Sunday, September 21, 2014

*Gizmos Early Reviews* Remember Me (Find Me #2) by Romily Bernard

**I received this E-book for free via Edelweiss & HarperTeen in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.**


In the sequel to Find Me, Wick Tate, sarcastic teen hacker, is back and once again dealing with criminals and corrupt cops…and a brooding new love interest. Will Wick persevere when some secrets refuse to stay hidden?

Wick had thought her troubles were over.

But she should’ve known better.

Not only is she embroiled in a new murder case, which starts with a body with “Remember Me” carved into it and doesn’t stop there, but she also discovers new evidence surrounding her mother’s suicide…which leads her right back to her imprisoned deadbeat dad. And she has to deal with her flirty new hacker friend, Milo, sniffing around—which her boyfriend, Griff, isn’t too happy about.

The pressure might be too much as secrets—including Wick’s own—climb to the surface.

*My Thoughts*

Wicket "Wick" Tate returns in the sequel to Find Me and once again finds herself deeply embroiled with the criminal elements, a cop who truly believes he is doing the work of Angels in hunting down criminals, and the shocking truth about what really happened to her mother on the night that she committed suicide. Will Wick lose her focus and become someone else entirely? Or, will she find the will power and courage to keep from falling down the rabbit hole, and thus losing herself and everything that she's gained?

Remember Me picks up 5 months from the end of Find Me. Wick is something of a hero for her actions in saving Lily and exposing a killer/rapist for what he truly was. She's found herself a boyfriend in (Griff) who loves to call her Wicked and has done a whole lot to protect her from being exposed as a Hacker. She's found herself with a new adoptive mother (Brenda) who is suffering from the indignation of being married to a killer, while her sister (Lily) is finally happy after spending the past 4 years in and out of foster care. 

But, that doesn't stop Detective Carson from using blackmail to get what he wants from Wick in order to spare Bren and Lily, or for Wick to witness a gruesome murder where the words Remember Me are written on the body, or being sent DVD's from a mysterious Cop that sends Wick on the path to discovery, and a reunion with the sperm donor father who is about to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Oh, you bad, bad author! How dare you leave an ending like that and then expect us to wait an entire year to find out what happens next?!?! Not only did you tear down Wick's world into bloody pieces and put her into so many dangerous situations that it made my head spin wondering how she would ever find a way out. But, you completed the trifecta by introducing yet another character into Wick's life and thus causing a complete tidal wave of emotions that have no place to go until Trust Me is released in 2015!

Now, don't get me wrong. I actually LIKE Milo. Milo is the kind of guy that Wick SHOULD be with. He's snarky, funny, builds computers, and is as mysterious as they come. Yes, he kind of puts Wick up on a pedestal and truly believes she could become the QUEEN of the world, if she just put some effort into it. But, that is perfectly fine. It's perfectly fine because he understands Wick and her desire to put bullies into their places, and not ignore them, or try to make friends with them! It's also fine because he doesn't hesitate or moan and groan when things need to be done including being at the right place at the right moment in time.

After living the life Wick has for 17 years? and being put through hell by her father, and his associates, it's nice to finally have a moment to believe in a future where things can be a whole lot better for Wick. Whereas Griff has become a liability and a condom that is utterly useless once it has been used. In fact, I dare say that events surrounding Milo's appearance and Griff's fade into the background, couldn't have happened any other way.

I really do hope Wick learns quickly about the person she's become, the person she should be with, and the people that she needs to start staying away from at all costs because it only leads to heart ache and more troubles. Honestly at this point, I hope Wick finds her own happiness without Lily being around since her only contribution to this story was being a judgmental little brat who only thinks about her happiness and nobody else's.

There are a few questions and mysteries remaining to be discovered, but that just means that Trust Me will even better than Find Me, and Remember Me! Remember Me satisfied my desire for more action, more mystery, and helped me understand more about Wick's mother, the life she faced, and the hopes that Wick has for a future free from hassle and criminal elements.

Author - Romily Bernard
Title - Remember Me (Find Me # 2)
Published by HarperTeen
Released: September 23, 2014
Genre: Young Adult, Thriller
Format: E-Book 355 pages

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