Review of Like Never and Always

Like Never and Always by [Aguirre, Ann]


Like Never and Always

Ann Aguirre

Tor Teen

July 17, 2018

Blurb: 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.


After a car accident, Liv wakes up, wondering why everyone is calling her Morgan. Then she sees her face in the mirror, and she is Morgan, although she has all of Liv’s memories and none of Morgan’s.

At home, Liv begins to realize just how many secrets Morgan had that she, Liv, supposedly her best friend, knew nothing about. And at least one of those secrets is very dangerous.

This is one of those novels that is almost impossible to put down. Not only is the story so compelling with the mystery that falls into Liv’s lap, but also the mystery that is Liv. I was semi-afraid while reading that some less than satisfactory summing up for what occurred after Liv died would be used. I was, however, pleased with the reasoning and explanation.

Also, I loved the relationship between Liv/Morgan and Clay. At the outset of the novel, I presumed that Clay was going to be one of these irresponsible bad boys that seem to be inundating YA reads, but Clay was perfect. Even the slightly steamy scenes between Liv/Morgan and Clay were perfect.

There are so many surprises in Like Never and Always that definitely make this one a page-turner.

If you’re a fan of Lauren Oliver’s Before I Fall or Gayle Forman’s If I Stay, add Like Never and Always to your TBR pile or read it now!

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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rating:  4-and-a-half

4 butterflies and a ladybug out of 5 butterflies


9 thoughts on “Review of Like Never and Always

  1. it sounds really interesting and i do enjoy books with a twist, that you say you were pleased with the Liv/Morgan situation reasoning encourages me to read it too.

      1. I will be checking out a book sale next weekend and hope it’s on their shelves. i think i will like it, the little I have read from your excellent review and also online has me very keen.

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