Laurie, Victoria Forever, Again, 360 pgs. Hyperion, 2016. $17.99 Content: Language R (76 swears; 1 “F”); Mature Content: PG-13; Violence: PG-13.
Lily has had the same nightmare for much of her life, a boy dies in the middle of a field and it leaves Lily feeling devastated. When Lily moves with her mother to live with her grandmother, Lily’s nightmare starts happening every night and Lily is overcome by a connection to a boy at school named Cole. After being hypnotized, Lily believes she is a girl named Amber reincarnated. Amber and her boyfriend, Ben, were murdered and Lily thinks if she can figure out who did it then she will be able to let Amber’s memories go.
This was a fun who done it, until the ending and then I was dissatisfied with the answer of who had done it and how it all went down. I liked the characters and the slow build-up of the story, but the ending was frustrating, ugh! The mature content is referred to sex, the violence is a stabbing, suicide and someone is shot to death. As much as I love Victoria Laurie as an author, this book was not my favorite.
HS – OPTIONAL. Reviewer, C. Peterson.