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  1. We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

    středa 19. srpna 2015

    This year is full of new and interesting releases. I have difficulties to choose what I want to read (yeah, because I want to read everything, so it makes it ever harder to pick!) When I was cinsidering participating in a read-a.thon that dealt with mental health, We'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean caught my eye. But 1. the read-a-thon took place in June I think and this book comes out Octover 6th 2015 and 2. I didn't participate anyway. But I knew I wanted to read this book.

    From Goodreads:




    That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.

    Is the one person she trusts only telling her half the story? Nothing is as it seems in this edge-of-your-seat psychological thriller from the debut author Emiko Jean.

    Sounds interesting, right? I love psychological thrillers but I don't think there are many good in YA genre. And I don't think what it is about summer but I get craving for some good scary and weird story. And who doesn't like exploring the waters of new authors? I certainly do!

    And also, stories about sisters are usually really good! We have two sisters here - Alice and Cellie. From the beginning you will feel Cellie's craziness. She can be really scary! And she loves fire! She loves it so much that she kills Jason - Alice's boyfriend and Alice is severely injured. From that moment, Alice stays at Savage Isle (a mental ward) and she tries to deal with her sister. The problem is - she promised one thing to her - We'll never be apart!

    Of course, there is some romance in the story. And I have to ssay I enjoyed it, it wasn't too much and in complemented the whole storyline very well. I feel that the book is on the slower side of things. You will definitely get to know Alice, you will be really questioning her sanity - is she sane or insane? I really enjoyed the process of getting to know her but I do like more plot-driven stories so there were some 50 pages that were really slow. It could have been faster I think but if you enjoy slower stories, you could enjoy this. 

    Of course, you can expect some twisty twist in this book, because what a psychological thriller it would be if everything was clear from the beginning. I have to say that I found out the twist on my own but it was still very scary and I appreciated it a lot. 

    I find it very interesting to read stories from the point of view of not sane characters. The brilliant thing is that you don't really know if Alice is reliable narrator or not. So if you like questioning someone's sanity, go fir We'll Never Be Apart.

    And the next feature I enjoyed was the structure of chapters. In each chapter there was a present storyline told from Alice's point of view and then there was Alice's diary entry that dealt with her past. In the diary we get to know Alice, Cellie and Jason and we find out things they have done and believe me, there are some crazy things to read about!

    Overall, I mostly enjoyed this book. It is a solid 4-star story for me and if Emiko Jean publishes another book in the future I wouldn't be against reading it. I also appreciate the cover which is quite mysterious and really eye-catching. Because I like faster books, I couldn't give it a 5-star rating but I have to say bravo Emiko Jean - for the first book this is amazing! 

    I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. Thank you NetGalley!

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