Forget Me Not | By Anca Antoci
Book Review | YA Fantasy
Narrative and Plot
Forget Me Not is one of those stories that pulls you into this atmospheric world from the very first page. There is something dark and mysterious at play and it is evident from the prologue. I don’t have much experience with the whole vampire/werewolf fiction but from what I can tell, the book does try to create its own unique world of chimeras with their laws.
We follow the main character Rae who is the narrator. To be honest, at times it does feel like a debut novel which it is. The pacing too goes up and down. However, the plot in itself makes up for most of it. There is an inherent curiosity as a reader to know more about Rae and the strange world she stumbled upon.
Characters and Conflicts
Rae had been a damsel in distress for the most part of the story. It does get to you at some point but this is a trilogy and the story is taking its sweet time to create a powerful main character. By the end you can see a definite character arc for her which makes up for all the damsel moments.
Most of the story had been Rae gathering intel from various chimeras about this other world and its powers. It would have been better if parts of it came out in some other way. However, that being said, I do respect the author’s choice. The ideas are clear and the world is established without any confusions. That seemed to be the purpose of the book and it is a job well done.
Forget Me Not is the beginning of a fantasy adventure. The story is building up taking its shape and sculpting its characters. It makes you want for more information. By the end, I cannot wait to read the second and I am happy that it is out already. Overall, this is the first book that sets up the premise quite strategically in order to carry forward the tale.