Friday, March 27, 2015

Book Review: Don't Look Back by Jennifer Armentrout

Goodreads Summary: 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?

I could not wait to read this book. I have been having it in my TBR pile since it came out and I am just now able to read and review it. 

This story opens with Sam who was missing for four days. She has no memory of what happens and her life seems like a puzzle with missing pieces. She realize that girl that she used to be is no longer her and that the personality that she has now is the way it should be.  Even though Sam is safe and back at home her best friend Cassie is still missing. 

This story had me from page one. It was great in suspense and mystery.  I got to see the who Sam was before she went missing and how much she has changed after. Even though her and Cassie were best friends there was still some friction between them. Her friends would call it "frenemy".  Everyone around her she no longer knows and wonder how she even put up with them. Her friends for example and her boyfriend. 

I don't normally read mystery books. I am a mystery television junky but I really enjoyed reading this.  I was thinking one way and the author completely turned it around in a way that I did not see coming. 

Rating 4.5Stars
Recomend? Yes