Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre

Like Never and Always

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—an...


Details Like Never and Always

TitleLike Never and Always
Author
Release DateJul 17th, 2018
PublisherTor Teen
GenreYoung Adult, Mystery, Thriller
Rating

Reviews Like Never and Always

  • Clara Gerner
    1970-01-01
    I gave this book a 2 star rating because it felt really odd. I never knew what the book was supposed to be, was it a romance? Ghost Story? Mystery/thriller? Every time it started to get dark, it shied away from it and moved quickly back to safe territory. Every little mystery and detail tied up in a sweet little bow. It also had a habit of introducing things in odd places that almost felt like the author had to add it later on and didn't know whe...
  • Hristina
    1970-01-01
    I’m on the fence about this book because I really wanted to love it. The synopsis sounded so interesting, but the execution fell short. I'm not actually sure what the genre of this book is, and I got the feeling that the author was afraid of going too dark with the plot and writing on account of keeping it YA.In my opinion the strongest thing about this book are the characters. The writing style is decent and easy to consume, but there are a fe...
  • OutlawPoet
    1970-01-01
    I truly loved this book. It has everything! Suspense, intrigue, danger, romance, heartbreak – and it’s all in a story seamlessly told.Again and again, the author surprised me – sometimes with something that made me extremely happy (like Oscar) and other times when she broke my heart.This was one of those reads that I didn’t want to look away from – and it had me reaching for a tissue more than once.Aguirre knows how to tell a story that...
  • Kisses A
    1970-01-01
    Mediocre. Strong start. Boring ater 60%. Could have done better
  • Peachy
    1970-01-01
    "Do monsters always know what they are?" Themes: parenting, identity, supernatural, coming back from the dead, grief, coping with loss, support system, privilege of the wealthy, statutory rape, social status, reputation, true friends, romance, responsibility, mental health, rehabilitation, tragic accident, car accident, siblings, parental figuresEngrossing and fast-paced – Like Never & Always is just what I’m looking for in a contemporary thr...
  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)
    1970-01-01
    If you woke up in side your best friend's body, would you be able to live her life the way she did? Do you really want to know THAT much about her and how do you cope with your new situation???What an interesting concept. With elements of paranormal, this somewhat suspenseful story is less thriller and more contemporary mystery in my opinion. Through Liv, we get to learn more about Morgan and what's really going on in her life. How being a "rich ...
  • Kristi Housman Confessions of a YA Reader
    1970-01-01
    4 1/2 starsRTC for blog tour
  • Nina-Tala (JustAddAWord) Shannak
    1970-01-01
    As a thriller, this wasn’t thrilling enough. And I’m sad. RTC.
  • Sha
    1970-01-01
    Disclaimer: I received this ARC courtesy of Tor/Forge and Netgalley. I am grateful for the opportunity to review an ARC for my readers, but this will not influence my final rating. All opinions expressed in this review are my own and based solely on the book. The copy I am reviewing is an Uncorrected Digital Galley. If you follow my reviews, you’ll know I’m not big on romance. Do I hate love? No. But I find that too many YA books (which I ado...
  • Tara (Spinatale Reviews)
    1970-01-01
    Like Never and Always was a fast-paced contemporary thriller with some eerie paranormal elements. At its heart, this novel is ultimately a story about a girl trying to fulfill her best friend’s last request while also trying to find her place in the world. Like Never and Always keeps you glued to the page, desperate to find out whether the story ends happily or in blood. After a car accident, Liv wakes up in her best friend’s body. Afraid of ...
  • Erin Laidley
    1970-01-01
    As soon as I read the synopsis - specifically the portions relating to identity swapping and criminal secrets - I knew that I had to read Like Never and Always. By the end of the second chapter, I was already formulating hypotheses as to how the mistaken identity occurred so I was surprised (and slightly disappointed) when this story played out in an entirely different way than expected. I haven't read any of Ann Aguirre's works before, though En...
  • Shelee at Book Reader Chronicles
    1970-01-01
    **4.5 stars** Like Never and Always is a uniquely intriguing story that delves into the world of secrets and friendship. With many mysteries to solve for a girl in the wrong body and a conflicting romance that equally excites and thrills, you won’t be able to stop turning the pages from the moment Liv wakes up as Morgan and has to come to terms with the fact that she—and the life she had—died in that accident.For a story with an intricate ...
  • Stephanie Ward
    1970-01-01
    4.5 Stars'Like Never and Always' is a thrilling new young adult contemporary novel by bestselling author Ann Aguirre. I'm a huge fan of the author and her other works, so I knew right away that I had to read this one. As always, it did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed every single aspect of the novel. Although I really liked it, it didn't completely blow me away and that's the reason I didn't end up giving it a full five stars. Everything was...
  • Bobbie Kirkland
    1970-01-01
    I received a free copy of Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre in exchange for an honest review. I am a fan of Ann Aguirre’s science fiction and post-apocalyptic series. This book steps outside these genres; it’s a supernatural romance. Morgan and Liv, Frost/Burn, have been best friends their entire lives, so it seems natural that they would date brothers. Coming home from one of their double dates, there’s a terrible accident. While both b...
  • Darcy
    1970-01-01
    This author is an auto read for me. I really should start reading the blurbs of books that are auto reads, it might be a good idea to have a clue what is going on, but I didn't with this book. So I had no idea what this book was about. I was quickly drawn in, thought things might go in a paranormal twist with Liv being in Morgan's body. Instead that was the least of things and I liked how it was explained. As we were with Liv, you began to feel s...
  • L.E. Fidler
    1970-01-01
    This book is exactly my kind of trash. Sort of Before I Fall/House of Cards for Teens vibe with a Freaky Friday twist.No, not the one with Kendall Jenner.Sigh.I don’t know what to say. If you can suspend disbelief and just read this, you’ll be fine.If you can’t? You will regret your life decisions here.I could, I did, I enjoyed. Total beach read fun (if you prefer your beach reads with a hint of ghosts and murder). Which I do.And a bad boy!...
  • Alicia
    1970-01-01
    Big question mark. I've definitely read books that start with this premise (including the nonfiction stories that exist) but then I got frustrated with the direction it took. Yes, you can like a book and still dislike the characters, but I was already so super annoyed with the direction it was taking and then what it added (a lot of different variables that make it a hard book to pinpoint) made it unfocused. So while it has a great cover and conc...
  • Kay Kuever
    1970-01-01
    Like Never and Always is unlike anything I've ever read before. From the very first page, I was so unsure of what to think and where exactly this story could possibly go from its first mind-boggling situation. I'm really going to attempt to not give ANYTHING away because this is such a unique story that I can't possibly imagine ruining it for anyone. Everything about this book is a rollercoaster. Emotionally I was eating everything about this st...
  • Aleya
    1970-01-01
    4.5 out of 5.
  • Megan (Under the Book Cover)
    1970-01-01
    Review also posted at: https://underthebookcover.blogspot.co...Thank you to Tor Teen and Rockstar Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for review! All opinions are my own.Well, this book took me by absolute surprise! I've never read a book by Ann Aguirre before (although that is now going to change because I need to read all of her books) but this was such a great introduction to her writing! I wasn't expecting to love...
  • Gabriella
    1970-01-01
    So, I'm a bit disappointed with this book. Like Never and Always started off on such a good note, and then towards the middle it just kinda...fizzled out. I've seen other reviewers say that this book doesn't know what it wants to be; the plot is all over the place -- sometimes it's a mystery, and sometimes it's a slice of life, and sometimes it's a romance -- and I have to say that I agree with that assessment for the most part. At first, it seem...
  • Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
    1970-01-01
    Disclosure: I received a review copy in exchange for a honest review.I’ve read a lot of Aguirre’s work from her Sci-Fi series, Paranormal Young Adult series to her series written with her husband; so I’m quite familiar with her writing style. And in my opinion Like Never and Always is one of her best work. Like Never and Always is a contemporary Young Adult Thriller with a dash of Science Fiction and Paranormal. There are two plots interwov...
  • Lenna the Grinch
    1970-01-01
    You can read my review here on my blog: www.thehiddenlibrarynook.tumblr.comI received an ARC from a Goodreads Giveaway that has in no way affected my views of this book. Okay lemme try and get my thoughts together. Like this book was an emotional rollercoaster that I ate up so ferociously that this book got dragged to work and tempted me into getting in trouble just to finish and read on the job! It was suspenseful, it had teen angst (and a good ...
  • Emma (Miss Print)
    1970-01-01
    Liv, Morgan, Clay, and Nathan are all driving home from a party in Clay's convertible. Best friends dating brothers? It's fun. And this ride is the perfect end to another perfect summer night.Until a crash changes their lives forever.Liv wakes up in the hospital, hazy from the drugs and her injuries. She doesn't think too hard about it when people keep calling her Morgan--it has to be some kind of mix up. A mistake. Everyone keeps telling her Liv...
  • Vanessa
    1970-01-01
    Like Never and Always by Ann Aguirre is a young fiction novel about a teenage girl that died only for her soul to come back in her best friend's body. Liv and Morgan have been best friends since grade school. Now a junior and senior in high school, the girls are dating brothers Nathan and Clay. After a night of fun the four are driving along when they have an accident. Nathan & Clay survive with minor injuries, Morgan is in a coma, and Liv dies. ...
  • Tracy (The Pages In-Between)
    1970-01-01
    My Review- Thank you Tor Teen for sending me a free copy of this book, in exchange of an honest review. All opinions are my own.I rate this Book a 4 out of 5 Stars.I really enjoyed reading this, I actually read the bulk of the book in a matter of hours.I was intrigued by this book because it was billed as a YA suspense with a touch of sci-fi, and it really is just that. I wanted to find out the reason why Liz was Morgan. How that was possible, an...
  • Jenn
    1970-01-01
    When I first read the synopsis of this, I was intrigued. Can you imagine waking up in someone else's body? I would flip out. That's exactly what happens to Liv when her and Morgan and their boyfriends get into a car accident. Liv seems to have died, while Morgan survived. Except she didn't, sorta. But it's not just the new body that would freak me out. It's the mysterious texts. The boyfriend that should be mine, if she were really Morgan, and th...
  • Jenn
    1970-01-01
    Two best friends are dating brothers. They're all hanging out together, driving around on a hot summer night when things go horribly wrong. Liv wakes in the hospital, but everyone is calling her Morgan. She's hoping things will get cleared up when the bandages come off, but sadly that's not what happens. Liv has become her best friend Morgan. Morgan is a beautiful rich girl who seemed to have the perfect life, but as Liv finds out it's anything b...
  • Lindsay
    1970-01-01
    After dying in a car crash, Liv wakes up in her best friend's (Morgan's) body. She views the aftermath of her grieving family and boyfriend, along with trying to walk in Morgan's shoes and navigate her life which she realizes is different than she assumed. She learns that although Morgan is rich and popular, thanks to the company her dad founded, her life is very lonely. She comes home to an empty house, except for the presence of a housekeeper, ...