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Review – Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

by on March 1, 2016

Title: Never Never: Part One of Three

Author: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Released: January 7, 2015

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services – Kindle: 2.99


New York Times best selling New Adult specialist, Colleen Hoover, started her career in the overcrowded self published indie market with standalone, Slammed, successfully moving onto a contract with Atria, a division of Simon & Schuster. She completed, Never Never, a three part series under name brand, Hoover Ink, available at Amazon Digital Services. Part speculative fiction, romantic suspense and women’s read, the novellas reveal harrowing relations between twenty something students, Silas Nash and Charlize Wynwood.  Breezing through part one (159 pages,) Hoover establishes that two straight protagonists really really share love.  Sexting, cheating, and raunchy sex tapes prove their meaningful connection.

Hoover hints at Never Never’s futuristic sci fi-fantasy plot when Charlie and Silas open mysterious correspondence.  How strange that the couple does not remember warning themselves about their own memories lapses. This disturbing Note to Selves describes altered recent personal histories and unlikely time shifts. What if the self-absorbed couple forgets the Real World?

The unexplained occurrence launches, Silas and Charlie, to cling together awaiting a future.  But how long does the duo stick after Hoover adds in nail biting horror?

Never Never echoes genre markers found in Young and New Adult Speculative fiction. Tame teen fantasy readers sample Kristin Cashore, Julie Kagawa or Sabaa Tahir.  Older students take pause from textbooks with Rachel Higginson, Shelly Crane, or Abbi Glines.