Say You’ll Remember Me By Katie McGarry [Review]

Say You'll Remember MeRELEASE DATE: January 30th, 2018
AUTHOR:
Katie McGarry
GENRE:
Young-Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
PUBLISHER:
Harlequin Teen
SUMMARY: 

When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn’t commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves—Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence—and each other to finally get what they deserve.

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MY REV (Copy)

This was my second book by Katie McGarry. I’ve been seeing people raving about it so I really wanted to give it a shot. After finishing the book, I was left with a mixed bag of feelings. It was such a sweet read and I really enjoyed it but I didn’t fully love it as much as others because of two issues. My first issue was the book felt long. A little too long in my opinion. My second issue was the insta-attraction which hindered my enjoyment a bit but I still loved the sweet romance between Drix and Elle. And finally that bitter sweet ending  which left me quite mad. I can’t talk about it because it’s a spoiler. The characters were pretty good. They’re quite realistic and so relatable.

Eighteen Year old Drix was committed for a crime he didn’t commit and spent one year in Juvie. He thought his life was over, but luckily he gets saved by the governor’s new second chance program to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. To get back to his old life, Drix agrees to be the poster child of this project and bares himself to the press reporters. He can’t do any kind of violence that’ll jeopardize his position because it’s either this or a prison sentence. Seventeen year old Elle is the governor’s daughter. She lives a privileged life but it comes with too much pressure and expectations. She always needs to maintain a dignified persona in public. She wants to follow her own path but she don’t want to disappoint her parents either. When Drix and Elle first meet instant connection takes place. They both come from different worlds. Their forbidden relationship might jeopardize everything but they can’t resist their connection and undeniable attraction to  each other. 

I liked both Elle and Drix. Elle is a pretty likable character. She’s sweet, caring, and compassionate person who likes rescuing stray animals. She wants to live an independent life and choose her own path but it means going against her parents wishes and she doesn’t want to hurt them. Hendrix aka Drix is a pretty tough character who cares very much for his family. His half siblings are his only family and he would do anything for them. I really admired the strong bond between Drix and his family. I really liked how they’re protective towards each other. The angsty romance between Drix and Elle was definitely swoony but to be honest, I didn’t like the insta attraction at the beginning and how their relationship developed quickly. The secondary characters were pretty much fun and interesting. I liked Drix’s three siblings but my favorite was his older brother Axle. He’s a responsible guy and very protective of his family. I also liked Elle’s Cousin Henry and I wish we had more of him in this book. And finally not to forget, the pup Thor. He was so cute and quite adorable puppy. I’m not fan of Elle’s parents so you can say they’re my least favorite.

This was a heartwarming story that focus on family, friendship, politics, and a swoony romance. The story moved in a slow pace so be warned,  things starts to get intense only at the end. The mystery of the robber’s identity was pretty easy to guess so when it was finally revealed, I wasn’t really surprised. I enjoyed the family dynamics in the book. The ending totally broke my heart and It truly left me pretty sad. The writing was flawless and I don’t have any issues with it. The story was told from Drix and Elle’s POV’s so that we can understand how much their worlds differ from each other.   

Overall, I enjoyed this book but it’s not my favorite. It was a sweet romance and I can understand why so many people loved it. It’s a stand-alone novel but I’d love to read the side characters stories too. 

Recommend it?
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I highly recommend this book to everyone who loves sweet YA contemporary with forbidden romance.


MY RATING:
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30 thoughts on “Say You’ll Remember Me By Katie McGarry [Review]

  1. Beware Of The Reader February 15, 2018 / 1:29 am

    Excellent review but now I’m afraid to read it!

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  2. Kelly Gunderman February 15, 2018 / 4:32 am

    Wonderful review! I was super excited about this book (as I’ve never read a Katy McGarry book before), but I’m a little put off about the whole insta-attraction thing that you mentioned. Either way, the cover for this sure is beautiful, and I’m glad you enjoyed it for the most part!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 18, 2018 / 3:01 am

      Thank you, Kelly! Yeah, the insta-attraction was a bit off putting but it’s still a worth a read and I really hope you give it a shot.

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  3. Sophie @ Blame Chocolate February 15, 2018 / 5:09 am

    Ah this looks so sweet! I love forbidden relationships ❤️ Too bad the insta attraction was a turn off, and that it felt way too long. That would make me drop a few stars as well.
    Still, I feel like it’s worth a read just for Thor!
    Really awesome review, Raven ❤️

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  4. The Candid Cover February 15, 2018 / 5:37 am

    I have not read any of this author’s books before, but I have them on my list. I am not a fan of insta-love, so maybe I will pass on this one. Lovely review! 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 18, 2018 / 3:07 am

      It was a sweet read but Insta-love is a bit turn-off to some many people including me. I hope you check out Katie’s other works. I’ve heard great things about her books.
      Thank you! 🙂

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  5. Aila @ One Way Or An Author February 15, 2018 / 8:00 pm

    Glad this was a hit Raven! I recently just read it and gave it a similar rating. I’m not sure why the book was as long as it was? I thought it became quite redundant at times. I really liked both Elle and Drix though, and seeing their character growth. The thing that happened to Thor was really, very sad and I thought that was an unpleasant surprise 😥

    This was also my second book with McGarry, and while i liked the other one better (Nowhere But You), this one was also pretty good! Hopefully she writes more that we end up enjoying. Awesome review 😀

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 18, 2018 / 3:22 am

      *spoiler* Yeah, I wish this wasn’t too long! It made the plot slow and draggy at some parts. Elle and Drix are really good characters and I quite enjoyed their character growth too. What happened to Thor made me pretty sad because I’m a huge dog lover and I can’t handle things like that. What made it more horrifying was that it wasn’t an adult dog but a young puppy who’s already gone through so much by his former owner. I really wished for a happy ending for that poor dog.

      Nowhere But Here was my first McGarry’s book too but I loved this one better than that one. I hope so too! Thank you! 🙂

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  6. VSBbooksBlog February 15, 2018 / 9:38 pm

    Sweet review!
    Thank you for mentioning that it was a little slow. I’m OK with slow as long as it doesn’t go at snail pace until it’s boring. I definitely want to read this one but first I have to read the others by Katie McGarry.

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  7. Marie February 15, 2018 / 11:42 pm

    Lovely review, Raven! 🙂 I have heard good things overall about this book lately and I think it could be a fitting read for me, it seems like the kind of book I’d enjoy and yay for the focus on family and friendships as well as the romance ❤ I'm sorry to hear it was just a bit slow for you :/
    I hope you will love your next read a bit better 🙂

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 18, 2018 / 3:26 am

      Thank you, Marie! I’m really not fan of slow reads but this book was still worth a read. I think you’ll definitely enjoy it and so definitely give it a shot! 🙂

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  8. Jen February 16, 2018 / 1:56 am

    Near that ending was a HUGE trigger for me. I was texting Chelsea like crazy in the middle of the night while sobbing hysterically. And that’s kinda a mellow description to what happened……. So I had to put that part in my review, to warn others that may be triggered by that also. I don’t know if it’s because I had just read a book that had that same trigger and it was handled horrifically and left me raging? Or what? But this one was a billion times better for me, even though it was still hard. Hugs!!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 18, 2018 / 3:39 am

      Yeah, that scene left me pretty much raging too and later, I felt very sad. That puppy really didn’t deserve that ending. He’s already been through so much. I really wished he survived and my heart broke when he was put to rest. I think it’s shitty way to end a book. *hugs back*

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  9. Marta February 17, 2018 / 12:22 am

    Lovely review! ❤ I'm doubtful about whether I should read this book or not as I'm not a huge fan of the insta-attraction thing, but maybe I'll check it out at some point since it focuses on family! ❤

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 18, 2018 / 3:45 am

      Thank you! The insta-attraction might be a bit off putting to some readers, but you’ll still going to love the characters. Despite flaws, this was really a good YA contemporary read and I really hope you give it a shot! 🙂

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  10. anovelglimpse February 18, 2018 / 12:24 am

    I want to read this one! It sounds like it might not be up there with the Thunder Road series, but it definitely sounds like one I’d enjoy.
    Great review!

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  11. Vani | Off-Color Literature February 18, 2018 / 10:41 pm

    I’m excited for this one! But instalove is one of my biggest pet peeves, so I’m hoping it doesn’t detract too much.

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  12. Poulami @ Daydreaming Books February 19, 2018 / 11:30 pm

    The ending made you mad? Then nope, I’m not gonna torture myself though this book isn’t on my tbr but I’m glad you loved the characters. But I feel this kind of plot is mostly cliched and that’s why I am not able to enjoy many YA romances.
    Anyway, great review Raven!

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    • Raven @ Dreamy Addictions February 20, 2018 / 4:33 am

      Yeah, I agree with you. YA romances has become too boring these days with over used tropes and cliches. This book wasn’t really bad but the ending was both happy and sad. If you’re an animal lover this will leave you pretty much sad and heart broken.
      Thank you, Poulami! 🙂

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  13. Dani @ Perspective of a Writer February 20, 2018 / 5:02 am

    Haha the end was maddening! And it was a touch insta attraction. It’s hard for romance not to a little without something else going on in a major way. Great review Raven!

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