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Thursday, July 26, 2018

BLOG TOUR and REVIEW: Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre @torteen @msannaguirre

Like Never and Always
by Ann Aguirre

Excited to be today's stop on the Blog Tour for Like Never and Always
YA thrillers are becoming a go-to genre for me.
Aguirre is one to watch out for - this one delivers!

Publisher:  Tor Teen
Publish Date:  July 17, 2018
336 Pages
Genre: YA, suspense, touch of paranormal

Liv Burnham thinks nobody knows Morgan Frost like she does, but a terrible accident pushes her down a rabbit hold where Morgan's secrets hide and she'll be lucky to make it out alive....

On a hot summer night, Liv, Morgan, Clay and Nathan are on the way home from a party in Clay's convertible.  Best friends dating brothers?  It doesn't get better than that.  But the joyride ends in sudden impact, a screech of brakes, and shattering glass.  On that lonely country road, four lives change forever.

Live wake in the hospital.  At first she's confused when they call her Morgan, but she assumes it's a case of mistaken identity.  Yet when the bandages come off, it's not her face in the mirror anymore.  It's Morgan's. 

Morgan always seemed to have the perfect life.  But as Liv tries to fit herself into Morgan's world, she discovers endlessly disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety and a dark task to finish... if she doesn't lose her mind first.

Forced to confront the disturbing truths that Morgan kept hidden in life, Live must navigate a world of long-buried murder, a dangerous love affair - and a romance that feels like a betrayal.

About the Author:

Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes books, emo music, and action movies. She writes all kinds of genre fiction for adults and teens.

My Review:

If you woke up in side your best friend's body, would you be able to live her life the way she did?  Do you really want to know THAT much about her and how do you cope with your new situation???

What an interesting concept.  With elements of paranormal, this somewhat suspenseful story is less thriller and more contemporary mystery in my opinion.  Through Liv, we get to learn more about Morgan and what's really going on in her life.  How being a "rich little girl" may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Like most YA novels, we do have a bit of a love triangle going on but luckily that's not the front runner of the story.  Instead, we get a story about grief, forgiveness and never judging a book by its cover.  Everyone deals with grief in their own way but having to mourn the loss of your body and the loss of the best friend whose body you now reside in takes this to a whole new level!

"Funny how the human body can heal trauma in a matter of weeks whereas scars on the heart and mind can last for years."

I did wonder how Liv felt the first time she had to really deal with being in her best friend's body.  That first shower must've been AWKWARD! haha - but all jokes aside... this was a very compelling read.  Easily a one sit binge.

If you're looking for a quick read that has a touch of thriller, paranormal, romance and YA, then this is PERFECT for you.


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