Published: January 7th 2015
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. (Goodreads)
After seeing Marie @ Drizzle and Hurricane Books going a little bit crazy over this book on both Goodreads and her blog, I decided to give this book a try myself! I have been meaning to read a book by Colleen Hoover for quite a while now, and while she co wrote this book with Tarry Fisher, I thought this would be a good opportunity to start! I managed to grab this book as a freebie from Amazon – so even more luck for me!
In short, this book had me asking what the hell was going on throughout the book. It is all very suspicious and the readers are just left with even more questions at the end of the book than at the beginning. I’m sill sat here wondering what is going on in that series and I basically need to have those questions answered – which means getting a copy of the second book ASAP!!
What I think I liked most about this book was the fact the we as the reader knew as much as the characters did. They have no idea who they are, what has happened to them, why they can’t remember anything – so we are left with the same sense of feeling of confusion as the characters are. I think this was a unique way of pulling the reader into the story itself, because we just want to know what on earth is going on! I am a bit wary of Silas’ dad – I reckon he has something to do with it somewhere!
Another thing about this book is that it is a really short, quick read. The readers are never bogged down with information (not that the characters have any information, because they don’t), but I think the length of the book made sure that the story didn’t drag. I think if it had been any longer, the story would have dragged a little and it would have become boring pretty quickly – it was a fine line that the authors walked pretty well!
The mystery of the story and what is happening also helped to keep the pages being turned (metaphorically, because I read it on my Kindle!). I need to know what is going on and why Charlie and Silas keep losing their memories and what Never Never means. It would bug me if I didn’t find out!
I really enjoyed this book and I cannot wait to grab a copy of the second book! I am really excited to find out what happens! I will say though, in the premise, it says he will do anything to remember and she will do anything to forget; Charlie never gave off the impression that she remembered anything… either way, I gave this book 5/5 stars.
Have you read this book? What did you think of it?