Review: Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher (Parts 1-3)


Publisher: Smashwords
Release Date: January 7, 2015
Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781310382727
Pages: 177
Read in: October 2016

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Goodreads Summary:

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.

Never Never is a series of short contemporary romance books which tell the story of Charlie and Silas, who have forgotten everything about themselves. Charlie’s perspective was written by Tarryn Fisher and Silas was written by Colleen Hoover.  It’s a contemporary romance, with a slight paranormal aspect to it which is probably the most interesting thing about this story is. For this series, since each book was quite short, I’m just going to combine all three parts into one post.


Part 1

So part one was personally my favourite as I had absolutely no idea what was going on. I personally think it’s better that way to go into the book not knowing anything, because you’ll get the most out of it that way. Because I had absolutely no idea what was going on, I just kept reading and reading until the very last sentence where everything is revealed and it ends on a cliffhanger.

It was really well written and for the most part, both POVs blended in really well together for one seamless story because it doesn’t feel like two different people have written different chapters. It’s a poignant, mysterious and romantic story definitely that’s worthwhile reading, especially if you’re a fan of Colleen or Tarryn’s works.

Although I did enjoy the fact that I wasn’t sure what was going on, there were some parts in the middle that didn’t really seem to be going anywhere plot wise. There were just a few moments throughout the book that were like that, but otherwise, I was too consumed by getting through the story to notice much else.

Rating: ★★★★

Part 2

The second book in this series picks up right after Part 1 left off. I personally don’t think it was as good as the first part, but it was still enjoyable. It was interesting, and still compelling but it lacked something that the first part definitely had. It was still just as angsty and mysterious, but it didn’t quite live up to the standards the first books set.

What really irks me about this is that it’s not really a fully fledged book with a fully developed plot, or characterisation. I’m finding it difficult to judge how this book should be rated because it doesn’t feel like a book – it’s probably something between a short story and a novella.

Rating: ★★★.5

Part 3

Part three had the most interesting turn in events, as this time (without spoiling anything) specific things happens to one character but not both of them. The book basically follows Silas trying to make Charlie fall in love with him all over again before she forgets everything. It picks up pretty much right where part 2 left off, and

To me, the plot was becoming less intriguing and was falling apart by this third book. It just seemed to be dragging out quite a bit, like they weren’t sure where they were going with the story but wanted to finish it up as soon as possible. It definitely did not have the thrill or excitement the first part contained

I still think you should read this last part if you want to see how everything ends. This series had a lot of potential if it was fleshed out a bit better, but instead, it fell flat, especially in this last part.

Rating: ★★★

Overall, while I really did enjoy this series, the disjointed nature of the three parts which could’ve been written as one puts me off a little. In saying that, I think it’s still a worthwhile read that most people will enjoy.

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