E-galley received from Netgalley for review.
This book was available as "read now" on Netgalley, plus everyone had been raving about it, so of course I had to get it for myself. It was okay, a good book, but maybe just a bit predictable.
Maggie is about to start the summer before her senior year of high school with great expectations. She has a tight group of friends and an awesome boyfriend, Joey. But when Joey dies after jumping off a cliff, Maggie suffers from amnesia. They were supposed to jump off the cliff together, but at the last moment she stopped, and can't remember anything afterwards.
While she recalls the events of the last few days, Maggie discovers Joey was keeping secrets from her. She starts to feel uneasy and is desperate to remember, but all she gets is small flashes at unexpected moments. The truth will threaten to break apart her group of friends forever.
Either I've read way too many YA books and have become good at predicting what happens next, or this book is indeed predictable. As soon as Joey's bracialet was mentioned (on page three or so), I had the feeling he was keeping secrets. And I had a good hunch Adam was keeping secrets, too. I guess I should start reading thrillers if I want to be surprised by plot twists.
I didn't like Joey from page one. He was the kind of boy I would've liked to beat on the head with a stick, always so focused about themselves. Not to mention his recklessness. Forgive me for saying this, but I felt he had gone looking for it. Who jumps off a cliff, especially if there are rocks nearby? Don't you know it's dangerous? As for Maggie's friend Shannon, I wonder why all girls on YA books with that name are bitches? No idea. Maggie, on the other hand, was easy to relate to.
All in all, an okay book, but it didn't make me go crazy. I'd recommend this book to lovers of contemporary YA.Cover attraction:
pretty. It seems calm and relaxing to me, and I'm not sure this was the intent. Nice touch with the water.