Thursday, August 13, 2015

Review: Forget Me Not (Ceruleans #2) by Megan Tayte


Title: Forget Me Not 
Author: Megan Tayte 
Publisher: HeavenAfire 
Release Date: April 1st, 2015 
Purchase: Amazon 

From Goodreads: 

IN THE FACE OF DEATH, SHE MUST PROTECT THOSE SHE LOVES. 

The Ceruleans: mere mortals infused with power over life and death. Five books; one question: If the might of the heavens were in your hands, would you be sinner or saint? 

Death is stalking Scarlett Blake. As if the encroaching darkness in her head wasn’t enough, she’s become disturbingly accident prone. Falling off a cliff isn’t ideal when all you want is as much time as possible to live, to love.

Her fate is horrifying. Unbearable. And inescapable. No one can save Scarlett from The End that’s looming. Not Jude, the Cerulean who is intent on Claiming her. Not Luke, the boy who is intent on loving her.

The clock is ticking, louder with every heartbeat. Now Scarlett must decide how best to protect the people she loves. Will she trust in Jude and the life-after-death he promises? Will she stand against the Fallen, who have her sister captive? Will she carry the burden of her death alone – every headache, every hallucination, every wrenching, aching emotion?

And when the clock falls silent, when the darkness eclipses the light, will Scarlett fight for life? Or will she have no choice but to surrender?

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"I was never meant to be just ordinary." 

Scarlett Blake's life was turned upside down when her sister committed suicide, but things became even more complicated as she tried to figure out why. She never imagined anything like this being possible, let alone happening to her sister. And she certainly never imagined she'd find herself in the same situation. I don't want to say much about what happens in this story plot-wise because it's so intricately put together that even a little would give away too much if you haven't already read the first book, but I can say that Forget Me Not was even more emotional and heart-wrenching than the first book in the Ceruleans series, Death Wish. My heart broke for the characters, especially Scarlett as she tried desperately to figure out how to protect her friends and family from the pain of her inevitable loss. 

"'I love you too.' The four words in the English language designed 
to bring comfort and happiness. Yet if anything, he looked sadder." 

I really enjoyed that we learned more about the Ceruleans in this book. Scarlett's choice is clear: once she dies, she has to choose Jude. Go to Cerulea. Figure out how she can save her sister from the Fallen. But the Fallen have other ideas. They want Scarlett for themselves, but Scarlett knows that she can't give in to them if she wants to help her sister.

There were so many parts in this story that had me in tears but just as many that made my heart incredibly happy. I've loved Scarlett as an MC since the first book and have always thought she was an admirable heroine, and she and Luke are perfect for each other. I love when you can really feel a character's emotions, and the way Scarlett talked about Luke was heart-achingly beautiful. 

I also loved Scarlett's relationship with Jude. It was strained at times, but it's obvious that all Jude wants is to do the right thing and take care of Scarlett as much as he can. I felt for Jude on a whole new level when I learned some of what he'd been through and the things he has had to deal with, and it broke my heart how hard some of the characters were on him. 

I absolutely adored the second installment of this amazing series, and I can't wait to start the third book, Wild Blue Yonder, soon. 

Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy of her book in exchange for my honest review. 

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9 comments:

  1. This sounds really good! Fab review. :) I'll go check it out!

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    1. Thank you so much! The first book in this series is Death Wish; it's a really great series :-)

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  2. This sounds like a good series and the paranormal aspect sounds really intriguing. I'm so glad you are enjoying the series so much. Great review!

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    1. Thank you, Ms. TeresaMaryRose! It really is an awesome series -- I think you would like it :-)

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  3. Wonderful review Mckenzie. I love when a book gets you caught up emotionally.

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    1. Thank you, Ms. Kimba! I love that, too.

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  4. This sounds like it was a pretty emotional read! And the premise sounds so very interesting. I'm very curious myself how it all played out. I'm glad to read you really enjoyed Scarlett! Sounds like a wonderful paranormal series to get lost into!

    Wonderful review Mckenzie!

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    1. Thank you so much, Ms. Magen! It was very emotional but so beautiful. I think you would enjoy it :-)

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  5. AWESOME review, Mckenzie! I loved your take on this book!

    This sounds like a very intriguing, as well as emotional, story. I would love to read it sometime in the future; I couldn't possibly handle it at the present time, though. But I'll add it to my Goodreads TBR. (Of course, I'll add the first book, as well.)

    Thanks for the great review!! : )

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