Thursday, December 18, 2014

Forget Me by K.A. Harrington Review

"An edge-of-your seat psychological thriller with a romantic twist

On the three-month anniversary of her boyfriend Flynn’s death, Morgan uploads her only photo of him to FriendShare to get some closure—but she’s shocked when the facial recognition software suggests she tag him as "Evan Murphy." She’s never heard of Evan, but a quick search tells her that he lives in a nearby town and looks exactly like Flynn. Only this boy is very much alive.

Digging through layers of secrets and lies, Morgan is left questioning everything she thought she knew about her boyfriend, her town, and even her parents' involvement in this massive web of lies."

Alright. I seriously need to catch up. This is going to be a short (but hopefully equally helpful) review. Forget Me. Now, this is most accurately YA Suspense/Mystery. The mystery is already in the synopsis, but I'll recap. Because I'm nice.

So Flynn died because of a hit and run in front of Morgan (the main character, who is trying to figure out how to move on from his death). She uploads the only photo of him, and the software asks her whether or not that is Evan Murphy, who is an eerie doppelganger of her ex-boyfriend. With the help of Evan, she finds out that there is a huge conspiracy and everything... 

Well, I'm going to say that it isn't exactly an "edge of your seat" psychological thriller. Romantic twist? Ehh... I call that deliberately misleading. All there is a dead ex-boyfriend and a hot crush who looks exactly like her ex-boyfriend (with a few differences in physical appearance and personality). Forget Me isn't exactly very exciting, but it does entertain. And I was actually surprised by the truth (for once). But once you hit the 2/3 point, you should know exactly how the book is going to end. 

(Because the foreshadowing in this book sucked). 

The plot does twists and turns, but I don't find it very exciting. I mean, not that plot. The mystery. The mystery isn't particularly exciting. It is actually a bit "meh." Like Meh Meh. Throw a penny in the air, and let that decide whether or not Forget Me passes. 

(And I found Flynn to be very annoying. Even though he is dead. Sure, sure, sure. He may be worthy and secretive, but I find Morgan to be very... wow. She doesn't question anything about that until later. Because plot. And because he is dead). 

Overall, Forget Me is an okay book. Not very flashy. Not terrible. Doesn't stand out very much. Dull characters, and Evan is a bit... boring. Give it a shot if you are bored. At least, you have a world to escape into.

Rating: Three out of Five

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