Book Review

Book Review: The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby

A near drowning…a coma for days…and then…

Olivia wakes up to realize she doesn’t remember. Not just the accident—but anything from the last four years. Not high school. Not Matt, the guy who is apparently her boyfriend. Not the reason she and Jules are no longer friends. Nothing.

That’s when it hits her—the accident may not have taken her life, but it took something just as vital: her memory. The harder she tires to remember things, the foggier everything gets, and figuring out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

But then there’s Walker. The guy who saved her. The one who broke her ribs pumping life back into her lungs. The hardened boy who keeps his distance despite Olivia’s attempts to thank him.

With her feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t even remember living.

This was the second book of my #2018FWTBRPick – May Edition (you can read all about all about my plan on tackling my overflowing TBR this year right here!).

The Secret History of Us is a contemporary YA book about a girl who wakes up from a coma but has lost her memory of her last few years; and is trying to find out who she is and the mystery surrounding her accident.

This was an enjoyable, fluffy read despite the mysterious vibe surrounding the blurb – it ends up more of a coming of age story about a girl who has had a traumatic event, and is only figuring out the kind of girl she grew up to be.

The writing style of the author is the saving grace of the book – it is the reason why I ended up reading this book within a day and why I was eager to see how the author really tied up the end!

The Secret History Of Us is the kind of read that you would get lost into after a really intense read – so pick this one up, especially if you need to relax into the plot of a book without getting heavily invested into it; this would be the perfect read for you! 

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ .5


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