By: Jamie Magee
Released: May 5, 2012
Source: ARC from Author
Purchase the Book: Amazon
"Forgetting who you are, your ambitions, your passions is crippling….but remembering – embracing your purpose with a new sense of determination is more than empowering….it's life altering. Charlie Myers is on a life altering path that will cause the dammed to humble in silence. One night…just a few friends, how could it go so wrong? That was the question seventeen year old Charlie Myers was asking when she found herself in the ER. Outwardly nothing was wrong with Charlie, she was a vision of perfect heath, internally she was battling a raging headache…one the doctor told her she would overcome shortly, but Charlie knew something else was wrong …very wrong. Part of her had been stolen…she was missing memories. Those memories were sacred. They held the key to her sanity. They told her that the sinister whispers, the shadows that came to life before her were not as ominous as she felt they were. They held the bond with her late father, a famed musician. They caused her to forget the one talent that allowed her to face the darkness that haunted her every waking hour. They also masked a much deeper bond, the face of the one that had stolen her heart, long before the age of seventeen. Sitting in the ER with her angry mother she couldn’t figure out what she was missing, or even how. Her thoughts told her that she needed to protect Britain, a friend of hers, but that didn’t make any sense – Britain didn’t need to be protected from anyone, he was strong, young, and absurdly wealthy. Charlie also knew that even though her friend Bianca called Charlie her best friend, she didn’t trust her …she was almost sure she despised her, but she couldn’t figure out why, or understand how random thoughts were telling her that she adored both Britain and Bianca – that they were her saviors – that they brought silence to the unstoppable whispers, but the silence scared Charlie. In her mind anyone or anything that could bring silence to something that dark could not be good. Charlie wanted to stay in NY, figure out what she was missing, why, and who was behind it all, but her mother had other plans. Against her will, Charlie was sent to Salem to live with her sister, within that small town Charlie found her memories and so much more. Her story begins now." (Summary from goodreads.com)
Jamie Magee's See is the story of Charlie whose memories go missing after a night that turns wrong with her friends. Charlie is confused and her mother sends her to live with her sister in Salem. While there, Charlie's memories begin to come back and she learns that there is even more to them.
I really enjoyed See and found myself unable to put this book down because I couldn't wait to know what would happen next. Charlie is missing her memories and confused by some of the memories that she does have. For the beginning of the book Charlie did drive me crazy though because she was a pushover. However as the plot all comes together, I definitely liked her a lot more.
See is filled with several interesting characters. First there are Britain and Bianca who are Charlie's friends. However there is definitely something off about them and Charlie isn't sure why but she doesn't trust Bianca. Then Britain just completely creeped me out from the first moment he was introduced. When Charlie is sent to Salem, she is forced to move in with her sister Kara. I really liked Kara and actually wanted to get to know her better. In Salem, there is also Madison, Aden, and Draven. I loved the three of them and definitely wanted to know even more about them. I especially loved the twins Aden and Draven.
I'm familiar with Magee's other series, Insight, and really enjoyed it so I was really excited to find out about a new book. I can definitely say I loved See even more. The plot was captivating and different. I can easily say I have not read anything like this yet. The story could get confusing at times but that is also because Charlie is missing her memories. I felt just as frustrated as Charlie with being uncertain which character to trust and what was happening to her. However once it all started to come together, all of my questions were cleared up. I also love how music was incorporated in this story. I'm a huge music lover so I really enjoyed that. I will definitely be looking forward to what Magee writes next! Overall, I recommend See! It's a different and captivating story.
(1) *Author Jamie Magee is kindly offering one lucky winner an e-book of See, a bookmark, and a guitar pick. The giveaway is enter to US only. To enter this giveaway just fill out the rafflecopter form below. Good Luck!
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(2) *Jamie will also be giving away a signed copy of See and Insight, a bookmark, guitar pick, and $25 Amazon giftcard. In order to enter for any of this, comment on my review of See and the other bloggers participating in this tour. Jamie will draw from all of the comments on the tour.
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The See Tour:
May 2nd Sassy Book Lovers
May 6th Page Flipperz
May 8th Taking it One Book at a Time
May 9th - Moon Stars Fantasy World
May 10th - Better Read Than Dead
May 11th Book Reader Addicts
May 12th Paranormal Reads
May 13th Judge Not by the Covers
May 14th The Shadowed Realm
May 15th YA Holic