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Review for Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book Review

Don’t Look Back
Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication date: April 15th 2014
Genres:  Young Adult, Thriller, Mystery, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: N/A

Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?



My Thoughts

This book had me on the edge of my seat, chills running down your spine and you’ll feel like you aren’t able to read fast enough. It was captivating and this book was totally fitting when it said that the book to be Black Swan meets Pretty Little Liars sometimes it reminded me of The Lying Games to. This book would be a huge treat for all those who love Jennifer L. Armentrout’s book; (someone like me 😉 who is obsessed with all of JLA’S books and when I got an ARC I was so happy about it); I literally could not put it down. That’s why this book should get not just a 5 star review but a 6 star review.

So be prepared when you start the book that you won’t be able to put it down and I advise you should not start it before bed because you will not sleep that night. I fell head first into Sam’s story so yeah the story did not start of slowly for me. I have read lots of books with characters that captivated me but it was nothing like this, I felt crazy right along with Sam and you tried to think all the different things at what might have happened that night but you could never figure out what happened right up until the end.

Jennifer leaves you second guessing yourself throughout the whole book. This book was a perfect pace, there was never a lull in the book and never too much going on that you get confused. I never wished for more or something to happen differently. Now when it comes to the characters then I can say is that you will love them all.

Samantha was just the perfect lead in the book, she was so real and I cheered her on while she had amnesia especially when she turned her back on her old life.  Scott and Julie are amazing and supportive and I wished I had a twin brother like Scott. He is fiercely protective over his sister and there relationship is just so special and he is not like how normal brothers are. Wish I could say anything without giving away spoilers……. Now we come to Carson, he is also fiercely protective and he trust Sam with everything. He helps her figure out what happened that night. I swooned every time he was on the page and I might add he is H.O.T.  Breathtakingly so!!!!

For once I wish we can give more than 5 stars because this was a real amazing book.


xoxo Ryna


About The Author

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# 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Charles Town, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing. she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. In early 2015, Jennifer was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a group of rare genetic disorders that involve a breakdown and death of cells in the retina, eventually resulting in loss of vision, among other complications.  Due to this diagnosis, educating people on the varying degrees of blindness has become of passion of hers, right alongside writing, which she plans to do as long as she can.

Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Tor, HarperCollins Avon and William Morrow, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her Wicked Series has been optioned by PassionFlix. Jennifer has won numerous awards, including the 2013 Reviewers Choice Award for Wait for You, the 2015 Editor’s Pick for Fall With Me, and the 2014/2015 Moerser-Jugendbuch- Jury award for Obsidian. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. Her adult romantic suspense novel TILL DEATH was a Amazon Editor’s Pick and iBook Book of the Month. Her young adult contemporary THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER is a 2017 RITA Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.

She is the owner of ApollyCon and The Origin Event, the successful annual events that features over hundred bestselling authors in Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult Fiction, panels, parties, and more. She is also the creator and sole financier of the annual Write Your Way To RT Book Convention, a contest that gives aspiring authors a chance to win a fully paid trip to RT Book Reviews.

Jennifer would love to hear from you. If you have questions about any of her books, would like to set up an interview, book signing, etc, please use the email address below. Please check out each book/series individual page for more information about each title and the FAQ section.

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