As we all know, here at Shih Tzus & Book Reviews, we seriously fan girl over Colleen Hoover. There’s not a day that goes by that we don’t try to force every person we come in contact with to read It Ends With Us or Ugly Love. So naturally, when Never Never was combined into one read (they were initially published into 3 separate novellas), I had to buy it.
The book opens with Charlize (aka Charlie) and Silas, two high school students living in that have lost their memories. Seriously, they cannot remember who they are, where they live, what they look like, or even what their favorite snack food is…but they can remember random things such as what a jellyfish looks like. So they are forced to work together to figure out what their connection to each other is and why they were stripped of their memories.
I feel that the writing style of both authors meshed so incredibly well. They created such a strong story that sucked me in almost immediately. The descriptions made me feel like I was in New Orleans, snacking on a beignet and following Charlie and Silas to a House of Voodoo (side note: if you’ve never been to NOLA, GO. It has such a rich history, and if you’re interested in paranormal vibes, their ghost tours are so much fun! If not…well, the beignets and hurricane cocktails make it more than worth it as well.) Fisher and Hoover did such an amazing job at giving a voice to their characters. I could feel their frustration as they looked for answers.
The only true downfall in my opinion was the ending. The story was so incredibly crafted, with family secrets and betrayal coming to the surface. There was even talk of voodoo! Then, after that incredible build up, it ended almost abruptly, ignoring so many of the premises that made this story so unique.
My opinion? This is a quick, fun read that keeps you entertained. Also, I’m so incredibly thankful that I didn’t pick it up until it was combined because I seriously wouldn’t be able to deal with the cliff hangers between the novellas.