February 3, 2011
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 life become inexplicably altered, she realizes that changing the past may have had a dangerous effect on her present.
Can she make things right before the locket destroys everything—and everyone—she loves?
I have read each one of Stacey Jay's previous books and have adored all of them! The Locket is no exception and although I love her Undead series, I have to say that this is my favorite book of hers to date. The whole idea of being able to fix mistakes that seriously ruined your life is something that i'm sure we all would love. I have had my few share of slip-ups or boo-boo's that I made and I felt horrible afterward. Katie feels exactly the same way when she ruins her seemingly perfect life plans when she kisses her best friend Mitch. Now, this wouldn't be such a bad thing if Katie didn't already have a boyfriend and she didn't plan on marrying and having babies with said boyfriend. When she is given the chance to take back the mistake from the mysterious locket of her grandmother's that she finds, she is ecstatic. Everything would be perfect if it weren't for the fact that the locket seems to have changed a few things when it took Katie back in time.
Katie is a very sweet and caring girl who just wants her life back to the way it was before he made a huge mistake. When the locket gives her a second chance, Katie takes it readily. She loves her boyfriend Isaac so much and would do anything to make sure that night with Mitch never happened. She feels that her future would be perfect with Isaac and refuses to settle for anything else. Problems arise though when she starts to suspect that something is up with Isaac. If that weren't enough, the more time she spends with Mitch the more guilty and conflicted she feels. Katie is in for a heck of a ride in The Locket!
Mitch is such a sweetheart and super cute! My favorite part about him is that he is in a band and I really go for guys like him in books! You can tell that he has some serious feelings for Katie and that he would do absolutely anything for her. Mitch supports her with anything and loves Katie just the way she is. I don't know how anyone could not love Mitch.
Isaac confused me. He did some things that made me really upset but it was almost as if he couldn't help it, if that makes any sense. His main priority is basketball and anything else comes second, including Katie. I felt for Katie because she has done so much for Isaac and just wanted him to see what a great person Katie was.
The Locket is a fantastic story about second chances and really makes you reflect on life. Questions arise like: Should there be second chances? Didn't your mistake happen for a reason? This is another awesome story from Stacey Jay that I really recommend picking up. I have never read a book from Stacey Jay that I didn't love and I can't wait for her upcoming books to be released later this year.