Thursday, March 31, 2016

Review: The Memory Jar by Elissa Janine Hoole

The Memory Jar by Elissa Janine Hoole
Since the accident, Taylor's memory has been fuzzy. But at least she's awake. Who knows what her boyfriend, Scott, will remember when he comes out of the coma. Will he remember that Taylor was driving the snowmobile when it crashed? Will he remember the engagement ring? Her pregnancy?
Will he remember that she tried to break up with him?
Taylor doesn't know. And she doesn't know if she wants him to remember. Plenty of things happened that night and before—secrets wrapped in secrets—that she'd prefer be forgotten.
Facing choices she'd rather ignore, Taylor searches for something more solid than whispers and something bigger than blame to face the future and forgive herself.


Publishes in US: April 8th 2016 by Flux
Genre: ya contemp
Source: earc from Flux via Netgalley
Disclaimer: I received this book as an ARC (advanced review copy). I am not paid for this review, and my opinions in this review are mine, and are not effected by the book being free.
Series? no

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   I wanted to read The Memory Jar because it has several of my reading wishlist criteria: pregnancy, memory loss, accidents, and emotions. 

   The narration goes back and forth between before the accident and after the accident. I'm not really sure how I felt about that time line because it was a little confusing. But I guess that makes sense because both Taylor and her boyfriend have been in that accident and Taylor lost some of her memory while boyfriend still in a coma. as of right now it just seems like Taylor can't remember exactly what happened in the crash. but she's very conflicted about the pregnancy and about the possible engagement and the fact that she had planned to break up with him right before they have their accident.

    I like there was family dynamics in this one. Taylor and her mom got along okay but she didn't really trust her mom and talk to her about sex because her mom was always talking about the " sLutty girls" planned pregnancy he close to where she works and that kind of put an end to Taylor wanted to open up to her.
    So is his family there very present his brother is very mad at Taylor not really sure why at first but of the story kept playing out in kind of figured that out. Her relationship with him developed too as they waited for him to wake up.

    I ended up skimming towards the end because I was confused with the timeline, the thens didn't seem like in the past, and her fragmented memories added to my confusion. There was a character I was blindsided by and didn't think that she added to the plot.

    I wanted to finish though and I was mostly okay with it, though I wanted something slightly different.

Bottom Line: Good premise, the timeline bugged me.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Ever been on a snowmobile? Or have a desire to try?

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