Review for ‘We’ll Never Be Apart’ by Emiko Jean
Release Date: 10/6/2015
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?”
The Review: I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Holy psychological twist, Batman. I started this book Saturday morning and finished it Saturday afternoon. It wasn’t a short story, I just couldn’t bring myself to put it down until I figured out what was going on with Alice and Cellie. This book has high potential for accidental spoilers, so I’m going to keep this review short and sweet. I loved this one because never, ever in a million years would I have been able to predict the ending. It was a shocker and one that made me question different parts of the story over and over again. The characters are believable, which you all know I love. Essentially, we relive Alice and Cellie’s childhood through the pages of a journal that Alice’s therapist has given her to help her cope with a tragedy that happens in the first pages of the book. When we aren’t learning more about the sisters’ pasts in the journal, there is a good narrative of what is happening in the current time as Alice struggles to survive the mental ward that she has been placed in. There is a small amount of romance, just the right amount, and a whole lot of sadness as we experience the struggles (both past and present) of our main characters. The characters of Alice and Cellie were written so beautifully that I found myself wishing the book would continue on so I could figure out more. There was closure, though…don’t worry. If you are into books that leave you guessing, this one is a good one for you.
The Conclusion: Read this if you’re into: Psychological thrillers, mystery, and self discovery.
Don’t read this if you can’t stand: Crazy plot twists, violence, or bittersweet endings.
The Rating: A solid 5 out of 5 stars because the characters and storyline were just so wonderfully assembled and because I had no idea how the book would end. One of my new faves.
Author’s Goodreads Page: Emiko Jean Goodreads