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Forget Me Not

Forget Me Not - Willow Winters

I keep going over and over what I should say about this book, and it's just so hard to come up with a way to talk about it that would do it justice. And I don't just mean because it's good. I usually talk about how I like books to be grounded in reality, so I can at least relate to a piece of it. Here, I felt like it wasn't necessary.

It was poetic without being flowery. Dark and gritty without being dismal. Tragic with shreds of hope throughout. I have to say, I had my "a-ha" moment earlier than I thought I would, but it didn't make the book any less enjoyable.

If you want to read the "backstory" first, you should pick up [b:Something to Remember: Prequel to Forget Me Not|36125802|Something to Remember Prequel to Forget Me Not|Willow Winters|https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1503724796s/36125802.jpg|57720878] - or you can just go to the back of Forget Me Not. Personally, it was simply extra, like an easter egg that went along with the rest of the book. Not integral to the main piece.

I would usually tell you more about the characters or plot here, but I just can't find it in my heart to do that. What I *will* do is tell you there are triggers here - and they shouldn't be ignored. I'll put them in spoiler tags since they're not given in the blurb, but if you care, you should take a look.

SPOILER: Triggers include: Suicide, mental illness, abduction, abuse, drug abuse, murder, and probably skates around some form of stockholm syndrome.

So I know my review sounds a little hinky, but I really did love the prose and feel of this book, and ultimately it was a beautifully written story. I actually found myself lost in the characters and the mood, and it was entertaining throughout. That's really all I can ask for.

I give it four "blade of grass whistle" stars.