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Published by Entangled Publishing, LLC on October 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Time Travel, Young Adult Fiction
How many times would you die for love?
What if you had to relive the same five days over and over?
And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed…
And you have to watch. Every time.
You don’t know why you’re stuck in this nightmare.
But you do know that these are the rules you now live by:
Now, the only way to escape this loop is to attempt something crazy. Something dangerous. Something completely unexpected. This time…you’re not going to run.
Combining heart-pounding romance and a thrilling mystery Never Apart is a stunning story you won’t soon forget.
As soon as I knew Romily Bernard had a new book coming out I put it on my TBR list. In all honesty, she could probably write down her grocery list and publish it and I would want to read it. Regardless, Never Apart is one of those books that will have you guessing from page one what the heck is going on.
Grace lives the same five days over and over again and every time she has to watch her boyfriend die. She can’t figure out why this is happening, but she is willing to try anything to get out of this loop and stop jumping around. When we meet her, she has done this over 40 times and until she can figure out what it was that got them in this situation, things won’t change.
I loved how Bernard set this up with the now and then chapters. We get to see Grace as things are now in her current fall, but we also slowly get the backstory of what happened to put her, Ander, and Finn in the situation they are currently in. Because of this structure, it is a slow reveal. We learn more about each of them along the way and there are quite a few twists and turns throughout.
Grace is a solid character and I loved reading her then chapters and then watching her navigate the now chapters trying to figure out what was going to happen. I can’t really say too much about what is going on and how things move forward as I don’t want to ruin any bit of the story for you. I will tell you that you will experience all kinds of feelings reading this book and that is a testament to Bernard’s writing. She pulled me into these character’s lives and I couldn’t help myself from experiencing everything right alongside them.
Trust me when I say that Bernard knows how to write a story that will have you turning the pages to figure out what is really happening. I was unable to put it down and when I got to the end, I couldn’t stop thinking about these characters. I had the same experience with her Find Me series and can’t tell you how much I continue to look forward to books by her. If you are looking for a suspenseful young adult book that has great characters, an engrossing story, and some romance, look no further. Check this book out and thank me for the recommendation later!
Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for the review copy in exchange for an honest review.