How did I get it?:
I bought it!
Previously reviewed by the same author:
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.
I have read a few books now by Jessi Kirby as you can see from my ‘previously reviewed’ section of this blog post. I’d consider myself a fan of her writing. I think she’s got an incredibly easy to read writing style. I actually ordered this book without knowing what it was about. I knew it would be a decent read and that’s exactly what it was.
The Secret History Of Us is about a girl named Olivia who can’t remember the last 4-5 years of her life due to a car accident. Liv was pulled from the river and resuscitated after her car went off a bridge. Liv wakes up in hospital not knowing what had happened to her. She was diagnosed with amnesia and had to begin to find out who she was once more. After some time, Liv realises she was keeping secrets from those close to her. The truth starts to unravel and Liv has to learn how to leave the past in the past and move on with her future.
I enjoyed reading this book and thought it was incredibly easy to read. It doesn’t have the most ground breaking plot, so if you’re looking for an exciting, original read then it wouldn’t be for you. However, if you’re looking for a cosy, well written book to read between heavier reads then I would totally suggest this one.
I really enjoyed the character of Liv. I also liked that Liv’s family were incredibly supportive. Her parents and her brother were there for her and that’s lovely to see in a YA novel when often the family can be rather absent. I was really intrigued by the character of Walker and wish we had seen more from him. In fact, that is the reason why I didn’t rate this book 4 stars. I wanted more from Walker and wish we’d have got that.
Would I recommend it?:
Yes! 3.5 stars