Remember Me, Estelle Laure

Things in Blue’s life are off, and she can’t pinpoint exactly what is wrong. But when she finds a picture and a note hidden in her closet, she follows the note to see where it leads. Enter Adam. He’s incredibly charming, and they have an instant attraction. But he’s having a hard time with all of this. Why would Blue have gone through having her memories altered? He remembers everything.

I’m perplexed that people would request to review this before release day and then argue ethics when the blurb tells you what to expect. Of course it isn’t ethical, but it’s a dystopian-esque book set into the future, and you know what you’re getting into.

Remember Me is very much reminiscent of Alexander Pope’s Eloisa to Abelard, and subsequently, the movie made in its honor. After reading the blurb and having read another of Laure’s works, I expected to enjoy this. But for me, I didn’t love Blue. I can deal with unlikeable characters, but it wasn’t that Blue was unlikable. She was supposed to be feeling emotions, but we, as the reader, didn’t feel those emotions. She lacked depth and character. I loathe a decision her mother made, which made her absolute garbage. Some things in life are unforgivable, and I don’t think I would be so quick to forgive. Because of the lack of depth, I think this wasn’t wholly the right fit for me. Thank you, St. Martin’s, for sending this along.

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Remember Me is available for preorder on Amazon, Bookshop, and B&N. It’s release date was pushed back until March 22, 2022.

About the Book:

If you could erase all of your painful memories, would you?

Blue Owens wakes up one day with the strangest feeling that something is very wrong. Everyone’s acting weird and she’s found a note in her closet telling her to get on the Little Blue Bus at 7:45, which she does, meeting up with the exact person she was supposed to avoid: Adam Mendoza. Even though she has no idea who he is, something about him is so familiar.

When she confronts him, the truth is revealed—Blue has paid to have her memories removed, and Adam is one of those memories. As Blue struggles to piece together her history, she is torn between her desire to know why she would do something so drastic and her fear of what she will find.

Remember Me is the bold and beautiful story of a girl who must find the courage to face the demons of her past and reclaim her loved ones—even if it ruins her.

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