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Never Apart

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  111 ratings  ·  78 reviews
How many times would you die for love?

What if you had to relive the same five days over and over?

And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed…

And you have to watch. Every time.

You don’t know why you’re stuck in this nightmare.

But you do know that these are the rules you now live by:

Wake Up.




Now, the only way to escape this loop is to attempt somethi
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published October 3rd 2017 by Entangled Teen
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Sep 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: netgalley
Grace and her boyfriend Ander have died 41 times now by the hand of Finn but every time the event comes Grace finds herself awakening in another body, another version of Grace. The trio have been falling from parallel world to parallel world over and over again with the same outcome every time. Ander always finds Grace but withing five days they find themselves in danger again.

The trio seemed to be locked together in this horrible eternity until now, now things are different in this fall. Grace
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
Oh wow, this book! Thank you, thank you, NetGalley and Entangled for allowing me to read and review this awesome thriller/mystery by Romily Bernard. This book was just awesome-sauce. I absolutely devoured it in the space of two days because once you start reading, you just can't put it down.

Grace is trapped in an awful alternate reality where (similar to Groundhog Day) she keeps reliving the same five days over and over again. She can't figure out what triggered it. She can't figure out how to e
Romily Bernard
May 15, 2017 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Wrote it.
Read it (more times than I like to think about).
Edited it (again, let's not think about that).
And JUST sent in the copyedits! Woohoo! DONE!!!!!!
Amy Leigh
Oct 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley
This is a YA psychological thriller in the very best way. I love books that keep me guessing and trying to figure things out til the end.

Grace only knows certain things are truth for her.
She has to find Ander. They have to run, because Finn will kill them. Then the Fall starts all over again.
Grace is seventeen years old, highly intelligent and in love with Ander. Ander is her best friend and her twin brother Jem's best friend. From the time they were six years old she always felt connected to
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Checkout my full review on my blog!! http://omgbooksandmorebooks.blogspot....

"We Fall again and again, and every time it’s a little different, but it’s never right."

Wow. From the first chapter this book draws you in. Filled with thriller elements and alternate realities, Never Apart keeps you guess till the last page. Grace, Ander, and Finn, every 5 days, fall to different parallel worlds, over and over again, 41 times to be exact. But this Fall is different and Grace must discover why befor
Melissa (YA Book Shelf)
Beautifully written, compelling characters, and an alternating "then" and "now" timeline than kept me on my toes. I never saw the big reveal coming, nor many of the smaller ones, and I have to admit that Ander's drinking and the way it affects everyone else around him was pitch perfect. I couldn't help but feel uncomfy twinges because it was just so real.

Finn, too, was amazing. His conversations with Grace, including the subject of his essay in what could/should be done to improve social media
Sep 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
He steps back, steps back again. He can’t believe what I’m saying. Once, I might not have believed it, either. But the lie is the closest to the truth we’re going to get. We’re never going home. We Fall again and again, and every time it’s a little different, but it’s never right.

Grace is trapped in a loop that resets itself every five days. Despite her best efforts, she can’t find a way to escape the seemingly inevitable death of her boyfriend Ander at the hands of Finn.

Heaven knows she’s trie
Erin Arkin
Aug 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I knew Romily Bernard had a new book coming out I put it on my TBR list. In all honesty, she could probably write down her grocery list and publish it and I would want to read it. Regardless, Never Apart is one of those books that will have you guessing from page one what the heck is going on.

Grace lives the same five days over and over again and every time she has to watch her boyfriend die. She can’t figure out why this is happening, but she is willing to try anything to get out of
Sep 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A special thank you goes out to Entangled Teen publishing for allowing me to read this early! All thoughts and opinions are my own!

I need to own this book like yesterday. I kid you not. I started this book around 4:30am, thinking oh, I'll just get a start on it and finish it tomorrow. Nope. I was instantly hooked and read almost continually until 7:30am. I couldn't put the book down, it was that good!

This is also the kind of book that is hard to review because everything is considered a spoi
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I don’t know where to begin. This book is about Ander, Grace and Finn, who “fall” into different parallel realities over and over. The thriller elements kept me flipping the pages and the development of the characters, each with their own flaws and strengths, made me deeply invested in how this story turned out. I honestly struggled to put it down when I had to, and thought about it until I could get back to reading it. This book is very thought provoking. It’s dark, like Romily Bernard’s o ...more
Brittany S.
I NEED THIS. It's a mystery/thriller AND parallel universes dyinggggg
Lynda Dickson
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Ages 14+
Shelves: young-adult
Grace and Ander are stuck in a never-ending loop of alternate realities in which they run from Finn, Grace watches Ander die, and all three once again Fall. Now, in her forty-second Fall, things are very much like Grace's own life. Her twin brother Jem is there, as is her dog Visa. But she's popular (not her usual shy self), Finn is her friend, and this Ander is not her Ander - he doesn't know about what's been happening to them. Grace decides she's had enough, and it's time to change the course ...more
T. Rosado

(No spoilers. Anything mentioned in my review can be deduced from the book blurb)

"I'm going to die again."

That ominous first line creates the atmosphere for the beginning of Never Apart - and this story hit the ground running while at the same time lodging my heart into my throat. All is not what it seems and I just couldn't stop reading until I knew the answers; completing it in nearly one sitting. Romily Bernard does an amazing job holding the reader's attention by revealing bits of
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)

**ARC generously provided by the Publisher, via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

Note: This is a completely SPOILER FREE review.

Rate: 5 / 5 powerful ✩

This was my first ever read by Romily Bernard. I had never heard of her or this book before when I found it on NetGalley. What first attracted me to the book was of course the cover and title so I clicked on it and I read the blurb. And I was super intrigued, specially since it was not what I was expecting it to be from that title. I
*Source* Publisher via NetGalley
*Genre* Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
*Rating* 3.5


You can be with someone for a year and feel nothing, but you can be with someone for a week and feel everything. Time is not an accurate measurement for love"

Author Romily Bernard's Never Apart is a young adult, dark contemporary, science fiction story with romance. It's a story about a girl named Grace Freeman who knows that every 5 days she is going to die. She knows this, because it has happened ov
Sep 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgallery
Never Apart was gifted to be by NetGalley for review. I feel I have to say that first because obviously I've given this 5 stars, I rarely give a book 5 stars. But the rating has nothing to do with getting this book for free. In fact I've not felt this way about a YA book since I read Hotel Ruby (And boy I loved that book, so much I own in on both kindle and hardback!).

Never Apart isn't the first book I've read by Romily. I loved her writing style in Find Me series so knew that I would probably
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
First, thank you to Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for allowing me to read and review this book.
Never Apart by Romily Bernard took me a little by surprise. I love her series "Find Me" and thought that I would jump right into this novel. Well...that didn't exactly happen. Her writing has improved so much over that series that I must give her a shout out! It is haunting and lovely novel that really surprised me. I am not going to give a huge synopsis on this book because that is one of th
Laurie Beemer
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tissues anyone. After reading this amazing, emotional book I wondered why I waited so long to read it. I had been putting off reading this book because it was so different than what I usually read and boy am I sorry that I did. This book was a true masterpiece of love, regret, loss, confusion, and destiny. I am definitely going to read all the books written by Romily Bernard. Thank you NetGalley and Romily Bernard for allowing me to read this book and write a honest review.
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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What a stunning read. I mean wow. I wasn't expecting to feel so strongly about this book.

THE ABOUT:Grace is stuck in a time warp. Every five days--she relives a single moment--the moment where her boyfriend dies and she has to watch, over and over again.

Every single time she tries to stop it and every single time she fails.

THE FEELINGS:I have to be honest I didn't read the blurb before today.

I seen that the book was written by Romily Bernard, and I p
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was unexpectedly great. No offense, book, but honestly, I didn't expect much from you. I thought you would be a decent read, one that would be a great 3 crown rating, but wow, this packed a punch at the end and I was in deep. Despite having a few issues with it, I would so recommend everyone putting this on their TBR.

Never Apart has such an intriguing premise. I really was so intrigued by the moment that I read the idea that I immediately hit request a copy. It sounded like this crazy
Stephanie Ward
Oct 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
'Never Apart' was everything I hoped it could be and more. I've read all of the author's other books and absolutely loved them, so when I read the description for this novel - I knew I had to read it. I admit I had high hopes and expectations for it going in - and I wasn't disappointed at all. If anything, I was happily surprised. This could easily turn into a rambling review where I try to explain all of the reasons I adored this book, but I don't want to do that. I'll attempt to keep myself in ...more
Grace and her boyfriend, Ander, are on the run. Every five days, Finn hunts them down, kills them, and then they all wake up in a parallel universe to do it over again. When will it end? Can Grace and Ander ever get to Finn before he catches them or find a way out of the loop?

Never Apart was a pretty good book. It started with a fascinating premise - Grace, Ander, and Finn running through parallel worlds trying to survive and figure out why. The story is told in the present with frequent flashba
Victoria Bunce
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: romance, romantic suspense
Shelves: reviewed
Please note: I received a copy of NEVER APART from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to the publisher and author.

Five stars and here’s why:

Fast-paced, heart wrenching, and beautifully written. Ms. Bernard weaves a fantastic tale of love and suspense that kept my attention riveted to the pages. I simply couldn’t put it down.

NEVER APART reminds me GROUND HOG DAY or BEFORE I FALL in that Grace is trapped in an alternate reality where she has to relive five days over and over. T
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing

What happens if you had to relive the same five days over and over again.And what if at the end of it, your boyfriend is killed and you have to watch.You don't how to stop this nigtmare.But you know the rules you now live by:Wake Up.Run.Die.Repeat.The alternating between then and now timeline than kept me on my toes. I never saw the big reveal coming, nor many of the smaller ones.The book is amazing. When I started reading I couldn't put it down.When I started reading I couldn't put down I read
Oct 02, 2017 rated it liked it
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"It's one of the first things you learn here: the best parties are by the river, you can only get beer at the gas station out of town, and Ander Hale and Grace Freeman are the resident Romeo and Juliet - minus the warring families." - hardcover copy, pg. 153

Romily Bernard's Never Apart was one of my most anticipated releases of the fall. Not only does it have a GORGEOUS cover but also an attention grabbing tagline. So to say I was just excited when I received an ARC of it would be a seriou
Megan (Under the Book Cover)
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Thank you to Entangled Teen for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for review! All opinions are my own.

This book. This book just showed up in my mailbox out of the blue recently. It wasn't supposed to be a big deal, just a cool book that the lovely people at Entangled Teen sent my way. It wasn't supposed to attract me with it's gorgeous cover (I have a weakness for pretty covers, sue me). It wasn't supposed to s
Lisa (lifeinlit)
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
AWESOME! Just awesome. I loved everything about this book. It was unique, interesting, addictive, and the writing was just my speed. I whipped through it, unable to put it down. I loved the way it had me guessing, but not in an annoying "tell me already!!!" type of way. It was really a fantastic read. I highly recommend this one!!
I received an eARC of this book via Netgalley. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of this review.

Oh wow! WOW!!!! Seriously I have no words. I sat down to read Never Apart by Romily Bernard and wound up devouring it in one sitting. The characters, their plight….all of it sucked me. The book begins with Grace and her boyfriend Ander running from their mutual friend Finn who is going to kill them. How does she know he’s going to kill her? Because this will be the 41st ti
Oct 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Original review can be found at

** I received an advanced readers copy from Entangled Teen in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!**

Within the first couple pages of this book Grace and Ander found themselves hunted and killed by Finn only to "fall" and wake up as another version of themselves. This has happened 41 times and it is the same thing with minor differences each time. They wake up as a different version of themselves and five days later they
Hannah (Sakurahan or ForeverBooks18)
Hi ForeverBookers,

Last night I finished Never Apart and I ending up enjoying it. When I started reading it, I found it quite boring. It was at about 60% that I started thinking it was good. I was quite lost at the beginning but Grace, our lead protagonist is lost so I think we're meant to feel as she does.

I'm not going to quote any of the story because this review would go on for too long, if I did, I feel.

Spoilers below...

We meet Grace when she's on the run from someone. Although, the person
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