I just read and reviewed these Young Adult books in the Collective Series. The first book, Forget Me Not, was very riveting. Anamae (or Mae) is a normal 17-year-old girl who struggles to get up in time for school, spend time with her best friend, Will, and hang out with her dad since her mother disappeared years ago and they only have each other. But when she touches her mother’s necklace pendant and opens the gift of invisibility, everything she knew to be true is shattered.
She changes her definition of ‘normal’ and unknowingly brings down the wrath of the Collective upon her, a secret society of techno-gurus who run the world incognito through the use of technology that no one else knows about. Mae and her best friend, Will, escape and are taken in by the resistance. That’s where she meets Jax, a hot 18-year-old who confuses and attracts her. This book was fast-paced and introduced the characters for the series as well as some mysteries that need to be solved in the future.
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The 2nd book in the series, Remember Me, has just been released. This story throws a twist into Mae’s life when she receives a blow to the head and awakes in an unfamiliar location and can’t remember anything–even who she is.
This sequel was much darker than the first book, and a little more confusing (but I felt this was done on purpose so the reader was in the same boat as Mae with not remembering anything). There’s a good love triangle forming to continue on in book 3. I’m excited to see what Mae decides to do and whether the Collective will come out on top or not in the end. It’s a pretty scary scenario!
This series is great for teenagers since the main characters are high school age. Both books are clean and didn’t have any offensive scenes. The stories have a touch of romance in them, but the main plot centers around the paranormal element and action (which is advanced technology, not magic).
Check these out if they sound like something you would like. Though they don’t fit in the normal genre I read, I enjoyed them anyway. Also, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway for a chance to win $25. Good luck!