Title: Never Forgotten (Never Forgotten, #1)
Author: Kelly Risser
Published Date: June 29th 2014
Genre: Paranormal / Myths And Legends /YA
One minute Meara Quinn is making plans for the summer before her senior year. The next she finds out that her mother’s cancer has returned and they’re moving away from the only home she’s ever known. Every day becomes a struggle as Meara tries to cope with her mother’s illness while being forced to move to another country to live with grandparents who are strangers.
Add weird visions of a father who was absent her entire life and top it all off with one whopping secret that everyone seems bent on keeping from her, and Meara has the perfect ingredients for a major melt down. The only things keeping her from coming unglued are some new friends and Evan—the son of her mother’s childhood friend—who seems to know Meara almost better than she knows herself.
Together with Evan and her friends, Meara embarks on a new journey to unlock the secrets that will not only tell Meara who she is, but what she is.
Let me be clear here. I don’t like books that I KNOW are going to make me cry. I don’t read Nicholas Sparks for example. IF something catches me off guard (sudden character death etc) then I am OK with that but knowingly picking up a book that deals with cancer would not be on my radar.
And that is where I was wrong! This book is AMAZING and handles the illness in almost a “back seat” sort of way in relation to the rest of the book. The writing is beautiful and the story flows and sucks you in from the very beginning. The paranormal element is very unusual and will keep you guessing as to what is going on with that.
Kudos to Kelly Risser for this incredible piece of writing. I will definitely be looking forward to book 2. Yes kleenex were required but they were totally worth it.
An easy 5 stars from me! V””V
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