Jun 10, 2016

In The Hope Of Memories.

in the hope of memories.
olivia rivers..

Publisher :  Red Sparrow Press.
Publication Date: March 16,2016.
Genre: YA  Contemporary Romance. 
Format|Pages: E Book| 406.
 Source:  Publisher Via Netgalley. 

 Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope Jackson sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her four closest friends are simple: Solve the clues hidden in her art, and they'll solve the problems haunting their lives.

Together, the four teens take to the streets of New York to complete Hope's scavenger hunt and fulfill her dying wishes. But in order to unravel the clues hidden in Hope's graffiti, her friends will have to confront their personal demons head on. 


I received this copy from Netgalley, in exchange for honest review. 


Breathtaking, inspirational, heart aching, unforgettable.

I fell in love with this novel, how could I not? There was so much inspiration in that book, and afterwards you will find yourself filled with Memories yourself. IN THE HOPE OF MEMORIES fits the title perfectly. Cover was what caught my attention first, it was something that I could just look at it and once I read the description, I knew that I had to check the book out. I had always loved books that had to do anything with traveling or some sort of adventure, self-discovery. IN THE HOPE OF THE MEMORIES was unlike any other travel and adventure books I read before, it brought 4 of Hope’s friend’s together, and had them accomplish something they wouldn’t had on their own. I kept on flipping the pages, because I wanted to see if they would accomplish their task. As I read the novel, I felt like I was going on the scavenger hunt along with them. It was an adventure of a lifetime.

I loved that the author wrote the novel from multiple point of views. It’s a way that a reader can glimpse into Erik, Kali, Aiden & Sam’s point of view and see how each other is thinking, feeling about this scavenger hunt that Hope set up for them. I think it was inspiring what she did for them, and I know that she did because she loved each one of them, in her own way. It was fascinating to read about each character, because each one of them were different but at the same time, they were struggling with something. Erik, with losing his sight, Aiden with OCD, Kali with eating disorder and Sam, dealing with aftermath of bombing. You could see how each one of them changed by the time that they finished up the scavenger hunt. By the end, I loved each one of them. In a way, I had a feeling that I was on their adventure along with them, as if they became part of my friends. Their emotions, their adventures were real.

Of course there were emotions that went through me while I was reading this novel. The way that Hope was described, she is a type of person that cared so much about others, a type of person that I would love to have as a friend. I knew why she was loved, and I knew that she would be missed. As book progressed, I found myself missing Hope along with everyone else. IN THE HOPE OF MEMORIES was the first novel that I have read by OLIVIA RIVERS and it won’t be the last. There was nothing about it that I dislike, I couldn’t get enough of Aiden, Erik, Kali and Sam’s journeys. I know that this story will end up being one of stories that will stay with me. A book I’m grateful that came across.


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