Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Book Review: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Never Never 
by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Series: Never Never #1
Genre: YA, contemporary, romance
Published January 8th 2015 by CreateSpace
Source: Bought from Amazon
Local order/purchase: Fully Booked * National Bookstore

Blurb (Goodreads):
#1 New York Times bestselling author of Hopeless joins forces with the New York Times bestselling author of Mud Vein. Together, they have created a gripping, romantic tale unlike any other.

"How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you've never met."

Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They've been in love since the age of fourteen.
But as of this morning...they are complete strangers.
Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love...every memory has vanished.

"I don't care what our real first kiss was," he says. "That's the one I want to remember."

Charlize and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be...the more they question why they were ever together to begin with.

"I want to remember what it feels like to love someone like that. And not just anyone. I want to know what it feels like to love Charlie." 

My Thoughts:

It feels like it's been ages since I read a book by Colleen Hoover and my hands itch whenever I see teaser of her new/upcoming books. Never Never wasn't an exception. On the other hand, I haven't read anything from Tarryn Fisher, but very aware of her Mud Vein, which I heard so many great things and (am) deeply curious about. I'm excited to find out the result of combination of two brilliant authors.

Never Never was incredibly mysterious. I was immediately sucked into the world of Charlie and Silas, which turned out to be washed out. Silas and Charlie have been dating for four years but one day they don't know who they are and what happened 24 hours ago or earlier. However, whenever each recognizes a face, place, or things, they know what it is or how to use it. Only they have no idea about their personal identities including their relationship. No memories. No idea what's going on. And so do I. The book was told in Charlie and Silas' perspectives and since they both do not have memories, the voices were  confused and disoriented, which inevitably made the reader the same.

Even though Charlie and Silas doesn't have memories about each other and most around them, there were snippets of them revealing as the story goes on. Old Charlie and Silas is different to the new Charlie and Silas. The new (current POVs) Charlie and Silas laughs about the messes they made on their "past" and disgusted that they were able to do it. New Charlie is somewhat kinder and softer than the old, and Silas, well I don't have anything to make of him yet except both versions are sweet. I also enjoy reading the POV of new versions of Charlie and Silas. They seem fun to read than the old ones I suppose. The sweet romance budding to the old-before-new-now lovers was something to look out for. I love it and they obviously have chemistry.

Never Never was too beautiful to be short. It only has 150 pages and it feels like I've only read a prologue of a story. So so far, no answers were given about what happened and why they have lost their memories [especially about their relationship], which is a bummer.  I BADLY NEED ANSWERS AS CHARLIE AND SILAS DO!

What makes this book distinct, good/bad? It has an overall mystery vibe and it creeps me out. It is deeply interesting and has an engaging concept and reminds me of Before I Fall (Lauren Oliver). It has an annoying cliffhanger! Whoever wants that? Or was the story just too short? It makes the anticipation on waiting for the sequel both exciting and exhausting from holding on your breath.

Never Never wasn't my favorite CoHo novel but I'd say it's one of the most engaging. The mystery in it works greatly. I'd love to find out some answers in book two. I'm ready! I recommend this book to readers who wants a good mystery, drama, romance, and even creepiness.



  1. THIS IS SO EXCITING!!!! I seriously can't wait till I pick up this book in the near future! It's on my TTT post this week.

    Great review!♥

    - Jumana @ http://booksbyj.blogspot.com/

  2. I'm glad to see you liked this one! I recently bought a copy and am hoping to read it soon. Great review!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  3. I have this one, but I haven't read it yet. To be honest, I haven't read anything by Colleen Hoover, which is sad I know. But I think I need to get on it, and read this one already because it sounds so good!


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