Edition: E-Book, 158 pages
Published by: Hoover Ink, May 17th 2015
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction, Mystery, New Adult, Novella, Romance, Suspense, Young Adult
Rating: 4 stars
Completed: 18th January 2016
“Never forget that I was your first real kiss. Never forget that you’ll be my last.
And never stop loving me between all of them.
Never stop, Charlie.
Silas races against time as more truths unravel, while others twist tighter together. And now, the stakes are higher as Silas’ control slips and others begin to point fingers. Charlie is in trouble and he must be the one to bridge the chasm between their past and their present. Because somewhere between I love yous and Never Nevers and Never Agains, a truth they can’t imagine, beckons to be found.
“Where are you, Charlie?”
I can’t go into reviewing Part 2 without revealing the major cliff hanger in the last book, so just to warn you if you haven’t read it. Part 3 was officially released on the 19th January, so now is a good time to read all the parts.
Revealing SPOILERS from Part 1:
Okay so Part 2 picks up from Part 1, which was the big twist. Charlie and Silas have basically been losing their memories every 48 hours for a week. Charlie is missing (because she’s stubborn). Silas quickly writes down all that he knows before he forgets. And so the book begins with Silas’ memory loss and we’re back to square one. The question is where is Charlie? (It’s the reason for the missing hand).
“I know that’s weird, but that’s what you love about me. You love how much I love you. Because yes. I love you way too much. More than anyone deserves to be loved. But I can’t help it. You make normal love hard. You make me psycho-love you.”
There’s a lot of love letters in this book. They are very cute and interesting to read because it gives us an insight into their relationship. They were very madly in love, particularly Silas. That brings me to my next question: teenagers write love letters? That’s a bit unusual. Who writes letters these days? Anyway. Charlie and Silas’ phrase, ‘Never forget. Never Never’ is repeated about so many times. I lost count. It was inconsistent and repetitive.
From the letters, we also learn more about the troubles in their relationship because of their fathers. In a nutshell Charlie and Silas’ fathers worked together in a finance business, but there were charges of fraud and embezzlement, in which Charlie’s father was sent to prison, whereas Silas’ father was let off (probably because he’s richer). I was getting a Romeo and Juliet-esque vibe, as their fathers don’t want them seeing each other.
I’ve got a lot of theories of this whole ‘losing memory in 48 hours’ thing. It has to be something supernatural because why is it that Charlie and Silas cannot remember anything about themselves or each other but they can remember things like how to work a smartphone, how to drive and celebrities? That’s just odd. Someone clearly didn’t like them too much (I don’t think Charlie and Silas liked themselves much either) and wanted them to forget as a punishment.
I can see why people would have mixed feelings about this one because it doesn’t really move on from the previous part and it is repetitive. But, I thought it moved in the right direction because of the 48-hour memory loss – it’d have to start from square one and repeating the same events; I don’t know how else you could go about it. It’s like a game to test Charlie and Silas on how well they can work together as strangers and if they are able to fix their relationship. I really liked that Landon had more of a part in this book.
There are still a lot of questions that is not answered yet. I still want to know about the blood in Silas’ bed sheets (or maybe it was planted?!) I get that this part is just a filler. Saving the best for the final part.
That ending. I was thinking WHAT! You can’t just end it there and leave me hanging, AGAIN! I wondered what Hoover and Fisher were thinking when they decided to end it like that. It’s not even a good cliff hanger to begin with. If I read it during the time it was released in May of last year, then I’d be super annoyed because this is the worst cliff hangers of all cliff hangers. If you’ve read it, then you know what I mean!
Overall, I have really enjoyed reading Part 2 and cannot wait to get sucked into reading Part 3! 😀 This series has actually become one of my favourite books. I cannot recommend it enough. They are so addictive.