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Friday, February 21, 2014

Forget Me Not by Stacey Nash, Book Review

By: Stacey Nash
Published by: Entranced Publishing 
Release On: 20th Feb 2014
Series: The Collective Series Book #1
Source: Purchased
Rating: 4 stars I loved this
Purchase from Amazon

Fiction is Fact. Know the Truth. 

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. Because 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 deal with 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. 

I am so happy to be doing my first review on Mundie Mom, and it is fitting that this is from Australian author Stacey Nash. I have been following Stacey's progress on twitter while she has been writing The Collective series so I was very excited to finally get to read the first instalment Forget Me Not. And I was not disappointed.
This story is fast pace right from the start. Told from the point of view from Mae whose Mom has been missing for a few years making her Dad and her very close. Add the overprotective best friend Will and a secret society Mae & Will just discover and the story runs from there.
And yes there is a little romance, enough to keep us happy without overpowering the story. I like how Mae isn't looking to the boys for a shoulder to cry on or to bail her out, even though they are lining up to do it. I also liked it wasn't your classic love triangle because Will as the best friend, doesn't really stand a chance, he is firmly in the friend only camp for Mae. MMs you will love Jax and want to take him home and let him sleep in your spare room. The poor troubled soul story line is well told without being too moody.

I am excited to see how this series develops with Remember Me and book 3 in The Collective Series. I love the new world Stacey has created here which is right up with any other speculative fiction I have read. If you love a good conspiracy theory story, you will love this.

You can find Stacey on Twitter or Facebook 

Fan Art Friday: Vintage Covers of The Mortal Instruments & More

Happy Friday Shadowhunters! 
Check out some of the recent artwork fellow fans have created, that Cassie has posted on her Tumblr:

Created by WeLiveAndBreatheWords, Cassie recently reposted their stunning piece of Izzy here

Cassie recently shared this cool picture of Emma Carstairs that artist ageisdea, created.

We're huge fans of vintage covers on books. This past week Cassie reposted fan made vintage covers for The Mortal Instruments series. Check these out:

 I seriously love these! Which one is your favorite? My favorite is the cover for City of Bones.