Friday, February 6, 2015

Review: Remember by Eileen Cook

Title: Remember
Author: Eileen Cook
Series: Stand Alone
Published By: Simon Pulse (February 24, 2015)
Source: ARC Copy Provided by the Publisher (in exchange for an honest review)
Genre: YA Mystery/Thriller
My Rating: 3.5 Stars


Book Description:
A thrilling tale about what a girl will do to get back a memory she lost…or remove what she wants to forget.

Harper is used to her family being hounded by protesters. Her father runs the company that trademarked the "Memtex" procedure to wipe away sad memories, and plenty of people think it shouldn't be legal. Then a new demonstrator crosses her path, Neil, who’s as persistent as he is hot. Not that Harper’s noticing, since she already has a boyfriend.

When Harper suffers a loss, she’s shocked her father won’t allow her to get the treatment, so she finds a way to get it without his approval. Soon afterward, she’s plagued with strange symptoms, including hallucinations of a woman who is somehow both a stranger, yet incredibly familiar. Harper begins to wonder if she is delusional, or if these are somehow memories.

Together with Neil, who insists he has his own reasons for needing answers about the real dangers of Memtex, Harper begins her search for the truth. What she finds could uproot all she’s ever believed about her life… 







It is so hard for me to resist something that sounds unique. Something that hasn't been done before in the world of YA, which is why when I saw Remember, I just knew I had to try it.

Cook did deliver in the originality department. This was everything I was hoping it would be. Unusual, an edge of mystery, an edge of a romance, and most of all, a fun read that let me get lost in the pages for a couple of hours. 

Harper was an interesting character and while I liked her, I wasn't always in love with her choices and decisions. But it was okay because the plot was one that kept you turning the pages and that is what I loved most about this one. I loved the non-stop questions that always popped up and the answers that we did (eventually) get. Nothing was left unsaid or undone. 

I admit that there were things that happened that I didn't see coming, lies and betrayals that were hard to swallow. All in all, this was a fun and intriguing read that let me escape into another place and have a great time guessing and questioning everything along the way.






*All thoughts and opinions are my own and were not influenced by the author or publisher. I was not compensated for this review.*

46 comments:

  1. Lovely Review :) glad to see that you enjoyed it

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  2. It's good that you found this one to be unpredictable and engaging! I'm not a huge fan of this cover but I am thinking of picking it up.

    Lovely review! <33

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    1. Glad you are at least thinking about picking it up. :)

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  3. I've never heard of this book before, but it sounds very interesting! It's a shame about the MC making some unlikeable choices. I feel like that about a lot of YA heroines. I'm going to have to check this out because I'm always looking for originality in books too.
    Great review, Ali!

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  4. While it doesn't sound like this one blew you away Ali, sometimes a story that simply entertains is good enough:) Glad it surprised you in places and kept you turning the pages!!

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    1. That is very true Jenny and it did do all those things.

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  5. I haven't heard of this one, but it is always fun to find unique new stories. I know how you feel with not agreeing with the character's choices, while still enjoying the story. I will have to try this book. Thanks for the great review!

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    1. I hope you do because it really was a good read despite my disagreements LOL!

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  6. I like sounds of the touch of scifi in this one. Questions is one way to keep me turning pages. Have you read the Unhappening of Genesis Lee? It sounds a little like this one and I thought it was really good.

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    1. I haven't, I will have to look into it. Thanks Molly!

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  7. Edgy is always good with YA. We need more books that makes young adults THINK and not just feel.

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  8. I really like this author so I need to read this one, it sounds different from her other stuff too.

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    1. It is different for sure and if you already like her then I bet you will like this as well Candace.

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  9. hummm, not sure if I have heard of this one before. I'm glad to hear that it was original :)

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  10. It's hard to believe that there are any YA topics that haven't yet been explored, so I can definitely see the appeal of this title. Gotta love an author that can think outside the box.

    Carmel @ Rabid Reads

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  11. Well, this sure doesn't sound like a happy-go-lucky book :P I'm honestly not a fan of books with this topic...but I'm glad you enjoyed, Ali!! xoxo

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  12. Oh I really love the sound of this one and certainly one that look definitely unique. I don't I've read anything quite like this before but I'm definitely hooked and intrigued by Neil and Harper. Lovely review. :)

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  13. Ooo lies and betrayal weaved into a little mystery with a dash or romance..you cannot go wrong with that Ali. Glad you enjoyed it, this one is new to me

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  14. The concept sounds awesome!!! Happy it surprised you at times. That's important.

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    1. That is very true and it did in lots of ways.

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  15. Wow. A YA mystery that kept you on your toes plot-wise. Very impressive. I might have to check it out too ;)

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  16. I'm definitely intrigued, girl! I don't read enough YA mysteries, so I guess I should add this one to my TBR. ;)

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    1. You should, if you like mysteries you might really enjoy this.

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  17. I think I have book by the author for years but I still need to try it. WOW I'm realizing that it's really been years and I forgot about it. Thanks forreminding me I should try before this one.

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    1. Glad I could help you remember her. ;)

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  18. This does sound like a fun read. Nice review.

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  19. YA mysteries are awesome! One of my favorites to read, even the mindless ones on a rainy day, so will check it out. It's not surprising to find situations that are hard to swallow in YA mysteries nowadays... everyone's got them. The books that don't suspend our disbelief in this department are far and few between :( Oh, well, gotta make do with what you have, I guess. Haha.

    Faye at The Social Potato

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    1. You make some very true points Faye! Thanks so much for stopping by!! :)

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  20. I don't know if I am excited to read it because it sounds so good, or because it's a Stand Alone! Sometimes I just need a book that is going to end! I love series, but sometimes they are just a bit much for me to take in at the moment. I have to read them all at once ;)

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    1. Stand alone reads are always nice. ;)

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  21. Nice! This sounds interesting. I read Unraveling Isobel and liked it a lot. I have a couple other books by Cook too, but haven't read them.

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    1. I need to read that one. I think I might even have it somewhere around here.

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  22. This is a great premise Ali. And I like you would be sucked into a not done before storyline. Thanks for the great review even though it didn't hit all your hopes

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    1. I did like it's uniqueness for sure.

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  23. It sounds like I might like this one... I like that it's unique, but I have to love my MC for me to really like a book. So, I'll have to see. :)

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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    1. You never know until you try it. ;) I hope you do end up loving both her and the story. :)

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