Publication Date: November 1, 2016
Goodreads Rating: 4/5 Stars
Why I Picked This Up: Because I fell in love with the first book and I got this as an ARC!
My Review for Book ONE
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 nut job 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.
I seriously spent the first 150 pages clutching my chest as my heart strings were yanked and pulled and twisted! OH MY WORD THE FEELS OF THIS BOOK!
Yeah cause that’s basically it. This book had me going on a freaking roller coaster, I wasn’t even sure if my heart could take much more of it and I’m too young to have heart problems! Just thinking about it makes me ache!
This book in no way, shape, or form has middle book syndrome. This book makes the plot even MORE complex than it already was and that’s saying something! Because seriously, the characters are complex, the plot is complex it’s so complex I was overwhelmed with the brilliancy of this book! It’s just…complicated on so many levels.
SO in this book we get to meet the mysterious Sophia because book one leaves us with a cliffhanger with this girl. She’s the polar opposite to our main character Isis. This girl is fragile, gorgeous yet also broken…like all the other characters in this book. She had me guessing with her illness and background as to what was going on, why was she going to have surgery, why did she act the way she did and then who is this Tallie person that she wants so bad. I mean the mystery behind this girl and several of the other characters was crazy! I just wanted to shout, TELL ME ALREADY! GAH! There was something about this character that I saw coming and wasn’t at all surprised when it was going to happen but all the signs were so there. However Sophia completely kept me on my toes and I so appreciate that!
Isis is still pretty freaking awesome regardless of how messed up she is. Seriously this girl needs LOADS of therapy. However she is beyond entertaining with her sarcasm and how she deals with situations which is honestly very real so some people in real life. They run away and use sarcasm, tearing themselves and sometimes others down to make themselves feel better. But overall she’s a good person who has helped a lot of people out regardless of how damaged she, herself is. But boy is she fierce and I like that! nothing keeps this girl down!
Then there is Jack…oh Jack. I just want to fix you… When really there isn’t anything this guy did wrong! He just has a hero complex and feels the burden of things he has no control over! I LOVE HIM! Oh his character made me ache! I just felt bad for him and wanted to knock him upside the head and yell, THIS ISN’T YOUR FAULT! STOP TRYING TO FIX IT!….*sigh* men…. anyway I have a feel I know why he acted the way he did at the end of the book so I’m very interested in seeing how the author decides to play this all out.
Overall I loved this book and finished it in one sitting, it’s a quick read that I felt was super well written!
Sexual Content: heavy (talk of teen pregnancy, rape, sex, escorts)
Drugs/Alcohol: moderate (underage drinking and smoking)
*A HUGE thank you to EntangledTEEN for this ARC which I got in exchange for an honest review*