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[REVIEW] (Don’t You) Forget About Me – Kate Karyus Quinn

Kate Karyus Quinn
(Don’t You) Forget About Me
HarperCollins Teen (CA: 2nd June 2014; US & AU: 10th June 2014)
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For most of this novel, I had no idea what happened and how everything fit together. The flashbacks confuse. The regular pill-popping seems a device for Skylar to conveniently enter an altered state of consciousness, and thus the reader not know what occurs before Skylar passes out and wakes up in a random place.

Admittedly, this novel is horror, or at the very least there’s supernatural stuff, so my logical brain couldn’t quite comprehend. By the last third of the book, I started to get it, but it’s kind of a case of too little too late.

This may be the kind of the story that improves the more times you read it. I only read a book once, but you may vary. It has a creepy town and a “reformatory” (not quite an asylum, but close enough for me), which are definitely in its favour. But I struggled with the illusions and wishes.

P.S. I’m totally adding A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran (So Far Away)” to my playlist.

10th June 2014 Releases

Happy Release Day to:

Kate Karyus Quinn
(Don’t You) Forget About Me
HarperCollins Teen (US & CA: 10th June 2014)
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Welcome to Gardnerville. A place where no one gets sick. And no one ever dies…of natural causes. But there’s a price to pay for paradise. Every four years, the strange power that fuels the town takes its toll and a teenager commits a horrible crime – a crime that sends other teens to their graves. And every four years, the killer is locked up in the reformatory, only to emerge years later, a shell of their former self. Four years ago, Skylar’s sister, Piper, was taken away after leading her classmates onto the trestle bridge and commanding them to jump to their deaths. Since then, Skylar has lived in a numb haze, waiting for Piper to be released. But the secrets Piper left behind keep taunting Skylar – whispering that the only way to truly get her sister back is to stop Gardnerville’s murderous cycle once and for all.

Eve Silver
Push (The Game, Book 2)
HarperCollins Katherine Tegen (US & CA: 10th June 2014)
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Miki Jones lives her life by her own strict set of rules, to keep control, to keep the grey fog of grief at bay. Then she’s pulled into the Game, where she – and her team – will die unless she follows a new set of rules: those set by the mysterious Committee. But rules don’t mean answers, and without answers, it’s hard to trust. People are dying. The rules are unravelling. And Miki knows she’s being watched, uncertain if it’s the Drau or someone – something – else. Forced to make impossible choices and battling to save those she loves, Miki begins to see the Committee in a glaring new light. And then the Game crosses a new boundary, pushes harder into Miki’s and her friends’ lives, and there’s nothing in the rules that can save them now.

June 2014 Releases

Done with May 2014 Releases? Here are June 2014 Releases. For future releases, check Reading Wishlist.

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8 New Covers (Brody, Lunetta, McGarry, Quinn, Ryan, Stolarz, Worth, Yovanoff)

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Now Available for US Pre-Order

Marta Acosta: GIRLS ARE GONE: 3rd June 2014: Buy (US)
Jillian Cantor: SEARCHING FOR SKY: 6th May 2014: Buy (US)
Kylie Chan: DARK SERPENT: 29th April 2014: Buy (US)
Kylie Chan: DEMON CHILD: 24th June 2014: Buy (US)
Kady Cross: THE GIRL WITH THE WINDUP HEART: 20th May 2014: Buy (US)
Debra Driza: RENEGADE: 13th May 2014: Buy (US)
Christina Farley: GILDED: 1st March 2014: Buy (US)
Sara Grant: HALF LIVES (paperback): 17th June 2014: Buy (US)
Mark Henry: PARTS & WRECK: 25th November 2013: Buy (US)
Kelly Keaton: THE WICKED WITHIN (paperback): 3rd June 2014: Buy (US)
Karen Kincy: SHADOWS OF ASPHODEL (paperback): Buy (US)
Marie Lu: PRODIGY (paperback): 8th April 2014: Buy (US)
Demitria Lunetta: IN THE AFTER (paperback): 27th May 2014: Buy (US)
Katie McGarry: TAKE ME ON: 20th May 2014: Buy (US)
Kate Karyus Quinn: ANOTHER LITTLE PIECE (paperback): 22nd April 2014: Buy (US)
Kate Karyus Quinn: (DON’T YOU) FORGET ABOUT ME: 10th June 2014: Buy (US)
Carrie Ryan: THE DEAD AND EMPTY WORLD: Buy (US)
Eve Silver: PUSH: 10th June 2014: Buy (US)
Amy Tintera: REBEL: 6th May 2014: Buy (US)
Carol Lynch Williams: SIGNED, SKYE HARPER: 6th May 2014: Buy (US)