20 July 2015

Blog Tour with Giveaway: The Beginning of Never (The Never Trilogy #1)by O.E. Boroni

Good morning folks,

It is a great morning in Kolkata. Just kiddin! Pretty bad and sucky one with a bad traffic jam that took me nearly two hours to reach my office,  which usually takes only 25 minutes to reach office. Yeah it's pouring heavily from last night and Kolkata's one disadvantage is that when it rains, the traffic seems move at a snail's pace. Anyhow here's a pic from today's morning scene.

Anyhow, we are hosting the blog tour of  The Beginning of Never (The Never Trilogy #1)by O.E. Boroni, followed by the review and a giveaway. So keep reading and good luck!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

“You saved me life, she tried to tell him. Not forever, not for good. Probably just temporarily. But you saved my life, and now I'm yours. The me that's me right now is yours. Always.”

----Rainbow Rowell

O.E. Boroni, a new writer on the YA block, pens her debut book, The Beginning of Never that happens to be the first book in The Never Trilogy , which spins a tale like Rowell's famous contemporary YA romance, Eleanor and Park, that centers around two teenagers trying make peace with their broken family life, thus in a way finding each other.


When Lenora Baker and Nathan Roqué run into each other in their boarding school courtyard, they have no idea that they are about to begin a journey that will take them the rest of their lives to recover from. Both scarred from parents who were once in love but ended up destroying each other, they are sworn off the possibility that there can truly exist a love that will never end.

But when with each other they find a passion so strong that it heals as powerfully as it burns, a love that will run out is no longer an option for them. Together, they discover just how far they are willing to go to preserve what they know they will only find once in their lifetime.

This is the start of their journey, and here you will come to realize, that falling in love is only the first part of the story...

To control her anger and to make peace with herself as well as with her mother's death, Lenora ‘Nora’ Baker's father sends her to a boarding school, Lancaster Academy. Three years down the line, Nora still couldn't manage to control over her anger on her mother's death anniversary, resulting on a beat-up of the most popular and dashing guy of the school, Alex ‘Nathan’ Roqué. Instead of fighting back with Nora, Nathan helps her to calm herself down. And from that day, they form a bond of friendship which helps them to not only fall in love but also helps them to find each other.

Before reading the book, I though this would be a typical teenage high school love story that has lots of angst over a parent's death. Anyhow, the book proved me wrong and I was glad the I got to read it till the end. The writing quality is very nice and evocative with lots of layers of deep, nostalgic emotions and pain that has an ability to strike the readers right into their hearts. Since the story is set in UK, the author has structured her narrative with that of British English that is free flowing and catchy with modern usage of words from teenage vocabulary. The prose is fine with a fast pace.

The characters here are all first class that are sketched with lots of realism especially the fact about their torn souls because of a torn up family back ground. Nora has an annoying as well as pissed off demeanor, but her flaws make her look perfect in the eyes of the readers. She can't cope up with her mom's death and she is still grieving in her own way. The author have in fact captured Nora's voice who has only suffered from loss and pain and someone with no friends in a high school quite strikingly and no doubt the young readers will be able to connect as well as relate to Nora. Nathan, delicious with perfect looks, kind, caring not only towards Nora but to other girls too, slight problem with his character is that his emotions are not too up front and the depth is lacking from his strange demeanor of once-caring-next-moment-cold towards Nora. Still like they say "two negatives make a positive", Nora and Nathan paints the story so perfectly with their insecurities, past and pain.

The author have captured the essence of first love as well as first kiss way too perfectly with enough emotions and an ability to stop the readers heart beat for a moment. The romance is over-the-top, a tear-drop is sure to be found among the eyes of the readers. The chemistry is beautifully depicted with teenage insecurities, first-time emotions and compassion. Unfortunately, this book ends with a major cliffhanger that might force the readers to pull off their hair from their heads. Keep calm and Wait for the next book in this emotional as well as poignant series, which will release very soon.

Verdict: A must read for every teenagers!

Courtesy: Thanks once again to YA Bound Book Blog Tour for the review copy. 

Author Info:

I currently live in England. My days are spent in the Project Management field while my nights are spent with books. I'm either reading them or writing the ones that I want to read. My favorite things and in this particular order are books, Korean dramas, ice cream, and people who smile through everything. I consistently tell people that these are the four things they need to be happy but do they believe me?
No! Well I believe me, and you should too.

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  1. I'm glad that I got to read this amazing booK!

  2. The begining of never sounds great. I would enjoy reading this book. Thank you


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