ARC Review: A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody


Book cover for A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

I received an e-ARC from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Title: A Week of Mondays
Author: Jessica Brody
Publisher: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux
Publication Date: August 2, 2016
Stars: 4.5/5

Summary (from Goodreads): When I made the wish, I just wanted a do-over. Another chance to make things right. I never, in a million years, thought it might actually come true… 

Sixteen-year-old Ellison Sparks is having a serious case of the Mondays. She gets a ticket for running a red light, she manages to take the world’s worst school picture, she bombs softball try-outs and her class election speech (note to self: never trust a cheerleader when she swears there are no nuts in her bake-sale banana bread), and to top it all off, Tristan, her gorgeous rocker boyfriend suddenly dumps her. For no good reason!

As far as Mondays go, it doesn’t get much worse than this. And Ellie is positive that if she could just do it all over again, she would get it right. So when she wakes up the next morning to find she’s reliving the exact same day, she knows what she has to do: stop her boyfriend from breaking up with her. But it seems no matter how many do-overs she gets or how hard Ellie tries to repair her relationship, Tristan always seems bent set on ending it. Will Ellie ever figure out how to fix this broken day? Or will she be stuck in this nightmare of a Monday forever?

From the author 52 Reasons to Hate My Father and The Unremembered trilogy comes a hilarious and heartwarming story about second (and third and fourth and fifth) chances. Because sometimes it takes a whole week of Mondays to figure out what you really want.

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A Week of Mondays is quick and cute read for the summer. The concept is so unique and the main character is very relatable. One of my favourite things about the book is the epic friendship between Ellie and Owen. Everything about this book is so fun!

This book has such an interesting concept! Basically, it is about a girl who has the worst Monday ever. However, when she wakes up the next day (and each day after that for an entire week), she gets the chance to fix everything. I loved reading about how Ellie relives each Monday in a completely different way. Sometimes she goes wild, and other days, she attempts to explain the situation. This book is honestly such a fun read.

I really liked Ellie’s character in A Week of Mondays. The fact that she is so experimental with how she fixes everything was so intriguing. Ellie also has great music taste and creates playlists for each of her moods. I found her to be so relatable and the perfect narrator for a book like this.

In this novel, there is a strong friendship, which I always like to see. Ellie and Owen are actually goals and the amount of trust between them is admirable. I mean, Owen actually believes Ellie when she tells him about her Monday situation. Their relationship was absolutely adorable and I couldn’t help but smile to myself when they were together.

A Week of Mondays is such a cute read for summer. The main character is relatable and creates the best playlists. I loved Ellie and Owen’s friendship and how trusting they are. I would definitely recommend this book!

8 thoughts on “ARC Review: A Week of Mondays by Jessica Brody

  1. Tiffany says:

    This book sounds so cute! It reminds me of one of the story in Summer Days and Summer Nights which has the same concept (I forgot the title, tho xD). Anyway, glad to know that it also has great friendship and lovely review <33

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    This book is EVERYWHERE lately… and I would love to check it out. It’s like Groundhog Day and Freaky Friday, both movies I love to pieces. I need to check it out!~

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