Monday, February 23, 2015

REVIEW: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

(Never Never series, book 1)
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.
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This is a perfect representation of me after finishing this…

Because I don't.

Was it terrible? No.

Was it great? No.

To be honest, I don't really have a whole lot of feelings towards any of it. I never connected with the characters, maybe because they don't know who they are? I don’t know, but I literally felt nothing for them. I'm not rooting for them as a couple, again, maybe because of their situation. Could we not get a flashback or something to them as a couple? Sure, there are bread crumbs, but nothing substantial enough to make me think "I really want these two to be together." I'm just indifferent. I don't care. They could have a happily ever after or never see each other again, and I'd be good either way.

Sure, the mystery element is kind of intriguing but I just read about 140 pages of a story and I am no closer to finding out what happened to Charlie and Silas. I kind of wish I would have delved a little deeper into some reviews before I bought this; if I had known that I would still have zero answers at the end of this installment, I probably would have skipped it and just started with the second serial.

I'm a huge Tarryn Fisher fan, but it kind of saddens me to say this…I may be falling off the Colleen Hoover fangirl train. I haven't enjoyed the past two novels she has released, and I haven't even liked any of her characters since Sky and Holder in Hopeless. Maybe my tastes are evolving, and Colleen's writing and/or characters just aren't my cup of tea anymore. However, considering this was a collaboration, I was expecting something great. Unfortunately, I just found it kind of average. It kept me entertained enough to finish, but I’m not chomping at the bit to find out what happens next.

Oh well. You can’t like ‘em all. 


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1 comment:

  1. I've enjoyed a few of Hoover's books, but Never Never? Nope. I felt like I was reading in the middle of a book, not a novella? It was rough!

    Great review!