Never Never: Part One (Never Never #1) by Colleen Hoover & Tarryn FisherNever Never by Colleen Hoover, Tarryn Fisher
Published January 2015
Series: Never Never #1
Genres: Paranormal, Romantic Suspense, Young Adult
four-stars
Format: eBook
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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...

 

Okay – so the actual book blurb won’t tell you much. Here’s my spoiler-free blurb.

Completely out of the blue, Charlie Wynwood completely loses her memory and every single thing she ever knew about herself, her friends and family. And for some reason, she notices that Silas Nash, a guy from her school who is apparently her boyfriend, is experiencing exactly the same. Thanks to small little hints dropped here and there, they both manage to get through the day without raising attention. But some of the things they find out are more disturbing than anything…

What I loved…

  • Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher write a book. Together. Pure awesomeness.
  • Super suspenseful and unusual storyline.
  • Interesting characters

What I liked less…

  • Some elements do not add up
  • Huge massive cliffhanger
  • Book is way too short – almost nothing happens in this first instalment – sequel to be released in March

Oh wow, I have to say it again: Ms. Hoover and Ms. Fisher – what a great duo! The story is not at all what you would expect from Colleen Hoover, so I guess the “disturbing” storyline comes from Tarryn Fisher. But the fantastic dual-POV writing screams Colleen Hoover all over!

I really like the fact that the story was totally unexpected, and that the characters were peculiar too, one of the MCs being not exactly the most likeable! And well the whole story just is just really so completely crazy that you are dying to turn the page and keep speculating, wondering what the holy heck is going on? I might have to add that some piece of the (far from finished) puzzle do not add up (like how can the MC remember his laptop password and not his brother’s name), but I won’t dwell on it…

Yet unfortunately, earlier than expected, you come face with a cliffhanger of the worst kind. This book is way too short and will last you about 90 minutes. I understand the authors wanted to build suspense, but having to wait 5 months for a sequel really sucks and well, I just hope this is not going to be some kind of serial-novella marketing act. Well, I wouldn’t mind if the quality still remains.

Detailed Rating
Storyline
4 Stars
Characters
5 Stars
Writing
5 Stars
All the feels
4 Stars
Overall: four-stars