Today I have the pleasure of reviewing the YA Sci-fi ‘Forget Me Not.’ It is the debut novel by Australia author Stacey Nash.
I would like to thank Entranced Publishing for providing me with a copy in exchange for a honest review.
This is the sixth book I have read for the Australian Women Writers Challenge 2014.
The synopsis from Goodreads:
Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother’s favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. When the brooch and the pendant are worn together they’re no longer pretty pieces of jewelry — they’re part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewelry’s power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device — and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she’s Enemy Number One.
She’s forced to leave her father behind when she’s taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends’ lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt.
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When Anamae (Mae) discovers a brooch in an antique store that matches her (missing) mother’s pendant, she has to have it. What she never expected was to disappear when she put both pieces on. Suddenly Mae’s, and her best friend Will’s, life is in danger as a secret society called The Collective come after her.
They are taken to a safe house so they can be protected from those who want to harm Mae for the knowledge she now possesses.It is here Mae meets Jax, a bad boy with an attitude. Mae isn’t happy with being separated from her father and will do whatever she can to get her old life back.
Mae acted a little naive at times but she had real heart. I loved her willingness to stand up and fight, to do whatever it took to get back to her father. Will, her best friend, is by her side the whole time. He was protective and caring, and willing to help Mae while also being a voice of reason. He was clearly in love with Mae, though she doesn’t see him more than a friend.
Jax is assigned to basically babysit Mae, make sure she doesn’t try running back to her father or anything crazy like that, so they get to spend a lot of alone time togehter. I just loved the chemistry between these two, and the animosity between Jax and Will put a smile on my face. Jax was totally swoon worthy, I just loved him. Sometimes I’m the type of girl who goes for the underdog in the love triangle, but not this one, I am team Jax all the way. There was one kissing scene that was just amazing, but l’ll let you read that for yourselves 😉
Forget Me Not was a great read. It jumps into the action early and then flies along at break neck speed. It is a thrilling action/adventure story with the right amount of romance.The advanced technology in the book was intriguing and there were a few pieces I wouldn’t mind having myself. If you like awesome technology and secret societies in your YA, as well as action and romance, I highly recommend Forget Me Not. It was wrapped up fairly nicely, but there are still a few loose threads that have me looking forward to reading the next book in the series.
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To read an excerpt and listen to the playlist for Forget Me Not check out my stop on the blog tour 🙂