Title: The Forgetting
Author: Nicole Maggi
Publication: Febuary 3rd, 2015 by Sourcebooks Fire
Source: Goodreads First Reads
Georgie’s new heart saved her life…but now she’s losing her mind.
Georgie Kendrick wakes up after a heart transplant, but the organ beating in her chest doesn’t seem to be in tune with the rest of her body. Why does she have a sudden urge for strawberries when she’s been allergic for years? Why can’t she remember last Christmas?
Driven to find her donor, Georgie discovers her heart belonged to a girl her own age who fell out of the foster care system and into a rough life on the streets. Everyone thinks she committed suicide, but Georgie is compelled to find the truth – before she loses herself completely.
I was intrigued when I entered the giveaway, not only did the cover catch my eye but the synopsis made me curious. I was ecstatic when I received my copy, and that enthusiasm was not unwarranted.
The book was wonderful. The story kept me on the edge of my seat and the characters were believable. I love the ending, you think you know what is going on but Nicole Maggi pulls the rug out from under your feet. I devoured this book, I couldn’t put it down and I also didn’t want it to end. I can’t wait for a sequel or any sort of continuation of Georgie’s story – if there is one.
Speaking of Georgie, the book starts off with her waking up from her heart transplant. I felt like the writing in the beginning is what really hooked me. The warring perspectives between the main character and the new thoughts of her heart was so well done it hooked me then and there. I love the journey she goes through, not just solving the mystery of her heart’s previous owner, but also the change within her. I love it when main characters have that sort of eye opening experience that makes them change their ways.
The supporting characters were just as intriguing, if not more so due to Georgie’s inherent curiosity about each and every one of them. Nate was spectacular.
Overall, considering the heavy issue it handles, I think everyone should give this book a try. Not only is it a wonderful mystery, but it was just a great story as well.