Hello everyone! I’m back with another blog tour review post! This time, it’s for Remember Me by Chelsea Bobulski, which is an eerie, creepy read perfect for the fall months! Thank you to the publisher and Flying Fantastic Book Club for including me on this tour and sending me a finished copy. There will be a post and an Instagram giveaway on my account today as well, so follow me there for the details!
About the Book
Publisher: Feiwel and Friends
Release Date: August 6th 2019
Genre: Young Adult, Horror
In this eerie and suspenseful YA, a teen girl discovers what connects her to the hotel she calls home as horrifying visions lead her to the truth.
Nell Martin is moving again, this time to the Winslow Grand Hotel, built in 1878. As Nell is settling in, strange things begin to happen. Doors lock of their own accord, writing appears on bathroom walls–and most horrifying of all–visions of a dead boy permeate her waking life. Thinking it was her mind playing tricks on her, she soon finds the past and the present colliding as she learns horrific details of a murder that happened at the hotel in 1905 involving a girl named Lea.
Nell and a mysterious bellboy must relive that day in hopes of finally breaking a curse that imprisons them both. And Nell discovers what truly links her to the history of the Winslow Grand Hotel.
About the Author
Chelsea Bobulski was born in Columbus, Ohio, and raised on Disney movies, classic musicals, and Buckeye pride. She’s always had a penchant for the fantastical, the stories that teach us there is more to this world than meets the eye. She has a soft spot for characters with broken pasts, strange talents, and a dash of destiny in their bones. After graduating from The Ohio State University with a degree in history, she promptly married her high school sweetheart and settled down in Northwest Ohio with her notebooks and daydreams and copious amounts of chocolate. THE WOOD is her debut novel.
I’ll start my review by saying that this is not something I would normally read. My preferences shift between fluffy contemporaries, fantasy, and sci-fi. Horror (or really anything suspenseful) is not my genre. I don’t like scary movies, I don’t like haunted houses, and I rarely enjoy scary books.
That being said, I absolutely loved Remember Me.
I practically devoured this book once I got my hands on it. The opening scene took me into its ghostly hands, gripped me tight, and didn’t release me until the final page. Bobulski did an amazing job of setting up a creepy, atmospheric world that you won’t want to leave.
I love that we get the POVs from both Nell and Lea, set over 100 years apart. I usually don’t like stories like that, where the main characters will never meet, but in this case, given that we’ve got a haunted hotel and that the storylines intertwine, that didn’t bother me at all. In fact, I really enjoyed it.
The characters were all realistic and unique, and I could find myself getting invested in their stories. I liked Nell the best, but Lea was quite endearing as well. The mystery, horror, and suspense elements of the novel were all written quite well, and you can really immerse yourself in the novel.
All in all, I really enjoyed Remember Me. It took me out of my comfort zone, and I’m glad I took that risk. I think fans of horror, suspense, and thrillers will enjoy this novel, as well as anyone who wants to read something new and unique. I’d give it 4.5 stars.
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Prize: Win (1) copy of REMEMBER ME by Chelsea Bobulski (US Only)
Starts: 06 August 2019
Ends: 20 August 2019
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