Review – “Don’t Look Back” by Jennifer Armentrout – Twisty story that shows the troubles of high school life

don't look back

Format: ebook, paperback, hard cover
Series: Stand-alone
Rating: 15+ language, themes
Genre: Young Adult
Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18296030-don-t-look-back?from_search=true&search_exp_group=group_a&search_version=service

In this story we follow 17 year old Samantha who wakes up with no memory of who she is or anyone in her life. She has been missing for days along with her best friend. Now that she’s been found, the question still remains, what happened to Cassie?

As Sammy learns about her life we find that she was a straight up bitch. Talking Regina from Mean Girls bitch. She picked on anybody who wasn’t rich like her and her friends and went out of her way to torture the ones that didn’t fit her mold. The ‘new’ Sammy gets to see what she was like from outside the box and changes herself to be like she was before she met Cassie.

It takes no time to see that Cassie and her have a very toxic relationship. No one in their lives (besides their friends) wanted them to be friends. A lot of kids have fallen victim to doing a complete 180 on their personality because of one of their friends.

Her landscaper’s son, Caron, and her brother, Scott, help her deal with the loss of her memories. She reconnects with her brother and falls back in love with Carson. He is one of those rare good guys that we see as love interests. More often then not they are bad boys turned good. And it’s a nice change of pace to see that sometimes good guys do get the girl.

Now for the story. Oh. My. God.

Armentrout is amazing at working her twists in the story that you never see coming. As the story progresses and Sammy starts to get her memories back, it’s a constant fight to keep from reading ahead to see what happened. She dangles little surprises and let’s you figure out some stuff so that you are feeling victorious before BAM the big twist at the end.

The story is one of those that you will have a hard time putting down once you start so make sure you have a lot of time to spare. Armentrout proves that she can write for any genre, not just Science Fiction, Romance or Young Adult. She can do a thrilling mystery with the best of them.

Rating: A

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Don’t Look Back is available for Kindle, Barnes and Noble, and Kobo.

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2 thoughts on “Review – “Don’t Look Back” by Jennifer Armentrout – Twisty story that shows the troubles of high school life

  1. I really really want to read this! I love Jennifer’s writing so I’m super excited:)

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