Published by Tor Teen on July 17, 2018
On a hot summer night, a screech of brakes and shattering glass changes two lives forever.
Liv wakes in the hospital, confused when they call her Morgan. She assumes it’s a case of mistaken identity, yet when the bandages come off, it’s not her face in the mirror anymore. It’s her best friend Morgan’s.
Morgan always seemed to have the perfect life, yet Liv must navigate endlessly disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety—and a romance that feels like a betrayal. Torn between the boy she loved as Liv and the boy she’s grown to love as Morgan, Liv still has to survive Morgan’s last request.
“An intense, emotional, compelling read.” —Kate Elliott
Liv Burnham thinks nobody knows Morgan Frost like she does, but a terrible accident pushes her down the rabbit hole where Morgan’s secrets hide and she’ll be lucky to make it out alive….
In the list of my top ten favorite authors of all time, Ann Aguirre has held on to her spot for almost 10 years. Beginning with her zombie series in high school, I have gotten my hands on each subsequent YA book as they came out. Her IMMORTAL RULES Trilogy features one of my favorite book boyfriends and she never fails in her mission to give me the creeps when her books call for it.
LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS is no different. Part BEFORE I FALL, part THE UNBECOMING OF MARA DYER, and even channeling shades of Natalie D Richards’ skill with suspense and thriller, Aguirre’s newest release has something for fans of many genres. Aguirre’s trademark creep factor is paired with a bit of contemporary supernaturalism, mystery, and some really compelling characters.
Admittedly this isn’t my favorite Aguirre offering. Not much can top The Immortal Rules in my eyes, and there’s certainly enough teen angst involved to be getting on with. You all know, I lean heavily towards the fantastic beauty of genre fiction. Emphasis on fantasy.
I am glad, however that I gave this book a read, as if it hadn’t had Ann Aguirre’s name on it I might have given it a pass. This book is for fans of the Immortal Rules or those who want something a little lighter on the scary monsters and horror than we usually expect from Aguirre.
What’s your favorite Ann Aguirre novel? Have you read any of her adult works? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
From my shelf to yours,