Sunday, 2 December 2012

Review Miss Me Not by Tiffany King

I have another review today. Like I did with Light of the Moon, I bought Miss Me Not on it's release day and got stuck straight into it. I loved it so much, I have to write my review here as well as posting it on Goodreads.



They had a pact.
Leave the world behind much as they had lived it.
No one would miss them. No harm, no foul.
Their personal demons would be left behind once and for all.
It was the only thing they could count on.
It was all she had.

Madison Hanson has spent the last four years being a "shadow." Her parents ignore her. The students at her school stopped talking to her years ago, and the majority of her teachers forget she's even there. In her desperate yearning to leave her invisible life behind, Madison makes a pact with her only friend, James Garrison, to end their lives as inconspicuously as they live them. No fuss, no muss. No one would miss her and she would miss no one. Their plan is set, and it's all she can count on. That is, until fellow student, Mitch Peterson, beats them to the punch. Everything Madison believed in is shaken to the core when she watches the aftermath of Mitch's death unfold. By taking his own life, Mitch unwittingly saves hers. What a selfish prick.

She is now left with the daunting task of living. Trying to bury her demons once and for all, and finally trusting someone with her fragile existence.

Living is hell.
Death would have been so much easier.  


My Review:

I didn't know if I wanted to read this book. It hits a bit too close to home, for me anyway. I read some reviews before it was published and I ummed and ahh'ed right up until the second I clicked 'buy this book'.

I'm glad I clicked it.

A lot of people have described Miss Me Not as 'dark'. No, it's not. It's simply brutally honest. And I love that.

I've been in Madison's position. I suffered with depression both before and after I had my daughter and I still have my days - but several times I have been Madison.

And that's why I'm reviewing here. Tiffany already knows how I feel about Miss Me Not, but there's so much more to say.

The beauty of this book is the raw honesty. Tiffany has written what so many people are afraid to write, and I love her for it. Depression and suicide in teens is such a taboo subject, it's hard to talk about and even harder to write, but Tiffany has done this beautifully.

Every feeling of Madison's I believed whole-heartedly. I could feel her pain, her anger, her guilt.. And even her love for Dean.

I didn't mention Dean, did I? No?

I WANT HIM.

Seriously. He's a jock with the biggest heart I've seen in a long time. He reminded me so much of my partner when I was in Madison's frame of mind I nearly laughed.

Is Tiffany King a mind reader? No, she's just a damn good writer who isn't afraid to tackle a tough subject.

Every single bit of this story drew me in and I didn't put it down once. Even when I was making a drink I did it one handed, more focused on my phone and uncovering the next bit of Madison's dark past.

Although the genre is YA, Miss Me Not is a book for anyone. A teen, parent, teacher, friend.. Anyone.

The raw, compelling storyline will draw you in and leave you turning the pages in quick succession because you simply HAVE to know what Madison did that was so bad, and if she'd let Dean get close to her.

All in all, buy this book. RIGHT NOW. It's 100% a 5* star book.


Tiff - thank you for writing such a beautiful book and through it, reminding me how far I've come in three years. I hope others can see the beauty in it, like I did.



Where can you buy it? As always, I have those links for you too!

Amazon US

Amazon UK

Barnes & Noble

Tiffany has also composed a playlist for Miss Me Not on Spotify, the link of which is here: 
Miss Me Not Playlist



About Tiffany :


Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing For Someday Soon, Forever Changed, Unlikely Allies, and Miss Me Not. Writer by day and book fanatic the rest of the time, she is now pursuing her life-long dream of weaving tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask. She can always be found on Twitter (@AuthorTiffany) Facebook (Tiffany King) Pintrest and her website (authortiffanyjking.blogspot.com) or you can always email her at authortiffany@yahoo.com.
"Books provide the ultimate getaway for me. A good story is a vehicle that takes you to another place, another time, or another world. I love reading the words and letting my imagination do the rest. I appreciate and respect every author who has the courage to put your work out there for the world to see."


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