Book Review: 364 Days a Year by Sarah Riad

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Title: 364 Days a Year

Author: Sarah Riad

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism

Release Date: October 23, 2018


For most people,
March 29th is just another day.
For me, it’s the day I wake as someone new.
different face and different hands,
a body that’s not my own.
And like every year, I’m only certain of three things.

It’s my seventeenth birthday.
I have no way of stopping this cycle.
And I’ll die again in 364 days.

This year, I’m Effy Garcia.
Something is different.
Something I can’t yet place.
Since the year 1909,
I have lived in 108 bodies and I have died 108 times.

Could this life be my last?


The premise of this book made me want to read it right away! This was about a girl who has been transferring bodies for 108 years. She dies every 28th day of March and she doesn’t really know why.

This year, she’s Effy Garcia and it was revealed how she dies. I loved how this book talked about important themes such as bullying and suicide. I also loved the relationships in this book: the father-daughter one, which was between Effy and Michael, and the romantic one, which was between Effy and Ayden.

My favorite character would have to be Ayden. He had a great character development. On the surface, he may look act like a jerk but he’s actually a good person inside. Once his story was revealed, it’s really hard not to fall for him just like Effy did.

The magical realism in this book was done well. This was truly an interesting read, and I highly recommend it! Thank you to the author for letting me be a part of the ARC readers! I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Favorite Quotes:

“Ayden, everyone has issues. No matter how big or small, everyone is dealing with something.”

“I think it takes a lot of strength to keep going when all you want to do is give up.”

“If my time with you has taught me anything, it’s that time is precious and life shouldn’t be taken for granted no matter how many shots you get at it.”

Soundtrack: A Thousand Years by Christina Perri

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Buy Links: Goodreads || Amazon

17279076About the Author:

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Sarah Riad, Young Adult author of The Sharp Knife of a Short Life, has recently published her second novel, 364 Days a Year – a tale with a different take on living forever.
Sarah is currently writing another novel, The Ghost and I, due to be released in October 2019.
When she’s not writing, Sarah works as a Legal PA in London whilst studying for a degree in Psychology.


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