DNF Review for We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

WellNeverBeApartWe’ll Never Be Apart
By: Emiko Jean
Release Date: October 6th 2015
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Source: Publisher
Format: Print ARC

DNFed at page 50

Summary:
Murder.

Fire.

Revenge.

That’s all seventeen-year-old Alice Monroe thinks about. Committed to a mental ward at Savage Isle, Alice is haunted by memories of the fire that killed her boyfriend, Jason. A blaze her twin sister Cellie set. But when Chase, a mysterious, charismatic patient, agrees to help her seek vengeance, Alice begins to rethink everything. Writing out the story of her troubled past in a journal, she must confront hidden truths.

My Thoughts:
I was initially drawn to the cover and typography of the title. Look how beautiful it is. After reading the summary I was positive I wanted to read this book. You have murder, revenge and the main character in a mental ward- all these things seemed like a winning combination for me.

Things started off very well- I really felt the writing was compelling and found myself loving the fast pacing. Sadly though, as I read on, I started to see where the story was headed. It seemed so obvious to me so I decided to flip to the end of the book and…yep…I was correct. I pondered if I should keep reading though I clearly saw the twist. I put it aside and haven’t picked it back up so I’m not sure I will.

I’ve read a few thrillers and so maybe that’s why the ending was so obvious to me? I’m not really sure. I think if you can read this one and not predict the outcome you’ll enjoy it and probably find it to be a very enjoyable read. It was just hard for me since it seemed so obvious and predictable.

Have you read this book? Did you find the ending to be completely obvious too?

Comments

  1. says

    I did not guess the ending for this one, so I really enjoyed it. I can see how knowing how it all ends would ruin a lot of the “enjoyment” of the book so to speak. Thanks for sharing why this didn’t work for you.

    -Lauren

    • says

      Let me know if you find it easy to predict or not! I’m seeing lots didn’t find it that way so I hope you end up loving it. I might try it again?

    • says

      The writing was really well done and I found the characters compelling so I might pick it back up. So glad you liked it though you saw what was going to happen too.

  2. says

    I also didn’t finish this one, for the same exact reason. It started strong but then it just went downhill and the twist was obvious. Like you, I flipped to the back to see if I was right and then I had no desire to pick it up again. Such a shame because I was SO looking forward to it.

    • says

      Ok. Glad I’m not alone. I felt the same way. I was like…hmm maybe I’ll not take the time to read this since I can clearly see where it’s headed. I did love the beginning. Oh well. Thrillers are really hit or miss.

  3. says

    Gorgeous DNF review Kristen. <3 Thank you for sharing about this book sweetie 😀 But ugh. I'm so sorry you didn't want to finish it :\ That cover is SO PRETTY. But.. well. I have never read the summary, lol. So not for me either. I'm sorry you saw the twist right away. That sucks :\ So yeah. Totally get why you didn't finish this one 🙂

  4. says

    Eeep! I am sorry you didn’t like this one. I gave it four stars, but I also DNFed it the first time I tried to read it. The cover is beautiful, and that is why I initially requested it (I have a bad habit of doing that.) I did see the ending coming, but at the same time I didn’t. I hope your next read was better!

    Great review!

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