Monday, June 24, 2013

Review: Forgotten

Forgotten by Sarah J. Pepper
Gwyneth’s chronicle began long before she witnessed her family being brutally murdered and lost her sight. Living as an orphan, her world is anything but black and white. She sees her vivid future that promises suffering and death. 

Cursed with these visions, Gwyneth pretends to be like everyone else, until a dangerously charismatic, young man walks into her life. From the moment Jace lays eyes on her, he refuses to believe Gwyneth is normal. He knows information about her past that only a psychopathic stalker could dig up. He reveals her dirty secrets. Unbeknownst details of Gwyneth’s former life unfurl.

Unsure of what to believe, Gwyneth searches for answers that lead to her inconceivable fate. However, the ancient truth she uncovers is more dangerous than any high school romance she’d bargained for. Gwyneth is drug into an inevitable battle brewing between immortal Gods and ageless Hunters – both of which have sworn to swear to kill her if deemed necessary.
Forgotten was an interesting read, and I will definitely have my eye on the second book when it releases. (I *think* it will release this year or the beginning of next) I had my issues with the book, but in the end it was worth the read but it won't be one I will reread.

I have mixed feelings about this book! While I was reading, I enjoyed it, although some parts took me a while to get through mainly because I felt there was a lot of repetition. By the end I was a little tired of this Jace/Gwyneth conflict where Gwyneth (AKA Winnie) pines after him but refuses to admit it. Am I the only one annoyed by this in books?

Another thing I did not like were the parts where the story dragged. I wish I could remember more, but as I read this a while ago, I cannot give specific examples. Mostly just I felt like there were places with not a lot of action. Most of the pages were filled with foreshadowing or school drama that after a while also felt repetitious.

Now, I will mention all of Forgotten's redeeming qualities! My favorite parts were spent with Winnie and the new foster kid, Elsie. I probably should explain that Winnie's parents were murdered so she lives in a foster home. Fortunately, her foster parents are very nice. Although she still feels guilty for her families' deaths. Elsie, like Winnie, is also an orphan (or her parents gave her up). She is really sweet tween and I think they both helped each other.

I also loved how Winnie's blindness was handled. As you may know, she doesn't have a typical blindness. This makes the book more interesting and gives the descriptions a different feeling. And I cannot review this book and not mention the plot. While reading, I found it quite brilliant yet confusing. There were a lot of twists, although one "major" one was pretty predictable. I don't remember too much. Although, we are revealed with a lot in the last couple chapter so if I purchase the next one I may need to reread the last 20 pages for a refresher. I think there might be a new bad guy though... The plot was original and I enjoyed it though.

Overall, this was a fun read with a brilliant plot and mostly cool characters. I am glad I read it, but I was not totally wowed by it. I was not sure what to rate this so I thought I should go with around 3.5 bookcases. I think that is a fitting rating, although this is definitely one of those books that could rank higher or lower depending of you focused on the good or the bad.

3.5/5 bookcases

*I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review*

Please pretend the image matches the rating... I need to make a 3.5 graphic....


  1. This looks like a very interesting book. I might give it a try one day. :)

  2. This sounds pretty interesting but I do get annoying with the cat and mouse game when it comes to romance. So maybe I will read this and maybe I won't. I will probably try it and if the romance bugs me too much I just won't continue it. But I definitely do agree with you on that.