Sunday, December 16, 2012


Miss Me NotSeries: Stand alone
Publisher: Tiffany King
Publication Date: 11/23/12
Format: ebook
Pages: 316
Source: Received from author for review.

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.
I know what you're probably thinking. "A suicide book? I don't like to read about suicide." Well, much like funerals, nobody actually likes reading about suicide, but it is important nonetheless. And though the story is initially about two teens who have plans to go out together, Miss Me Not isn't about suicide in the way you may think.

Miss Me Not is actually about living. About Madison's decision not to end her life, and with the help of a kind, generous boy, she decides not only to not die, but to really live.

Madison Hanson is not your normal teen. In fact, she can be fairly unlikeable. But Tiffany King did a truly thorough and beautiful job of slowly revealing the events and people who made Madison the way she is...surly, brittle, untouchable. Madison is a girl who did some pretty bad things when she was younger, all to gain her unreachable parents' attention. And as badly as she has been treated because of it, her conscience is the loudest voice of all.

"He was the sun, while I was the darkness."

When Madison meets Dean, I could definitely see where the story is headed. But, the road to friendship was smoother than I imagined it would be and I appreciated that. I expected Madison to continually push Dean away, or for him to initially be a real jerk to her. It quickly becomes apparent, though, that Dean is a boy beyond compare, and that Madison really truly wants and needs love. To have the story, without the major bickering and back-and-forth, made the story much better, and allowed the focus to center on Madison's emotional journey rather than the budding relationship.
Miss Me Not was a very, very well-written, heartfelt, thought story. King's writing is practically flawless. And though the story begins in a tragic place, and has many sad moments, it is also hopeful, and uplifting. Miss Me Not is not to be missed.

Favorite Quote:

  "I'm not going to hurt you," he whispered, leaning in close.
  "I know," I said with a slight shake in my voice.
  "You are so beautiful," he said, placing his lips lightly on my cheek. Leaving a trail of light kisses along my cheek and chin, he slowly approached my lips. Everything inside me seemed to quiver.
  "Do you want me to kiss you?" he asked, placing his lips softly at the corner of my mouth.
  I nodded.
  "I need you to say the words, babe. I want you to want this as much as me," he said, pulling back slightly.   (75%)

  "I'm not going to lose you over this," he said, reaching a hand up to stroke my face.
  "You already have," I whispered in a broken voice.
  Anguish filled his face before he crushed his lips to mine. "No, I haven't," he said raggedly against my lips like he was convincing me to change my mind.   (87%)

  The amazing thing about love was that when you didn't have it, the word seemed impossible to use, but when you were surrounded by it, it was as easy to say as breathing.   (98%)

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About the author:
Tiffany King is the author of The Saving Angels Series, Wishing For Someday Soon, Forever Changed, and Unlikely Allies. 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 , Facebook,  Pintrest and her website, or you can always email her.


  1. I really like the sound of this one. Especially that the relationship isn't constant bickering so we can focus on the bigger issues.

    I know life isn't always like that but I do like to read about people working together instead of against each other once in awhile.

  2. Nice review babe. I really liked this one. It was well done.

  3. I agree with you, suicide isn't something people like to read about, but it's something that is happening a lot these days. This book sounds beautiful and I like that it doesn't just focus on their relationship. Thanks for the review, Andrea! :)

  4. Amazing review!
    And yes the first thing I thought after reading the summary was that I don't read books about suicide but you have changed my mind. I really like the sound of it.

  5. Great review! This sounds like a really emotional book. Like one of the books you need to mentally prepare yourself for. I'm glad to hear the relationship isn't like most others.

  6. I must admit when I read the synopsis I initially thought this one wasn't for me but after reading your review I am quite eager to read it, it sounds like such an emotional, heart wrenching book.

    A wonderful review Andrea!

  7. I love the sound of this book! I generally don't like this kind of book but this one sounds super amazing :D
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

  8. Oh wow, this sounds like a very important story! I have lost friends to suicide and it's so, so horrible. I think that sometimes they just don't realize... anything. I don't know. But I think that when I'm ready for more issue books this is one I'll need to pick up. Wonderful review!

  9. This seems interesting. Good review and thanks for the quotes.

  10. This sounds interesting and refreshing, full of hope. Great review and i love the cover :)

  11. WOW, Andrea! Such an amazing review.
    I absolutely love the quotes you gave and unlike most people, I love stories about suicide. I can learn so much from them. I love that it is a very realistic story and I am SO adding this to my TBR
    GREAT review, Andrea, as always
    Your reader,

  12. Gotta love your last line here - Miss Me Not is not to be missed. Great! I already own this one, looking forward to starting it!

  13. Eeep this sounds like one that I need to read! Love that there wasn't too much push and pull in the growth of their relationship. I find that I tire very quickly of the constant back and forth lately. Great review!

  14. Great review. This sounds pretty good. Love the quotes.

  15. First time hearing of this book. Adding to my TBR after reading those quotes. I loved them. Also, awesome review. Thanks for sharing!

  16. This book sounds really great. I love when authors can take a darker concept and bring love and light to it. It sounds like a great YA novel.

    Thanks for the great review I need to check this one out. :)

  17. Awesome review! This sounds like an amazing read and all that emotion in one book is bound to be fantastic. I really enjoy books like this where you can learn so much from the characters and the story itself. I can't wait to check it out. Glad you enjoyed this.

    ~ Maida @ Literary Love Affair

  18. Another book to add to my collection, I mean really 90% of my pile has grown because of u :P lol, love it though!

  19. Damn. I keep putting this off because it scares me. But you are making it hard to ignore.


  20. This one sounds great but I think too sad for me. I'm glad there are some uplifting moments!


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