Saturday, March 5, 2016

Movie Release & Publisher Giveaway: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I am so excited to share this movie release for one of my favorite books of all time!  
Many of you have probably already heard that Me Before You by Jojo Moyes will be hitting the big screen in June 2016. You can bet I will be there opening weekend to see this highly anticipated movie release. 

Enjoy this post to get an overview of the book, my review, movie details, the trailer and a publisher giveaway! 

Published: December 31, 2012
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books/Viking
Purchase Links:  Amazon |  Barnes & Noble
Lou Clark knows lots of things. She knows how many footsteps there are between the bus stop and home. She knows she likes working in The Buttered Bun tea shop and she knows she might not love her boyfriend Patrick.

What Lou doesn't know is she's about to lose her job or that knowing what's coming is what keeps her sane.

Will Traynor knows his motorcycle accident took away his desire to live. He knows everything feels very small and rather joyless now and he knows exactly how he's going to put a stop to that.

What Will doesn't know is that Lou is about to burst into his world in a riot of colour. And neither of them knows they're going to change the other for all time.

My Thoughts
Beautiful... unforgettable... heart-breaking. This book will stay with me forever.

Louisa and Will made my face leak. It doesn't happen often and probably won't happen again for a long, long time, but yes this book brought tears to my eyes. Final verdict?? I might not be dead inside. I can safely say that Me Before You will be my pick for Best Book I Read in 2014. Amazing and emotional to such a degree I wasn’t expecting.

You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.

And that is exactly what Will Traynor was doing until a tragic accident left him as a quadriplegic. Before his accident, he was on top of the world, managing a multi-million dollar company and enjoying exotic vacations and dynamic adventures that most of us only dream of. So when his life takes the worst turn anyone can ever imagine, and he’s confined to a wheelchair and dependent on nurses and caregivers around the clock for his basic needs, this character sadly loses his will to live.

When Louisa is hired on for “suicide watch” as Will’s caregiver, she makes it her mission to bring that will to live back to him and teach him to embrace a new life with his reality. She forces him from outside the confines of his home which he hasn’t left in two years, except for doctors’ visits and medical exams. Louisa brings a small semblance of happiness back into Will’s life for the first time since his accident. However, despite the changes Louisa manages to make, his sense of hope and what he wants from life is still in tatters.

Together, they develop a heartfelt relationship that eventually turns into the truest form of love, but sometimes love isn’t enough when you’ve defined your life a certain way and fate has made living to your fullest impossible.

This story really broke me. I was emotional from the very beginning, and as the story continued to unfold, my heart felt like it was carefully coming undone. It was extremely sad to see how a quadriplegic not only has to battle the physical decline of their body as movement is impaired, but also how our world today makes it so difficult for them to access the simplest of places. I never truly knew what a burden they suffer and how much they rely on others for the simple actions I take for granted.

The ending of the story was unbelievable to me. I think I sat there for over an hour stunned and broken. I was not expecting what happened at the end and I applaud Jojo Moyes for her bold storytelling. She refused to sacrifice realism in her fictional world and her execution of the ending was incredible. This story will stay on my mind for a long time and I look forward to picking up other books by this author. She impressed me with her skill of flawless storytelling. Amazed and emotionally moved!
5 Snowflakes
Movie Tie-in Book Edition
Movie Trailer of Me Before You

Exciting news!! The publisher has graciously agreed to give away a copy of Me Before You AND After You by Jojo Moyes to one lucky WinterHaven Books follower. Simply fill out the rafflecopter and share a thoughtful comment about this post for a chance to win. All qualified entries will be verified to include a comment on this post. Open to US Resident only.
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  1. Thanks for the opportunity to win a book for my oldest sister that I know she would really like.

  2. I've been wanting to read these for some time. It looks like the movie will be fantastic and I have heard nothing but wonderful things about the books.

  3. Someone is gonna have to hold me up during the movie. Jesus, I'm still not over this.

  4. My wife's a huge fan of JoJo Moyes, I'm sure she'll be the first one in line for the movie. Thanks

  5. Really excited about this giveaway- been wanting to read it before the movie comes out!

  6. this book and movie sounds fantastic! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. I absolutely LOVED Me Before You. I cried rivers!!! I haven't read After You yet but cannot wait to. Also super excited for the movie!!

  8. I've actually never heard of these books before, but this sounds really good.

  9. I've seen lots of great reviews for this series but haven't read them yet. They are a set that I'm really looking forward to!

  10. I am so excited for this movie. I will be stocking up on tissues before I see it though. I haven't read the book yet but I have it checked out from my library! I know I need to be in the mood to read it though.

  11. I can't wait to see this movie. I really want to read the book first. The only thing I'm not looking forward to in the movie is when she says "When I was little..." The way she says little -- makes me cringe.

    Thank you!

  12. I love this book, it's beautiful, my friends borrow me and I love it.
    And love the trailer two, two (or 4) of my favorites actors, the movie looks amazing like the book

  13. I just read Me Before You and really enjoyed it but have not read boo two yet! I loved the premise and message from book one and look forward to reading more from Jojo Moyes!

    Ashley @The Quiet Concert

  14. One of my favorite movies is Dying Young. I hope this book is just as good and gives just as many feels as that one. I love Emilia Clarke.

  15. So excited for this movie! First I need to get the book and read it! I heard such great things, and look at the movie poster! Pretty! Annie JC

  16. oh i would love to win this book since i can buy it from where i come from

  17. I'd love to read these books! I've heard so many wonderful things about ME BEFORE YOU, and it looks absolutely amazing!

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