Thursday, May 12, 2016

Blog Tour: The Problem With Forever by Jennifer L. Armentrout

The Problem With Forever
By: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Released: May 17, 2016
Source: E-ARC
Blog Tour: Inkslinger PR
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*A copy of this book was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review

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. (Goodreads)

I loved The Problem with Forever! It was a beautiful story about family, friends, falling in love, and finding yourself. I'm a huge Jennifer L. Armentrout fan and this book just read so differently from all of her previous books.

The Problem with Forever is the story of Mallory who is just about to start her senior year at school. She has spent the past four years in home school and the years before that in a foster home that still haunts her. However, on her first day at school, she runs into Rider, the boy who protected her for years.

Mallory was a well developed and complex protagonist that I really loved to watch grow. She lived through a traumatic childhood and she's very quiet. She's trying to learn to speak up more, but keeping quiet is how she survived. However, attending a public school is her way of taking the next step. I admired how determined Mallory was to overcome her silence.

Rider was a well developed character as well. Mallory and Rider share this really complex childhood and it has left its impact on them both in different ways. I loved watching them reconnect after four years apart and learn about each other all over again. Even though they spent years apart, they still have this connection and bond.

The Problem With Forever was also filled with so many fantastic side characters that each had their own smaller storylines. Mallory's adoptive parents were great characters and I loved the relationship that they shared with Mallory. I also loved Mallory's best friend, Ainsley. She had her own interesting side story that was handled very well. Then there were Hector and Jayden who won me over early on.    

The plot was paced well and I loved how it developed realistically. This book has a lot of heavier moments, but there were still some lighter moments to balance it out too. There were certainly several moments that brought me to tears while I was reading though. Armentrout does a wonderful job handling a variety of really important topics. Her writing was beautiful and there were so many lines I wrote down    

Overall I loved The Problem with Forever and highly recommend picking this one up. It's definitely a memorable story that you won't be able to stop thinking about for days

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About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 New York Times and #1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki.
Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA.
She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins. 


“The intensity between Mouse and Rider is palpably sizzling… romance aficionados [will] lose themselves in Mouse and Rider’s smoldering glances and steamy kisses.” -Kirkus

“Armentrout’s effort to gradually coax her protagonist from her shell via a supportive, loving community succeeds, and readers looking for an inspirational comeback story will find Mallory’s to be satisfying and hopeful” –Publishers Weekly 

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  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

  2. So agree! This was a fantastic read. I loved Mallory and Rider so much. Great review!


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