[ARC Review] Forget Me by K.A HarringtonMonday, August 11, 2014
Title: Forget Me
Author: K.A Harrington
Genre: YA Contemporary, Mystery/Thriller
Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Release Date: August 7th 2014
Publisher: Putnam Juvenile
Source: ARC received from pubsliher in exchange for an honest review
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An edge-of-your seat psychological thriller with a romantic twist
On the three-month anniversary of her boyfriend Flynn’s death, Morgan uploads her only photo of him to FriendShare to get some closure—but she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as "Evan Murphy." She’s never heard of Evan, but a quick search tells her that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Only this boy is very much alive.
Digging through layers of secrets and lies, Morgan is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend, her town, and even her parents' involvement in this massive web of lies.
Mysteries are always a must read for me, especially in YA. So when I read about Forget Me I knew I had to request it, and I am so happy I got a chance to read it because boy was it fantastic!
The key to my enjoyment came in two waves. The mystery and the main character. I will start with the main character. Morgan was a great narrator. She was extremely easy to relate to, although I did question her relationship with her boyfriend in the beginning. It seemed a bit far fetched but that is what made me like her even more. She knew their relationship was not normal and therefore she questioned herself constantly. It was nice to read a girl who was not too confident. She had doubts, not only about herself but about life itself and those around her. She asked questions when no one else did and that got her the answers she was looking for. Morgan had two very different relationships in this book, she had her friendship with her BF which was great to read because they were so different from one another and therefore they were great together on the page. But there was also Morgan's friendship with Ethan. I think I liked this one the most because of how slowly they got to know each other and watching them learn to trust each other was great to read.
Now onto the mystery. This was the best part of the entire book because it kept me wanting to read from the first page. I was sucked in right from the beginning and I think I read this book in one sitting because I could not put it down. The author's ability to suck you into this story and make you a part of it was great and I loved how addictive the writing was. It kept me wanting more. I can't give much away in this review because the reveal at the end of the book was amazing and I don't want to ruin that for anyone else. But let me just tell you that it makes perfect sense and I did not see it coming.
Overall, Forget Me was an amazing read. It was filled with love, laughter and mystery; everything you would want in a YA book and I will tell you, if you pick up this book, clear your schedule because you will not be able to put this book down.