Love to binge CoHo books? This guide to Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher tells you everything you need to know about this modern Young Adult romantic thriller series of three books, available to read separately or as parts in one anthology.
Colleen Hoover is the New York Times bestselling author that has taken the literary world by storm with her quick and immersive modern romance books that have sold like hotcakes over the last few years.
Never Never is a three-part series she co-authored with Tarryn Fisher and published in three separate parts in 2015 and 2016. It was re-released as one book with three parts in 2023. Because of these unique characteristics, you may have questions about Never Never. This post will answer them!
Get answers to frequently asked questions about the Never Never series, preceded by a quick summary and review of the storyline and characters in each of the three books in the series. Lastly, get a printable PDF of all Colleen Hoover books so you can track your reading.
Since this guide to Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher gives details about each of the three parts of the story, there are necessarily some spoilers. We also reveal the ending, but we have placed a warning in that section.
(Of note, most of this article was written by my friend and freelance writer, a spicy romance reader, and edited by me. Both of us are big Colleen Hoover fans!)
Just want the bottom line? We think Never Never would be a good romantic thriller book for Young Adult book readers to pick up if they are of age to have already read the Mature Adult book Verity, Hoover’s most famous thriller. It’s also a good choice for readers not old enough for other Hoover books.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher: Book Series in Order
- Never Never (Part 1 of 3) (Release Date: 2015)
- Never Never (Part 2 of 3) (Release Date: 2015)
- Never Never (Part 3 of 3) (Release Date: 2016)
Never Never was re-released on February 28, 2023, as one book containing all three parts PLUS a bonus section, and it became an instant #1 New York Times bestseller!
Buying Tip: If you still need to buy Never Never, we recommend buying the 2023 version, as it contains all three parts in ONE book (versus three separate books), plus a bonus section at the end, for the price of three separate books. The bonus is the astrological profile of Silas and Charlie, which outlines their individual signs, how they relate to the plot, and their compatibility.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher: Book Summaries and Reviews
- Genre: Young Adult contemporary romantic suspense/thriller
- Age Rating: Young Adults aged 14 and over. The characters are in high school and, while sexually active, this book is more of a thriller than it is a romance novel.
Never Never (Part 1 of 3)
Part 1 begins with two high school students, Charlize (Charlie) and Silas, having absolutely no memory at all — smack dab in the middle of their day in high school.
They begin to put some pieces together simply by interacting with various people: They learn that they are a couple, that their families seem to have some bad blood, and that they each have one sibling.
Part 1 mostly focuses on these two characters earnestly trying to figure out what happened to them, why it only happened to them and no one around them, how they can get answers, and how to go about their daily lives without seeming suspicious.
Notably, Silas finds a letter and begins to get some clues as to how the two should move forward in a world where everyone surrounding them knows them, yet he and Charlie don’t recognize a single soul or, more concerning, themselves.
Never Never (Part 2 of 3)
Part 2 of Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher begins with Silas and Charlie losing their memories all over again, thereby not knowing anyone they just interacted with in Part 1 and, quite eerily, not even knowing themselves.
We begin to see this book turn into more of a mystery/thriller in Part 2. Charlie is not only missing after a night out with Silas at the end of Part 1, but the chapters narrated by her are chilling as they depict her in an institutional setting, being fed unknown medications by a nurse of few words.
Silas, on the other hand, is on a mission to find Charlie while dealing with getting to know everyone around him for the second time since the book began.
What I found interesting about Part 2 is that the main characters are losing their memories for the second time, but the supporting characters are still in the current time. This means that to the other characters, Silas in particular appears mentally unstable. He forgets how to play football… twice. He forgets his name… twice. He’s meeting his younger brother… twice. To the outside world, however, this is just making Silas look more and more unhinged.
I enjoyed placing myself in the shoes of both Silas and the other characters to try to appreciate how perspective affects the way we think.
I’ll also note that the final moments of Part 2 are particularly gut-wrenching.
Never Never (Part 3 of 3)
Part 3 of Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher opens with a bit of an unexpected twist: Silas has not lost his memory this time. He has been reading love letters they’ve written one another throughout the entire story to learn about their relationship.
Unfortunately, Charlie has lost her memory for the third time.
They discover that in recent times, they have not been on the best of terms, but also that they’ve known one another since birth and their love runs deep.
The two become closer and being to learn how to fall in love with one another again, despite the differences they’ve had. In a way, losing their memories has brought them back to the core of who they are and what they want.
There is depth to this mystery as well. Silas and Charlie’s father previously worked together and there are some questions to be answered about the state of their current business relationship.
Additionally, a fellow student from school may have some unexpected ties to Charlie’s past that neither she nor Silas were expecting.
As the two sort through these difficult matters while simultaneously trying to sort through their feelings for one another, things become a bit clearer as to what their futures hold.
Perhaps because this story was largely written as one of Hoover’s earlier books, or perhaps because Tarryn Fisher co-wrote it, it should be noted that this is not a typical Colleen Hoover book. The fast-paced, spicy romance that made Hoover the viral sensation we know and love is not featured in this novel.
Part 3 certainly ties up the loose ends established for the reader in Part 1 and 2, but I also felt the ending was a bit anticlimactic. What had the potential to be a true thriller/mystery did not live up to the hype for me personally.
This may have something to do with me preferring novels and scenarios that could actually happen in real life, so cycles of memory loss seem a bit far-fetched for me and I found it more difficult to connect with the storyline.
I did like the main characters very much and felt their emotion was raw and that their connection was very real, and for that I commend Hoover and Fisher for their excellent description.
This would be a good book for someone to pick up perhaps after Verity, Hoover’s most famous thriller, but before her romance books, as it seems to blend the two genres together nicely.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover: Ending WITH SPOILERS
THERE ARE SPOILERS IN THIS SECTION.
Part 3 of Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher concludes with Silas and Charlie realizing that the common factor that causes them to lose their memories is not loving the other person.
The two were not on the best of terms recently in the wake of Charlie’s father going to prison for embezzlement and Silas’s father not wanting the two teens to see one another anymore, blaming Charlie for hiding important documents in the court case to convict her father. The couple fell out of love and began to show the worst sides of themselves.
As they study their old letters to one another and journal entries, they re-discover their pure love for one another and how powerful it was. They realize that who they’ve been recently is not who they truly are or who they want to be. They also realize that Charlie is not at fault for hiding the documents as Silas’s father had previously thought, and that relationship is repaired as well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher is about two high school students in a relationship, Charlie and Silas, who lose their memory and embark on a journey to find out what happened to them, who is responsible for it, and how to get their memories back.
In Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, the main characters Silas and Charlie lose their memory because they are falling out of love with one another. As they learn to love each other again, their memories return.
Part 3 (of 3) of Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher is about Silas and Charlie continuing their quest to find out why they keep losing their memories and attempting to rekindle their love for one another.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher is book series of three parts that were originally published separately in 2015 and 2016. All three parts (plus a bonus section) were re-published in 2023 as one standalone book.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher is not a new book, but it was re-published in 2023. Originally, it was a book series of three parts that were published separately in 2015 and 2016. All three parts (plus a bonus section) were re-published in 2023 as one standalone book.
The Never Never book series by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher contains three books (or parts). Originally, the three parts were each published as separate books in 2015 and 2016. All three parts (plus a bonus section) were re-published in 2023 as one standalone book.
Never Never by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher is not a spicy book. It’s a Young Adult mystery/thriller romance novel generally suitable for ages 14 and over.
That’s everything you need to know about the Never Never series by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher, a romantic suspense series for Young Adults. As a reminder, If you still need to buy Never Never, I recommend buying the 2023 version, as it contains all three parts in ONE book (versus three separate books), plus a bonus section at the end:
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