Review: Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout

don't look back

Don’t Look Back by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Series: N/A
Published by: Disney-Hyperion on April 15th 2014
Genre: Mystery, Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 369
Source: Purchased- Hardcover


My Rating: 5 stars2


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?

Samantha can’t remember a single thing about her past. She can’t remember anything at all. She wakes up to people who are her parents, but has no clue who they are. Her best friend Cassie is missing and could possibly be dead somewhere. Samantha was the last person to see Cassie that night before she disappeared but Sam can’t remember anything.

As time ticks on, memories start to pop up but nothing concrete; just flashes. Is getting her memory back really important? Does she want to go back to being the rude and popular girl? What are the people hiding that they don’t want Sam to know?

my thoughts 2

JLA is just perfect. She has done it again! Another perfect book written by her!!

This book was fantastic from beginning to end. The suspense and mystery was fantastic! You think you know who did what when it turns out you may be wrong. I thought I knew who, but I was wrong. I was COMPLETELY shocked. This book was fantastic. A lot of people that have read this already knew who it was but I didn’t. I had my mind set on a different character and I really did think it was that character, but I was totally not expecting that character!!!

I’m getting tired of love triangles, but JLA did this one perfectly! Sam had a boyfriend previous to loosing her memory. But since her memories are gone, she doesn’t remember anything, including her boyfriend. She sees Carson (who used to be her best friend) and thinks that’s her boyfriend. PERFECT triangle; done perfectly!

Carson was amazing, I love that boy now. Every male character she writes, ends up on my top book boyfriends list! Sam and Carson’s relationship was just so cute. So perfect. Jennifer L. Armentrout is perfect at writing romances- that’s definitely her strong part. Every romance I’ve read have been absolutely amazing! She never fails with the romance! To top off the amazing romance, the suspense and mystery of the book was just -awe- perfection.

Let’s put it this way- if your a fan of Pretty Little Liars/The Lying Game/Mean Girls, then this is absolutely PERFECT for you! It’s those 3 combined basically. :)

favorite quotes

“Are you drunk or just a dumb bitch?”

“Excuse me?” Veronica shot back, lip curling. “You can’t possibly be talking to me.”

Julie got right up in her face. “You’re right, there are a few dumb bitches her. But I’m talking to you. So what’s your problem?” — page 208


“I really hoped I didn’t have a porn addiction I’d forgotten about.” — page 264


“I’m not sure I want to go to prom.”

“What?” I let him lead me over to his father’s truck. “You don’t want to go?”

He opened the door for me. “I’m not sure I want to share you with anyone.” — page 310


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