Sep 29, 2011

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Review: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

AsIWake Review: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott
September 15, 2011
Dutton Juvenile

Ava is welcomed home from the hospital by a doting mother, lively friends, and a crush finally beginning to show interest. There’s only one problem: Ava can’t remember any of them – and can’t shake the eerie feeling that she’s not who they say she is.

Ava struggles to break through her amnesiac haze as she goes through the motions of high-school life, but the memories that surface take place in a very different world, where Ava and familiar-faced friends are under constant scrutiny and no one can be trusted. Ava doesn’t know what to make of these visions, or of the boy who is at the center of them all, until he reappears in her life and offers answers . . . but only in exchange for her trust.

My Review:
AS I WAKE is a compelling and all-consuming novel that will have you under its spell in second. I had absolutely no idea what was happening and why things were, and I loved it. It kept me guessing and wanting to read, read, read until I could figure out what was going on. The only complaint I have about AS I WAKE is that I feel it was just a tad short for the concept.

Ava is a confused and helpless girl who has absolutely no idea who she is when she wakes up in a strand bedroom. She hates the fact that she doesn’t have any clue about her supposed life that she wakes up in, and wants to know what is going on when she starts seeing memories from a seemingly different life. I truly felt for Ava and I don’t know that I would be able to cope if I woke up and didn’t know who I was. Ava’s thoughts and feelings are broadcasted to us as she goes through the motions and discovers more about the memories she flashes back to.

I don’t even know how to describe all of the crazy things that happen in AS I WAKE. Sure, it isn’t really action packed, but so many new ideas are brought up that will have you very intrigued. I also love the fact that we were just as clueless as to Ava what was going on. I hate when protagonists keep us in the dark about parts of their lives, but Ava can’t help it. She doesn’t know anything. I enjoyed discovering bits and pieces of what was going on right alongside Ava.

AS I WAKE is most definitely a novel to look out for when it hits stores. It explores many fresh concepts that aren’t brought up often in YA, and will give you a new perspective on life.

My Rating:

5 Review: As I Wake by Elizabeth Scott

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  1. Mary @ BookSwarm says:

    I just finished this one! First off, amazing cover. I'm such a sucker for a great cover. And, you're right. While there isn't a ton of action, there's so much mystery and she feeds you just little bits that you've GOT to keep reading to find out what happens. I was a tad disappointed in the end (not quite what I expected) but it fit. Great review!

  2. Great review. I look forward to getting it when it comes out.

  3. Ashley @ Book Labyrinth says:

    Wasn't this book crazy but good?? I'm not even exactly sure how I feel about it. It's such a different type of book in general, but I did enjoy reading it.

  4. YES! I love this author and so need to read this book! I loved that there are many ideas that keep you intrigued. Loved the review!

  5. Bookworm1858 says:

    I only skimmed your review because I just started this book and I want to avoid spoilers. However I'm really glad to see a review because I don't think I've seen many around the blogosphere.

  6. "I had absolutely no idea what was happening and why things were, and I loved it." Yes! I love that feeling of being confused and not knowing what the heck is happening. This sounds awesome; I'm adding it to my tbr now :)

  7. Mad Scientist says:

    Ah, a book on my wishlist!

    I'm so happy that you enjoyed it so!

    Mad Scientist
    @ Steampunkery & Book Reviews

  8. Cinnamon (A Thousand Little Pages) says:

    Is it just me or does her hair kind of remind you of a volcanic explosion? Heh.

    But I'm glad you liked it. Elizabeth Scott writes good books~

  9. A Canadian Girl says:

    Two words: Elizabeth Scott! I love her books and the cover of this one is awesome. This one sounds crazy and I'm looking forward to being confused since usually I tend to know what's going on in Scott's books.

  10. Loretta @ Between The Pages says:

    Great review!
    I want to read this one for sure! Eventually! :)

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