Saturday, July 11, 2015

e-ARC Book Review: Remember by Shannon Dermott

GoddessTest Remember
Shannon Dermott
When sixteen year old Charlize finds herself unmistakably lost in the forest with no memory how she got there, it was easy for her to assume the angel face boy who saves her was there to. But little did she know that couldn’t be further from the truth.

With a brush of death, she finds new reasons to live after the unexplained death of her father. Her only regret in last three years was letting the one boy she could have loved get away.

Plunged into a world not of her making, there are those that will hunt her, a foe that calls her Little Queen, and her torn heart. Most of all, she will have to remember and face her memories if she is to survive.

3 Stars

***I received a copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review***

First of all, I'am so glad they changed the cover to what it is now, because it was so much better than the cover in the ARC... Anyway..

Back to the review.
Plunged into a world not of her making, there are those that will hunt her, a foe that calls her Little Queen, and her torn heart. Most of all, she will have to remember and face her memories if she is to survive.
I honestly don't know what I was expecting when I started reading this book. The cover was what took my attention and after reading the blurb I was a little bit intrigued since it doesn't really gave out any hint, but this paranormal YA book is unexpectedly fun. I was actually surprised. Although I did have some issues with this book, I was able to look past it because like I said, this book was surprisingly good, plot and character wise.

The book started off with Charlie, short for Charlize, having a hard time accepting the death of her father, being a hardcore daddy's girl that she is. But that was not the only reason why moving on is not so easy for her, she couldn't believe how her father died on the very woods they grew up with.
My father had been an excellent outdoorsman. There was no way he could have died in our beloved woods.
The whole book practically revolved around the mystery of her father's death. But I'am not complaining because I've never experienced dull moments throughout the duration of the book, it was actually a pretty fast-paced read.

Characters can always make or break a YA book for me. I was able to get past my issues in this book because the characters in this book are relatable and easy to sympathize with. Charlie's not a typical-ass-kicking heroine I usually like on a paranormal YA book, in fact she was always saved by awesome guys, not that I'am complaining really, but she feels bad that she's always saved and she wants to focused on getting better so guys around her wouldn't have to do it for her every single time she's in danger, which is almost every freaking time since every party involved, somehow wanted to get their hands on Charlie.

Romance Ahh.. love, the thing that makes this world and the YA world go round... I don't hate love triangles. Really, I love to pick teams and see it to end, but ofcourse, it still depend on how the development goes, and this is one of those books that doesn't annoy me. Alex, is Charlie's childhood friend that has been inlove with her since forever, unfortunately, she doesn't feel the same way, then she met Peter, the homeschooled tattooed guy that save her more than once plus, he's dangerously handsome.

I don't want to say the circumstances of their relationship because I may have to reveal the mysteries of the characters which I don't really want to spoil. Those revelation was what made this book much more interesting for me.

My issue with this book is that there were a lot of typos and Grammatical errors. there were also sentences that doesn't make sense to me, I can't quote it anymore because I accidentally deleted my notes. Anyway, I know, there are a lot of those errors in my reviews too, but let's just not compare since this is published book. There were also moment when I felt like some of the things that took place in the book seemed to be put together in a rush. I didn't really know how publishing books work, I just hope that those errors are corrected because this book had a lot of potential.

If you're like me, who can overlook the issues of the book because of the interesting plot and intriguing characters, I'am sure you'll definitely enjoy this book.

P.S That preface was genius! I have to read that part after I finished reading the book, and everything made sense! I hope my ship isn't lost yet.. #TeamPeter here!



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