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Say You'll Remember Me

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  5,247 ratings  ·  847 reviews
When Drix was convicted of a crime -- one he didn't commit -- he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the new Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a ...more
Hardcover, 452 pages
Published January 30th 2018 by Harlequin Teen
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Gabriella Yes to swearing, although not a whole ton. It mostly occurs when the characters are mad and it's not super heavy. There is talk of past hook ups, but …moreYes to swearing, although not a whole ton. It mostly occurs when the characters are mad and it's not super heavy. There is talk of past hook ups, but no actual description. There are some kisses that I wouldn't call "steamy", but they were borderline steamy. The two MCs lay in bed together and kiss. They may have had sex at this part, but I skipped over it so I'm not sure. Hopefully this helped!(less)

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Oct 11, 2017 marked it as maybe
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was amazing
two of my pet-peeves are crappy parents and the unfairness of the US ‘justice’ system. and this book is serving these two things up on a massive buffet platter. but oh my gosh. elle and drix stole my heart, so it made up for having to deal with such annoyances.

my emotions just melt for forbidden love and rough backgrounds. would this kind of relationship work in reality? i doubt it. but i was rooting for them every step of the way. this also has great writing with a really important message. i
Samantha Young
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*received an arc from KM*

Elle and Drix were so vibrant I swear I forgot I was reading about fictional characters. I ached for them, I cried for them, and I cheered them on from beginning to end. Authentic, edgy, and fraught with realistic, heartfelt conflict and romantic tension, Say You’ll Remember Me is a fantastic coming of age story and now on my favorites shelf for good!
Pavlina Read more sleep less blog
4-4,5 STARS

It was a long time since I read a book by Katie McGarry and omg how much I missed her writing!Such a beautiful story, Say You'll Remember Me was a sweet and intense story.I loved the premise in this one and storyline was fantastic!The characters were lovable and realistic.


I adored Drix and Elle.Drix is something else, I loved him and I ached for him.His story is heartbreaking and from the beginning I fall in love with him.He is been to prison for a crime he did not commit, and now he
C.G. Drews
This one had a lot of familiar elements but I was so here for the heartfelt messages! It has the storyline we're all probably familiar with: bad boy Drix is fresh out of juvie and accidentally falls for the governor's daughter. So we have forbidden-romance, bad boys, found-family, and innocents accused of crime. I definitely enjoy a ton of these tropes 🤗 and Elle and Drix were easy to root for.

I also reeeally liked the messages! Elle's family are the "perfect politicians" but they're literally u
Jen ♥Star-Crossed Book Blog♥
***4.5/5 Stars***

Say You'll Remember Me was a beautiful, tragic, heartwarming story that had my emotions all over the place. I love that it reeled me in and that it felt as though I was right in the middle of their lives. I loved even more that I got to feel every single smile, hope, hurdle and soul crushing moment with them. So of course I found my heart beating faster at the tension between Elle and Drix. I wanted them to have more. So much more. Ohhh I absolutely loved Say You'll Remember Me
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
After thinking on my review and rating for a couple of days and recently finishing 'Crash Into You' I definitely think this is a 4 Star rating book.

I'm left absolutely floored by Say You'll Remember Me. Katie McGarry has written a novel that strips back characteristics of a person so they can truly see who they're meant to be. Elle and Drix are lost souls who find solace together, their love empowering them to make change.
Jeannine Allison
*** Only $1.99!! ***

I freaking LOVED this book!!!! I couldn't put it down; seriously, damn sleep, I stayed up until 2 AM to finish this. 😍😍😍 The characters were complex, the storyline was addictive, and the writing was absolutely engaging.

This is one of those books where I love the heroine just as hard as the hero. Elle was an AMAZING female lead. She was so strong and I love how she took no shit...
"Drix, you don't get to make me or my problems feel small. No one does. I'm not friends with pe
♛ may
this first 60% of this book was SOLID, like 6 star material, i was 10/10 in love with the writing

it had forbidden romance and that slow burn that is just 👌🔥 but THEN WHEN THEY GOT TOGETHER idk i just felt like meehhhhhh

i liked the characters even though at some times they just felt somewhat forced into role.

I love the close-knit family and the deeper social issues we got to explore like the court & law ish, poverty, juvenile delinquencies, and neglect but the ending left me feeling really unsat
Aimee ♥ | Aimee, Always
What the heck did I just read? I'm off to listen to Wildest Dreams so that I can think of that instead of this book.

Also, someone please restrain me from stabbing everyone in this book.

Full review to come!
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
I am quite a visual person when it comes to books and I like nothing more than a good cover. Katie’s McGarry’s latest release, a young adult offering titled, Say You’ll Remember Me features a striking cover image that served to draw me to this book. The image, with its vibrant pink and purple background, has a ferris wheel embellished across it. I think this ferris wheel works a solid metaphor for the events in this novel. Life is like a fairground ride, whi
It's been awhile since I've read a Katie McGarry novel and I'm just as convinced as ever that this lady can do no wrong. I have absolutely loved every book written by this author, and this one is no different! Say You'll Remember Me was exactly what was I craving at this time; the writing is as flawless as ever and once again featured realistic and relatable characters that are easy to get on board with.

Say You'll Remember Me follows Drix and Elle in a forbidden type of romance story. Drix bein
Feb 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical-arcs
Can we talk about that cover?! It’s gorgeous, I may have spent an inordinate amount of time staring at it, there’s something about those shades of purple 😍 Now that I got that fawning out of the way…

I don’t read all that much YA anymore, I have absolutely nothing against it, there was a time when I almost strictly stuck to the genre, but I’m at a point in my life where I can’t always relate to the trials and tribulations of teenagers. But sometimes I hear good things about an author or a particu
DJ Sakata
Feb 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Favorite Quotes:

He must believe there’s nothing in my skull beyond the beginnings of hair follicles.

It’s creepy hanging with you… It’s like you’re the Walking Dead. I’m half expecting someone to jump out with a samurai sword and slice out your heart.

“I don’t know how to get them to leave me alone.” I pause, then the bitterness leaks out as well as a grim grin. “At least not without a baseball and a well-placed throw. Some people shouldn’t be allowed to continue their genetics.”

What does being ma
Dani ❤️ Perspective of a Writer
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Drix gets a second chance through the governor's special program as long as he's willing to parade himself in front of reporters as a convicted criminal for a crime he didn't commit. Elle, as the governor's daughter has a life of privilege which is stifling. When they find themselves meeting again and again their attraction creates sparks, and they decide to give love a try.

The short review...

This is a sweet romance with a bunch of the things I
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
I enjoyed this one a lot!!!! I love Katie McGarry's books and never feel disappointed by them. This one is no different! It's a quick read and an easy escape from reality. Cannot wait for her next release. A must-read!!! ...more
Feb 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

Trigger Warnings: neglectful parents, drugs, alcohol, violence, abuse (parental & relationship), death of animal

I wasn’t expecting to actually enjoy Say You’ll Remember Me. I was a big fan of the authors works a couple of years ago but when I read her most recent novel last year I DNF’ed it. It just wasn’t sitting well with me. Say You’ll Remember Me has brought me back to Katie McGarry’s works. I absolutely loved it. It was such a nice surprise. I
Apr 18, 2018 rated it did not like it

Seriously, WHAT. THE. FUCK.

Now bear in mind, I am alone in this assessment. Right now, this book is sitting at 4 stars and I do not understand it.

So I guess, there’s a good chance this may work for you…
Who knows.

And more power to you if you do. Its much more fun to love a book than to finish and wonder what the fuck you're doing with your life.

Alright let’s get to it…

What I liked:

Literally. Nothing.

What I disliked:

The Plot: Really… What plot. I mean, honestly. Its a slow, dragged out descent
Shannon (kitchandpages)
May 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
Like always, Katie’s characters are ones I’m rooting for. This wasn’t as emotional for me (until the end... GIRL) because they were new characters and I didn’t get as much building as I like. But I still loved it and enjoyed reading. Katie always managing to be more than “just a romance” in her YA contemporary novels. She is intentional on shedding light on real issues teens and families go through and I always respect that about her writing. I definitely recommend all of her works!!
Mar 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
I wasn't expecting much but oh my god I loved this one! ...more
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: all-the-swoons, ya
5 DRIX Stars!!!

Katie McGarry has my number. I don’t even like books with musicians….like I steer clear of them because I can’t think of one that I loved. I had no idea that one of characters was going to be a musician, but of course if there was a musician I would love, it would be one that Katie wrote.

à la Mode St. » fashion

Feel the beat in my blood, the rhythm in my heart, the music filling an empty soul.

à la Mode St. » fashion

Drix just got out of his special juvenile detention program. I love that mystery that we don’t really know w
Lori Foster
Feb 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved the story, of course (I love all her books!) but I especially loved Drix. What an amazing character. (His brother Axle too!) Elle was in such a completely different setting with completely different issues, but the author made her problems just as real, although not quite as tragic. Drix and Elle perfectly complemented each other. It's very emotional, and there are plenty of tears to be shed. The story is timely in many ways. I recommend it! ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
“A year ago, I would have said as many pretty words as it took to convince you to do what I wanted, but I don’t have much prettiness inside me anymore. I’m raw, and I’m telling you the truth. I want you to stay.”

Definitely enjoyed this one. Drix and Elle were perfect for each other. Steady drama, but not overwhelming or contrived.
Feb 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received a finished copy of this novel from the publisher Harlequin in exchange for an honest review – all thoughts are my own.

Trigger Warnings; This novel contains drug & alcohol abuse, abuse –both physical and mental and the death of an animal.

It’s books like this one that make a huge fantasy lover like me fall in love with the contemporary genre. Say You’ll Remember Me isn’t your normal teen YA love story – it tackles real issues that everyday people face. The divide between the ‘upper cla
Tanya (Girl Plus Books)

As the governor’s daughter, Elle lives with constant pressure. The pressure of public scrutiny and the pressure from her parents to always be the best. Their expectations only increase when she agrees to help her father campaign for senator. With every new demand and the push to do better and be better, Elle is buckling under strain.

“I have three minutes until I have to pretend in public that the last few minutes didn’t come close to breaking me.” - Elle

Drix was convicted of a crime
Nicole M. Hewitt
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This review and many more can be found on my blog: Feed Your Fiction Addiction

Say You’ll Remember Me is just what I’ve come to expect to Katie McGarry. It’s the type of contemporary that makes me laugh and makes me cry and leaves me truly thinking about all the complexities of the themes. These are my favorite types of contemporaries!

What Fed My Addiction:

Elle’s Complex family dynamics.
Elle’s family life is complicated, to say the least. But I love that McGarry doesn’t give us straight-up villa
nick (the infinite limits of love)
Trigger warning: (view spoiler)

There’s just something about Katie McGarry’s books that continue to attract me to them. I don’t think I’ve read one book from her that I have disliked. With Say You’ll Remember Me by good-luck streak with her book continues. Once again, she has written an addicting story with a wonderful cast of characters.

Like with most other Katie McGarry books, Say You’ll Remember Me is told in the dual POVs of t
Samantha (WLABB)
Jun 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ya, contemporary, arcs, romance
Another wonderful book from Katie McGarry! I can always depend on McGarry for a rather emotional story filled with characters I grow to love, but she also gave me a lot to think about with one. I loved Drix and Elle, adored Drix's "family", and really appreciated the messages built into the story.

Full review to follow.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.

Jan 16, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars!

Once again, Katie McGarry delivers a heartfelt and beautifully written coming of age story as two teenagers from two very different walks of life fall in love against the odds as they battle against the ties that bind them.

Hendrix has just returned home after serving time in juvenile detention for a crime he didn’t commit. He was a wild child and took a plea bargain to avoid adult prison and, as part of the Governor’s new initiative of a second chance program, underwent counselling and
Jessica  (Angie & Jessica's Dreamy Reads)
I love a good YA romance every now and again and Say You'll Remember Me is a beautiful one. Katie McGarry's newest YA romance is a painstaking slow burn of a love story that built and evolved exquisitely, twisting and turning and pulling me right in.. I was captivated right away by the premise of an off-limits romance between the privileged daughter of a politician and a boy from the wrong side of the tracks with a criminal record. Katie McGarry writes such a smart story on these pages, a sweet ...more
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KATIE MCGARRY is an award winning and critically acclaimed novelist of the Witches of the Island series (A Wicked and Beautiful Garden), the Pushing the Limits, Thunder Road, and Only a Breath Apart series and the standalone novel, Say You’ll Remember Me. Katie is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is currently living out her own love story with her husband, three children, h ...more

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