Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Review: Never Never (Never Never, #1) by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Author: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher
Publisher: Hoover Ink
Pages: 140
Format: E-book
Published: January, 2015
Price: $ 2.99 -> Rp 37,472 (Amazon)
Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Date started: January 28, 2015 - Date finished: February 4, 2015

#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."
The story begins in a high school setting where we are introduced to a girl who felt confused and out of place named Charlie Wynwood. She doesn't remember anything about her identity and things related to her life, she doesn't remember her friends, her parents, what's her next class, etc. But she is not alone, later she found out that this other boy suffered the same fate as her named Silas Nash.

What's more shocking than that is the fact that they're each other's boyfriend and girlfriend but they don't recall knowing one another. Weirdly, they remember the most basic and sometimes ridiculous things like who married Kim Kardashian or how to drive a car. So, they work together to find out what made them lose their memories and how to fix it. They'll later find out that things aren't so great in their relationship also between their families.
"Oh, please," I say. "If you were a game, Silas, you'd be Monopoly. You just go on and on and everyone ends up cheating just to be over with it."
I'm sorry if my brief explanation about the story above is confusing it's just I really don't know how to explain this book clearly to you guys. Never Never was the first book I read by both Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher. I've heard of Colleen Hoover before from book-tubers and friends' reviews of her books. I stumbled upon this book one day on Goodreads and read some of its reviews where people liked the story but not the ending. After reading this book, I have to agree with them.

The story was very good and intriguing. It kept me wanting to read it until the very end. It is a fairly short book with only 140 pages (ebook format) so it didn't take me a long time to finish it.

This book was told from two different perspectives. From the perspectives of Charlie and Silas. I really like the usage of multiple perspectives in this book because I wasn't confused as to which perspectives am I reading. I can actually immerse myself in both characters, Charlie is this kind of teenage girl filled with angst and I definitely got a little vibe of a "mean girl" type in her and Charlie is a typical "all american boy" he plays football, he's handsome, and a good guy (definitely the perfect package).
I think if you cheat, it should be with someone worthy of your sin. I'm not sure if this is old Charlie's thoughts or new Charlie's thoughts. Or maybe, because I'm observing Charlie Wynwood's life as an outsider, I'm able to think of her cheating with detachment rather than judgement.
From the beginning of the book until the end I must say it progressed very slowly. The secrets revealed throughout most of the beginning and the middle of this book was "simple" secrets but by the end readers are introduced to the mother of all secrets!! Sadly, it was too little too late because it had already reached it's ending. The ending was the mother of all cliffhanger ending because the story just stops there all of a sudden. I was like AAAARRGGGHHHH.

But anyways, you guys should read this book because it is just sooooo good. I guarantee you guys will like it so much!! I recommend this book to all of you guys!!

PS: The second book will be coming out soon on May 17, 2015!! I will be waiting so very (un)patiently for this book because I MUST KNOW WHAT HAPPENS NEXT!

This is me, waiting for the next book to be released
This is the cover of the second book you guys!!

KYAAA I know I know you're all wondering where's the other hand?? and what is that red color in the water??!! Wait...don't tell me that someone is gonna die?!!


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