Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Release Day Review & $50.00 Gift Card Giveaway - The Forgotten Girl by Jessica Sorensen

Happy release day Jessica Sorensen.  The Forgotten Girl is LIVE.  I will not be forgetting this book anytime soon.  Check out my review, excerpt and Jessica's $50.00 gift card giveaway!


Synopsis
Twenty-one year-old Maddie Asherford is haunted by a past she can’t remember. When she was fifteen years old, there was a tragic accident and she was left with amnesia.
In the aftermath, Maddie’s left struggling with who she is—the forgotten girl she was six years ago or
the Maddie she is now. Sometimes it even feels like she might be two different people completely—the
good Maddie and the bad one. Good Maddie goes to therapy, spends time with her family, and works on healing herself. Bad Maddie rebels and has dark thoughts of hurting people and sometimes even killing them.

Maddie manages to keep her twisted thoughts hidden for the most part. That is until she starts having
blackouts. Each time she wakes up from one, she’s near a murder scene with no recollection of what
happened the night before and this helpless feeling like she’s losing control of her life. Maddie doesn’t
want to believe she’s a killer, but she begins to question who she really was in her past. If she was bad
Maddie all along and that maybe she was a killer.

Bio
The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessica Sorensen, lives in the snowy mountains of Wyoming. When she's not writing, she spends her time reading and hanging out with her family.

Website http://www.jessicasorensen.com
Twitter: jessFallenStar
Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jessica-Sorensen/165335743524509
Goodreads Page http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4601855.Jessica_Sorensen
Goodreads Book Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18667169-the-forgotten-girl

The Forgotten GirlThe Forgotten Girl by Jessica Sorensen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Author: Jessica Sorenson
Genre: Psychological, suspense, dark
Release Date: May 13, 2014
Rating: 4.0 4.5 stars
Cliffhanger: No
Spoiler-free review

A review copy was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Are you looking to read a dark and twisted psychological thriller?   The Forgotten Girl by Jessica Sorensen should be on the top of your reading list if you are in the mood for some mindfuckery .  I thought I was going a bit cray cray as Maddie/Lily spiraled into madness while struggling with amnesia.  There were a few times I was confused, but it all came together in the end. WHAT AN ENDING!  There is not much I can say in order to remain spoiler free.  The Forgotten Girl is very intense, the writing and plot was amazing and original. I think I still have a bit of whiplash from this one (and still saying WTF).  It’s worth checking out!
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Excerpt:
“Who… are… you…” I croak, my body quivering.
“You’re going to be okay, Maddie.” 
The name makes me feel hollow. Maddie? Who’s Maddie? Who am I?
The person continues to stare for a while before crouching down beside me. I have the strangest 
compulsion to reach up and claw their eyes out, hurt them, but I can’t lift my arms up. They lean over 
me, sheltering my face from the rain with theirs. I still can’t see their expression or facial features, but 
know their watching me. Studying my wounds. My heart thrashes. Quicker. Quicker. Quicker. My chest 
moves with it, gasping for air. I can’t hear, see, think. Who am I? 
“Who are you?” I manage to say. “Do I… do I know you?”
The person silently assesses me with their head titled to the side, putting a cigarette into their
mouth. They strike a match and light the cigarette, puffing on it a few times before pulling it out of 
their mouth. Then they reach over me, their fingers seeking my hand, smoke dancing into my face and 
nostrils. Then he utters softly, “Wait, you’re not her.” 
Not who? I start to shake, scream, try to move, my heart racing so fast inside my chest it aches 
deep inside my muscles. My adrenaline soars, blood rushes through my body. It’s too much. I get dizzy, the world becoming colors and shapes that I can’t make sense of… I can’t make sense of anything. But I feel the touch of fingers on my hand as they pry my fingers open easily, despite my desperation to hold onto it. The object falls out. Plink. Hits the pavement. My heart slams against my chest so hard it knocks the breath out of me. I suck in an inhale and scream as loud as I can. Pain surges through me, fills my head. It feels like I’m splitting in half, becoming someone else, part of me dying. Kill him. I lift my hand up toward the stranger as he watches me through the dark, unafraid. When my fingers graze his neck, I fold them around the base and squeeze, strangling him. He doesn’t fight back, just remains crouched beside me, as if saying: Go ahead. Do it. Kill me. And I do until I open my mouth and finally get my scream out, the pain in it evident and burning it’s way through my body. “I don’t want to be here anymore!” “It’s going to be okay,” he whispers as he gasps for air. “I promise.”But he’s wrong. Because moments later the rain drowns me out and everything goes black.



2 comments:

  1. Just bought The Forgotten Girl...can't wait to ignore the world and read!

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