Review: Recalling Memories for Forgetful Phoenixes by Laura Greenwood

Posted June 19, 2024 by Lola in Fantasy, Review, Romance / 5 Comments

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Recalling Memories For Forgetful PhoenixesRecalling Memories For Forgetful Phoenixes (Obscure Academy #12)
by Laura Greenwood

My Rating: 4 stars

Genre: Paranormal Romamce
Age Category: New Adult
Type of romance: m/f

Blurb:
Forgotten memories lead to a romantic revelation for a phoenix shifter and her best friend.

When Sera uses her phoenix magic too much and ends up losing her memories, it’s up to her best friend Hugo to help her get them back.

But without the benefit of knowing their history, Sera soon uncovers her true feelings towards him. After an almost-kiss, Hugo realises that she’s not the only one who has caught feelings, but he knows they can’t do anything about it until she has her memories back.

Can the two phoenixes find their way to one another?

Recalling Memories For Forgetful Phoenixes is a light-hearted phoenix academy m/f romance set at Obscure Academy. It features a phoenix who has lost her memory and the best friend who is helping her win it back.

If you enjoy upbeat and light-hearted paranormal romances with new adult characters, an academy/university setting, guaranteed happy endings, and quirky supernaturals, start the Obscure Academy today!

My Review

I received a free copy from the author through Booksprout and voluntarily reviewed it.

I love this series and I was excited to read this newest book in the series. Recalling Memories For Forgetful Phoenixes is a friends to lovers romance with a amnesia twist with both characters being phoenixes. I really liked this book and had a lot of fun reading it.

The story follows Sera and Hugo who are both phoenixes. Sera loses her memories after using her phoenix magic, which is normal for phoenixes. Hugo is her phoenix buddy and is there to help her regain her memories. I usually don’t like amnesia plot lines, but I thought it worked really well here. I love the friends to lovers trope and thoughts the amnesia trope gave a fun twist to that one. As Sera doesn’t remember their relationship she sees her and Hugo’s relationship through new eyes and realizes her feelings for him. I thought this part was very interesting and well done.

These two were great together. It’s clear from the start how close friends they are and then when Sera gets amnesia Hugo is there to help her remember. There are some really sweet scenes with the two of them as Hugo helps her remember and I liked seeing how Sera realized her feeings for Hugo now without her memories. She does regain her memories and there are some scenes after that as well as they figure things out and start dating. It was so fun to see them together and the last few chapters wrapped it up well.

I liked reading about phoenixes in this book and learning more about them. There are also some fun recurring characters from previous books like Evie and Mandy as well as a new character Rhea who will be the main character for the next book.

To summarize: I really enjoyed this book. It’s another fun and sweet paranormal romance book in this series. I liked the friends to lovers trope in this book and the way the amnesia trope provided a fun twist to it. I liked seeing Hugo and Sera together and seeing how he tried to help her regain their memories. I liked reading about them and how they eventually realize they want to be more than friends and start dating. They were really cute and sweet together. It was interesting learning more about phoenixes. I liked seeing recurring characters from previous books and meeting Rhea who gets her story next.

4 Stars

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5 responses to “Review: Recalling Memories for Forgetful Phoenixes by Laura Greenwood

    • It made for an interesting set up for sure and I thought the amnesia and how it was linked to phoenix powers was interesting.

    • I thought it was really interesting to read about a phoenix shifter and the thing with how they lose their memories was well done too.

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