In The Hope of Memories by Olivia Rivers | ARC Review

in the hope of memories

Title: In The Hope of Memories
Author: Olivia Rivers
Publisher: Red Sparrow Press
Publication Date: 21 March 2016
Format: e-ARC
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Received from the Publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Hope is dying.

Hope Jackson has lived her short life to the fullest, but her four closest friends are dangling on the brink of disaster. Right before dying of a rare heart condition, Hope sets up a scavenger hunt across New York City using her graffiti art. The directions she leaves her friends are simple: Solve the clues hidden in her art, and they'll solve the problems haunting their lives.

Hope is dead.

Two days after her heart fails, Hope's friends are thrown together:

Aiden, her best friend, whose plans to attend college have been scattered by his OCD. 
Kali, her foster sister, whose last ties to sanity are as razor-thin as her anorexic waistline.
Erik, her high school crush, whose success as an athlete is based on a lie with no end in sight.
And Same, her online pen-pal, whose perfect life exploded into chaos in the aftermath of a school bombing.

Together, the four teens take to the streets of New York to complete Hope's scavenger hunt and fulfill her dying wishes. But in order to unravel the clues hidden in Hope's graffiti, her friend will need to confront their personal demon heads on.

Hope is within reach.   


Before I start, I would like to say that, this book definitely has left their marks on my heart. I truly enjoy and love this book, which, well written by the author - Olivia Rivers.

When I first start to read, I thought it was going to be bored but I was wrong, truly wrong. Pages after pages, everything start to excite me to know more what is about, how is going to be, what will happen to the four main characters, why Hope make them do this and gosh, there are just too many questions in my mind, that has made me not to stop from reading this. I was so itching to know, what has hope set for them to find it from her hidden message and graffiti art.

✾ Just in case you want to know, I finish reading this in a day start from 31st of Jan (midnight) to 31st Jan (11.35pm). Can you see, how I'm so into this?

Hope, she is truly an amazing friend in a whole wide world that the four of them - Aiden, Kali, Erik, and Sam would never ever forget her. Of what she has made them do - scavenger hunt, I mean, it so impressive that has make the four of them, who has never knew each other but become one, to do this scavenger hunt and start to understand what is the meaning of life, to appreciate more of what they have in their life, cherish it in every way and go for what they want to do in their life.

There are too many emotions in this reading that I couldn't contain myself from smiling, feeling happy with what have they finally gotten into, and cry because it has made me feel of what each of them endures throughout their life.

Hope has shown an amazing friendship towards the four of them. They are lucky to have a friend like her.

One quote that I found in here, that I like;

I mean, we all pretend to live in a world made of facts, but it's not true. We live in a world made of our perceptions, and it changes every time we do. 

Characters :

Hope - She is an intelligent, strong girl, who loves her sister, Kali and her 3 best friends and will do anything for them, and she gave a piece of great advice for them to be strong and think also appreciate of what they have in life.

Kali - A stubborn, and facing the biggest problem with her body which leads to anorexia. Though she loves her sister, Hope but she just too ego to see and talk to her.

Aiden - A genius guy, who knows everything about medical stuff from medical books that he bought. Also struggling with his OCD. Always think about others before himself.

Erik - Successful footballer that struggling with her sight problems. In the beginning, he is a very annoying guy, always want to start to fight with Aiden but as time goes by, he just a really good person, with a good heart.

Sam - I don't know whether she or he, because they said, they fine with only Sam. A computer geek, that they inherit from her late dad, and they survived from the aftermath of a bomb at a school.

Each of the characters has their own struggles in their life and been unite in this scavenger hunt, for them to understand and to appreciate life more.

Overall, it is a beautiful friendship from Hope to her friends, that truly has touched deeper of my heart. I recommend every one of you to read this book.

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Siqah Hussin said…
Fatina buat siqah nak beli novel bulan ni 😅 baru berjanji tak nak beli novel. Hehe. Siqah tertarik dengan review Fatina <3
Eyqa Zq said…
Sounds like a good book about friendship. Ada d bookstore ka sda tu fatina? :D
FatinaMdzfr said…
hehehehe Fatina berjaya pengaruhkan Siqah gini hihihi :) Serious, cerita ni best :)
FatinaMdzfr said…
It is. I'm so loving it. I'm not sure dah masuk Malaysia, but selalunya boleh email MPH, mereka make sure to bring it here :D
Eyqa Zq said…
Okay thanks fatina. 😁
FatinaMdzfr said…
Your welcome, Eyqa 😘