April 24, 2015

Don't Look Back Review

What did I think of...

Don't Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout/ J Lynn

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?
Don't Look Back pleasantly surprised me.
Here's the run-down...
Samantha is found four days after she disappeared, with dissociative amnesia, meaning she can't remember anything. For example, she remembers that she read To Kill A Mockingjay and can tell you exactly what it was about, but he can't remember when she read it, what class it was and what the teachers name was.
She doesn't remember her parents, her boyfriend, anything really. Problem is, the night she disappeared, her best friend was killed, and nobody but her can remember what happens... if she remembers and everyone thinks she did it, even her parents.
Not only that, but in her "previous life", Samantha was actually the huge mean girl, super rich and rules the school. Now, in her "second chance", she is horrified to find out everything she did in her "previous life". She's getting her second chance at life that nobody ever gets.
She befriends her childhood best friend once more, Carson, and sparks start to fly!
Trouble is, memories are pressing in, and now Sammie is suspecting everyone she meets.... including herself. Turns out, it's the last person she expected.
Rating: 3.8 stars
Samantha is a girl with strong convictions, and a heart that bleeds, and Carson is a great guy, perfect for her. But don't mistake this book for a romance, even a romantic suspense. This is a total thriller, a mystery; girl against her own mind.
That's what makes this so unique.
Don't Look Back is different from any other Jennifer L. Armentrout/ J Lynn book she's written, but still with her usual flair, and touch of humor.
Highly recommended!

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