Friday, 7 October 2016

Review - In the Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers

Title: In the Hope of Memories
Author: Olivia Rivers
Pages: 406
Publisher: Red Sparrow Press
Release date: 16th March 2016

Blurb from Goodreads: 

Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope Jackson sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her four closest friends are simple: Solve the clues hidden in her art, and they'll solve the problems haunting their lives.

Together, the four teens take to the streets of New York to complete Hope's scavenger hunt and fulfill her dying wishes. But in order to unravel the clues hidden in Hope's graffiti, her friends will have to confront their personal demons head on.

My Review:

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thanks to Victory Editing and NetGalley*

Hope Jackson is dying from a heart condition. In her last days, she organises a scavenger hunt for her friends to complete throughout New York. Her plan is that it will help Erik, Sam, Kali and Aiden to confront their secrets.
Will they be able to complete the scavenger hunt?
Will they fight their demons or ignore Hope's wishes?

I thought the idea for 'In the Hope of Memories' was an interesting one. Hope cared for her friends a lot and she wanted them to be happy.
There were diverse characters and while I liked them I don't feel that I really connected with them.
The plot was alright but I wasn't gripped and lost interest once or twice.
It was good seeing the scavenger hunt from different points of views and to read about the character's memories and interactions with Hope.

Overall this was a mostly enjoyable, unique read.