ARC Review: Wait for Me by Sara Shepard

Posted October 29, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review:  Wait for Me by Sara ShepardWait for Me by Sara Shepard
Published by Union Square Co. on November 1, 2022
Genres: YA Contemporary Thriller
Pages: 336
Source: the publisher
Format: ARC
My Rating: four-half-stars
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Drowning in déjà vu . . .
Who is Casey Rhodes? Is she a no-nonsense realist or a hopeless romantic? A just-getting-by scholarship student or a sometimes-Cinderella dating the cool, cultured heir to a media empire and New York City’s most eligible? At seventeen years old and already in her sophomore year at NYU, Casey sheds disguises effortlessly. It’s how she navigates school and avoids the second-guessing that’s plagued her since she and her boyfriend Marcus got together. 
But then Casey starts hearing voices that terrify her so badly she flees to the remote beach town of Avon where she can sort through her thoughts and reset. But the voices only get more intense and are now accompanied by visions of places she’s never been and people she’s never met, like Jake who’s lived in Avon his whole life. There’s no way Casey could know him, yet she feels an immediate connection. And, crazier still: he feels it too. Together they search for answers, finding only questions—about their connection, Avon, Casey’s memories . . . And whose voice is she hearing inside her head?

My Review

Wow, for my first book by this author, it was a twisty read! I was definitely grabbed from the start, wondering about this past life and how it was affecting Casey. Because of the things she was remembering from that life, I wondered who those around her were, if they were people from those memories. Lots of little details throughout the story made one person seem like a different person. And then little things made some of the people seem to be either friend or foe, going back and forth on a few of them!

About halfway through there was a HUGE twist that I did not see coming. And as I was dealing with that twist, and Casey was as well, her friend Jake came back into the story and now things seemed to be reversing again. But I didn’t trust Jake, or Casey, or anything that was happening, because that first twist had really made me doubt it all and if any of it could have been real.

The ending was full of more twists and turns even when I thought maybe we finally knew the answers. I’m still a little maybe confused about her stepmom, I just really felt like there might have been more to the story than what we ended up with. The ending was very interesting, and not at all what I was expecting. But I liked it, and I can definitely see if the author has written all her other books like this, there is a reason the Pretty Little Liars books were so popular that they made the tv show out of it.

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