Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: April 15th 2014
Genre: YA Mystery


Samantha is a stranger in her own life. Until the night she disappeared with her best friend, Cassie, everyone said Sam had it all-popularity, wealth, and a dream boyfriend.

Sam has resurfaced, but she has no recollection of who she was or what happened to her that night. As she tries to piece together her life from before, she realizes it’s one she no longer wants any part of. The old Sam took “mean girl” to a whole new level, and it’s clear she and Cassie were more like best enemies. Sam is pretty sure that losing her memories is like winning the lottery. She’s getting a second chance at being a better daughter, sister, and friend, and she’s falling hard for Carson Ortiz, a boy who has always looked out for her-even if the old Sam treated him like trash.

But Cassie is still missing, and the facts about what happened to her that night isn’t just buried deep inside of Sam’s memory-someone else knows, someone who wants to make sure Sam stays quiet. All Sam wants is the truth, and if she can unlock her clouded memories of that fateful night, she can finally move on. But what if not remembering is the only thing keeping Sam alive?

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Four Amazing Stars

Sam was a mean girl turned good, not by will but by circumstances. She’d had an accident and had forgotten everything about herself, her name, her parents, her friends, etc. I loved how amnesia played with the romance part of the story. It was finger twitching good. Surely Carson was her boyfriend, she suspected at first. It was far from the truth, but yet she couldn’t seem to stop the attraction. However, it did seem a bit too easy that Carson would just accept the girl that was the queen bitch for years.

I know romance wasn’t the focus, but I liked it just the same. The mystery was very well written.

It was such a suspenseful read. I loved all the little details leading up to the big review. Some said the ending was predictable but I was completely thrown off by it. Not in a million years would I have guessed who the killer was. What made it even better was that it never felt like a set up, or that I was intentionally being misled.

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