“Received an advance reader copy for a fair review.”
Thanks to NetGalley and Entangled Publishing for the opportunity to read and review Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf! This second book in the Lovely Vicious series is as wonderful as the first!
Isis puts her memories of Jack together slowly and bit by bit, while Jack believes he should have been quicker to stop Leo from harming anyone. Isis and Sophia become friends and it seems that even more secrets are hidden with Sophia. Isis is released from the hospital and tries to get back to normal life. Jack has taken up boxing to deal with the frustrations and guilt he feels in not keeping Sophia or Isis out of danger. Leo’s trial is coming up and Jack wants to testify so Leo will be put away and unable to harm Isis or her mom again. Kayla and Isis keep trying to figure out what happened all those years ago with Jack, Avery, Wren and Sophia. Suspense, intrigue, loyalty, clever wit and endearing charm and humor round out this book – 5 stars!
The humor Isis brings to the story helps to lighten the darkness that the group has been dealing with. I appreciate the author adding the bonus content and writing in Wren’s point of view to give readers a glimpse of what’s to come and we don’t get to know what Wren is thinking most of the time. The author’s note shows empathy and personal experience with tragedy.
I reread Love Me Never by Sara Wolf before I dove into Forget Me Always and the book had me laughing out loud all over again! When Isis is having a mini rant and Kayla tells her that she’s thinking out loud again, it’s too funny to contain! Isis’ rants are amusing because she is such a clever and witty character. Some swearing, just a warning for people who don’t like that. The swearing is humorous and fits with the dialogue and sometimes silliness of the characters. Clever writing and intelligent characters bring a myriad of backgrounds to the book and make it hard to put down, even though this was my second time reading Love Me Never. I appreciate the strong character that Isis is and how she doesn’t feel sorry for herself, even though she went through something terrible. Isis knows it could have been worse, but she also knows how it made her feel. Oh, that ending is a tremendous cliffhanger, but now I have the sequel in my hands!
Sara Wolf, the amazing writer of the Lovely Vicious series with her two books Love Me Never and Forget Me Always ready to read. I am anxiously awaiting the third book in the Lovely Vicious series: Remember Me Forever. I just spotted it on Amazon and it will be available May 2, 2017!
Enjoy this wonderful series!