kristyn! Have a wonderful weekend. =)

    Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

    1. Yes I can totally see the mixed reviews it was good nothing amazing. Thank you for stopping by!

  3. I agree that Tokyo was handled well and I felt like was there. Totally get where are you coming from with some of the characters. I really enjoyed this one overall. Great review!!


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