Destiny awakes with amnesia. She’d been driving on a wet road, about to leave flowers at a memorial marker of a deceased classmate, when she almost met that same fate. Her mother, Mildred, is beyond restrictive, and she doesn’t want Destiny to have her cellphone back. A nurse sneaks it into her room, but it’s useless without the passcode. After her hospital stay, her mother becomes physically abusive. Destiny and Gabriel, the boy she’s developing feelings for, decide to drive around to jog her memory. She’s positive she crashed near a memorial marker. When they find the place in question, and when Destiny remembers her phone’s passcode, nothing is as it seems—and Mildred is crazier than she thought.
The story is set up like a mystery novel with the potential to be really great, but it kinda fell short. With the lack of descriptions and awkward word flow, I found myself distracted a lot. The plot was easily predicted from the very first chapters, and I kept reading hoping I was wrong, but it ended exactly how I thought it would.
It was easy to read, and very short. I think this novel would be better for middle grade readers.
The story alternates between awake Destiny and asleep Destiny. It gives the feeling that something is very wrong, and it’s kinda creepy, but it could have been executed better.
The character development was lacking, and there was very little chemistry between Gabriel and Destiny.
The writers style feels very explain-y, in that she takes time to explain things that readers should already pick up on.
This would be great for young teens, but not so great for adults.
*I was given an advanced reader copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Rating: 🌠🌠 Two Stars
Buy it: Amazon