Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Blog Tour: Forget Me Always (Lovely Vicious #2) by Sara Wolf

Forget Me Always
Lovely Vicious #2

Sara Wolf

Nov. 1, 2016

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GR's Summary:
It’s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it’ll stretch into infinity. Since then, she’s punched Jack Hunter— her nemesis-turned-maybe-something-more—in the face, survived a brutal attack by her mom’s abusive ex thanks to Jack’s heroics, and then promptly forgotten all about him. 

The one bright spot for Isis is Sophia, the ephemeral girl who shares Isis’s hospital stay as well as a murky past with Jack. But as Isis’s memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart. 

As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening. 

Her past.

My Thoughts:

The Lovely Vicious Series is full of angst, feels, and realistic life issues.  You need to be in the mind set to read a story with such heavy and painful themes.  Forget Me Always was just as thought provoking, emotional, and gritty as Love Me Never.  I would recommend this series for older and mature teenagers as well as adults.  These books are page-turners, but heavy on the heart, as they deal with traumatic life experiences, such as rape, prostitution, terminal illness, poor self-esteem, and survival mechanisms.  

Isis Blake is in the hospital recovering from a violent attack at the hands of her mother's ex-boyfriend.  While she is recovering, she makes friends with the sweet and delicate Sophia.   Isis doesn't remember Jack Hunter and their mutual past.  This has left Jack very distraught, and the only way he knows how to deal is to withdraw back in to himself.  When Isis starts to remember him, he becomes hopeful that she will realize how deeply they began to care for one another.  

Little by little, Isis will put the pieces back together of how her and Jack felt about one another.  However, she knows that her good friend, Sophia, loves Jack and doesn't want to betray her friendship.  Isis has a lot of questions, and is determined to get the answers she seeks about Jack, Sophia, and her small group of friends, as their dark past clouds the present.  However, the more she digs, the more distraught she is to learn the truth...

Forget Me Always was a great sequel.  I loved how Isis' unique, quirky, fun, and humorous personality shone brightly. She was a very dynamic and fun character to read about.  I especially enjoyed reading about the friendship she shared with Sophia and the kids in the Cancer Ward of the hospital.  Isis was a strong and resilient character.  She had been through so much, and yet she always tried to stay positive, cheer others up, and was a free spirit.

My heart broke for Jack.  I longed for Isis to remember him and reassure him.  He was lost without her, and his way of coping was to not let himself feel anything.  However, it was obvious that Jack was loyal, caring, compassionate, and protective of both Sophia and Isis.  At the end of the story, a lot of answers came to light.  However,  the story ended with a traumatic event that will forever change, Isis, Jack, and their friends lives.  I am holding out hope that the last part of the series will deliver a happily ever after ending.  Isis and Jack deserve it.

My Rating:

I give, Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf, 4 Melancholy, Mysterious, Longing, and Resilient Stars!  If you are looking for a serious and mature young adult read, this one is quite the page-turner! 

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About Sara Wolf:

Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.

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