Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on October 6th 2015
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.
We’ll Never Be Apart was one of my most anticipated reads of the fall. It sounded so good and the cover is GORGEOUS. I picked this book up expecting a twisted story that would keep me on the edge of my seat the entire time. While, this was *as* twisted as I was expecting, it was still a great read.
After a fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason, Alice is sent to Savage Isla, a psychiatric hospital. She’s having trouble remembering what happened that night. All she knows is even though she’s being charged for Jason’s death, she wasn’t the one who set the fire, her twin sister, Cellie, did, and Alice has to prove it.
First of all, I want to say that I loved the way this book was written. It goes back and forth between the present and the past. Only the past comes in the form of journal entries from Alice, so it’s easy to follow along. I really liked that we get to see the past between Jason, Alice, and Cellie, and the events that lead to the fire that took Jason’s life. I think it helped the readers understand Alice more, and I think it made Alice a more sympathetic character because we get to see the horribleness of what she lived through.
“One of these days, I might just let it choke me.”
As far as the mystery aspect in this book, I had it figured out about halfway through. But, if you know me, then you know I read a ton of thrillers so I’m always on the lookout for clues while I’m reading them. With that being said, the mystery aspect was done really well and had I not been looking for the ‘thing’, then I probably wouldn’t have caught on.
Like I said, everything was done really well, and I felt like it all played out really well, so the fact that I guessed the big ‘thing’ before it was revealed didn’t bother me that much, I was still curious about how everything came to be and how everything would play out.
We’ll Never Be Apart is a well written, entrancing story that takes the term ‘twisted sister’ to a whole new meaning.
How do you feel about twisted books? Do you plan to read We’ll Never Be Apart?