Title – Never Never: Part Two
Author – Colleen Hoover & Tarryn Fisher
Publication Date – May 17, 2015
Series – Never Never Series
“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last.
And never stop loving me between all of them.
Never stop, Charlie.
Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.
“Where are you, Charlie?”
Ahhhhhh!!! I don’t even know what to say about this book. My head is still reeling from everything that happened. Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are either absolute geniuses or pure evil. I’ve yet to decide which. Their ability to construct a story that is so vague and mysterious yet entirely emotionally accessible is unmatched. As I read, I felt every second of Never Never until it had completely consumed me. The events that unfold and the emotions that are exposed lit a fire within me, making me utterly desperate to see Charlie and Silas get their happily ever after. Connections start being made with new and existing characters that had me questioning everything and trusting nothing. Never Never has once again proven itself to be unquestionably one-of-a-kind with its fascinating and twisted plot and the beautifully broken and vulnerable characters that tell this story.
“So despite that kiss, I promise nothing has changed between us. It’s just become something more. Something so much better.”
I absolutely adore the fact that we got to know Silas so much more in this installment. As he was the main storyteller, we got a glimpse inside his head at the kind of man he really is. His inherently good heart and genuine flaws endeared him to me in an unexpected way. I think it’s safe to say that this is one BBF that has definitely stolen away my heart. We see much less of Charlie this time around, but Colleen and Tarryn make one thing very clear… this girl is a fighter. Her strength and courage stand strong even in situations that would make others crumble. Honestly, the best part of Never Never: Part Two is seeing Silas and Charlie together. Their connection radiates boldly and vibrantly off of each and every page until you can’t help but find every inch of yourself being filled with their warmth and love.
“I love you way too much. More than anyone deserves to be loved. But I can’t help it. You make normal love hard.”
Once Charlie and Silas got a better grasp on who they are and what was happening in the first book and documented it for themselves, they were able to focus on the why in this installment. I was fascinated by the small clues and intricate details that Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher have concealed throughout Silas and Charlie’s story. Their ability to lead a reader on a journey, while building suspense and deeply rooting the hidden truth throughout the story is beyond impressive. Colleen and Tarryn also gave us an intimate look at Charlie and Silas’ history and relationship in this book, allowing the reader to fully comprehend the intensity and authenticity of their connection. I fell in love with their love story, swooning with every love letter (or anti-love letter) and sweet gesture they had shared. I can’t wait to see how Colleen and Tarryn will wrap up this story. I can’t even begin to imagine the surprises and shocking truths they have waiting for us in the final installment of Never Never.
Son of a pepsi-loving monkey’s uncle! Never Never 2 pulls readers deeper into the trenches of a mystery I find myself wanting all the answers to. Books like these are always incredibly difficult to review because of not wanting to spoil anything, yet here I am attempting to convince readers to buy it without actually saying those words.
“I wonder what people do when they have no place to go and no place to be.”
The second volume picks up exactly where Part One ends so there is no time gap to contend with. Instead, readers are thrown right back in to the thick of the suspense and drama. Charlie and Silas are still losing their memories and can’t figure out why. Time has reset once again and they’re attempting to piece together anything and everything that they can. They do spend a majority of this one apart though, so the dynamic is very different from the first one, and while this novella does deliver some answers, it still raises numerous questions. I will say that Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher are an epic writing duo. They have completely different styles, yet complement each other so well. Because I am familiar with each of their writing individually, I’m most definitely intrigued as to where they will take these two characters and how they will be wrapping up the story.
“I’d rather love you at the bottom than despise you at the top.”
Never Never 2 does end in a cliffhanger, but it was one that surprised me. I found myself remembering what that enjoyment of anticipation felt like; that feeling in the pit of my stomach of wanting to know what would happen and having time to dwell and think of all the possible scenarios. Simply put, I found myself falling in love with this cliffhanger, and those are not words I thought I would ever hear coming out of my mouth. I’m anxious to see where the third installment takes us, but knowing that Hoover and Fisher are steering the wheel, I have no doubt that I am in for the ride of a lifetime!
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Never Never: Part One
Never Never: Part Three