Nothing More by Anna Todd
Publication: September 20th 2016
New York’s skyscrapers and hectic pace are a far cry from where Landon Gibson grew up, and the transition to New York University has been jarring. But he’s getting the hang of things, found a job that pays (some of) the bills, enjoys school, and only occasionally runs into his ex, Dakota. You know, the one he chose NYU for…before she dumped him.
Luckily, his best friend, Tessa, shares a (terribly small) Brooklyn apartment with him. And given the ups and downs she’s had with her own ex, she’s a good listener when he finds himself in something of a love triangle—a love knot? Whatever it is, it’s a mess. An exciting mess. Maybe an addicting mess, because beautiful girls.
Being young and finding your way in the world is hard. Landon’s always been a positive person. But such a loud, demanding city so far away from home means you only get by with a little help from your friends. And a good pair of headphones.
Landon’s going to be okay…but the journey sure will be fun to watch.
I tried to like this book, I really did. I tried so hard. But I just couldn’t.
I read Anna’s other book, After, last year and I really hated it. I didn’t have extremely high hopes for Nothing More but I did expect a little bit more from this book. It is, in my opinion, miles above After though. I think the writing is a million times better than After but that being said, I still don’t like the writing. It still reads like fanfiction but higher quality fanfic. But it’s still lackluster and unpolished.
I’m not a fan of love triangles and this book perfectly represents why. It didn’t help that I despised the characters involved. Dakota is such an awful person. She’s so controlling and mean. I didn’t care about the characters at all because they were all so annoying. And yet, I still didn’t hate them as much as the characters in After.
Overall, I didn’t like this book at all. I’m giving it 1.5 stars because I do think it’s way better than After and I seen a lot of improvement in the writing. I think there is a very particular audience for this type of book and I’m definitely not it. I feel like this book is like trashy reality tv shows. It’s not for most people but it’s really enjoyable for others.
I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher