The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby: BOOK REVIEW



Book: The Secret History of Us

Author: Jessi Kirby

Pages: 288

Reading Format: Audiobook

Read: 20th August, 2017

Rating: 3/5 Stars


A near drowning…a coma for days…and then…

Olivia wakes up to realize she doesn’t remember. Not just the accident—but anything from the last four years. Not high school. Not Matt, the guy who is apparently her boyfriend. Not the reason she and Jules are no longer friends. Nothing.

That’s when it hits her—the accident may not have taken her life, but it took something just as vital: her memory. The harder she tires to remember things, the foggier everything gets, and figuring out who she is feels impossible when everyone keeps telling her who she was.

But then there’s Walker. The guy who saved her. The one who broke her ribs pumping life back into her lungs. The hardened boy who keeps his distance despite Olivia’s attempts to thank him.

With her feelings growing for Walker, tensions rising with Matt, and secrets she can’t help but feel are being kept from her, Olivia must find her place in a life she doesn’t even remember living.


Plot: 3/5

Characters: 3/5

Writing: 3/5

I’m so conflicted about writing this review!
I really, really enjoyed this book, even though literally nothing happened!

I guess I liked the characters and premise enough to have a lot of fun reading it, because there was certainly no drive to the plot at all.

It was really strange actually because at times it seemed like it was really leading up to some big reveal or conspiracy at the end of the book, but no, nothing came! That was more shocking than a reveal would’ve been I think! haha

I really liked the characters, and the premise behind the book. I think the only reason I couldn’t connect more to the characters was because the book was so short, but I did really love reading about them.

I found the ordeal that Liv went through, and how we watched her deal with it, to be so interesting to read about.

I think this novel goes to show how you don’t necessarily have to have a hugely plot driven story to make it a good book.

That’s all,

Kate :)


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