Author: Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Published: January 7, 2015
Series: #1 of Never Never
Charlie and Silas remember nothing. Not even their name. Not who they are, or what they are to each other. They must unravel their memories and uncover the reason why they have forgotten, only if time allows them.
I breezed through this book. At times it felt surreal that I was also discovering things with the characters. It feels like we, the reader and the main characters, are together in this journey, unsure of what the next page will discover. And boy, did it feel so good to keep the page turning and turning!
There are parts that make you cringe, especially in the relationship of Silas and Charlie, which newly-conscious Charlie also notices and points out. But they made it something less cringey and some sort of inside joke that it passed through the cringe factor to the point it’s lovable.
The dialogues were well written and one of the things I loved the most in this book. I love the banter between Silas and Charlie. What I do notice though is the prose, and there are times that they describe their emotions so well that you’re pulled into it but there are times as well that it’s so bland and lacking and even–sorry for the word–lazy. I just laugh it off though. It’s been a long time as well to read such things that I find them a breath of fresh air.
While the prose makes me pause at times, it never failed to make me drop the book. The more I read, the more I craved more and this book served it well. I hate cliffhangers as much as the next reader but I love them when I see a good one.
Definitely a recommended book. It’s a short read as well (is it? Time definitely passed by me in this one) and comes in three installments (two left! Which will also be posted in the upcoming weeks). Those who haven’t picked this up, you’re in luck! Actually, we are in luck! To have the other two available for us. Imagine the agony of those who had to wait for months?!