Book Review: Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

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I will start this review by saying that Never Never Part 3 is my most anticipated release of January 2016 – heck, it might even be my most anticipated release of the year. Parts 1 and 2 are just incomparable with anything in the whole of the new adult genre. I’ve read Colleen Hoover’s books and I loved each one of them, but this particular “series” just grabbed the top spot for me. Hence, the long and excruciating anticipation for the third installment. I know in my heart I was gonna love it. I know in my guts it was going be another 5/5 stars release, like the first two parts.

But boy was I wrong. 😦

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Waiting on Wednesday #1: New Adult Releases!

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine where anticipated releases are featured 🙂 I honestly only have two for this month so we’re probably gonna have a short but sweet post here 🙂  Continue reading “Waiting on Wednesday #1: New Adult Releases!”

REVIEW: BE WITH ME BY J.LYNN

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2.5 stars and I know this shouldn’t be happening, and even I can’t believe I am giving a JLA novel a 2.5. 😦 This just makes me really really really sad. I loved Wait For You (it was an almost 5 perfect stars for me!) and I guess I just expected too much from this one. Sadly, Teresa and Jase’s story kinda became draggy and meh for me 😦 I know, I’m sorry I really didn’t mean to 😦

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Quick Stats

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Title: BE WITH ME (Wait For You #2)
Author: J.Lynn aka Jeniffer L. Armentrout
Date Read: December 8th to 29th 2015
Date Published: February 4th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks 
My book format: Physical copy! 🙂 
Goodreads Blurb:
Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.

Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.

As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…

 

My thoughts

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Be With Me is a companion novel of Wait For You and it focuses on Teresa and Jase’s story (Cam’s sister and bestfriend, respectively). I have always loved this kind of set up – when the best friend falls for the younger sister of the other – ‘coz you there’d always be a sweet kind of conflict between the brother and the best friend. Did that confuse you? I know you get what I mean 😉

Anyway, it wasn’t a very original plot and that’s good with me. I mean, New Adult usually focuses on troubled twenty somethings and this one is no different where both Tess and Jase are escaping dark pasts. The thing I quite didn’t like was how it was all presented. It was so different from the first book and I didn’t feel the flow at all. For me, things have been jumping from one part to another without really establishing where things are coming from.

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Jase Winstead

Jase Winstead is hot, I’ll give him that. He’s confident and cool, but there are times, though, where I felt that his being cool was somewhat misplaced and that it was not needed at a particular scene, which in effect makes him a little bit off to me. I really think there was so much more character development Jase could have undergone. His <spoiler> being a young dad to Jack, and his past with his high school sweetheart was a bit rushed to me </spoiler> that I felt no connection to him 😦 And this makes me really really sad because I wanted to like Jase, he’s a really likeable man, but I just felt like something was lacking.

Teresa Hamilton

I didn’t connect to Tess at all 😦 I felt for her at times, but I just could not connect to her. She seemed so confused with really simple things, and I just want her to stand for herself but she never did. I really wanted to like her as well, but I just couldn’t do it 😦

Generally

I probably expected too much from this one. With how my feelings went with Wait For You, I definitely
thought it would give me the same feels. I just felt like the story was going somewhere when I was already 200 pages in! GAH. I even skimmed through some parts 😦 I know it’s not about JLA’s writing – definitely not the writing coz I loved the first book. It’s just the plot and characters weren’t really just for me.

The Boklander Rating

2 Stars

A 2.5. A really really sad 2.5 for this one. I hope things get much better on the next one!

So that’s it for now, I hope this review helped in one or another. If you really liked this book, then I’m genuinely happy for you. Guess it’s not just for me! 🙂

Happy reading always!

KAT SIGN

BOOK REVIEW: NEVER NEVER PART 2

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This book, guys, THIS BOOK!!! I am having so many feelings right now I can’t even deal with the awesomeness of Colleen and Taryn! I mean, they aren’t humans. They’re gods of the writing world! Aaaaah. So good! Such a great great team up! I can’t! I just can’t!

Okaaay. So enough of fangirling. I am not sure if I can write a legit review for this book ‘coz I might spoil you guys, and I just don’t want to do it to anyone!

Quick Stats

Title: Never Never Part 2

Author: Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher

Date Published: May 17th 2015

Series: Second book of the Never Never novellas

My book format: Kindle version

Goodreads blurb:

“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.

Never forget.”

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?”

My thoughts

Okay. If you have not read the first book, then I suggest you don’t continue reading this “review” ‘coz you might just get spoiled and this book is not something you really would want to get spoiled on. So, yeah. Bye for now if you haven’t read Part 1 🙂

So…okay. I JUST HAVE A LOT OF FEELS RIGHT NOW!  Somebody please stop me from falling in love with Silas! Please!

So like I said, I am quite certain that I won’t be able to come up with a legit review for this book because how can you review something you still don’t know anything about, right? Yeah, yeah, I have read it, but practically speaking, I still don’t know what is happening either! It’s like, I am one with Silas and Charlie in their confusion and in their search for the answer.

One of my book buddies in my book club, Camilla, actually had a very smart idea as to why Colleen and Tarryn keep on doing all these cliffhangers. Cam said maybe they wanted us, readers, to feel what Silas and Charlie are actually feeling. Like, they’d release one part, and have the next part released after a couple of months just to make us all forget what has happened in the first part! And that is exactly what Charlie and Silas are going through! I mean, ahhh, that was such a smart realization! So when Charlie’s sister, Janette, came out in the scenes, we the readers were like, “Hey, who’s Janette again?” — the exact same way Silas reacted when he was talking to Janette for the first time (again). Do you get it, you guys?! I know you do! Haha. (Really smart realization, Cam, I totally agree with you in this! Haha)

At first, everything felt like the first book. I kept on asking, I kept on suggesting what could have been the condition they really are in — is it scientific? I mean, can it be cured by science? By medicine? Or is it something paranormal? Or will this turn out to be a fantasy? Will the twist be like, some kind of supernatural power has been controlling them? I REALLY DON’T KNOW AND I REALLY REALLY REALLY WANNA KNOW NOW WHAT IS GOING ON! PLEAAASE COLLEEN AND TARRYN! PLEAAASE. 

Oh, my fave part is definitely the last chapter, where Silas and Charlie were doing the countdown to the very second they’d lose all their memories again! OH MY GOD THAT SCENE. I WAS FEELING SO NERVOUS WHEN I WAS READING IT, LIKE I WAS THERE WITH THEM, TOO! Oooh, this book! So so so good!

I don’t despise the cliffhangers at all, unlike a lot of people that I know of. Weird as it may sound, I like the cliffhangers in this particular novel coz it adds to the mystery even more! Ahh, it was just so awesome. SO AWESOME. 

The Boklander Rating

4 Stars

I am giving it a 4.5 never never ending stars! Can’t wait for the third part! 🙂

So that’s it, guys! I’ll see ya next post and happy reading always! 🙂

KAT SIGN