Book Review: The Night After I Lost You by Sarah Rees Brennan

 

Set the night after the end of Unspoken, before all the action of Untold. You have to keep moving in a Gothic mystery. But sometimes you can take a night to be sad.

 

 

My Rating:  3.5 cupcakes

The Night After I Lost You is an excellent way to bridge the gap between Unspoken and Untold although it does nothing to alleviate the heartbreaking ending of the former – for a nine page story, this was surprisingly sad!

Through Brennan’s excellent descriptions, we are able to see (and feel) exactly how the events of Untold have affected each character. Instead of being inside Kami’s head like we were in Untold, we’re given the opportunity to see things from Ash’s perspective. It gives great insight into his character and past, showing how desperately he wants to belong and feel wanted. While it doesn’t quite excuse how he behaved in Unspoken, it definitely paints him as more of a sympathetic character.

Overall, The Night Before I Lost You was a really great addition to the series. I’m looking forward to reading Untold, even if it is probably going to break my heart further.

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