Why you should read YA Fantasy Series, Everyday by David Leviathan, TODAY
At the urging of a friend, I picked up this gem of a book. Initially, I, nor my friend, realized this was a series. Technically, one of the books in the three-book series is a retelling of the first book from another character’s perspective. I had fortunately picked up book one in the series, Every Day.
I would classify the series as Upper YA reads due to some mature themes that might not be suitable for young children. I do not regret the decision to pick up this series. It is definitely a five star read for me!
Here’s the blurb from Amazon:
Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl.
There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere.
It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin and meets Justin’s girlfriend, Rhiannon. From that moment, the rules by which A has been living no longer apply. Because finally, A has found someone he wants to be with—day in, day out, day after day.
After reading this series you’ll question everything
This story is like the Matrix for readers. It drops you into this bizarre reality and makes it seem exceptionally real, and plausible. A’s story is compelling, entertaining, and sometimes heartwrenching. You cannot imagine someone living this life, yet, we’ve all met that person, just once that captivates us. They might be someone you met while standing in Starbucks, a waitress at a restaurant, a barista in the airport, that charismatic uber driver, or the new kid in school …they could all be A.
I’ve not read a single novel or seen a movie with this premise. So, no regurgitated plot lines here. It is creative, the pacing is excellent, and the plot is well thought out (logical, in the most illogical way). The author pulls you into this most unbelievable world and makes you fall in love with this person with a thousand faces.
A Different Type of Romance
Awww, the romance… yes, there is a budding romance in this series. Let's be honest, romance can get pretty cliched. Not here. It is achingly beautiful and complex. The romantic love interest, Rhiannon is a well-developed, sympathetic character. You root for her and A’s exceedingly unconventional, nearly impossible romance.
So, do they give love a try? Do they end up together? Will Rhiannon even believe A’s body transfer story? Would you? You’ll have to read the books to find out. Trust me, you’ll enjoy them.
Also, there’s a movie tie-in available on Amazon. I loved the books so much I gave the movie a try. Honestly, the movie was not all that thrilling. I watched for a few minutes and turned it off. It was engaging. It didn't do the book justice (how often movies fall short of the book is a thing of sadness). I might be wrong, maybe it picked up and was a thing of beauty. If you’ve read the book and have seen the movie let me know your thoughts.
This article was written by Dawn Brazil
Dawn Brazil writes out of this world YA sci-fi and fantasy books - with romance. She lives in Texas with her sports-obsessed hubby and three technology infatuated young adults. Check out more of her works by clicking on any of the books below.