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The First to Die at the End
The First to Die at the End | Adam Silvera
24 posts | 9 read | 2 reading | 10 to read
In this prequel to the NO. 1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLING phenomenon of TIKTOK fame, They Both Die at the End, two new strangers spend a life-changing day together after Death-Cast make their first fateful calls. Its the night before Death-Cast goes live, and theres one question on everyones mind: Can Death-Cast actually predict death, or is it an elaborate hoax? Orion Pagan has waited years for someone to tell him that hes going to die, given his serious heart condition. Valentino Prince has a long and promising future ahead of him and only registered for Death-Cast after his twin sister nearly died in a car accident. Orion and Valentino cross paths in Times Square and immediately feel a deep connection. But when the first End Day calls go out, their lives are changed for ever one of them receives a call . . . the other doesnt. Told with acclaimed author Adam Silveras signature bittersweet touch, this story celebrates the lasting impact that people have on each other and proves that life is always worth living to the fullest. PRAISE FOR ADAM SILVERA: 'There isn't a teenager alive who won't find their heart described perfectly on these pages.' Patrick Ness, author of The Knife of Never Letting Go 'Adam Silvera is a master at capturing the infinite small heartbreaks of love and loss and grief.' Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything 'A phenomenal talent.' Juno Dawson, author of Clean and Wonderland 'Bold and haunting.' Lauren Oliver, author of Delirium
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LiaTheFirst

Joaquin wants them- wants me- to remember that we‘re all the captains on the decks of our own ships, setting sail for own last journey.
It‘s nice to have a co-captain

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LiaTheFirst

I could finally become a novel instead of a short story.

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It‘s heartbreaking how much it costs to be alive when you‘re always dying

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Everyone is running for their lives, but not me.
I no longer have one to run for.

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BookishGirl06
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The first book I‘ve officially finished in 2023, and I flew right through it. It was pretty good, first one was better but overall I liked it. I wish we got to see more of how death cast worked besides calling people to inform them of their imminent death

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BookishGirl06
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First read of 2023

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themonaisa
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Can‘t tell you how excited I was for this. Except I BAILED??? 😭 Adam Silvera is one of my favorite authors; I‘ve binged his books in days. Which means I could tell that this *DID NOT* feel like his writing. It felt bland, forced, and I didn‘t make it past their first meeting. Super disappointed 🥲 hope to revisit

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Shievad
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Prequel to They Both Die at The End. You MUST read TBDATE first otherwise the significance of the cameos of those characters will be lost on you; you see little Matteo and Rufus as well as minor characters. Touching story about love and loss, like TBDATE. Do not listen to the last few chapters of the audiobook while driving because there will be tears. You‘ll have to pull over. And you‘ll arrive at your destination with red eyes 😭😭

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Sharpeipup
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“Freedom should be freeing, but that doesn‘t mean it can‘t be heartbreaking. “

#quote #endpapers

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Sharv_Sona
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Okay, so I finished this book, and here I am sobbing -again- like I did after I had finished reading ‘They Both Die at the End‘. I‘m still crying. This was such a rollercoaster, gosh.

But even after everything, I am honoured to have been taken down memory lane with Valentino and Orion, so a huge thanks to @Lovelylottereader once again for this gift.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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Sharv_Sona

Starting over is scary, but that‘s the only way forward.

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It's heartbreaking how much it costs to be alive when you're always dying.

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“I love my parents so damn much, every time I got to talk about them in the past tense like they're nothing but ghosts instead of the living, breathing solid people they were, it breaks me. Here's the truth no one wants to admit when death is on the horizon, or when you're deep in that grief-- as long as you keep existing, you'll keep breathing, and if you're breathing, one day you'll start living again.“

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Sharv_Sona

“I understand that the person who gets the Death-Cast call isn't the only one dying. If you really hold someone in your heart, you die too.“

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Sharv_Sona

Freedom should be freeing, but that doesn‘t mean it can‘t be heartbreaking.

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Sharv_Sona

I know I don‘t have all the time in the world, I feel it in my heart.
I got to go live my firsts- maybe even lasts- while I can.

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It‘s been a while since I read “They Both Die at the End” and it completely destroyed me. So now, here I am with the prequel, just waiting for it to send me into agonising pain. Huge thanks to @Lovelylottereader for giving me this brilliant book for my birthday, I really appreciate it! ❤️

Lovelylottereader Glad you liked it! I loved seeing your reaction and hope you enjoy the book!! ❤️ (edited) 3mo
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😭😭😭😭 Why must Adam Silvera hurt me like this. This is the story of Valentino and Orion. Two boys who life changed as soon as death cast called one of them. Now while racing against time they are determined to make this last day the best day ever. I laughed, I cried. My emotions were all over the place. I definitely recommend ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

TheHungryBookworms One more thing I loved was how yhe author gave us a back story on Rufus and Mateo. ❤️❤️ 3mo
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TheHungryBookworms
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Not even halfway through and this book is already about to break me😩😩

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Sara_Planz
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"The First to Die at the End" packs just as much of an emotional punch as "They Both". This prequel opens on the night before Death-Cast goes live and there are so many unknowns. How will it affect those who do and do not receive that call? Valentino and Orion are the perfect characters to help answer this question. With heartwarming cameos from characters that we love, this book will fill the hole left in your heart from "They Both".

BookHoarder32 Ugh, I read the first one and keep asking myself ‘am I strong enough?‘ 😢 4mo
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