Saturday, February 11, 2017

NEVER NEVER BY COLLEEN HOOVER AND TARRYN FISHER - SERIES REVIEW

Hello everyone!

Today I am doing a slightly different review, instead of reviewing one book, I will be reviewing a whole series. If you are familiar with the Never Never series written in three parts by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, you will know that there are three books, about 150 pages in length. As this is such a short series, and because each book pretty much leaves off on a cliffhanger once the story starts going, I figured I would do a review of the series as a whole.

Before I get into the review, I just want you to be forewarned, if you haven't completed the entire trilogy, this review will contain spoilers - and nobody wants to be spoiled in a thriller series!


In Never Never: Part One, we are introduced to the characters, Charlie and Silas. Neither can remember anything before a moment in their history class that morning and neither is sure if the other is experiencing the same thing. Certain things come to light, and the couple begins to wonder if they are still together, or broken up. Sila's dad hates Charlie - apparently, he and her dad used to work together at a financial company. Everything is all a blur and Charlie and Silas are trying to navigate the best they can.

This brings us to the end of the novel, where Silas finds a letter they mailed to themselves a few days ago, in case they forgot everything again. He's running out of time, but he writes one last important detail down - that he has to find Charlie.

I think overall, I enjoyed this book, not a lot happened, but that was mainly because the stage was being set. Now that Silas has that information, he will remember things so we don't have to go through the process of finding them out again.

In Never Never: Part Two, things pick up pretty much where they left off. Silas "wakes up" confused and upon reading the letters figures out that Charlie is missing. After a little bit of back and forth at school with Silas trying to figure out what is going on, he ends up ditching school, practice, and the big game. He confides in his brother and they set out to find Charlie. Meanwhile, Charlie wakes up in what appears to be a hospital where she is confined and alone.

At the end of the novel, Silas finds Charlie and they get ready to reset again.

I think I definitely liked this book better than the first one, there was more happening and the plot started to pick up with some things coming to light. I am excited for the next book to see what is actually going on.

In the final book, Never Never: Part Three, the story picked up right where things left off, Silas and Charlie waking up again not remembering anything - except Silas could remember the last few days. There was a visit to Charlie's dad in prison and some new things came to light with The Shrimp, but I think some things weren't explained as fully as they needed to be; I think there was more to explore here.

Overall, I'm not really too sure what to say about this book. I'm not sure how I feel about the ending, the reasoning behind the repeated amnesia, it was explained, but I felt like it was a weird explanation. And then that epilogue, I can't believe that - it was almost like it needed to happen again to justify it happening the first time.

As a whole, I enjoyed this series, but I think the biggest downfall is the ending, the reasoning behind why they lost their memories. I just felt like that was a bit cheesy, especially coming from two authors who write darker romances.

I think as a series, this one started good, but the ending was a bit of a letdown.