I thought this lovely book was supposed to drop the 15th, but a little bird told me to check Amazon. I hit the “Buy now with 1-Click” button with lighting fast speed.
Co-authored books scare me. Mostly because of James Patterson, but I was still a little hesitant to start this. I think I’m the only person in the world that didn’t give Colleen Hoover’s Hopeless 5 stars, but on the other hand, Tarryn Fisher’s Mud Vein was the best book I’ve read in a decade. Regardless, this partnership worked.
The first thing about the novel that deserves a standing ovation is the dedication:
“This book is dedicated to everyone who isn’t Sundae Colletti.”
I’ve never seen a dedication like this, and I loved it. Plus, it made me giggle far more than I expected. It really started the amazing vibe I felt all while reading this book.
This book is almost impossible to review without giving away spoilers, but I will try my best. You are thrown into a wonderfully mysterious world where our two main characters, Charlie and Silas, cannot remember a thing from their lives. They are both at school, and don’t even recollect their names. They slowly piece a few things together, and realized they were in a relationship and their families business overlap.
This is one of the most suspenseful books I’ve read in a long while. I was completely addicted and couldn’t put this down. I devoured it all in one sitting, with a smile on my face. I knew going in that this would be the first in this series, but I couldn’t help being sad that I wasn’t given more information when I reached the end. I loved the breadcrumbs. Jesus, did I love the breadcrumbs. Yet, that still didn’t help my sadness when it was over. I expected a hint as to why this was happening to them – But all I got was a missing Charlie, and the knowledge that this has happened a few times before. Each time they are able to write down more notes, in hopes that their freshly brain washed selves will find them. Then, the cliffhanger broke me.
This was also a really romantic book. Some of the notes from Silas, that Charlie would read… those feels. Even the pictures he would take of (and for) Charlie. Man oh man, where were boys like him when I was in high school?
“How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you’ve never met.”
Tarryn had to have wrote this line. Her words are always so beautiful, she leaves me speechless. I can’t even put into words her talent with word play. I will read anything and everything from this woman. Never Never was amazing.