Memories make us human. Are we still alive if we can’t remember?
Seventeen-year-old Zoe Laleigh has accepted that sometimes the only way to survive today is to wipe away the past. That’s what her loving parents and dedicated psychiatrist are helping her do—forget. What, she’s not entirely sure. All she knows is when an entire year of recollections goes missing, there’s definitely something wrong.
Sometimes the past isn’t so easily forgotten…
Through a flood of dreams, Zoe realizes something happened. Something terrible and tragic. Her lost year is a monster hiding in the shadow of her nightmares, taunting her, but unwilling to reveal itself. When her family relocates, she hopes a new town and new school will help her regain a sense of normalcy. If only it were that easy.
Strangely enough, only her dog, Rin, seems to understand her…
He is somehow connected to her lost year—connected to why she keeps doing things her mother calls reckless, foolish, and dangerous. And when she starts to hear voices and sees things no one else can, she is forced to question her own sanity.
The monster of her nightmares has returned, bringing with it the single question that plagues her at night…
What is there to remember?
Reviewed by Claire
I received If I Should Remember from Netgalley for an honest review, thank you.
When I started reading If I Should Remember, I wasn't sure if it was going to be for me but I strangely found myself transfixed to the pages trying to work out what was going on.
If I Should Remember is full of mystery and suspense. While you find yourself clueless with what happened to Zoe, the story grips you to finding out the mystery.
The characters are well established and likeable.
The only disappointment for me, is I'm left with unanswered questions. I think we needed more explanation on Rin, I understand he was her way of coping but there was stuff he knew, which wouldn't have been possible. So while I found myself gripped to the mystery, I felt stuff was left unanswered.
Title: Crimson Catch (Game Time Series #1)
Author: S.M. Donaldson
Genre: Mature YA Romance
Available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo and iTunes
Welcome to the time where memories are made and hearts get broken.
Collin Atwood is a sophomore at Everly High School and the all-American boy in an all-American family. It's his first year on the varsity team and the pressure is on, from his dad and the town. For the first time in over twenty years his hometown could be in line for a state championship title and he’s their ticket to get there.
That is if he can get his grades up enough to play.
Enter the daughter of the last guy that held the town's hopes and dreams of state titles, who turned into a drunk after he blew it all. Paired up with Joelle Prescott as his tutor, these two are far from being in the same social circle. She's an honor student and a badass on the drum line. In her family full of athletes, she feels invisible. Which is good sometimes...makes it easier to keep her secrets. Will he keep her secrets? Will she help him make the grade?
WARNING: This book is a Mature YA book. It is intended for people 15+, it is not suitable for those younger.
S.M. Donaldson is a born and raised Southern girl. She grew up in a small rural town on Florida’s Gulf Coast, the kind of place where everyone knows your business before you do, especially when your Daddy is a cop and your Mom works for the school system. She married one of her best friends at the age of 20 and has one son. She is a proud military wife, has always had a soft spot for a good story, and is known to have a potty mouth. At the age of 31, she decided there was no time like the present to attempt her first book. Sam’s Choice was born and she hasn’t stopped since. If you are looking for a good, steamy, Southern set romance with true Southern dialect, she’s your girl.
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been in the witness protection program most of her life. But The Panteras have caught up with her and her younger brother. Her car is totaled, she's hurt, and the street gang is closing in when wolves with glowing eyes appear out of nowhere and chase away the killers.
Then a very cute guy who handles a bow like Robin Hood emerges from the woods and takes them to safety at his fortress-like home.
And that's just the first sign that Morgan and her brother have entered a hidden world filled with secrets...
Reviewed by Claire
I would like to thank author Beth Trissel & The Wild Rose Press for allowing me to read The Hunter's Moon for an honest review.
While I enjoyed The Hunters Moon, I found myself stopping a coming back to the book. Which is unusual for me as I like to read in one sitting. I found the storyline to be well written but the characters didn't really grip my attention.
Seventeen-year-old Morgan Daniel has been under witness protection since she was a child. In grave danger, she seeks solace in the forest but what she wasn't expecting was her life to take an even more dramatic turn. Suddenly Morgan and her little brother discover all is not as it seems with the world. They enter a whole new world with supernatural beings.
The hunters moon is a young adult novel filled with suspense. The storyline is different and enjoyable, I just wished I clicked with the character's.