Never Never Parts 1-3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher Book Review










 Title: Never Never
Author: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher




Published by: Hoover Ink, 7th January 2015
Rating: 5 Roses

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.






Published: 17th May 2015
Rating: 4 Roses
Synopsis

“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last. And never stop loving me between all of them. Never stop, Charlie. Never forget.”

Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can't imagine, beckons to be found.

“Where are you, Charlie?”


Published: 19th January 2016Rating: 1 Roses
Synopsis

New York Times bestselling authors Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are back with the much-anticipated final installment in the Never Never novella series.


Together, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood must look deeper into the past to find out who they were and who they want to be. With time ticking down, the couple are in a race to find the answers they need before they lose everything. Can they regain what they once had? And will it restore who they once were?


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My mind can't seem to function really well as I type my review. I can't force out a good opening sentence so I settled on telling you about my dysfunctional mind. I guess this book review is not really inspiring as it is and as much as I love the first two books, the third book is just plain bullshit.

So yeah, I started with that. I started by telling you the end reaction to this book and I am not apologizing and I'm not telling you to not read it either. The sole purpose of sending that message across as soon as the first paragraph ends is to tell you not to expect too much. This book will fill you with expectations that will not bode well on your crazy brain when you finally reach its end. Oh please do read this book and tell me you ain't disappointed even with the warning.

Sorry I ruined your experience of ever having a first-hand reaction to the book, so let me make it up to you by actually giving a good response to the first two books before the novella trilogy went into a complete nosedive.

Never Never is written by two notable authors of this generation. I read in other book reviews that Silas' POV was written by Colleen and Charlie's was written by Tarryn. It was amazing how the seamlessly blended POVs were wove together like it was written by only a single author. So that was really cool.

I would also like to mention how beautiful the book covers were. It really summed up the stories written inside. Hands drifting apart, hand left alone, and hands reaching each other again. Sorry, I can't think of  a more beautiful way to say it. Ugh.

Anyway, this book is about Charlie and Silas (cool names!), who were in love since the dawn of time (exxage!). One morning they woke up with a complete knowledge of nothing about themselves but they actually remember some things but not each other and not anyone around them. They both struggled to snake their way into the lives of who they were while finding out the truth about their situation.

Colleen and Tarryn's story line build up was A-awesome. It got me hooked from the very first page. Every bit of it was interesting. The mystery that surrounds their memory loss is very intriguing. The shift from just tracing the why's and the how's of their situation to the story actually becoming a suspense crazy-ass mental hospital but not a mental hospital drama just gets you even more excited as to who is really the one responsible for their situation. Is it the mom? Is it the crazy woman from Bourbon Street? Is it the shrimp? Who else to blame? I think you have to find that out for yourself. *wink*


***Spoiler free review ends here. Continue at your own risk***


Questions in my mind after the bullcrap revelation:

1. What the hell happened the night before they lost their memories on the first book? There was blood. There was dirt! What happened??? Was it just a filler? To add to the suspense and make it look like the reason behind their situation was exceptional and remarkable and worthy of the first two novellas?

2. If it's not their first time experiencing the memory loss, why did they split up and not take the letter with them to save them both the effin effort of finding it mere minutes before they lose their memories again!?

3. If I remember right, the tarot card reader is the mother of the shrimp. She knows who Charlie is, yet she acted as if she's just a tarot card reader who is reading their cards for them. She acted as if she knew all along that Charlie doesn't have any recollection of anything ever happening to her. Why? Why did she act that way? What is her agenda? To scare them? Yeah right. Good idea Colleen and Tarryn.

4. The thing with Charlie's father? It's cringe-worthy. It's like the whole situation was there just to add to the drama but it's just that. Although as I type this, even if the whole unraveling of this situation made me cringe, I admit that Brett, Charlie's father was the turning point of the story. His character has a role in shaping the Charlie after his imprisonment but he's just an actual ass, and the way the whole thing was written is just off.

5. She was imprisoned in a cell at a basement or wine cellar or whatever it is for 1 or 2 or 3 days just because she's acting crazy and caught for trespassing???? What?? And the woman who imprisoned her even drugged her! What the hell was that??

6. Destiny?!?! Fate?!?!?! Messing with the way the universe should work?! And that's Charlie and Silas together forever. Bullshit! This is the most bullshit reason I've ever heard.

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Maybe it was the way the things were wrapped up, or the reason behind all that mystery or maybe it's because of the lapses and the unanswered questions, I don't know really but this novella series just rolled from flying sky high to a rolling downhill crap.

Sorry, I was just really disappointed.

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