Blog Tour & Giveaway: Remember Me Forever (Lovely Vicious #3) by Sara Wolf
Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks.
The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University.
But the smile lasts only until he shows up. The menace from her past—her darkest secret, Nameless—is attending OSU right alongside her. And he’s whispering that he has something Isis wants—something she needs to see to move forward. To move on.
Isis has always been able to pretend everything is okay. But not anymore.
Isis Blake might be good at putting herself back together.
But Jack Hunter is better.
Genre: Mystery, Romance, Heart-wrenching, Teen--
It has been 6 months since Isis has seen Jack, 6 months of grief and self incrimination, wishing she could change things and go back to fix Sophia. Isis is leaving for college and attempting to live in the now and attempt normal. But college is not normal, not when she runs into Nameless on her campus, acting like he always did. And then Jack, strolling the campus as if nothing has happened and he belongs there. Isis's life is spiraling out of her control and she is not sure if or when she can stop it.
Gawd, the feels! There were so many times that I felt like my heart was being ripped out of my chest and I just wanted to lay on the ground and bawl- and I don't mean that in a bad way, but in a oh-my-geez-I-can't-stop-reading kind of way. I connected to Isis (as I always have) and what she feels, I experience right along with her. The emotions just come off the pages. I love Isis and everything she is, she is probably one of my favorite literary characters due to her quirkiness and random stream of conscious babbling that I 100% relate to. But geez, this was a hard book to read because at least half the book deals with her depression and worthlessness- this was a hard story for Isis and for me to read. I rooted for her, I wanted nothing but happiness and self worth to splash all over her. And maybe Jack to take a hike and she could find an amazing guy who would challenge her but not break her in every way. And for Nameless to disappear never to be heard from again...
So anyway, back to my tangent. Jack redeemed himself (but would a little groveling ever hurt anyone???), and this book could not have had a happier, more fitting ending than the one it had. Isis went through so much growth realization and growth as person and a character (thanks to her great support system of friends and saintly nurse Jemma). I am glad that she kept her own brand of crazy, but was appreciated enough for it that others were seeking her out. I love that the book had a real solid ending, with everything wrapped up in a big bow, just the way I like my stories. This is the end of the trilogy, and it felt like it.
I have absolutely loved this series. I had no idea what I was getting into when I stumbled upon the first book, but once I started I devoured it and then had to wait (not so) patiently to get my hands on the rest of the trilogy. This was an emotional, hysterical ride that I am so glad I got to take. I will read whatever the author write to come because I like the people that she has the ability to create.
I received this title in return for my honest review.
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.