Hardcover: 336 pages
Publisher: Tor Teen (July 17 2018)
Synopsis: 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 in the 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.
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I haven’t read a Teen book in months and boy am I happy I picked this one! I have always enjoyed Ann Aguirre’s new adult books and now it seems I also like her teen books. LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS tells the story of a teenager, Liv, who was in a terrible car accident that left her… in her best friend, Morgan’s, body…? Sounds super weird and out there – but something about the way Aguirre tells the story, she immediately pulls you in! What ensures is a string of mysteries and revelations about Morgan’s life that Liv had no idea about.
The characters were interesting and the story line was different, weird, and gripping. The book reminded me a lot of Meg Cabot’s AIRHEAD series – only darker and a touch more entertaining for a little of an older audience.
This is one of those reviews where I am scared to say too much and end up giving things away. There are twists and turns at every corner that will be best if you don’t see them coming – this is a fast read and definitely one of those books that is best read fast as it will just suck you right into the story. All I can say: if you like thriller books and if you are not adverse to a body swapping story, give this book a try!