Wednesday, June 7, 2017

NEW REVIEW! FORGET ME ALWAYS (Lovely Vicious #2) by Sara Wolf:

"... the story was no less wonderful, the characters no less fantastic and the writing no less powerful. I loved this book!" - Craves the Angst

TITLE: Forget Me Always
SERIES: Lovely Vicious #2
AUTHOR: Sara Wolf
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: November 1, 2016
PUBLISHER: Entangled: Teen
PAGES: Approx. 250

RATING: 4.5 Stars!

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.

Her past.

4.5 “Forget me NOT” Stars!
Unforgettable! And an absolute must read! 

The Review: 
Shew... I feel like I just LIVED that experience! This book... So. Freaking. Intense! It was all consuming, and like I did with book one, I read it all in one sitting. I couldn’t put it down. It was edgy, riveting and a whole lot of fun. Oh and did I mention emotional? ‘Cuz yeah, it really was!

Forget Me Always was a little darker and a lot more serious than the first book, as Isis tries to recover her lost memories after Leo’s attack. She’s confused and remembers little of Jack, her supposed nemesis, but realizes quickly that there’s more to his story than anyone is telling her. She’s determined to figure it all out and digs into his past with Sophia, Avery and Wren. As she gets an up close and personal view of the relationship between Sophia and Jack, her own feels bloom and grow. And in witnessing Sophia's broken spirit, she also sees that her painful past doesn’t always have to be front and center if she works through things instead of running.

But the past never seems to stay silent as old and new threats arise and someone else digs into Jack’s past. An old adversary from Isis’s past resurfaces and Jack and Isis fall into an uneasy cease fire the more she remembers.

Meeting the fabled Sophia from book one and learning her traumatic story was emotional and heartbreaking. Isis has to show her vulnerability more than she wanted to. And we got to see a softer, more caring side to Jack.

The “feels” are definitely strong in this book, but so is the lighthearted laughter we loved in book one, at Isis’s antics and her ever present humor. Even in her darkest moments, her comedic one-liners and her hilarious commentary that always seems to be spoken out loud, shines like a bright light in all the despair. My heart broke, my emotions warred between laughter, sadness and anger and I fell in love with Jake and Isis all over again.

And that ending? Gutted me! Thankfully, book three is waiting for me and I need it asap!

The Wrap Up: 
This book was heavier and bleaker as the layers from all these troubled characters were revealed. But the story was no less wonderful, the characters no less fantastic and the writing no less powerful. I loved this book!

I can’t wait to move on to book three ... which I’ll be doing as soon as I’m done with this review.

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  1. Oo that's awesome. I actually have this one on the shelves I believe. I'll have to hunt it down.

    1. The first two books were really great! I love angsty reads and this was definitely one of them, plus the heroine had a LOT of spunk. I think you'll like it. ;) Thanks for stopping by, Anna! <3