Saturday, August 29, 2015

Review: Don't look back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don't Look Back 

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it's one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took "mean girl" to a whole new level, and it's clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She's getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she's falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn't just buried deep inside of Sam's memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

This is my first book by JLA and let me say that i really enjoyed this book a lot.
In the aspect of the romance, i was a little bit too picky and grumpy about how the male was described, and later on i laughed at my own reactions.

The plot develops as Sam tries to come back to her old life which she is a stranger to. The person she was before she left was disgustingly annoying and the worst description I've heard of a human being. But when she is back she is not that girl anymore, which i find a really interesting view on "character development". In this case you don't see the character become good, but you learn the horrible past.

The plot is really mysterious and you keep wondering if anything that is happening that has to do with the night she disappeared is true or if it's a trick of her mind. The narrator is unreliable and that is one of the best things that can be done in a story in my opinion. 
The plot is really intriguing and as always happens to me with mystery books.. I couldnt sleep for like 2 days because i had to read this book and know what was happening. 
In the book you can't trust anyone at any moment, every character has their weird mysterious side you catch on.

As the story progressed i had no idea of what was going on until the end chapter which was.. INSANE. The last events on this book were literally insanity. So much was going on, and everything falls into piece, but  i couldn't believe any of what was going on, basically when i was reading this book and was finishing it i was screaming at 3 am when these events happen.
It is definitely worth the ride.

I recommend this to anyone who likes mysteries with a really good unexpected twist! 
(I don't believe anyone who says they guessed what happened.)

 I gave this book ★★★★ on Goodreads.

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