Thursday, March 20, 2014

Tour Stop: Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash

Title: Forget Me Not
Series: Collective #1
Author: Stacey Nash
Genre/Age Range: Science Fiction, Young Adult
Publisher: Entranced Publishing
Release Date: February 17, 2014


Since her mother vanished nine years ago, Anamae and her father have shared a quiet life. But when Anamae discovers a brooch identical to her mother's favorite pendant, she unknowingly invites a slew of trouble into their world. When the brooch and the pendant are worn together they're no longer pretty pieces of jewelry -- they're part of a highly developed technology capable of cloaking the human form. Triggering the jewelry's power attracts the attention of a secret society determined to confiscate the device -- and silence everyone who is aware of its existence. Anamae knows too much, and now she's Enemy Number One.

She's forced to leave her father behind when she's taken in by a group determined to keep her safe. Here Anamae searches for answers about this hidden world. With her father kidnapped and her own life on the line, Anamae must decide if saving her dad is worth risking her new friends’ lives. No matter what she does, somebody is going to get hurt. 

Fiction is Fact. Know the Truth.

5-Star Review
A book full of suspense and adventure. I had so much fun reading this book that now I can't wait for the next one :)
Anamae still misses her mother after all these years. Since the day her mother disappeared, her father and she has never been the same. But they have each other at least, so that's something. Until one day even that is lost. She must go live at a safe house to escape the Collective. The Collective want their tech back and also get rid of Mae now that she knows their secret. 
She is not alone in her fight though, for one her best friend Will is with her and he'll go wherever she goes. he loves her, they've been best friends for a long time and that can never change. So they are together in this. Anyway he is already too involved since Mae told him about the tech as well. For another she has crazy Al and other resistance fighters to help her cause. Especially Jax, who tried hard to be indifferent but he is not!
Jax has been with the resistance for some years now. He is one of their best fighters and he happens to know a lot about The Collective. With his help Mae can fight them and clear her name so that she may go back to her life.
On their adventure Mae. Jax, Will and Lilly uncover a lot of things. They learn more about The Collective and possibly a way to fight them. Its not easy though and they still have to go along way before things can get any better....
There is also an attraction between Mae and Jax, which Will seems to hate. Although things are not too clear but at times it feels as if Will has feelings for Mae too but at other (i.e. most of the time) he just seems like an over protective friend to me (wishful thinking, maybe). I hope the later is the case as I am not a fan of love triangles. ;)
All the side characters in this book are awesome too. I especially liked Al and Lilly. The story is well written and intriguing. Mostly I loved the adventure and the thrill of it all. There are a lot of things we get an answer to in this book 1 but still a lot remained unanswered. One good thing tough is that there isn't any cliffhanger.
P.S. I can see I've used "a lot" a lot but what can I say I just liked it a lot ;) I'll recommend it to anyone interested in reading a fun, adventurous and full of suspense book. 

About the Author:
Stacey Nash writes adventure filled stories for Young Adults in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres. When her head isn’t stuck in a fictional world, she calls the Hunter Valley of New South Wales home. It is an area nestled between mountains and vineyards, full of history and culture that all comes together to create an abundance of writing inspiration. Stacey loves nothing more than spending her days being a stay at home mum with the flexibility of writing when inspiration strikes.

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