Review: Remember Me Forever by Sara Wolf || When everything was in the verge of drowning

Title: Remember Me Forever
Author: Sara Wolf
Series: Lovely Vicious, book 3
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Mildly warm
Trigger Warnings: Mention of rape, drugs
Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: May 2nd, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks.

The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University.

But the smile lasts only until he shows up. The menace from her past—her darkest secret, Nameless—is attending OSU right alongside her. And he’s whispering that he has something Isis wants—something she needs to see to move forward. To move on.

Isis has always been able to pretend everything is okay. But not anymore.

Isis Blake might be good at putting herself back together.

But Jack Hunter is better.


Before I delve into the darker side, that cover is funny af!! XD I mean this was such a hard book to read but that cover…

This book was really unpredictable and it messed my feelings. I still am not over it. It deals with some pretty heavy issues but they were handled sensitively and realistically. But I am glad that I got to read this series. You can read my review of book 1: Love Me Never, here and book 2: Forget Me Always, here.

*Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk!*

After Sophia’s death, Jack drifted away leaving everyone else behind. He wasn’t there when Isis needed him the most. Now, she’s starting college, lo and behold, she comes face to face with Jack there who tells her he’s working a case. The unsaid feelings are not going away anywhere but will Jack and Isis find their way back to each other?

“I’m surrounded by people here, but I’m completely alone.”

This book! Oh my God! The feels!!

I was drowning at times but this book was the perfect conclusion to this series. After Sophia’s unexpected suicide, everybody reacted differently. Wren was heartbroken, Isis felt lost, Jack drifted away, My heart completely broke for Isis, the strong and sassy girl I knew was trying to drown her feelings by drinking and partying, even taking drugs which are something completely opposite to her. I could never imagine Isis trying to cope her feelings in that way but she did. It was overwhelming sometimes and I was on the verge of tears.

Jack, I don’t know what to feel about this guy. I mean, I loved Jack but taking off all of a sudden, leaving your loved ones behind when they need you the most? He let me down. Jack’s “profession”, the one he had to do for the money for Sophia’s treatment was something he always hated but had to do out of necessity, he always felt used no matter the job but how he do the same to Brittany? Albeit, she was someone I didn’t like a bit but still how!! I was enraged! This really didn’t sit well with me.

And how can I forget about Nameless. That guy did a number on Isis. She was a master at hiding behind her facade but when face to face with Will, we got to see her vulnerable side. I wanted to fucking kill that guy, for what he did to Isis and thinking it was completely alright. And also for him, she started suffering from body image issues and he thought that was something completely fine to say later stating that he owned her. Really? He disgusted me to no ends. He got the perfect punishment in return but even that was less regarding what he actually did. But I was pleased how Isis handled everything!

“Living is really weird. You never get used to it. But it happens anyway. And sometimes you find things that make it a little more comfortable, and you try to hold on to those things, and the tighter you hold, the faster they slip away.”

Yvette and Diana were the two characters I adored to death. They were perfect for each other and such great friends to Isis. They were the one along with Kayla who was really there for Isis when she was falling apart. I was so glad when Isis finally decided to get help, she really spiralled out of control but she knew she didn’t want to do that much damage to herself, so she stepped up for herself. That required quite a lot of guts. She continued to amaze me with her courage and I in that moment I felt so proud of her.

I was glad Gregory knocked some sense into Jack. He knew it, he knew everything yet he continued to hurt Isis just because he didn’t want to face the truth. But I”m glad that when he understood how wrong he was, he decided to fight back for her. That was the only redeeming quality for which I partially forgave him. The relationship between the two escalated quickly and it was something I had been waiting for a long time, I was so happy to see them finally together.

Overall, Remember Me Forever was a great read. I loved it, I hated it but in the end, it was worth it. The plot was unpredictable and I enjoyed how it was executed and I couldn’t put this book down. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

And ending this review with a relatable note-

“Hogwarts didn’t even send me a letter and I haven’t actually forgiven them for that. Wait until I go to London and find Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters and slip through to the other side and unleash my rage. I’ll make Voldemort look like a sock puppet. And I’ll make-out with Draco. And I’ll train a bunch of house-elves to fan me and bring me grapes -”

Recommend it?

Yes.


So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you started this series yet? If yes, how has been your experience so far?

Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

 

16096824Author: Sarah J. Maas

Tittle: A Court of Thorns and Roses

Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, book 1

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, In between Young-Adult and New-Adult

Page count and Format: 331 pages, Ebook

Published: May 5th 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s

Source: Purchased

My rating: PicsArt_1444558511051


Blurb (from Goodreads):

A thrilling, seductive new series from New York Times bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, blending Beauty and the Beast with faerie lore.

When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin—one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world.

As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she’s been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.


 

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I read A Court of Thorns and Roses as a part of the read-along hosted by Josie’s Book Corner and Bibliophile Gathering. It is the first book I read by Sarah J. Maas and boy, I was completely blown by it, specially by her writing style. I regret that I didn’t read her books earlier but now I can’t wait to read the Throne of Glass series.

This book was epic. I haven’t read anything that dealt with faeries and this book executed them perfectly. It is a retelling of one of my favourite fairytale Beauty and the Beast. Sarah J. Mass made this into something completely unique and different but keeping the actual storyline in mind.

Feyre is a skilled hunter who hunts to keep her family from starving and one day she kills a wolf in the forest. She finds out that it was not any normal wolf, but actually a faerie and as a punishment from the faerie lord she is given two choices, either to be killed or to be taken to Prythian forever, the land of the faeries. She ultimately agrees to the latter proposal and as she starts living there she finds out the faeries are not that bad as she had thought and she begins to fall for Tamlin, the faerie lord but then everything turns upside down when she discovers about the curse and embarks a journey to save Tamlin from the vicious Amarantha.

I absolutely loved Feyre’s character. She is loyal, fierce, sassy and does everything to keep her family safe and surviving even though they don’t pay a heed to her at all. She hated everything at first in the faerie kingdom but slowly her opinions begin to change and she starts falling for Tamlin. At first their encounters were a bit awkward but totally cute and funny! I loved the romance that blossomed between these two, it was really good.

“Don’t feel bad for one moment about doing what brings you joy.”

I liked Tamlin, he was really really good but I didn’t exactly fall in love with him, instead I fell for the bad guy. *SIGHS* But well Tamlin was oh-so-gorgeous and I loved how he understood Feyre. His backstory was heartbreaking and I was glad that Lucien was with him in every step. He was Tamlin’s right hand and a very dear friend. I loved Feyre’s and Lucien’s relationship, they are completely BFF material.

I was confused what to feel about Rhysand at first but I did understand that he was going to have a very important role later on and I was proved right. I couldn’t help but fall for him, his character reminded me so much of Damon Salvatore from The Vampire Diaries (I’ve been in love with him since his very first scene in the show.) Yes, his way was wrong, how he handled things with Feyre but I firmly believe that he is going to redeem himself. Even Feyre acknowledged that he was only one who was keeping her intact when she was playing the dangerous game with Amarantha. I totally ship Feyre and Rhysand!

“When you healed my arm…You didn’t need to bargain with me. You could have demanded every single week of the year.” My brows knit together as he turned, already half-consumed by the dark. “Every single week, and I would have said yes.” It wasn’t entirely a question, but I needed the answer.
A half smile appeared on his sensuous lips. “I know,” he said, and vanished.”

Amarantha, oh how much I hated her. She was really shelfish and evil. I mean I understand the reason she became like this but still. The challenges she threw upon Feyre were really dangerous. The third and last challenge made me gasp because of the horrific nature of the task. Nesta was another person I didn’t like at first but when Feyre came back home, she was the only one who understood her. I really want to see more of her in the next book.

The writing style was the best thing about this book. I was completely mesmerised by the beautiful writing, how well the author could describe everything, even a tini-tiny thing was described beautifully with details.

All in all this book was definitely worth the read. I’m glad I didn’t wait to read this book, it was fast paced and it kept me at the edge from the very beginning. I definitely can’t wait to read the second book in this series.

Recommend it?

Oh, it’s a definite YES.


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Review: Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross

PicsArt_143491348682920757528Author: Julie Cross

Tittle: Whatever Life Throws at You

Standalone

Genre: Contemporary, Romance, In between Young-Adult and New-Adult

Page count and format: 243 pages, Ebook

Published: October 7th 2014 by Entangled: Teen

Source: Purchased

My rating: PicsArt_1431077886446


Blurb (from Goodreads):

Life loves a good curveball…

Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas’s life is completely upended the moment her dad returns to the major leagues as the new pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals. Now she’s living in Missouri (too cold), attending an all-girls school (no boys), and navigating the strange world of professional sports. But Annie has dreams of her own—most of which involve placing first at every track meet…and one starring the Royals’ super-hot rookie pitcher.

But nineteen-year-old Jason Brody is completely, utterly, and totally off-limits. Besides, her dad would kill them both several times over. Not to mention Brody has something of a past, and his fan club is filled with C-cupped models, not smart-mouthed high school “brats” who can run the pants off every player on the team. Annie has enough on her plate without taking their friendship to the next level. The last thing she should be doing is falling in love.

But baseball isn’t just a game. It’s life. And sometimes, it can break your heart…


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This book was really good, I picked it up in a whim as I was looking for something fluffy to read, this book didn’t totally fall in the fluffy category but I throughly enjoyed it but I didn’t totally fall in love with this one as much as I wanted to.

Annie Lucas is a seventeen year old girl who lives with her father, Jim who lost his leg due to cancer, and her grandmother who has Alzheimer. Her mother isn’t in the picture but Annie is perfectly fine with that. Jim is offered a job as a pitching coach for the Kansas City Royals by his long time friend Frank Steadman. Frank just started his job as the new general manager and wants Jim to work with a nineteen year old young pitcher named Jason Brody. They have every reason to stay away from each other but things keep throwing them together. Eventually their attraction just overcomes their dislike and turns it into something much more

The plot is simple and great. I loved the protagonist Annie, she was mature for her age and knew how to handle things and situation. I liked how she was passionate about running. What I loved the most about her was that she constantly put into consideration other peoples’ feelings and situations. But sometimes I felt she was a bit racist whenever she mentioned her ex-gay boyfriend. I totally loved Jason. He was sweet and caring, he saw Jim as his father figure and respected him very much and that’s why he tried to stay away from Annie but finally they couldn’t. Oh and their first encounter was totally hilarious.

I seriously loved the romance in this book. It was totally awsome. The heat level was quite high. Their chemistry was undeniable. I don’t know how they resisted from kissing each other for so long. I was like, O’come on kiss now, pleaseee! And then they finally did and it was totally worth it.

Family plays an important role in this play. But as much as I wanted to read about a full functional family, that was not the case here. Annie’s mother, I totally hated her, how could she be so indifferent towards everything, her family, her only child. She was indeed a very selfish woman who only thought about herself but nonetheless I loved Annie’s father. He was totally an awsome dad.

The ending seemed a bit too rushed and predictable. It happened just like that. I don’t think in real life it could’ve have been that easily done. But who doesn’t like a happy ending. I was rooting for them since the beginning and finally and officially they ended up together. And sometimes, only sometimes, the pace felt a little slow. The sports factor was always present in the story but it did not overpower and dominate the story line.

This story was a mixture of everything, family, romance, a bit drama and sports. All in all, I really liked it.

Recommend it?

Yup.


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