Author: Natalie Richards
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire, 336 pages
Publication Date: October 1, 2013
*ARC provided by publisher through NetGalley
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 loved this book. It was fast-paced and compulsively readable. It hooked me from the very beginning with the first chapter showing a day in the high school life of Chloe. She's kind of a slacker and is a great, loyal friend to Maggie. She has a crush on Blake, who has never even talked to her before. She falls asleep in study hall in May and when she wakes up it's six months later and she doesn't remember anything. She's still in study hall, it's the middle of the night in November, and she's covered in mud. Then she finds out that her life is completely different and she basically starts freaking out.
I love books where the MC is thrown into a situation where she doesn't know what's going on and she doesn't know who to trust. Chloe has to figure out what happened, why her life is so different, and why she doesn't remember. Since she can't remember, she has to trust her gut. I felt so bad for Chloe, but she's strong and stubborn and will not stop until she finds out the truth. I don't want to say much more about the other characters because I don't want to spoil it (and there's even a huge character who is not even mentioned in the summary).
This is a fantastic thriller/suspense novel with clues throughout, but it will still keep you guessing. Many twists and turns, great characters, and authentic dialogue. I highly recommend!
Posted by: Pam