The Problem with Forever Blog Tour
Welcome to the my stop on the The Problem with Forever blog tour.
I'm so ridiculously excited to be apart of the tour, not only is JLA one of my all-time favourite authors but you guys, this book... seriously this book is freaking fantastic! Anyway, let's get on with the tour.
The Problem with Forever
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release Date: June 1st 2016
Book Length: 480
Publisher: MIRA Ink
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 the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider’s life spiral out of control, Mallory faces 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.
Here’s the thing about Jennifer’s writing, it’s just so damn addictive. I loved it years ago and I still it love it now, her paranormal series? Don’t get me started, forever flailing over Roth and Daemon *shame*. Being the fantasy nerd that I am, I will always prefer her fantasy series but there was something about The Problem with Forever that will stick with me for a loooong time. I don’t know if it was the attention to detail and perfect execution of such a sensitive plot or the beautiful characterization but something about this book sort of hits you and demands your attention. I was mere chapters in and I just knew this book was going to destroy me, but in a good way.
This is by no means just another love story; it’s hardly a love story at all because the romance isn’t the focal point of the story. Oh that didn’t stop me from fangirling when we did get some romance, not by a long shot… I all but lived for some Mallory and Rider moments… RIDER <3333 Ooops, my point being this book is so much more than it seems. It’s beautiful, it’s heartbreaking, there are scenes that are difficult to read and scenes that give you face-ache from smiling too much from all the cute-ness overload.
Mallory hasn’t seen Rider in four years, it’s been four years since she escaped the abusive foster home they were both trapped in, but she’s thought of him often. He was her best friend, her protector and I mean that literally, he would gladly take the blame for her actions and face the harsh consequences. But now Mallory feels that she’s ready to go to public school and it’s there that she finds Rider again.
Mallory and Rider have this connection that goes beyond friendship and love, it’s something that was forged from sterner stuff when they were younger. Now they need to learn to get to know each other all over again but still those embers of kinship, love, loss and devotion burst from the pages and create something beautiful between the two, oh how I adored them.
With all that being said I did have a few issues with this book, for one it seemed to slow in the middle and it felt like I was reading the same few chapters over and over again. I also could have done without certain tropes such as, perfect boyfriend with the bitchy girlfriend but as always the story changes as you progress. The Problem with Forever was a fantastic book and I will definitely we reading it again in the future for all those feels and the all important messages you take from it watching Mallory become herself again. Fans of JLA will yet again become engrossed in this addictive release and I can’t wait to see what she comes up with next.
About the Author
# 1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer L. Armentrout Lives in West Virginia. When she's not hard at work writing, she spends her time, reading, working out, watching zombie movies, and pretending to write. She is the author of the Covenant Series (Spencer Hill Press), the Lux Series (Entangled Teen), Don't Look Back (Disney/Hyperion) and a yet untitled novel (Disney/Hyperion), and new YA paranormal series with Harlequin Teen. Jennifer also writes New Adult and Adult romance under the pen name J. Lynn. The Gamble Brothers Series (Tempting the Best Man/Tempting the Player) and Wait for You.
So that's all folks, I'm incredibly honoured to have been apart of the The Problem with Forever tour, in case any of you missed any stops on the tour check out the tour banner below!
Massive thanks to MIRA Ink for allowing me to take part.
Happy Reading <3