Title: In Place of Never
Author: Julie Anne Lindsey
Daniela’s Rating: 4 stars
**ARC provided by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
This was a really nice surprise. I requested this book because the cover drew me in. After I saw it, I went and read the blurb of the book and thought it sounded like something I would like. And it was.
This book introduces you to Mercy’s life, a girl who’s had to see death way too many times for someone so young. For years she’s had to suffer and live with the pain and guilt and the doubts that those deaths left her with. What if she hadn’t covered for her sister that night? Why hadn’t she seen what was really going on with her mom? Did she really knew her sister? Was she sad? Was she happy? What if she wasn’t really happy? What if she was in pain and she wanted to end it? The doubts are our own enemies. But what if those doubts can be resolved? Everything seems possible when the festival comes into town and with it, a new guy comes along. All the doubts start looking as questions that have real answers, and she’s set her mind to find them.