Author: Cheryl Headford
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
After waking from a coma, Noah discovers that memories are tricky things and sometimes blissful ignorance isn’t such a bad thing.
Noah wakes from a coma with no memory of who he is. As his memories return they become stranger and more sinister at every turn. He begins to suspect the accident in which he was injured wasn’t an accident at all, and refuses to accept what everyone is saying that he threw himself off his balcony in a suicide attempt. It just doesn’t feel like something he would do. Struggling to come to terms with the shocking story he gradually uncovers, he’s helped by his friends. Yet, his best friend, Luke is acting strangely, leaving Noah to wonder just what exactly he isn’t telling him.
I am not completely sure if I loved or hated Memories of Forgotten Love by Cheryl Headford. However, considering that it wouldn’t let me go from page one, I am going to err on the side of love.
Memories is an emotional and suspenseful first-person look into the struggles of one teen, Noah, to come to terms with the loss of a year of his life. In addition to the year he will never get back, he has lost his memory of everything that came before it. If that isn’t enough for one 17-year-old to handle, you have the intrigue surrounding the accident and the strange behaviour of everyone around him. Noah has a long way to go to get back to who he once was.
We have complexities interwoven together in Memories. We have Noah trying to recover from a traumatic injuries and coma, and we have him trying to figure out how it all happened while trying to get his memory back. The how is where the intrigue comes in. Twists and turns lead to one evil son of a bitch, but he isn’t the glaring enemy. His motives are not necessarily completely out of spite.
There isn’t a lot of black and white in Memories. We live in shades of gray. Not everything gets tied up in a pretty bow in real life. We live with the past hurts and find a way through. Those struggles are what Noah faces, and Headford masterfully portrays in Memories.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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