Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Blog Tour Review—Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre

Publisher: Tor Teen
Published: July 17, 2018
Genre: YA Mystery
Source: Print ARC
Rating: 4 Stars

"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....

On a hot summer night, Liv, Morgan, Clay and Nathan are on the way home from a party in Clay's convertible. Best friends dating brothers? It doesn't get better than that. But the joyride ends in sudden impact, a screech of brakes, and shattering glass. On that lonely country road, four lives change forever.

Liv wakes in the hospital. At first she's confused when they call her Morgan, but she assumes it's a case of mistaken identity. Yet when the bandages come off, it's not her face inthe mirror anymore. It's Morgan's.

Morgan always seemed to have the perfect life. But as Liv tries to fit herself into Morgan's world, she discovers endlessly disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety and a dark task to finish...if she doesn't lose her mind first.

Forced to confront the disturbing truths that Morgan kept hidden in life, Liv must navigate a world of long-buried murder, a dangerous love affair—and a romance that feels like a betrayal.

Hmm. If you’re looking good for a story that’s completely different, then I suggest looking no further. For Never and Always was a fast-paced thriller/sci-fi story that confused me at times, but was interesting all the same. 

Liv and her friends Morgan, Clay and boyfriend, Nathan, are in a terrible accident one night. Leaving Liv dead and alive. Her soul is now in Morgan’s body, while her physical self has passed on. Now she has to navigate her way into Morgan’s seemingly perfect world that may not be so perfect after all. 

I’m not gonna lie, this was one weird book. I was a bit upset at the fact that I never truly got an answer as to why Liv became Morgan. I guess I just expected more or maybe it just completely went over my head. That tends to happen. I did love seeing Liv find out how she never truly knew her best friend at all. Do any of us truly ever know someone?

Clay was a great book boyfriend and I enjoyed watching him become someone that Liv could love and depend on. Overall, I think this was a great story that definitely kept me on my toes. 

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a copy for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

***Best Friend Guest Post***
I think best friends make the world go round. Who do we go to when we’re hurt or sad or those times we’re extremely happy for whatever reason. That’s an easy question to answer—our best friends. Which brings me to how I met my best friend, Sarah. I started blogging back in December of 2011 when I picked up a book I loved and reviewed it on Goodreads. A publisher asked if they could get my email so I could join some blog tours and my thoughts immediately led to what in the world is that. 

Then started my love for writing about books I adore with people who also adored books as much as me. One in particular became a friend. I needed help with reviews and asked if anybody would be interested in joining my team. Sarah, applied and we’ve been best friends ever since. 

The cool thing about meeting your best friend online is the sole fact that you get closer from all the talking through text, email, and phone calls. Sarah’s from Nevada while I’m from Texas. Two people who probably never would have ever crossed paths, became best friends through a mutual love for books. How amazing is that? Still been six years and I’ve seen Sarah a handful of times. I’ve visited her in Vegas when RT was happening and she’s come down to Texas to visit and explore as well. Several times she’s even come to book events with me!

There have been many times where I wondered where I would be without her. She’s my sounding voice when things get tough, or someone to help put a smile on my face when I need it most. I’m so grateful for her and everything she’s done for me. While we both have different tastes in books, our love for the written word will never change. Especially since it’s the whole reason we became best friends. 

About the Author:
Ann Aguirre is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author with a degree in English Literature; before she began writing full time, she was a clown, a clerk, a voice actress, and a savior of stray kittens, not necessarily in that order. She grew up in a yellow house across from a cornfield, but now she lives in sunny Mexico with her husband, children, and various pets. She likes all kinds of books, emo music, action movies and Doctor Who. She writes all kind of fiction in multiple genres, both YA and for adults.


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