From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER-a young adult title about friendship, survival, and finding your voice being released on May 17th, 2016! Read more about this stunning new novel below and be sure to pre-order your copy today to receive an amazing FREE fan pack while supplies last!
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About THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes a riveting new story about friendship, survival, and finding your voice.
For some people, silence is a weapon.
For Mallory “Mouse” Dodge, it’s a shield.
Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it’s been four years since her nightmare ended, she’s beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.
Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone—spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she’s imagined, there’s one she never dreamed of—that she’d run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn’t seen since childhood, on her very first day.
It doesn’t take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she’s not the only one grappling with lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory must make a choice between staying silent and speaking out—for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.
I liked Mallory almost immediately. It’s impossible not to sympathize with her. The poor girl has been through hell and even though she’s escaped it now, she bares serious scars from that past. She has issues speaking and dealing with people in general. But what I really loved was seeing her push herself. It would have been so easy to box herself into this woe-is-me category. Oh, I had a very difficult childhood and now I just can’t overcome it could have easily been her motto. But she doesn’t do that. She pushes herself to improve. She pushes herself to heal and to do the things that scare her. She’s so strong even when she thinks she’s weak and I admire her so much for that.
Then we have Rider, Mallory’s counterpart in the horrid past. He was her protector and that scene when they reconnect at school was priceless and everything you could have asked for. I wasn’t 100% a fan of him for the entire story, but he was an interesting character to watch.
This novel is why I still read YA contemporaries. It’s smart and thoughtful. It’s just as much about Mallory’s road to push herself to improve and get better as it is her romance with Rider. And I could expect nothing less from Jennifer L Armentrout. She knows how to write a story, there is no questioning that. She can flesh out a character and make you hurt for them in a single chapter and she makes no apologize about it.
There is one part that I still haven’t made my mind up about. There is a death contained within these pages. A death that just cut me to the quick. A death that just surprised the hell out of me. I typically knock off star ratings for deaths. I hate character death, but I can’t seem to bring myself to do it here. I just enjoyed this story too much to give it less than a full five star rating. That should tell you all you need to know!
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Praise for THE PROBLEM WITH FOREVER:
“The intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzling… romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Rider’s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.” –Kirkus
“Armentrout’s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory’s to be satisfying and hopeful” –Publishers Weekly
About Jennifer L. Armentrout:
# 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.
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