Sunday, October 21, 2012

REVIEW: Forget Me Never by Gina Blaxill

Title: Forget Me Never by Gina Blaxill
Pages: 288
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books
Publication Date: 27th September, 2012
Format: Paperback
Source: Publisher (for review)

When Sophie's cousin Danielle dies after a fall from her balcony, the police dismiss her death as suicide. She had broken up with her boyfriend and had suffered from depression in the past. Sophie isn't so sure, however, and when she finds a memory stick in a pair of Dani's old jeans, some new photos and information come to light that point to something more sinister. Sophie and her friend Reece investigate further and soon find out that Dani was involved with something very dark and very dangerous. As Sophie and Reece become more and more deeply involved they put themselves in huge danger too, accessing secret data, facing kidnap attempts and worse. And as they uncover the terrible truth about what really happened to Dani, Sophie and Reece must also face their feelings for each other...

 --Goodreads summary

I've been excited for Gina Blaxill's new book since I read her debut, Pretty Twisted and really enjoyed it. Unfortunately is wasn't everything I hoped it would be.

I really liked the idea, but I don't know, it didn't stand out to me. The whole idea of it was fantastic. It's a kind of murder-mystery thing, and I LOVE those, but I don't know if it was executed well enough for me personally. The whole truth about what Sophie's cousin Dani was involved in didn't feel like it was as well, terrible as the synopsis suggest. I know that sounds bad but I wanted to be put on the edge of my seat and SCARED. While at some points I was on the edge of my seat, nothing really scared me like I wanted it to. Do you know what I mean? I'm a fan of dark and crazy and it just wasn't ENOUGH.

Sophie and Reece felt younger than 15/16 year-olds and just yeah, that bugged me a bit because it made the storyline and what they were doing seem less believable.

I'm a bit disappointed with Forget Me Never, but after written my review I feel a bit harsh because I realize that I'm a bit of a sociopath and nobody else really gets their highs of um, murders and um, yeah. I think readers a bit younger than me 13/14 will really get into this though. It's quite a quick read and fast-paced, so I do recommend that you read other reviews and try it for yourself because I have a feeling I'll be in the minority of people who didn't love it.




  1. lol - I like darker stuff too and what scares another reader feels tame to me so I get it.

    Sorry it didn't work for you.

    P.S. I love the pic on your sidebar - Be Nice or Leave :-))

  2. I have this one on mount to be read so I'm sorry to hear it wasn't everything you hoped it would be. I like my thriller type books to be pretty out there and scary like you so I hope I don't feel the same when I pick this one up. Thanks for the honest review!

  3. I love the idea and might try it for myself, although I don't really enjoy reading darker stuff.

    Great review!

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