Like Never and Always
by Ann Aguirre
What is it about:
Liv Burnham thinks nobody knows Morgan Frost like she does, but a terrible accident pushes her down the rabbit hole where Morgan's secrets hide and she'll be lucky to make it out alive....
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 inthe 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.
What did I think of it:
When I heard about this book I immediately pre-ordered it.
I must say I had expected the story to be mostly about Liv trying to find out what happened and how she ended up as Morgan. Instead it focuses more on how Liv is trying to fit into Morgan's life. I liked how it is made very believable why Liv doesn't just tell people there's been a switch, and I loved reading how she tries to cope and to discover what her best friend has been up to.
As Liv tries to settle into Morgan's life there are some nasty surprises. Morgan had secrets, and if Liv doesn't find out what they were, she might be in a lot of trouble. She also has to find a way to be Morgan without losing herself. As she blunders around there is one person she feels she can rely on, but what about her boyfriend from when she still was only Liv? I can tell you this book contains the sort of love triangle I can get on board with.
All in all a very suspenseful, emotional, and beautiful read. You bet I'll put this book on my keeper shelves and reread it.
Why should you read it:
It's a beautiful YA read about identity and how well you know the people around you.
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