Sunday, July 6, 2014

Forget Me Not by Shawn Martin Review

Title: Forget Me Not
Author: Shawn Martin
Age Group: Teen/Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Series: Shadowflesh, book two
Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
The bottom line: Just as good as Shadowflesh, Forget Me Not completely captured my heart with the unforgettable installment in Addison and Eileen's story--simply beautiful!

This book was given to me by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Addison and Eileen return, happy and passionately in love, looking forward to a romantic future together. But when a mysterious old man walks into her grandmother's antique shop with a beautiful cameo, Eileen feels she has to have it. But when the cameo is placed around her neck, her beloved Addison finds that Eileen has completely forgotten him, and their deep relationship. Determined to save his love despite the evil forces gathering around him, Addison finds he may have to sacrifice so much more than he bargained more..

What I enjoyed:
-I loved this sequel, it was just as good as Shadowflesh, maybe even better
-The pacing of this novel was completely breakneck--I was reluctant to put it down and finished it in just two short days
-Eileen, the strong heroine of the novel, who loses her memories--I really felt for her throughout the novel, losing her memories and almost losing her beloved Addison in the process, and ends up saving herself
-Eileen's family, especially her sister
-Nicola, Calvin, and Bonnie Fay
-Addison, the sweet, sexy, loving Romeo that has to capture Eileen's heart yet again--I really felt for him too, torn between letting Eileen go and loving her in spite of the pain they were both in
-Rosalyn and the Stonecypher, frightening, very convincing villains--they were just as formidable and difficult to beat as Donelle of the previous novel
-I really liked the way Martin uses different kinds of magic throughout this novels, never cliched and always interesting
-The ending

What could've been better:
-I didn't really like Missy
-Zach, Barrett or any of the other jocks Eileen encounters

I really, really enjoyed Forget Me Not--anyone looking for a dark book with a swoon-worthy romance should check out this series! Next on deck: Nihal of the Land of the Wind by Licia Troisi!

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