BY COLLEEN HOOVER AND TARRYN FISHER
Series: Never Never #1
Category: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery
Published January 7th 2015 by Hoover Ink
Format Acquired: Kindle book
Source: Amazon Kindle
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.
#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."
Charlie 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."
Charlie 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."
WHAT THE HELL REALLY HAPPENED TO THEM?
WHERE IS THE NEXT BOOK?
I NEED IT NOW.
When Colleen and Tarryn announced that they wrote a book together, the book community exploded with excitement and awe. We all knew these authors wrote good books and may readers loved them. But I have to admit, I haven't read anything by Tarryn Fisher but based on what my friends said, she's as good as Colleen Hoover. They are both New Adult Romance writers, it's just that they have different writing styles. So when I heard about Never Never, I got mixed feelings of excitement and fear. Excited that they wrote a book together, and fear that their styles might clash and won't go along well.
So Never Never is about Charlie and Silas who both woke up with some sort of amnesia. They don't remember anything about themselves or about the people around them. They later on figured out that they are in a relationship so they tried to do things or meet people they are supposedly related with to see if it would somehow trigger a memory or something that they would remember.
What I noticed on the characters is that Silas does everything so they can remember. He's the one who wanted to remember what it feels like to be inlove with Charlie. He wanted to remember 'them'. He's trying to revive the spark between him and Charlie.
“Before, when I looked at her, she was just the girl who as experiencing this weird phenomenon with me. Now when I look at her, she's the girl I've apparently made love to for a while. The girl I apparently still love. I just wish I could remember what it's supposed to feel like.”
“I may not remember anything about her, but I would bet her smile was my favorite part of her”
But Charlie feels the opposite. Yes, she wanted to gain back her memories, but she doesn't want to remember anything about her feelings for Silas. I think she's in denial about their relationship. She doesn't even want to be called Charlie. She keeps on saying that she's not her and I'm not liking her attitude.
“I look away. I'm tired of liking him. I only have a day and a half worth of memories, but they're all filled with me not hating Silas. And now He's made it his personal mission to make me love him.”
To be honest, I almost dozed off while reading Never Never. I think Colleen and Tarryn's writing style doesn't combine well. I liked Silas, but I hated Charlie. The first 50% is completely nothing and the other half is full of questions and confusions. What I like about this book is the mystery and how Silas and Charlie made a plan to resolve their problem especially when they learned that it's not just that they lost their memories. SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT They have been losing it over and over again. SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT You should read it for you to understand what I'm trying to say here. And the ending fucking killed me. I hate cliffhangers!
“We were an us, Charlie. And holy shit, I can see why.”
|2 out of 5 Pandas|