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Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on October 6th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Family, General, Law & Crime, Love & Romance, Mysteries & Detective Stories, Physical & Emotional Abuse, Siblings, Social Issues, Young Adult
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.
We’ll Never Be Apart is one of those sneaky, unreliable books that will string you along until the final reveal. I suspected the outcome, although it wasn’t all too obvious. The story was written really well, even while still remaining somewhat foggy about some things surrounding Alice. I’ve read books with similar storylines, but We’ll Never Be Apart stands on its own merit.
I found Alice and her relationship with Celia, her twin sister, to be so creepy. Her reflections on her deceased boyfriend also made him out to be dangerous and equally creepy. It seemed like there were very few untroubled people in Alice’s life, even before being locked in the mental facility. I really felt sorry for Alice for most of the book, but at the end I wasn’t sure how to feel anymore. This book played with my emotions so much.
If you like books with questionable narrators, We’ll Never Be Apart is one to look into.