Thursday, November 1, 2012

Review: Forget Me Not

Author: Carolee Dean

Genre: YA Dark Contemporary (in my opinion )
Release Date: 10/2/12
Midway Chatter
Received from: ARCycling 
Summary from B&
Ally is devastated when a scandalous photo of her is texted around school. With her reputation in shambles and her life essentially over, she hides out in a back hallway, trying to figure out where everything went wrong.
Elijah has spent time in that hallway too. He landed there after taking a whole bottle of sleeping pills. Now he can see ghosts, and he knows what Ally has yet to suspect—that she’s already half dead, and one choice away from never coming back. Elijah has loved Ally for years and would do anything to save her from the in-between place. But if she’s going to live, Ally must face her inner demons and find the will to save herself.

My Review:

 Forget Me Not is beautifully haunting.This story is heart breaking and breathe taking. It is indescribable. Ally and Elijah top off this amazing book. Some might day this book is paranormal but I think it's more of a contemporary with a dark twist. Everything about the writing was incredible.  

Ally and Elijah's lives have not been the best. They both have family problems and school problems. This really connects them and plays a big part in the book. They are really great characters for a contemporary like this one. The way Carolee Dean wrote this book makes it so easy to connect with these two characters, and feel and understand what they are going through.

 Even though this has a bit of ghost it is still very much contemporary. The paranormal part of this book reminds a bit like If I Stay by Gayle Forman. There is similar element to the storylines, but they are completely different books. I do recommend this to people who like If I Stay. 

  This book is written in verses. It's not just written in verses it's written in verses that change point of views. This makes this book even more unique and beautiful. It also adds more depth to the dark contemporary feel. Carolee Dean is an amazing author, and this book is completely amazing.

 I loved this book. It's unique, and hauntingly beautiful. I loved the writing style of this book. I recommend this to people who like dark contemporaries or If I Stay

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