Book Review: Forget Me Not

Thursday, 11 June 2015

Thank you to the ever so lovely and talented Megan Tayte for allowing me to have a copy of Forget Me Not, the second book in her fantastic Ceruleans series, in exchange for an honest review. As always I loved it!

IN THE FACE OF DEATH, SHE MUST PROTECT THOSE SHE LOVES.

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint? 

Death is stalking Scarlett Blake. As if the encroaching darkness in her head wasn’t enough, she’s become disturbingly accident prone. Falling off a cliff isn’t ideal when all you want is as much time as possible to live, to love.

Her fate is horrifying. Unbearable. And inescapable. No one can save Scarlett from The End that’s looming. Not Jude, the Cerulean who is intent on Claiming her. Not Luke, the boy who is intent on loving her.

The clock is ticking, louder with every heartbeat. Now Scarlett must decide how best to protect the people she loves. Will she trust in Jude and the life-after-death he promises? Will she stand against the Fallen, who have her sister captive? Will she carry the burden of her death alone – every headache, every hallucination, every wrenching, aching emotion?

And when the clock falls silent, when the darkness eclipses the light, will Scarlett fight for life? Or will she have no choice but to surrender?
 




"Scarlett Blake and Luke Cavendish. For a summer and an autumn and a winter they took each other. To have and to hold. For better, for worse. For richer, for poorer. In sickness and in health. To love and to cerish...'till death did they part. That's how I'll remember us, always." 

Megan Tayte has done it again! Not only did she successfully manage to make me fall even more in love with Scarlett and Co, but she made me laugh, gasp and rip my heart into tiny shreds while I sob quietly buried under a sea of blankets at three am. And oddly I am OK with it.

Forget Me Not was far more emotional than I had anticipated. Reading this book was like riding a roller coaster. One minute you're laughing and smiling like an idiot at Scarlett and Luke's insanely adorable relationship, which may or may not have me green with envy, and then the next minute you would be shedding tears of heartbreak into your pillow.

While Scarlett is faced with some tough decisions as she tries to make the most of her time left on Earth with Luke, Cara and her recovering mother, someone from Sienna's past is back in town and he's ready to cause some havoc. Daniel is a member of the Fallen, a group of Ceruleans have who willingly turned to the dark side.

However, don't fret. Forget Me Not is not all doom and gloom. Impending death and murderous villains aside, we have the brilliant, Disney fanatic that is Grannie Cavendish to keep us all giggling through the pain. For example, her speculations on what would have happened should Belle have never come back. I mean, "Have you seen the way the Beast looks at Mrs Potts the teapot" Turns out Luke isn't the only lovely and charming Cavendish in town!

Honestly, I think the best thing about this book was seeing Scarlett and Luke's relationship develop. Gone are the days of the two strangers who met after a surfing excursion gone wrong. As their love is put to the test, these two characters are forced to grow up. I don't think I've ever adored a fictional relationship as much I do this one. They're completely, utterly, helplessly in love and that's what makes the final half of the book more tragic. 

Going into this book I was a little nervous it wouldn't live up to the first, but it did just fine. In fact, I may have enjoyed this a bit more purely because of how raw everything felt. These characters become your best friends. You root for them, you laugh with them and you'll feel their heartache. 

Normally I'd say Luke Cavendish for my favourite character without a doubt, but it turns out Forget Me Not had not one, but two lovable Cavendishs. So, I have to say Grannie C without a doubt! Sorry, Luke! As a fellow Disney fan, she wins this round!

Paranormal YA has never been better. Megan Tayte has a true gift for writing. 

There is still some mystery surrounding the Ceruleans and I absolutely cannot wait to dive into Wild Blue Yonder and not only get some answers as to where Sienna is, but also to see Scarlett's new life as a fully fledged Cerulean now she has left us mere mortals behind. Fingers crossed there's a dose or two of Luke Cavendish in the third novel!
 
Go get yourself a copy of the Ceruleans books here. You can find out more about Megan via her website here

Hope you have a great day! Happy reading!
Until next time,
Samantha

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