Like Never and Always is Ann Aquirre’s dark, romantic YA Suspense edged in SF and with plenty of angst, layering the secrets we keep and how well we truly know the ones we love best.
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—and a romance that feels like a betrayal. Torn between the boy she loved as Liv and the boy she’s grown to love as Morgan, Liv still has to survive Morgan’s last request.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ann Aguirre deftly weaves an enthralling tale of twisted realities, salacious intrigue, and pulsing, page-turning suspense. This is Ann at her best, an extraordinary tale of endlessly disturbing secrets of the criminal and murderous variety—and a romance that feels like a betrayal
“An intense, emotional, compelling read.” ―NYT bestselling author Kate Elliott
“This suspenseful science fiction thriller is a fresh take on the standard body-swapping story and comes with a few surprisingly dark twists. Liv’s fearful and emotional reactions to her predicament ring true, and it immediately draws the reader into a tender—but conflicted—romance that tugs at the heartstrings.” ―Publisher’s Weekly
“If I wanted to be fancy, I’d say that Aguirre uses the supernatural to explore issues about self, otherness, and the flawed narratives we create about the world, using dramatic examples to question how much readers may know or understand about themselves.
Or I could say that there’s a lot of hot people making out in this book. Both things are true! If you find either of these things appealing, LIKE NEVER AND ALWAYS might be a good fit for you.” ―Jane @ Elitist Book Reviews