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3.66  ·  Rating details ·  1,048 ratings  ·  162 reviews
On her seventeenth birthday, Katie discovers a locket and decides to wear it for good luck. But when her boyfriend Isaac finds out she cheated on him - with their mutual best friend Mitch, no less - he dumps her, leaving her devastated.

And then a miracle happens. The locket burns on Katie's chest and she feels herself going back two weeks in time, to the night she cheated
Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 3rd 2011 by Razorbill (first published January 22nd 2011)
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Jul 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Some mistakes weren't meant to last.

Have you ever wanted to change a mistake? What would you do if you could go back in time, to that precise moment and undo it? What would it change?
For Katie Mottola, everything changed...

Already a fan of Stacy Jay's Megan Berry zombie series, I couldn't wait to see what this book would be like. I love the idea of time travel but yet to find a lot of stories about them for YA, so I'm happy to say that I really enjoyed this one.

The Locket is ultimately about sec
Nov 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
Spoilers are going to be littered throughout this mess:

Dear Katie:
This just in, Your boyfriend is an ASS!!!! Sure, he seems Mister All-American jock that is the love of your life, but really he is a self-absorbed prick. I didn't like him from the very beginning. He really doesn't seem to care about your feelings, then complaining how you acted nervous in front of Rachel!!! Ahhh, what a tool. No, that does not excuse your behavior with Mitch. You need to open your eyes to see what is in front of
Zemira (Kylo Ren fangirl) Warner
The Locket must be the sweetest time-travel book out there!
Some will say it was a total cliché but it had so many twists so you never know what will happen next and you can't wait to see which guy will Kate pick. Will it be Isaac or Mitch? The story will just suck you right in. And let me tell you there were a few huge shockers.

While reading,the book went from 3 to 4 until at the end it reached 5 stars. Those people who know me can tell I don't give 5 star rating unless I really loved it(read o
2.5 stars. "’Wow ... That was wow.’ [...] Usually that was all it took to make everything in me light up. At the moment, however, it only made me feel vaguely canine, like a cute puppy Isaac adored but didn’t totally consider his equal. But then I wasn’t his equal."
Always-only-understudy Drama geek Katie Mottola has had her two best male friends since she had been six years old: Golden, popular and sportsy Isaac, who is one grade above, and lanky, quiet and rock-bandy Mitch from next door. But e
Paula  Phillips
Sep 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Every now and again readers, you get that one book that you have been waiting for like "ever" to read and once you do you are glad and excited that you got to read it and even better is the fact that you got to read it before it's release date . You know those stories , that central round a piece of jewellery and that piece of jewellery has magical powers. Well that is what happened in The Locket. This locket has the power to go back and fix mistakes in the past. For Katie, her mistake was that ...more
Mar 17, 2017 rated it did not like it

In a way, I thought that this book was a mess. The characters were all over the place, and the plot wasn’t particularly organized. Overall, there were just a lot of things going on but not in a good way because the author didn’t deliver the action in a concise, well-written manner but instead, as a reader, we got a bunch of random information.

However, on the other hand, I did find the romance/heartbreak to be enticing but, like, in a middle school ki
Yin Chien 인첸
Mar 04, 2011 rated it really liked it
I wasn't supposed to read this book until 9th March, the day my exam ends. But I couldn't resist it and took a peek... and ended up finishing the whole book in 2 days. Which explains why I'm writing this review now. I want to share the good news - I really like it!

At first, the locket sounded like a great gift from God - it enabled Katie to travel back in time and fix the mistake she made two weeks ago, that was cheating on her boyfriend Isaac by kissing her best friend Mitch. And I bet you know
Chel (The Procrastinator's Corner)
Review posted here.

This has got to be one of my favorite reads of 2011. Frankly, I think the plot is a little clichéd, but I so love how the story was executed. The summary provides the readers the idea on how the story is going to play out. The Locket begins on Katie’s birthday, October 10. Exactly two weeks after she cheated on Isaac. Katie still feels guilty about it, but she just tells herself to forget about it because it was a mistake and it will never happen again. While she is preparing
Jennifer - The Book Admirer
Contains Spoilers

In The Locket by Stacey Jay, Katie makes a huge mistake that ultimately ends her relationship with her boyfriend Isaac. Prior to this she finds a locket that belongs to her grandmother and once she starts to wish to take back her mistakes she gets to go back in time and have a second chance. However, this is not without consequences.

I thought the story had a lot of promise, but in the end it just didn't live up to my expectations. What could have been a great story just left m
Oct 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was a slight chick flick, but with a time travel element. It was quite good. I find myself giving high, high ratings to a great deal of books, but this one was amazing, and deserves it. This book captures many genres, and therefore many audiences. I would highly recommend this book.

"Some mistakes weren't meant to last."
This book is about 17 year old, Katie. She made a horrible mistake, well at least it was horrible in her mine, but was it really?
Katie picked up a locket that used t
Chelle (crazytrinket)
Apr 07, 2011 rated it really liked it
Another book that I did enjoyed reading. It is a simple yet fascinating and engaging story. The time travel stuff in here is created excellently.

Katie, Isaac and Mitch are the main characters in the story. They were best of friends since they were kids. Katie and Isaac eventually became a couple. Everything is fine between them until Katie make a mistake of kissing Mitch. She lost Isaac because of that and Katie is so devastated that she’ll do anything to get him back. And the locket that she fo
Reading Vacation
Mar 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Do Over! Who hasn’t done something they regretted and then wished they could turn back the clock for a do over? Katie’s magical locket gives her the ultimate do over opportunity.

Katie has been dating Isaac forever. He’s the popular jock who can be self-centered to the point of being a bit jerky. Katie messes up big time when she kisses their good friend, Mitch. He’s a light-hearted guy who has been like a brother to Katie for many years. These three are typical high school kids – the average gir
Savannah (Books With Bite)
Mar 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book is very intense and very fast paced. The reader is able to get into the book fast cause of the great story line. The story line of this book is just filled with non-action, drama, secrets, and betrayals. All the things I love to see in books. As the story lines flows, the reader get more into the story of the locket and what is really does. I like it when a character can time travel and changes things. But I also like how Ms. Jay interpreted the consequence of changing the past. That e ...more
Aug 08, 2010 marked it as to-read
Sep 14, 2010 rated it really liked it
Full review posted at Amaterasu Reads

Katie made a mistake, and she wishes she can undo it. One simple kiss, one make out, and everything crumbled. Isaac, her boyfriend, found out on her birthday and broke up with her, and now she's confused and wondering why she allowed her best friend Mitch to kiss her. Katie, who tries so hard to prove to everyone that she's worth having Isaac as a boyfriend, that she can also be a part of the "platinums", that she can be popular. Then the locket comes, and
Rebecca Zhao
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
The Locket

The Locket by Stacey Jay focused its plot on a locket that can let people time travel. Katie, who was the lucky girl that found the locket, was thrilled when she found out about its magic. Since her life was perfect with her boyfriend, Isaac, until she kissed their mutual best friend Mitch. Although the locket helped her to travel back in time to fix her mistakes and make her life perfect again, little changes that happened here and there turned out to be disastrous.

For me, this book w
Liz at Midnight Bloom Reads
Jul 29, 2010 rated it it was amazing
After reading and loving Stacey Jay's two Megan Berry novels, I just couldn't wait to see what her next YA novel would be... and when I heard about The Locket, I just knew I had to get my hands on it right away. Well, I finally got a chance to read it the other night and it was so good! My only regret is not getting to it sooner because I think it may just be my favourite novel of hers yet!

Stacey Jay's previous novels may have centered around zombie settling, but I'm still considering The Locket
Princess Bookie
Jul 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read2010
My Thoughts: Whoa. Lately, I have been wondering what it would be like to go back in time and relive my mistakes, to have the opportunity to redo everything. This book did just that for me. No silly, I did not go back in time and change my life but I got to experience Kate's biggest mistake with her. Kate, is dating Isaac, popular Issac. Everyone likes Issac. He's into sports and every girls dream guy. Kate has been dating him for a few years so they are pretty much themselves around each other. ...more
Alyssa hoffmaster
Aug 03, 2010 rated it it was amazing
reviewd on my blog here:http://thebookblogexperience.blogspot...

Another amazing book by Stacey Jay, mostly everyone in their life has thought one time or another, what would happen if you could just erase that one moment in time and redo it. If you’re like me a lot of embarrassing things happen and you wish you could go back in time and forget about it, well this was all possible for Katie.

Katie and Isaac have been together for years. They have been happily in love with each other, and even plan
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wow, this book was an intense roller-coaster ride. From the first chapter, all the way to the last, I was racing through trying to figure out what happens, hoping and praying everything turns out okay. I thought I had it pegged multiple times only to be proved wrong, yet again, that I had it wrong. This book was so frustrating I was almost to the point of throwing it at the wall--or out the window if I could get it open. But that doesn't mean it was bad; the frustration kept me reading in the ho ...more
Feb 04, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Young Adult
To my surprise this book was really great. Usually I'm no fan of "time-travel" books, due to the fact that they tend to be nerdy and totally unrealistic, but this was definitely an exception. It was an easy read and fast-paced...I zipped through it in a couple of days-but it wasn't a bad thing. The Locket always kept me close enough to the edge of my seat. By the time I really got into, I couldn't put it down.

Throughout the course of the book and by the end the protagonist-Katie-has learned ton
Jul 26, 2010 rated it liked it
It took me a little while to read this. I'm used to Jay's wry humor in her Megan Berry books (You are so Undead to Me and Undead Much?) or her satirical humor in My So-Called Death. So in other words I'm used to her Zombie humor. The Locket is a completely different horse. Jay's wit is evident--Katie is nothing if not a quick thinker--but it just didn't grab me the same way.

Everybody has mistakes they wish they could undo, so when Katie gets the ability to she jumps at the chance. Who thinks of
Sep 08, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: blog-tours
Katie, Isaac and Mitch are childhood friends. Katie's life pretty much revolves around her popular boyfriend Isaac's. She has to be at all his games and sit with his popular friends at lunch that don't even like her. Without Isaac she feels like an outsider and feels as though he defines her. Isaac is a popular jock and everyone loves him. He's a little selfish and self-absorbed without really knowing it. I believe if Katie really put her foot down with him about not being there for her he might ...more
This book just left me speechless when I finished it. It stirred some really raw emotions inside of me, making my cry uncontrollably, gasp in horror, slam my tablet down in useless frustration and smile like I'd just won the lottery. It was like all my emotions were pouring out for the entire world to see. For the entire duration I spent reading this book I acted like a freaking bipolar -- changing moods so fast even I started to confuse myself.

The story starts with Katie getting dumped by her
Aug 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
If you were given the chance to fix your biggest mistake, would you take it?

Life as Isaac's girlfriend was pretty much perfect for Katie. Until the night she messed everything up by cheating on him with their mutual best friend, Mitch. Katie is devastated over her mistake- and she'll do anything to get Isaac back.
Then on her seventeenth birthday, she discovers a strange and beautiful locket. Katie puts it on and finds herself going back in time- to the night she and Mitch kissed. Katie is thri
Maryam Slim
Mar 15, 2016 rated it really liked it
"On her seventeenth birthday, Katie discovers a locket and decides to wear it for good luck. But when her boyfriend Isaac finds out she cheated on him - with their mutual best friend Mitch, no less - he dumps her, leaving her devastated.

And then a miracle happens. The locket burns on Katie's chest and she feels herself going back two weeks in time, to the night she cheated with Mitch. At first, Kate is delighted to be a better girlfriend to Isaac this time around. But as other aspects of her lif
Jan 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I usually don't like time travel stories but this one was kinda light and not to much for me to keep up with or understand. It revolves around Katie and her boyfriend Issac who she has loved since they were kids. There has been an kiss between her and their mutual friend Mitch and Katie feels so guilty about it that she wishes she could go back and erase it from happening so they can all just go back to being friends and no hurt feelings between any of them. Katie gets her wish when she happens ...more
Katie Valenti
Jun 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING!!! I couldn't put it down.

The book starts off plunging you immediately into the story. There's no bs-ing, fooling around, or some kind of get to know period. No, it's BAM, this is happening now, here we go.

The characters are really interesting and they all have depth. Katie, the main character, can be kind of dumb sometimes, but I looked past it because this is a book about figuring out your mistakes. She made plenty of them, but she realized that there was something else
Lena ♫ ♪
Aug 11, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011-release, arcs
Great book. The Locket will have you asking the question "what if" over, and over...and over again. If you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time and change the past, undo a mistake, then this is the book for you!

Katie was a great leading lady. See does tend to question what's going on and whether or freak out about the small things that changed, but wouldn't you? Other than Mitch and Sarah, the other characters were a bit stereotypical. You have the superficial basketball star a
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2012-books
This book was incredibly sweet and so darling! I enjoyed the read from the beginning up until the last word on the last page. It had romance, (of course) suspense, and action. (Not fighting with guns type of action. Although, that would be pretty sweet.) Anyways, as I was saying. The whole idea of the story was quite unique. The Locket has to be one of my favorite reads this year. I loved the idea of learning how mistakes happen, and you can't change them. What happens, happens. Luckily, what sh ...more
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Stacey Jay is a recovering workaholic (or at least working hard at recovering) with three pen names, two small children, and a passion for playing pretend for a living. She’s been a full time mom-writer since 2005 and can't think of anything she'd rather be doing. Her former careers include theatre performer, professional dancer, poorly paid C-movie actress, bartender, waiter, math tutor (for real ...more
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