Review: Forever Lost by Melody Anne (Becoming Elena #2)

Note: This ARC was provided by InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review.

Forever Lost is the second novel in the Becoming Elena trilogy from bestselling author Melody Anne and it continues the story of Mary/Elena, the girl who was abducted at sixteen and endured years of torture and abuse in order for her to conform to the sadistic desires of others. Has she really been changed into someone else? Has Mary ceased to exist, giving way to Elena, and was it ever really possible for the forced transition to ever be prevented? Or is there a tiny, niggling bit of doubt that lingers, one that has her wondering if she is now Elena, if a part of Mary still remains, or if she is someone totally different, an in-between that's simply waiting to be discovered and fully embraced by the young woman her tormentors thought would bend to their will? This is her journey, and maybe, she can be the woman she chooses to be.

As with the first book, there are possible triggers in this sequel that readers need to take note of. The things done to Mary/Elena have their purpose, perverted and abusive some of them may seem to be, and they are vital in portraying exactly what she was experiencing at the hands of the people she was with. Her non-relationship with Dalton is evolving and we delve deeper into Mary/Elena's past and discover things lead to a rush of suppressed memories. A new character named Darcy is introduced in this second book and she plays an essential role in the story, having known Dalton for years and being a mentor of sorts for Mary/Elena, albeit not exactly how Dalton had probably envisioned her being. The epilogue now has me itching to know if Mary/Elena will finally get her own form of a happy ending. 4.5 stars for Forever Lost. ♥

Date Read: 08 May 2016

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