Happy Tuesday, booklings! Welcome to the next stop on the Remember Me Forever blog tour, the third and last book of Sara Wolf’s Lovely Vicious series. Plus you can win the ultimate college survival pack below!
Lovely Vicious #3
Other Books: Love Me Never, Forget Me Always, Bring Me Their Hearts
Published by Entangled: Teen on May 2nd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Realistic Fiction
The author/publisher provided a free copy of the book for review purposes - thank you! Receiving a review copy does not guarantee a positive review and therefore do not affect the opinion or content of the review.
Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, forty-three weeks, and two days. Or so she thinks.
The boy she maybe-sort-of-definitely loved and sort-of-maybe-definitely hated has dropped off the face of the planet in the face of tragedy, leaving a Jack Hunter–shaped hole. Determined to be happy, Isis fills it in with lies and puts on a brave smile for her new life at Ohio State University.
But the smile lasts only until he shows up. The menace from her past—her darkest secret, Nameless—is attending OSU right alongside her. And he’s whispering that he has something Isis wants—something she needs to see to move forward. To move on.
Isis has always been able to pretend everything is okay. But not anymore.
Isis Blake might be good at putting herself back together.
But Jack Hunter is better.
Remember Me Forever is the third and last book of Sara Wolf’s Lovely Vicious trilogy, when we are brought back to the world of Isis and Jack. It’s been over three years since Isis Blake has fallen in love, and with Jack having disappeared off the surface of the planet, she tries to get over it by living a normal life as possible until she comes across someone she would rather never see again.
Sara Wolf’s latest book is the darkest of the three books – the first book, Love Me Never, is very light-hearted: there is a lot of laugh out loud moments, snarky comments, and a great banter between Isis and Jack. The second, Forget Me Always, is a little darker than the first, but Isis still has her moments. Wolf gives us a few teasers from Jack’s and Isis’s past without fully revealing anything. Remember Me Forever brings both Jack’s and Isis’s past to light, and their confrontations towards it.
I adored Isis throughout the entire trilogy, and it’s no wonder Jack adores her as well. Isis has a quirky personality – despite all she’s gone through, she tries to find light of the situation. She takes the situations she’s in and spins them right back with a funny comeback, even if it may be well over the top. (I suppose this is because I cope the same way – I come back with an evil little comment.)
I also really liked how Isis takes what happens to her and tries to help others who are in a similar situation before anything bad actually happens to them. Isis, however, doesn’t do that by going to someone else entirely – she confronts the perpetrator herself. All of that is, in a way, helping her prepare for the final confrontation – her past.
It was an absolute joy to go through a part of Isis’s and Jack’s journey of life – the Lovely Vicious trilogy deals with a dark topic, but has a great balance of funny and serious.
About Sara Wolf
Sara Wolf is a twenty-something author who adores baking, screaming at her cats, and screaming at herself while she types hilarious things. When she was a kid, she was too busy eating dirt to write her first terrible book. Twenty years later, she picked up a keyboard and started mashing her fists on it and created the monster known as the Lovely Vicious series. She lives in San Diego with two cats, a crippling-yet-refreshing sense of self-doubt, and not enough fruit tarts ever.