Title: Remember Me Forever
Author: Sara Wolf
Series: Lovely Vicious, book 3
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Mildly warm
Trigger Warnings: Mention of rape, drugs
Page Count and Format: 320 pages, Ebook
Published: May 2nd, 2017 by Entangled: Teen
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
Before I delve into the darker side, that cover is funny af!! XD I mean this was such a hard book to read but that cover…
This book was really unpredictable and it messed my feelings. I still am not over it. It deals with some pretty heavy issues but they were handled sensitively and realistically. But I am glad that I got to read this series. You can read my review of book 1: Love Me Never, here and book 2: Forget Me Always, here.
*Spoilers ahead. Read at your own risk!*
After Sophia’s death, Jack drifted away leaving everyone else behind. He wasn’t there when Isis needed him the most. Now, she’s starting college, lo and behold, she comes face to face with Jack there who tells her he’s working a case. The unsaid feelings are not going away anywhere but will Jack and Isis find their way back to each other?
“I’m surrounded by people here, but I’m completely alone.”
This book! Oh my God! The feels!!
I was drowning at times but this book was the perfect conclusion to this series. After Sophia’s unexpected suicide, everybody reacted differently. Wren was heartbroken, Isis felt lost, Jack drifted away, My heart completely broke for Isis, the strong and sassy girl I knew was trying to drown her feelings by drinking and partying, even taking drugs which are something completely opposite to her. I could never imagine Isis trying to cope her feelings in that way but she did. It was overwhelming sometimes and I was on the verge of tears.
Jack, I don’t know what to feel about this guy. I mean, I loved Jack but taking off all of a sudden, leaving your loved ones behind when they need you the most? He let me down. Jack’s “profession”, the one he had to do for the money for Sophia’s treatment was something he always hated but had to do out of necessity, he always felt used no matter the job but how he do the same to Brittany? Albeit, she was someone I didn’t like a bit but still how!! I was enraged! This really didn’t sit well with me.
And how can I forget about Nameless. That guy did a number on Isis. She was a master at hiding behind her facade but when face to face with Will, we got to see her vulnerable side. I wanted to fucking kill that guy, for what he did to Isis and thinking it was completely alright. And also for him, she started suffering from body image issues and he thought that was something completely fine to say later stating that he owned her. Really? He disgusted me to no ends. He got the perfect punishment in return but even that was less regarding what he actually did. But I was pleased how Isis handled everything!
“Living is really weird. You never get used to it. But it happens anyway. And sometimes you find things that make it a little more comfortable, and you try to hold on to those things, and the tighter you hold, the faster they slip away.”
Yvette and Diana were the two characters I adored to death. They were perfect for each other and such great friends to Isis. They were the one along with Kayla who was really there for Isis when she was falling apart. I was so glad when Isis finally decided to get help, she really spiralled out of control but she knew she didn’t want to do that much damage to herself, so she stepped up for herself. That required quite a lot of guts. She continued to amaze me with her courage and I in that moment I felt so proud of her.
I was glad Gregory knocked some sense into Jack. He knew it, he knew everything yet he continued to hurt Isis just because he didn’t want to face the truth. But I”m glad that when he understood how wrong he was, he decided to fight back for her. That was the only redeeming quality for which I partially forgave him. The relationship between the two escalated quickly and it was something I had been waiting for a long time, I was so happy to see them finally together.
Overall, Remember Me Forever was a great read. I loved it, I hated it but in the end, it was worth it. The plot was unpredictable and I enjoyed how it was executed and I couldn’t put this book down. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.
And ending this review with a relatable note-
“Hogwarts didn’t even send me a letter and I haven’t actually forgiven them for that. Wait until I go to London and find Platform Nine-and-Three-Quarters and slip through to the other side and unleash my rage. I’ll make Voldemort look like a sock puppet. And I’ll make-out with Draco. And I’ll train a bunch of house-elves to fan me and bring me grapes -”
So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you started this series yet? If yes, how has been your experience so far?