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 would like to thank the publisher for providing me with an advance copy of The Problem with Forever for an honest review.
The Problem with Forever opens with a very emotionally-gripping prologue. The story drew me right in and had me thinking about all the children that this has happened to and how important that stories like this are that Jennifer wrote, because they shed light on this issue! Children going through traumatic situations and being placed in homes where they don’t always find out there is abuse. I thought it was so great that the characters questioned what was going on around them and didn’t just always accept what would have been easy emotionally. This becomes so important in the character growth for some of them and their relationships.
The references throughout the book to her rabbit that was bought for her and the story that Rider read to her, The Velveteen Rabbit, was so touching in the way it was entwined to Mallory’s story. There was one quote on page 259 that I loved.
I thought about the book that Rider used to read to me when we were little-a story that always made me cry but also filled me with hope that one day we’d be real, too, that we’d be loved.
Mallory has been through so much as a child, she was in a bad foster care home. She was taught and conditioned for years to remain quiet and not speak so that she would not be hurt. Some habits and traumas are very hard to break, if ever. Rider used to try to protect her as a child but she hasn’t seen him in 4 years.
Mallory is now going back to public school after having been home-schooled. She is nervous since she has a hard time speaking to people especially in crowds. She knows that speech class will be especially hard for her. Everything in her world is thrown upside down when she sees Rider again. He is in the same school and class as her. Old feelings surface but there is a problem, he has a girlfriend and her parents may not approve of her being friends with him.
Can Mallory learn to stand up for herself and stop always relying on other people? Will she learn to put faith in what she is really capable of? Will her and Rider make a new start or will the obstacles be too much? You have to read this amazing book to find out!
Jennifer does it again, but let me tell you this book is nothing like any of her other books. I loved the change of pace she gave me here. I am a huge JLA fan, this has romance and typical swoon but was very deep and emotionally driven. It focused on several important topics, how important good teachers can be, good parents, good foster care, and social workers, standing up for your self, believing in ones self, and PTSD, were just a few of the important topics I found covered in this book. I highly recommend everyone reading it. and I am giving it 5 out of 5 stars.
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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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