Hi everyone! Today I’m going to be sharing a mini review of Like Never And Always by Ann Aguire! I received this book as an ARC from Netgalley after finding the description very interesting indeed 🕵️😂 Read on to hear my jumbled up thoughts! (I have the flu so am a bit out of it to be honest! 🤒😂).
As always this is a spoiler free review and I will outline the story when giving my opinion but try my best to steer clear of full detail so here we go!
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.
I’ll start off by saying that I really liked this book although at times I felt like I was forcing myself to keep going with it (that could just be because I prefer reading real books as opposed to staring at a screen though).
It was a rocky road experiencing life through Liv’s eyes as at times I felt her actions were difficult to account for even given the otherworldly circumstances. I kept wishing it had come as more of a shock to Liv that she was being mistaken for Morgan and from the very beginning I was annoyed that she had already come to the conclusion herself long before it got to the part that should have shocked us all. Liv accepted it fairly quickly and set about unearthing Morgan’s secret life but I suppose the book had to start somewhere and that it was her way of coping with it all and thinking all would return to how it should be.
I could not believe what Morgan had been keeping to herself and it really made me see her character in a different light (despite her not featuring as herself there was a lot of other views depicting the person she’d been before Liv’s take over).
I have read similar stories before and was worried that it would hold me back from fully enjoying this but it didn’t. There was so much going on and it gave me a lot to think about (particularly what I’d do in that situation) and I was very intrigued to find out more. The way the story was told was highly compelling and I really felt like I was in Liv’s (or more so Morgan’s!) shoes.
I would definitely recommend this book as it has a bit of everything to keep you interested (eg. Romance, mystery) and is a real treat to delve into!
Thank you for reading this review! 😉 Have you read this book? What did you think of it? Let me know, take care and have a lovely day ❤️