December 28, 2021

#BookReview: Remember Me by Estelle Laure






Synopsis: A new young adult novel from the critically acclaimed author of This Raging Light and Mayhem

If you could erase all of your painful memories, would you? Blue Owens wakes up one day with the strangest feeling that something is very wrong. Everyone’s acting weird and she’s found a note in her closet telling her to get on the Little Blue Bus at 7:45, which she does, meeting up with the exact person she was supposed to avoid: Adam Mendoza. Even though she has no idea who he is, something about him is so familiar. When the two are discovered by their families, the truth is revealed—Blue has paid to have her memories removed, and Adam is one of those memories. What transpires is Blue’s journey to get her memories back, uncover the truth of why she had them removed in the first place, and ultimately decide whether they were too necessary to who she is to lose in the first place.



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Rating: 3 Stars
My Review: First things first. If you haven't read what this one is about don'e because it gives away about 50%+ of the book.  This is an incredibly short book that doesn't really have a lot going for it.  It has a good message but the execution and the way the book is structured along with how short it was just didn't work in its favor. Although I think this book will appeal to some I don't think it's for everyone.  







Review

"Difficult themes of relationships and grief are tackled with a science-fiction bent in this tender and satisfying read...a novel worth remembering." - Kirkus Reviews

"Sci-fi meets mystery/thriller as a high school junior reconstructs a tragic family history...A compelling addition to high school shelves." - School Library Journal

"Overall, this title represents an excellent combination of mystery and science fiction storytelling." - School Library Connection

“Estelle Laure’s Remember Me masterfully explores memory as a kind of magic... a spell that haunts but ultimately heals. Laure takes great care of the teenage mind and heart."--Danielle Paige, New York Times bestselling author of the Dorothy Must Die series 

"This book is flawless. It grabs you by your guts and swirls everything around. The romance. The mystery. The poetic language. The everything. Estelle Laure writes about love in a way that encapsulates everything you've ever felt but have never known how to say. And she doesn't hide from the hard bits either―the real and raw pain of existence. This is pure heart splattered on the page." ―Bonnie Pipkin, author of Aftercare Instructions

"Bold, provocative, and ambitious, Remember Me is a searing interrogation of the intersection between memory, pain, and love. I couldn't put it down." ―Jasmine Warga, New York Times bestselling author of Other Words For Home

"Estelle Laure's talent is on full display in Remember Me. This beautiful book brims with haunting prose, the faraway ache of nostalgia, and the indelible imprint of grief. But underneath it all, there is hope and the healing magic of remembering." ―Marisa Reichardt, author of A Shot at Normal, Aftershocks, and Underwater

"With a deft hand, Estelle Laure explores the rabbithole of memory in this poignant, thought-provoking YA novel set in the near future. Blue's determination, courage, and eventual anguish as she journeys into the once-known kept me absolutely riveted." ―Susan Mihalic, author of Dark Horses

Praise for Mayhem

“A vivid tale that deftly explores pain and empowerment. A compelling, unrelenting work of magical realism that will enthrall fans of nuanced feminist revenge fantasies.” – School Library Journal on Mayhem

"Laure has crafted the genre-busting, 80s romp-of-a-read we need right now. A sweeping generational story, Mayhem comes with all the trappings I’ve come to expect from Laure’s writing―flawed characters, gorgeous prose, rich settings―only this time, infused with a dose of gothic fairytale. Mayhem is full of magic."- David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of The Strange Fascination of Noah Hypnotik and Mosquitoland on Mayhem

"With Mayhem, Estelle Laure offers a beguiling, lyrical, beach-gothic page-turner. I loved every twist and turn of this story about the darkness that lurks beneath paradise. Mayhem is her best book yet." - Jeff Zentner, acclaimed author of The Serpent King and Goodbye Days on Mayhem

About the Author

ESTELLE LAURE, the author of Mayhem and This Raging Light, believes in love, magic, and the power of facing hard truths. She has a BA in Theatre Arts and an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in Writing for Children and Young Adults, and she lives in Taos, New Mexico, with her family. Her work is translated widely around the world.









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