Joint Review: Love Me Never & Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf

26077450Title & Author: Love Me Never by Sara Wolf

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Release Date: April 5th 2016

SeriesLovely Vicious #1

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Source: Bought

Description: Fire meets ice. Love meets hate.

Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to the Buttcrack-of-Nowhere Ohio to help her mom escape a bad relationship.

All the girls in her new school want one thing – Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face.

Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.

The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.

The game board: East Summit High.

The reward: Something neither of them expected.


I’ve never heard of this book before nor its previously self published title (Lovely Vicious) and when Entangled Teen sent their usual review copy newsletter I did some background snooping on the books. What I found was that I was missing out on a seriously snarky heroine that a lot of my GoodReads friends had already read. Needless to say I bought the first book and devoured it in a day. Then went ahead and requested the third book before starting the second.

What a wild ride. I’m not going to sit here and say this was some intellectual piece of art but it was SO GOOD. It kept me hooked from the first page until I was blurry eyed and finished in the wee hours of the morning. Jack was all things swoony and bad boy while Isis was the perfect mix of badass heroine with relatable troubles and realistic weaknesses. Like any self-righteous bad girl Isis sticks her nose where is doesn’t belong and from there all things snowball into huge plot twists. Although I didn’t love the ending of this book (mostly because I’ve seen this plot device used multiple times already) I still enjoyed it immensely and immediately started the next book.

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28159835Title & Author: Forget Me Always by Sarah Wolf

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Release Date: November 1st 2016

Series:  Lovely Vicious #2

Publisher: Entangled: Teen

Source: Bought

Description: All warfare is deception. Even in high school.

It’s been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about him. The boy she can’t quite remember. She’s stuck in the hospital with a turban-size bandage on her head, more Jell-o than a human being should ever face, and a tiny bit of localized amnesia. Her only goal? To get out of this place before she becomes a complete nutjob herself.

But as Isis’s memories start to return, she realizes there’s something important there at the edges of her mind. Something that may mean the difference between life and death. Something about Sophia, Jack’s girlfriend.

Jack Hunter—the “Ice Prince”—remembers everything. Remembers Isis’s purple hair and her smart-ass mouth. Remembers that for a little while, Isis made him feel human. She made him feel. She burned a hole in the ice…and it’s time to freeze back up. Boys like him don’t deserve girls like her. Because Jack is dangerous. And that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.

Her past.


It’s hard to judge when you read books back to back but I’m almost positive I like this book better than the first. Not because its better in some way, but because we see more of the inner workings of Isis. We learn more about her past as well as Jack’s past. Things were heavily hinted in the first book what he did but no one ever goes right out and says it. We also get more hints at Nameless. It’s clear Isis isn’t over what happened but everyday she’s making it a little bit further from the darkness that surrounded her when she first moved to Ohio.

Isis and Jack may never be the same after she forgot him. He’s receded so far into himself that a giant glacier blacks him from the population. Isis wants nothing to do with him and Knife Guy is giving her a piece of his mind regarding the whole situation. This books ending was done far better than Love Me Never and although my heart cried out for everyone I could see the necessity in what was done. Somethings going to have to give. The question is, will it be worth it in the end?

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