In this raw, gut-wrenching, and beautifully written sequel to Invincible, Marcus continues Evie’s story of their intense romance, a stunning conclusion to this contemporary duology perfect for fans of Gayle Forman and Sara Zarr.
Marcus knows pain. The kind that swallows you like a black hole. His brother committed suicide, his mother left him, and his dad ignores him inside their cavernous house. Relief seems to come only from drugs, alcohol, and secret acts of self-destruction.
Until he met Evie. Together, they lived in the moment. They fell in love—hard—creating their own beautiful world. But they each had their own secrets, their own pain.
Unforgivable takes off where Invincible ended—with Evie drowning in San Francisco Bay. Marcus finds her just in time, but her survival is not the happy ending he was hoping for. Forbidden from seeing Evie by her parents and unable to reach her, Marcus learns of a pain that might break him completely.
The pain of losing Evie becomes tangled with the loss of his mother and brother, and he must face the ghosts he has been trying so desperately to outrun, or risk losing Evie forever.
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)|
|Age Range:||14 Years|
About the Author
Amy Reed was raised in and around Seattle, where she attended a total of eight schools by the time she was eighteen. Constantly moving taught her to be restless, and being an only child made her imagination do funny things. After graduating from fillm school, she earned an MFA in writing from New College of California. Amy currently lives in Asheville, North Carolina, with her husband, daughter, and a well-loved dog. She is no longer restless.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
UNFORGIVABLE by Amy Reed is a beautifully written and captivating sequel. We pick up where the events of INVINCIBLE left off, but this time from Marcus’ perspective. Although Marcus is able to save Evie’s life, their relationship is left in shambles. Both Marcus and Evie have demons they need to deal with on their own before they can find their way back to each other. I absolutely loved finding out more about Marcus’ past and seeing him grow into the person he was meant to be. The combo of past & present storytelling made for an interesting read. Beautifully written. Although I didn’t enjoy this book quite as much as the first, I was extremely satisfied with the way this series ended. Definitely worth a read!
In Invincible, a broken Evie had met Marcus and they began a relationship that became all-consuming. She found in him a reason to live, and now we get his reason for her to be his salvation. The story of Unforgivable is told in the past, present and a direct voice from Marcus to her, but it is mostly about his past and explains his mental state before and while he was with her. He saw the brother he adored from childhood waste away to nothing, and then he sees it happen to Evie. He has been mostly ignored by his parents, and now in the aftermath of him saving Evie and yet not being able to see her, he is more alone than ever. He was broken by his love for his brother before, and it is happening to him all over again with her. For her part, she met him at a low point in her life, that is clear. The girl she was then – he doesn’t know if it was truly her, whether she really loved him, whether what they had was real – all these doubts are sending him down a dark path. He is reliving his past, and it wasn’t a pleasant experience to live through. Ultimately, it is about him learning how to heal, and how to let go, and realizing that sometimes people will make their own decisions, no matter what you do. It is a process of catharsis that this book is leading to, making it more of a companion novel than a true sequel. The author wrote wonderfully about him, and his troubles, his depression, and presented both sides of a story that is so complicated. I do feel that this book was spent in superfluous words, and at times, I was tempted to leave it and return some other time, which is why I was more on the fence between 3 and 4 stars. Overall, a well-written emotionally charged book.