Title: Just One Year (Just One Day, #2)
Author: Gayle Forman
Genre & Age Group: Contemporary, romance, travel, young adult
Just One Day. Just One Year. Just One Read.
Before you find out how their story ends, remember how it began….
When he opens his eyes, Willem doesn’t know where in the world he is—Prague or Dubrovnik or back in Amsterdam. All he knows is that he is once again alone, and that he needs to find a girl named Lulu. They shared one magical day in Paris, and something about that day—that girl—makes Willem wonder if they aren’t fated to be together. He travels all over the world, from Mexico to India, hoping to reconnect with her. But as months go by and Lulu remains elusive, Willem starts to question if the hand of fate is as strong as he’d thought. . . .
The romantic, emotional companion to Just One Day, this is a story of the choices we make and the accidents that happen—and the happiness we can find when the two intersect.
Source: Public library
How I Found Out About It: By reading the prequel😉
I absolutely loved the first book of this duology, Just One Day. From the characters to the extravagant storyline, it was just a complete win for me. I especially loved the gorgeous character Willem was- so getting the chance to hear the story from his perspective was awesome!
If you want to avoid spoilers from the first book in the series, then I’d suggest you skip reading this next paragraph. But if not, read at your own risk…
Just One Year picks up once Willem gets lost and finds himself somewhere he didn’t expect to be. Getting lost also lost him Allyson (or Lulu, as he likes to call her). This sequel revolves around Willem’s journey to find her again, willing to do absolutely anything it takes.
Getting to know Willem even better in this book made me super happy as he made my heart beat faster and faster.💘 He was just SOOO swoon-worthy, making for the perfect dream book boyfriend. I loved seeing his determination within the pages of this story as he strived to find Allyson and continue their love!
This book once again cured my wanderlust quite well, in that Willem didn’t just travel around Europe like in book 1, but all around the world to places like India and Mexico. I haven’t read too much about those respective countries nor have I visited them, but after reading this book, I am now more eager to delve more into what they’re about!😊
Just One Year ended pretty openly, leaving me with many possible predictions. This type of ending is unlike most other books I read and it usually bothers me, but in this context, I think it fit in quite well.👌
All in all, this sequel was definitely amazing, but as with most book series, I still found the first book to be a teensy bit better. I can’t really recommend this book unless you’ve read the first one, soooo… if you haven’t started this series, then I would absolutely say to give it a go!