Sunday, February 26, 2017

REVIEW - Remembrance - Heather Hildenbrand

TITLE - Remembrance
AUTHOR - Heather Hildenbrand

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Releases 27th Feb


She’s the cure that could save him. If only she could remember how.

Two years ago, 20 year-old Samantha Knight experienced a life-altering trauma. Unfortunately, she can’t remember what it was. Previously outgoing, fun, and carefree—it’s as if someone flipped a switch on Sam’s insides. Now, she’s afraid of everything, socially awkward, and convinced she’s going crazy. As Beyoncé would say, she woke up like this. Sam tries her best to juggle college classes, work, and the nosiest roommate ever, but behind the curtain, Sam’s life is all about keeping a firm grip on her own mind. And life is kicking her ass.

Alex Channing has only one enemy in this world: werewolves. Born and raised to fight in the supernatural military, he has become an expert at hunting and killing rabid werewolves. But when Alex is bitten and infected, he finds himself racing against a ticking clock for his own survival.

Alex’s search for a cure leads him finally to an oracle in a seaside town in California. And she gives him the reading of a lifetime. The key to his cure is a girl who forgets things, cries spontaneously, and might just be insane. And the only way she can save him is to do the one thing Alex knows is impossible: she has to remember.


Remembrance is a book by Heather Hildenbrand that is in the same world as her Dirty Blood series. This book can be read as a standalone as I have not read her Dirty Blood series, but still was able to follow along and enjoy this book. I actually really enjoyed this book and the fact that it was a unique read for me. I love paranormal books, and I felt this one was different than most of the other books I have read.  Oh and one more disclaimer, this book ends on a cliffy!

The plot of this book is simple. The main male in the book has a serious problem and is on a quest to find answers that will help him solve said problem. The main female has some major mental issues and is on her own quest to find answers as to why and how to fix it. They meet up and end up helping each other in their quests. With it broken down like that, it does not seem like much, but let me tell you that it is much more. I loved all the little details in this book. There is so much that is written in this book that I cannot even really talk about because I feel that everything is important and don’t want to spoil to for others so just read this book. It was amazing.

The characters of this book are wonderful. I get a feeling that they both had a minor part in the Dirty Blood series and are now getting their own book. Alex is the main male character and he has a lot of growing to do. He is selfish and only worried about fixing his problems. Enter Samantha. Samantha has some growing to do as well. She is afraid of everything, but most of all change. I love Samantha the most because take out the paranormal stuff and she could be anyone. I think all of us are afraid of change and that we are all on our own quest to find answers and help us make that decision of whether to embrace change or rebel against it.

These two characters can sure heat up a room when they are together. Samantha is unsure how to feel or think around Alex, especially since she is wildly attracted to him, yet he is a complete jerk to her at times. On the other hand, Alex has no clue how to handle his attraction for Samantha. Due to this, these two have some really hot scenes between them. Their hot and cold relationship turns up the heat for readers.

Lastly, the writing style of this book was good as well. I loved the dual point of views. Dual point of view books are my favorite because I like knowing what each character is thinking. I loved getting both perspectives at once. It makes me feel like I am an outsider looking in. The story progresses steadily as well. I like fast paced books, and this story is just the right pace for me. I feel that the author did a good job setting up the rest of the series for the reader. My only complaint is the cliffy! Ugh I cannot believe I have to wait to read more, but it says a lot about the author when a reader cannot wait to get their hands on more of the work.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this book. I loved how the author obviously added some aspects of the original series, but that it was done in a way that readers like myself who have no read the main series can still follow along and not feel like we are missing something. I also love Alex. He was a wonderful male character for us females to drool and swoon over. I would recommend this book to my friends. I cannot wait for the next book to release.

Star Ratings:
Plot: 5/5
Characters: 5/5
Heat: 5/5
Writing Style: 5/5
Overall: 5/5

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