Saturday, 24 October 2015

Review - We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean



Title: We'll Never Be Apart
Author: Emiko Jean
Pages: 304
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Release date: 6th October 2015

Blurb from Goodreads:

Murder.

Fire.

Revenge.

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.









My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children's Book Group and NetGalley*

 3/5 stars

Alice 'Allie' Monroe has one thought on her mind - revenge.
Allie was nearly killed by a fire that her pyro twin sister, Cellie, set which did kill her boyfriend, Jason. Now she's at Savage Isle on a mental ward. Intent on getting to Cellie who is on a different ward and making her pay, Allie befriends Chase, another patient, who agrees to help.
Will Allie get revenge?


We'll Never Be Apart was an enjoyable, psychological thriller.
Parts of the story are Allie's journal entries which are how we learn about her past - these bits were my favourite parts to read as we find out more about how Allie got to Savage Isle.
I felt sorry for Allie being tormented by Cellie and thought she was a good protagonist.
I liked Chase and wanted to find out more about him.
The plot was good and held my attention but I did guess the big twist at the end early on.
I liked the writing style and found it easy to follow.


Overall this was an enjoyable read.