Book Review: If I Should Remember

ifishould Title: If I Should Remember

Author: K. D. Van Brunt

Publishing Date:February 2, 2016 by Limitless Publishing

Rating: ★★★

Date Read: February 6-12, 2016

*I received a free copy from Limitless Publishing through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review


head1Memories make us human. Are we still alive if we can’t remember?

Seventeen-year-old Zoe Laleigh has accepted that sometimes the only way to survive today is to wipe away the past. That’s what her loving parents and dedicated psychiatrist are helping her do—forget. What, she’s not entirely sure. All she knows is when an entire year of recollections goes missing, there’s definitely something wrong.

Sometimes the past isn’t so easily forgotten…

Through a flood of dreams, Zoe realizes something happened. Something terrible and tragic. Her lost year is a monster hiding in the shadow of her nightmares, taunting her, but unwilling to reveal itself. When her family relocates, she hopes a new town and new school will help her regain a sense of normalcy. If only it were that easy.

Strangely enough, only her dog, Rin, seems to understand her…

He is somehow connected to her lost year—connected to why she keeps doing things her mother calls reckless, foolish, and dangerous. And when she starts to hear voices and sees things no one else can, she is forced to question her own sanity.

The monster of her nightmares has returned, bringing with it the single question that plagues her at night…

What is there to remember?
head2Okay, just three stars because I really do not like the plot and Zoe, the main character. The first few chapters are fast paced and will make you keep reading. But many chapters bored me. There are also many side stories which I think are not necessary or does not add beauty to the story.

It’s a cliche. The plot is kind of expected and does not build curiosity of the readers. The memory of what happened is not really convincing and enough.



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