Friday, November 7, 2014

SIX MONTHS LATER by Natalie D. Richards

In the mood for a mystery?

Here's your quickie synopsis:

Chloe didn't think about it much when she nodded off in study hall on that sleepy summer day. But when she wakes up, snow is on the ground and she can't remember the last six months of her life. Before, she'd been a mediocre student. Now, she's on track for valedictorian and being recruited by Ivy League schools. Before, she never had a chance with super jock Blake. Now he's her boyfriend. Before, she and Maggie were inseparable. Now her best friend won't speak to her. What happened to her? And why can't she remember?

I was intrigued by this premise of losing your memory for six months. The mystery kept me going, and I enjoyed the Chloe's journey to figure out what happened. When she wakes up and things are so different, she wonders what kind of person she turned into to create this completely different life. Her mom is thrilled with her now that she's being courted by Ivy League schools and getting top grades. But what was the cost for her mom's approval? Her boyfriend is the boy she's always dreamed of, but why does he repulse her?

You'll enjoy this if you love a good mystery.

Other books I recommend about memory loss:
For a completely, totally original take on memory, check out Forgotten by Cat Patrick.
Also, Mercy by Rebeccas Lim throws angels into her amnesia tale.
And last, but definitely not least, one of my favorites of the year, so far - We Were Liars by E. Lockart.

Now I leave you with a book trailer: