Today I'm going to do a review of Forget Me Always, the sequel to Love Me Never by Sara Wolf!
Author: Sara Wolf
Published by: Entangled Teen
Pages: 250ISBN: 9781633753174
All warfare is deception. Even in high school.
It’s been three years, twenty-five weeks, and five days since Isis Blake fell in love, and if she has it her way, it’ll stretch into infinity. Since then, she’s punched Jack Hunter - her nemesis-turned-maybe-something-more - in the face, survived a brutal attack by her mom’s abusive ex thanks to Jack’s heroics, and then promptly forgotten all about him.
The one bright spot for Isis is Sophia, the ephemeral girl who shares Isis’s hospital stay as well as a murky past with Jack. But as Isis’s memories return, she finds it harder and harder to resist what she felt for Jack, and Jack finds it impossible to stay away from the only girl who’s ever melted the ice around his heart.
As the dark secrets surrounding Sophia emerge, Isis realizes Jack isn’t who she thought he was. He’s dangerous. But when Isis starts receiving terrifying emails from an anonymous source, that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.
Forget Me Always continues on with Isis and Jack's story and relationship. Once I finished Love Me Never, I couldn't avoid starting this one immediately since the first book ended on a terrible cliffhanger and I needed to know what would happen next to the characters. And I must say, I'm happy with how things developed in this second book.
In the first book, I had some problems with Isis' personality, but in Forget Me Always she develops and grows a little bit, which is great. She still has her witty comebacks and a strong persona, so the character development on the aspects that made me not like her as much - like her mood swings - were so well appreciate it!
Jack was also different in this second book, mostly because we get a lot of POV's from him and we're literally in his mind, so we can see that he isn't just the 'Ice Prince'.
“Why do I feel the sudden urge to perform violence on your face?”
Isis and Jack's relationship had a huge turn after her amnesia (and I still hate that prognosis), and in the beginning I hated how Isis was treating Jack, because she could be so mean to him. However, we finally got to see more intimate scenes with them, which was a huge hallelujah! The hotel scene was probably my favorite and I just wished that it had been longer.
And we finally discover what did happen on that crazy night that everyone talked about in the first book! I was glad to finally uncover the truth from that night. Yet the addition of Tallie's character was a big and strange surprise, and I found it a bit odd and not that well explained, so I didn't liked that much. And can I say how gruesome it was the scene where Isis digs up Tallie's body... Oh my God, I don't know how a teenager can be okay doing that.
Sophia was another mystery from the first book that we got to know more about in Forget Me Always. I wasn't a big fan of the character, since I found her a bit mischievous, but I enjoyed the overall representation of terminal diseases that Sara Wolf did. Her suicide wasn't hard to guest from the final chapters, but it wasn't easy to read. Jack did so much to pay for Sophia's surgery and she killed herself without even performing the surgery? That was hard.
Yet the hardest scene was Sophia's funeral and Wren's thought that whatever was going on between Isis and Jack was over after Sophia's death. That was a punch in my gut and I won't accept it! They most be together!
“Sometimes people need to be messed up. It reminds them life is short.”
Overall, I enjoyed a lot more this second book in the Lovely Vicious series. In Forget Me Always there are a lot of mysteries uncovered, a lot of romance in the air and a bit of drama that's already usual for this series. I obviously had some minor problems, but nothing that kept me from enjoying the plot and the characters.