Monday, September 19, 2016
[ARC Review] Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
All warfare is deception. Even in high school.
It’s been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about him. The boy she can't quite remember. She's stuck in the hospital with a turban-size bandage on her head, more Jell-o than a human being should ever face, and a tiny bit of localized amnesia. Her only goal? To get out of this place before she becomes a complete nutjob herself.
But as Isis’s memories start to return, she realizes there’s something important there at the edges of her mind. Something that may mean the difference between life and death. Something about Sophia, Jack’s girlfriend.
Jack Hunter—the “Ice Prince”—remembers everything. Remembers Isis's purple hair and her smart-ass mouth. Remembers that for a little while, Isis made him feel human. She made him feel. She burned a hole in the ice…and it's time to freeze back up. Boys like him don't deserve girls like her. Because Jack is dangerous. And that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.
I would like to thank Netgalley for providing an early eARC in exchange for an honest review.
The ending broke my heart. I will be honest. The sweet freedom of being free was cut short in a horrific end. That twist at the end left me in tears.
This book was a challenge for me. I normally avoid contemporary YA for a number of reasons but I couldn't stay away from this one for number of reasons. Mainly because this series deals with mental illness and hiding from the demons from your past.
This book is more than just about war between Isis and Jack. It is more than their differences and conflicts. This book is about their troubled pasts, haunting their present and causing indecision for their future. This book is much more than what's just written on the pages.
This series was rewritten and republished with new content. Reading the reviews of the older editions and reading Forget Me Always, I believe that this book entirely different, in a good way. It's my thought but I may be mistaken.
I believe this isn't just any other YA contemporary. It's something so much more. You just have to read between the lines.
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