Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Memory Jar by Elissa Janine Hoole

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Flux and NetGalley.
The Memory Jar
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Since the accident, Taylor's memory has been fuzzy. But at least she's awake. Who knows what her boyfriend, Scott, will remember when he comes out of the coma. Will he remember that Taylor was driving the snowmobile when it crashed? Will he remember the engagement ring? Her pregnancy?

Will he remember that she tried to break up with him?

Taylor doesn't know. And she doesn't know if she wants him to remember. Plenty of things happened that night and before—secrets wrapped in secrets—that she'd prefer be forgotten.

Facing choices she'd rather ignore, Taylor searches for something more solid than whispers and something bigger than blame to face the future and forgive herself.

The Memory Jar by Elissa Janine Hoole

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

The Memory Jar “I can’t remember.
Or maybe I won’t remember.”

This was a bit of a jumpy story about a boy in a coma, and his pregnant girlfriend.

Taylor came across as a bit lost in this story; she didn’t know what had caused the accident that had landed her boyfriend in a coma, and she really didn’t know what to do about her unplanned pregnancy.

The storyline in this was really jumpy. Every couple of paragraphs the story jumped from ‘then’ to ‘now’, and then back again and again and again. I don’t have a problem with books which are told in alternating past and present, but this was just ridiculous. It jumped so frequently I almost got whiplash, and the lack of chapters was a bit irritating too. Otherwise I did want to find out what had happened to cause Scott to end up in a coma, and what Taylor would do about her pregnancy, but the jumping detracted from the storyline a bit too much.

The ending to this was okay, and I was pleased that the two major questions were answered. Overall though, this book could have done with fewer jumps from past to present.

6.25 out of 10

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