Author : Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
Publication date : January 7th 2015 to January 19th 2016
Publisher : Hoover Ink
Genre : Young Adult | Mystery – Paranormal
Synopsis : Best friends since they could walk. In love since the age of fourteen.
Complete strangers since this morning.
He’ll do anything to remember. She’ll do anything to forget. (From Goodreads)
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The only thing I have room for in this head of mine right now is the firm belief that fate absolutely exists. Fate…soul mates…time travel…you name it. It all exists. Because that’s what her kiss feels like. Existence.
LORD HAVE MERCY ! This book made me so angry when I finished it and it does all over again each time I think of it again. And my awesome twinnie Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books (you can check out her review by clicking the link) whom I read it with can definitely agree on that. WHAT WAS THAT ENDING ? I was immensely disappointed in the direction that was chosen for this book, because it had so much potential to be something brilliant but at the end it was just a big puddle of bleeh. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, I’ll start from the beginning so that you can see all the emotions I wen through.
From page 1 the writing is very engaging and very addictive. It is quick and easy to fly through with chapters going back and forth between Charlie’s and Silas’ (the two MCs) point of view which is great because we get to be in both of their heads and see exactly what both of them think of the situation. The chapters are also fairly short which went perfectly with the fast pace that this book had. Oh, and even with all the shitiness that the characters go through, the book still managed to make me giggle at some points and ridiculous situations.
Never, Never has a very peculiar way of storytelling. Since our main characters both have complete memory loss we experience them going forward with their lives while trying to piece their past back together so we get both periods at the same time if that makes any sense haha. And oh my damn ! The more information they -we- get the more confusing everything gets and the more questions it raises, the suspense IS SO FREAKING GOOD, I can’t even begin to explain how it made me feel, I couldn’t put the story down, I needed to know more, what would happen next but most of all what happened before. That being said, the answers were far from being satisfying, it was the opposite actually. It didn’t live up to the build-up that was sustained throughout the whole story, it just fell flat and was a big bowl of bad quality cheese. SO CHEESY. One other problem that I had is how some elements that were used to enhance the mystery were left out when all was solved and those were some really BIG misleading hints. And the inconsistencies. They made me mad. Where is the logic in this: The guy is supposed to have amnesia, right? So how come when he watched a video of himself and Charlie he was able to describe his own feelings in a moment that HE HAS FORGOTTEN. I’m not that stupid to fall for it, thank you very much.
Characters wise, I liked Silas and kind of had mixed feelings about Charlie. The Silas we got to know is this smiley and very charming guy who’s very thoughtful and caring, but also pretty smart, since he’s the one who solved the mystery haha and untied some knots that they’ve encountered along the way. Charlie I started off disliking, she’s more closed off and harder to get emotions out of through the whole book, this is not the problem. At first, she was selfish and didn’t consider the impact that her actions had on Silas, and just like that, without any warning or development whatsoever she has a 180° change. She becomes this very cautious and trusting person when it comes to him. Again, INCONSISTENCIES.
These problems I had with Charlie’s personality don’t change the fact that I really liked their banter, it was so cute and sweet even with all odds against them. Their chemistry was there even when the feelings were off wondering to God knows where.
That’s it until next time.
Did you read Never,Never ? If so, what did you think of it?
Hope you enjoyed, write to you soon.
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