It’s no secret that I have been screaming about, crying about, and shoving all of Adam Silvera’s books into the arms of unsuspecting strangers at the library since I read More Happy Than Not when it was first published.
Adam Silvera was the first Latinx author I had ever read a book by. As a Latina girl who loves books and also loves to write, this was and is still important to me. That, and also the fact that all of his books give me more emotions than the next, is why I love to read his books.
Today, good friends, I present to you… a ranking of my wonderful experiences with Adam Silvera’s books!
I will also rate each book by a rating of the love interest/romance in the story, the level of my own personal heartbreak, and the overall rating I give the novel. Every rating is measured on a scale of 1 to 5.
Here are some mini reviews, and rankings of Adam Silvera’s previous works (not including What If It’s Us, because that one was written with Becky Abertalli). However, these opinions are my own! This is not a real measure of how you should feel when you read the books. But if you agree with me, that’s awesome! 🙂
More Happy Than Not
I had the absolute privilege of reading this book back when Adam Silvera was a debut author. Back then, I accidentally stumbled upon this book, and I’m so glad that I did.
I flew through MHTN in one single day. I was hooked from the beginning, and my emotions were a mess about 50% of the time.
This was one of the first books that really made me cry. I mean, it was the kind of sobbing you experience after you’ve finished an amazing book and you’re really sad that it’s over.
I wish I could experience it again without knowing what was going to happen next, because the twists in this book were so good! So unpredictable! It was heart-wrenching and sad, but I loved it. A very good book. I must reread it as soon as I can!
My Heartbreak: 💔💔💔💔
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
History Is All You Left Me
As soon as I found out this book was available for purchase, I bought it and read it very swiftly. Which was probably a bad idea, because within the 3 days it took me to read it, I was under a massive emotional rollercoaster like I had never experienced before.
It was quite strange, actually. In one scene I would be laughing, and in the next scene, I would be crying my eyes out. I usually don’t cry in a book until the story is over, but I cried a total of 5 times over the course of this book. My heart actually hurt, as though I had just been in a car accident or something. It was interesting, and strange. But also satisfying to know a book could do that to me.
I could tell that the story was very personal to the author. I really enjoyed the OCD representation, especially because it was shown in a way which doesn’t often show in YA books, and because it is something Silvera relates to.
Now, I will admit that the main character, Griffin, is a very flawed character. He makes mistakes, some of which are troubling. Sometimes, I found myself looking down on him like a disapproving mother, but perhaps this is a good thing. Not every character can be Mr. Perfect all of the time.
I understand why some people have problems with Griffin’s actions, and his decisions are probably what lead me to feel so broken in the first place.
My Own Heartbreak: 💔💔💔💔
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
They Both Die At The End
Despite my extreme love for this book’s theme and the suspense it gave me throughout, my main complaint was that this book’s plot was a bit less complex than the others.
And yes, as you may have suspected, there is a slight insta-love aspect here (or more like I’ve-known-you-for-the-past-several-hours-and-we’re-friends-now love), but there’s kind of a reason for it.
TBDATE features chapters told from different points of view, usually from either of the main characters, but occasionally from other characters, as well. I personally loved this, because I enjoy learning about a character’s inner thoughts and motivations.
While MHTN is (slightly) in the Science Fiction genre, I would say that this book is more so. TBDATE is more SciFi, and if you like The Arc of the Scythe series, this book has a similar concept!
All I remember about the ending of this book was that I read the last page and absolutely melted. And then I proceeded to be emotional about it for the next several days.
My Own Heartbreak: 💔💔💔
Overall Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#1: More Happy Than Not
This one will always have a special place in my heart. Although it was Adam Silvera’s first published book, I also think it’s his best. 5 out of 5, 10 out of 10.
#2: They Both Die At The End
A sweet, interesting novel about what would happen if we knew when we were going to die. Not as heavy as the other two (if you can even believe that?), but suspenseful and thought-provoking.
#3: History Is All You Left Me
While this one made me the most emotional, I also didn’t know what to feel. Was I sad? Angry? Pleased? To all of these questions, yes. This book was emotional, but I just don’t think it’s for everyone. Sometimes it was frustrating, and devastatingly so. (I still loved it, but perhaps I wouldn’t reread it.)
If you haven’t read any of his books yet, but you plan on reading them all, I suggest you start from his oldest and read them chronologically! But if you only want to read the best, I hope this ranking will help you choose which ones to read! 😊
You can also click on the synopsis links to read more about the books on Goodreads!
last minute insert:
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