Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Book Review: After We Collided (After #2) by Anna Todd

After We Collided

After #2

By: Anna Todd


November 25, 2014


Gallery Books


Finished Copy from the publisher for review

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GR's Summary:

Tessa has everything to lose. Hardin has nothing to lose;except her. Life will never be the same...

After a tumultuous beginning to their relationship, Tessa and Hardin were on the path to making things work. Tessa knew Hardin could be cruel, but when a bombshell revelation is dropped about the origins of their relationship - and Hardin's mysterious past - Tessa is beside herself. 

Hardin will always be Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with despite his angry exterior; or has he been a stranger all along? She wishes she could walk away. It's just not that easy. Not with the memory of passionate nights spent in his arms. His electric touch. His hungry kisses... 

Still, Tessa's not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She put so much on hold for Hardin - school, friends, her mom, a relationship with a guy who really loved her, and now possibly even a promising new career. She needs to move forward with her life. 

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He's not going down without a fight. But can he change? Will he change... for love?

After Series:
Lindy's Review of After Here
Ria's Review of After Here

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My Thoughts:

After We Collided is the second installment in the After Series by Anna Todd. The story begins right where book one ended. A startling and painful betrayal was revealed, and Tessa is devastated! Hardin is determined to prove to Tessa that he really loves her, he's sorry, and has changed. However, as more of his horrific past comes to light, Tessa doesn't know how she can ever trust Hardin again. Hardin enlists the help of Landon, his stepbrother, and Tessa's best friend, in order to win her back. However, it seems like every time Tessa and Hardin seem to be getting along and doing well, one of them end up jeopardizing their relationship. Can Tessa and Hardin overcome their insecurities, jealousy, and immaturity, in order to make their relationship work? Or are they doomed to continue the dysfunctional cycle of breaking up and getting back together over and over again. 

After We Collided was filled with just as much drama as book one. The plot was extremely addictive, and I finished reading it in record time. The back and forth between Tessa and Hardin got a little monotonous at times, and I kept thinking, "what more could possibly happen?" Well, a lot could and did happen. All of Tessa and Hardin's problems stemmed from jealousy, and insecurity. Not to mention that Hardin has a horrible temper that he can't seem to control. Tessa made a few mistakes due to her own misunderstandings in this segment as well.

I am really looking forward to the next installment in the series. I want to find out what becomes of Tessa and Hardin. Not to mention, that I love the secondary characters in this series, especially Hardin's family and Landon. The ending of this sequel was dramatic, and a to be continued that has my curiosity sparked! On a side note, I love how Ms. Todd refers to classic literature in this series. She has referenced many of my favorites, especially Pride and Prejudice and Wuthering Heights. 

Tessa and Hardin have so much passion between them! Sometimes it's used in positive ways and other times it's used in destructive ways. My hope is that they both significantly grow as characters, because it is obvious that they love one another, and I would like to see them end up together.

My Rating:

I give, After We Collided by Anna Todd, 4 Unpredictable, Frenzied, Passionate, Destructive, and Addicting Stars!!! This is a series that you will either love of hate, but one thing is for certain, this series is a real page-turner!

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About Anna Todd:

ANNA TODD is a first-time writer spending her days in the Austin area with her husband, with whom she beat half the statistics by getting married one month after graduating high school. Between her husband’s three deployments to Iraq, she worked odd jobs from a makeup counter to the IRS processing center. Anna was always an avid reader and boy band and romance lover, so now that she’s found a way to combine the three, she’s enjoying living a real-life dream come true.


  1. I have seen this book show up at the bookstore where I work, and I've heard good things, I guess I need to pick it up after how much you liked it! Thanks for letting me know!

  2. Great review! I love the covers on these books. ;)

  3. Awesome review! I also heard this book series is either you love them or hate them and that's why I am kind of iffy about reading them but I might just check it out anyways too see if I like this book series or not. Thanks for your awesome review!

  4. Awesome review!! This book sounds very interesting!! I will definitely check out the After Series by Anna Todd :)

  5. Feels like this one is cheating. Is that the devastating revelation? I'm not good at trusting after that.


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