Thursday, 23 June 2016

In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

Sponsored post: I received a digital copy of this book for free on a read-to-review basis. Thanks to Red Sparrow Press and NetGalley.
In the Hope of Memories
Blurb (from Goodreads):
Hope is dying.

Hope Jackson has lived her short life to the fullest, but her four closest friends are dangling on the brink of disaster. Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her friends are simple: Solve the clues hidden in her art, and they’ll solve the problems haunting their lives.

Hope is dead.

Two days after her heart fails, Hope’s friends are thrown together:

Aiden, her best friend, whose plans to attend college have been scattered by his OCD.
Kali, her foster sister, whose last ties to sanity are as razor-thin as her anorexic waistline.
Erik, her high school crush, whose success as an athlete is based on a lie with no end in sight.
And Sam, her online pen-pal, whose perfect life exploded into chaos in the aftermath of a school bombing.

Together, the four teens take to the streets of New York to complete Hope’s scavenger hunt and fulfill her dying wishes. But in order to unravel the clues hidden in Hope’s graffiti, her friends will need to confront their personal demons head on.

Hope is within reach.

  In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

In the Hope of Memories “If you finish the whole Polish dog, they’ll give you the next clue. If you don’t finish it, the scavenger hunt is over, and you’ve completely let me down.”

This was a YA contemporary story about the friends left behind after one girl (Hope) died.

The characters in this were okay, although I didn’t really connect with Sam very well. I thought that Aiden was quite intelligent though, and I felt quite sorry for Kali.

The storyline in this was about Hope’s friends following a scavenger hunt that she had set up for them before she died. The pace was a bit slow for me though, and I did lose interest a bit.

The ending to this was okay, and it seemed like they had learned something from the scavenger hunt.

6 out of 10

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