The Memory Jar by Elissa Janine Hoole – eARC Review

Publication Date:

April 8th, 2016



Goodreads Synopsis:

Since the accident, Taylor’s memory has been fuzzy. But at least she’s awake. Who knows what her boyfriend, Scott, will remember when he comes out of the coma. Will he remember that Taylor was driving the snowmobile when it crashed? Will he remember the engagement ring? Her pregnancy?

Will he remember that she tried to break up with him?

Taylor doesn’t know. And she doesn’t know if she wants him to remember. Plenty of things happened that night and before—secrets wrapped in secrets—that she’d prefer be forgotten.

Facing choices she’d rather ignore, Taylor searches for something more solid than whispers and something bigger than blame to face the future and forgive herself.


*I was provided a copy by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review

I wanted to like this book so much because the blurb sounded interesting but unfortunately this book was not for me. I had a lot of problems with it since the first page. I spend most of the time while reading this book confused because of the way it was written. The book is told as the main character’s, Taylor, thoughts. You have the Now, hat is what’s happening in that moment and the Then, when Taylor is telling a story or thinking about something that happened in her past. This made me not connect with her that much. Actually I didn’t like any of the characters at all, the only one I kind of liked was Taylor’s best friend Dani but she didn’t appear in the book that much even if Taylor was constantly talking or thinking about her. I also didn’t like how it looked like that Taylor and her boyfriend’s younger brother, Joey were so close. Come on, it was pretty clear that the guy was interested in his brother’s girlfriend and was trying to make a move while the brother was in coma.Also, sometimes I would roll my eyes a lot because of some of the things that Taylor was thinking or doing. Just let me tell you that sometimes that girl didn’t have her priorities straight. The only reason I didn’t DNFed this book was that I wanted to know what really happened in the night of the accident and because I was intrigued about a plotline that appeared halfway through the book.

While I didn’t like this book I think that there are other people who’ll probably like it. I just think that this book and the writing style was not for me.

Overall, for me this book failed with the story delivery. I really wanted to like it and I think that it had a lot of potential but in the end I didn’t enjoyed it as much as I wanted. As I said before, I think that some people might really like this book and might relate with Taylor in some way so if you’re really interested you should give it a try.


2 stars

Have you read this book? If so, what did you think about it? If you haven’t read it would you read it?


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