We’ll Never Be Apart by Emikio Jean

August 2, 2017     erinthebooknut     Book review

We’ll Never Be Apart by Emikio JeanWe'll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean
Published by HMH Books for Young Readers on October 6th 2015
Pages: 279
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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.

3 Nuts

I’ve done my best to add a few more contemporaries to my TBRs over the last two years. Even though I don’t really like them as much as my fantasies I feel like I need to try and read a few a year. So that’s how I picked this one up, on a Nook deal that made it really cheap.

This book is alright. Pretty average as YA stories go, with a creepier vibe than I had been expecting. If I had to use one word to describe it I guess it would be “fine”. It’s just fine. I enjoyed reading it but like a lot of the other contemporaries I’ve read I probably would never reread them again.

This book has god a seriously creepy vibe, nearing horror territory but not quite. The mysterious sister interested me, but I guessed the twist pretty quickly. It took a lot of fun out of the story when I knew what was going to happen so early on. Sometimes it makes me sad when this happens, because if it hasn’t been very well done I find myself feeling cheated by the story.

The other characters aren’t that memorable. I think I forgot a lot of them almost as soon as I was done with the book. I honestly can’t remember any of their names. Whether that’s because they were one dimensional or just plain boring, I don’t know.

I recommend this book for fans of the psychological thriller/horror movie The Ward. This book is very similar. Actually the more I think about it the more I wonder if one has something to do with the other.

What’s your favorite creepy book? Share in the comments.

From my shelf to yours,

Erin

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