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Neverwas (The Amber House Trilogy #2)

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"I was sixteen the second time I had my first kiss...."

At the end of AMBER HOUSE, Sarah made a choice that transformed everything--and now she must choose it all again.

Things are very different--better--for Sarah and her family: her Aunt Maggie grew up; her parents are happily married; her grandmother died after a long, productive and respected life. But other things are d
Hardcover, 320 pages
Published January 7th 2014 by Arthur A. Levine Books / Scholastic Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Karla I believe the "haven't read" ratings was precipitated by a reader who was offended that a neighborhood she currently lives in was portrayed as…moreI believe the "haven't read" ratings was precipitated by a reader who was offended that a neighborhood she currently lives in was portrayed as segregated in the alternate history timeline in the book. Personally, I think it was an overreaction, and became more about the author commenting/trying to explain on a reviewer's update (on another site) than it was about the content. Though the assertions made by some that a riot such as happens in the book couldn't happen today were rendered irrelevant in the wake of Ferguson, MO. But this very typical Goodreads wank happened prior to that (December 2013).(less)

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Dec 02, 2013 added it
Shelves: arc, trolls-love-me
I don't feel comfortable finishing this out or reviewing it.
Kristy Sartain- Whispering Pretty Stories Reviews
I am so excited to see that this is now a trilogy!

I read Amber House back in July as an ARC and purchased it as soon as it came out for my library. Students have loved it! Neverwas is now on my To-Purchase for next school year. Can. Not. Wait!
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
So, I'm not sure what is up with the reviews of this book on Goodreads but after reading it, I can say that I don't agree with the large majority of them. Reviews are supposed to be honest, so I will ignore the others with my usual amount of disregard for bullshit and give my honest opinion. This is about the book and only the book, not a pack of angry roving wolves searching for blood from other authors. I make friends in this industry every day, might as well counter-balance it with some enemi ...more
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Neverwas is the second installment in The Amber House trilogy and continues the story of Sarah Parsons and Amber House, the estate that has been in her family for years (centuries?). The previous novel in the series ends with a choice that Sarah makes, the decision that alters time and as the reader finds out, changes history.

It has been a while since I read the first novel in the trilogy and at first, I was completely baffled by the sequel. It took me a good while to situate myself in the narra
Dec 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
I rarely read book blurbs. So, when I agreed to read Neverwas, I didn't know what I was getting into! I didn't remember details of Amber House, so when I started reading Neverwas, I was a bit confused. The world was different. The house was the same, but the country, the politics, and the personalities of some of the characters was totally different.

Then Sarah started having visions and receiving messages that were telling her things were wrong. Things were not the way they were supposed to be,
Jan 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: e-books, arc, my-library
First and foremost I would like to thank author Tucker Reed for sending me an advanced readers copy, I am very grateful, thank you!

Let's get right into it! Neverwas picks up where Amber House left off, well sort of. When Sarah rescues her brother and aunt in the first book she changes the future. Neverwas takes place in modern times but with a government and society that lives in the past. The states are not united, racial segregation still exists, as do Nazis. Basically, Neverwas is set in an
Dec 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from one of the authors, Tucker Reed, in exchange for an honest review. Many thanks Tucker for sending me a copy of Neverwas!

When you've fallen in love with the first book in a trilogy or series it can be a little scary picking up the sequel. Amber House blew me away so the prospect of Neverwas not living up to my expecatations was nervewracking. I'm very pleased to say that Neverwas did not disappoint me and I love it just as much as Amber House!

I loved being able
Barbara ♥~Lindt Ninja~♥ (Careerist Gangster™)
Hated the main character in the first book and can only assume she will be more annoying in this one. I'm afraid this will have to go with several other unread books into my sock drawer.
Dec 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
OK, first things first. What a beautiful cover!

The book graced by this lovely cover is Neverwas, the sequel to Amber House by mother-and-daughters team Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed, and Larkin Reed. In the previous book, teenaged Sarah Parsons altered the past to save the lives of her younger brother and her aunt.

As Neverwas begins, it becomes clear that Sarah changed more than just that. The entire United States is different from the one we live in — in fact, there is no United States per se, but s
Kylie カイリー Yay Apocalypse
I was so moved by this series. I loved the rich history and the whole plot with Amber House and it's pass. Please give me a happy ending in Otherwhen.
Wart Hill
Dec 11, 2013 rated it did not like it
no interest
Mairéad (is roaming the Undying Lands)
Due to unfortunate reasons that transpired. Tsk, tsk.... It's sad. :'c
Nov 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of Neverwas from NetGalley. I had never heard of this series so I had no idea what to expect beyond the summary. I loved this book! As an amateur researcher of my own family tree, I loved how Sarah found out more and more about her ancestors as the novel progressed. And Amber House felt haunted, at first maliciously then lovingly toward the end. If I had any complaints, it was that some of the main characters; Maggie, Sarah's father, Rose, felt less real than the echoe ...more
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I doubt there is a more perfect series for me than this one. First, I fell in love with Amber House, and then I fell in love with the story.

At the heart of this story is one old, old house....
"The estate was famous — one of the oldest in North America, owned by a single family, my family, since the 1600s. Dormant gardens surrounded the house, which was all white clapboard and pillars, brick and green trim. Not stately so much as solid. Filled with time.
My grandmother
Oct 02, 2014 rated it liked it

I liked the first book more. Amber house was interesting, even complex at some point, and had the right atmosphere: creepy and mysterious. Neverwas was like reading the first book all over again, but without those elements that made it different.

Sarah Parsons has come to live at Amber house. But somehow as soon as she gets there she feels like there's something wrong with the present, and she is haunted by visions of a past in which things were different. In which the colonists won the
Heather Wood
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
At first, I wasn’t sure if I’d love this second installment of the Amber House trilogy. It was a huge departure from the first book and I found the beginning to be a little confusing. Once it was revealed what was going on, I was able to appreciate the story more and get into Sarah’s journey to fix what was broken when she saved her family members in the last book.

Sarah was once again a good narrator and I do like her character a lot, I particularly enjoy her relationship with her brother. It is
Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
I marked this book as a one star due to the face that I do that. It's my right to catalog a book anyway I see fit. It helps me to keep up with books I am not planning to ever read or the ones I do want to read.

The review is my damn opinion. I do have the right to my opinion or as far as I know I do.
Has been edited to please the world. No mention of the no-no's.

I don't know why my review isn't showing for anyone other than my friends.? Who knows?
Aug 28, 2013 marked it as to-read
Shelves: favorites
I haven't read this book yet. It comes out in january and i'm DYING to read it!!! Love where the series is going so far.
Courtney Vasiliev
After careful consideration I have decided not to restart this book. I have DNF this series. Nothing and nobody inluenced this decision it is mine alone.
Marianne (Boricuan Bookworms)
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“Amber House was an odd place at any hour, but it was oddest when the darkness started to fill it at the end of a day.”

-Neverwas by Kelly Moore, Tucker Reed & Larkin Reed 

It was such a pleasure reading this book. A very good follow-up to this wonderful series.

Neverwas picks up where Amber House left off; after Sarah saved her brother Sammy, and unknowingly altered history, she must now live with those consequences. Bothered by visions of what once w
Alyssa (Books Take You Places)
Neverwas was a vivid and quick read; there were many exciting elements that kept me turning the pages. However, though this novel was a type of historical fiction, I had many issues with the historical “facts” that were being fictionalized. There were many times while reading that I was abruptly taken out of the novel by the events taking place. I found myself looking up facts on the 1776 Insurrection, and overall I was very conflicted. The discrepancies did not feel like I was reading a work of ...more
Kelly Hager
Dec 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the rare sequels that's even better than its predecessors. This review won't go into specifics because it would be so easy to spoil something and you don't want that.

I loved everything about this book. I especially love the fact that it's so similar to our world although there are major, major differences (among them the fact that we never got involved in World War II). Things are different, but it's not completely dystopian. (It is, however, really, REALLY racist although the mai
Marissa Ard
Sep 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I received a free copy from netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This book was fabulous! I loved the first installment in the series and I was a little worried it would hit the sophomore slump or just be all information. Boy did it prove me wrong! The first few chapters were confusing as they should be, but I didn't realize this until later. I realized that I was confused because the main character was confused and slowly as she pieced the puzzled together so did I. This book is fabulous ...more
Jan 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
Okay. I really liked the first book, Amber House. But this one, I could only make myself read the first half of. I was so lost and confused as to what was going on, that I just couldn't take it anymore. And I very rarely quit reading a book before the end...but this one...I couldn't force myself to get through any more of it. :(
Apr 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, read-in-2014
What a fantastic, magical read to start my new year! Review to come soon, in the meantime, everyone should read the first book, Amber House. ;)
Mar 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
**4 Stars**

Review to come...
Faida orrie
Oct 02, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya-paranormal, arc, gothic
review still coming
I was excited to get my hands on the first book... but, you know, after certain things occurred when it should not have, I will avoid book one as well as this.
Eva Rose
Dec 11, 2013 rated it did not like it

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The Amber House Trilogy (3 books)
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