By: Melanie | October 12, 2013 | (24) Comments

Blog Tour: Six Months LaterSix Months Later by Natalie Richards
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, YA
Pages: 336
Source: For tour
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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?

This tour was hosted by Sourcebooksย Fire.

My Review

What would you do if six months of your life has been wiped out? Who would you tell–would you tell? When Chloe falls asleep in the middle of school and wakes up lying in the snow, in complete confusion of how she got there and why Adam was by her side. After all, she always thought Adam as a complete creepo. Soon, she finds out that she is dating Blake, a boy who she’d only dared to have a crush on before and that her academics have soared sky high. Even though her new life seems perfect, her childhood best friend, Maggie isn’t in it. During the six months, something made their friendship snap.

The characters in Six Months Later were fun, but already just a day after finishing, I can’t recall much of their personalities. Like Chloe’s memory, mine’s been washed away about anything I truly felt about the characters. I as easily frustrated with Chloe, she took some time to tell her parents what had happened to her memory- though I appreciated that she could keep calm in a shocking twist of events. Maggie was also enjoyable, I love that Natalie Richards created an undeniably flawed character–one the stutters and is really hard to accept people as Chloe’s ex-best friend. Her character wasn’t shallow, in the sense she’d just forgive Chloe easily, like nothing major happened but she wasn’t difficult and stubborn about Chloe’s attempt at rekindling a friendship either.

The romance was one of my favourite aspects. There is a slight hint of a love triangle but it’s really non-existent. Adam was really sweet, I adored his personality- not possessive but a nice balance between humour and empathy. And Blake was just a jerk face. Another aspect that was highly liked was the plot. I was confused just like Chloe was about past memories and the way we find out more about her six months was fun and well paced.

My main issue, was how believable the reason behind Chloe’s memory loss was. I wasn’t totally satisfied with the answer and it made no spence because it just induced more plot holes and questions to no end.

All in all, an entertaining read with a few problems with plot holes and the characters. Still recommended!

~Thank you Sourcebooks Fire for the review copy!~

3 Stars
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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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24 Responses to Blog Tour: Six Months Later

  1. Nara says:

    The blurb definitely sounds interesting enough for me to want to give the book a go! Although the plot and characters seem a bit shaky, maybe if I just don’t think about things too hard, the book will end up being a fun and quick read ๐Ÿ™‚
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  2. I haven’t heard of this book before but it sounds really fascinating, glad to hear there’s no love triangle. Frustrating how it wasn’t that believable though however. Great review Mel!
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  3. Celine says:

    This sounds REALLY interesting! Mysteries like this intrigue me, and I always love a growing-up novel. However, I’m a bit scared because you mentioned the reason she lost her memories wasn’t really plausible… That’s not good ๐Ÿ™

    Great review! <3
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  4. I’m really hoping that this will be released in the UK because I’ve loved the sound of it for a while now. I’m sorry you didn’t love it, Melanie, but I’m glad you still liked it. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  5. Kezia D says:

    Ahh I have never read something like this before! The concept seems interesting! I didn’t really like plotholes but I’m glad that you still managed to enjoy it despite the flaws ๐Ÿ™‚ The Mc sounds great already, in my opinion. Awesome review, Mel! :3
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  6. Haha, Sourcebooks seems to have a thing for putting captions in between their titles on book covers. I mean, look at TRULY, MADLY, DEADLY by Hannah Jayne — it’s quite similar. Anywho, I’m glad you enjoyed this overall, Melanie, though it’s a shame that it was only okay, since it seems to have a pretty good premise.

    already just a day after finishing, I canโ€™t recall much of their personalities.” — Oh no, I know what you mean. I guess this book just didn’t create very memorable characters, which would prove to be a problem for me, as I have SEVERE book amnesia. I begin to forget things about books at least a week after reading them. ๐Ÿ™ But ooh, a character who stutters? I don’t think I’ve come across that before, so it’d be interesting to see how Natalie Richards does it.

    But despite the nicely flawed characters and the adorable love interest, I doubt I’ll be giving this a read because when it all comes down to it, I want a book that I can remember. Because those are the books that will stick with me for quite a while, and I don’t want to waste my money on a book that won’t. All the same, brilliant review as always, chickie!
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    • Melanie says:

      Aww thanks Meg <3 Yeah, like the MC had something similar to amnesia and I had book amnesia and I was like -.- lolz, I also noticed that they did that to their covers! I bought Truly Madly Deadly just last week >.<

  7. Johanna Richards says:

    Ooh this one seems really interesting! Unique idea as well… I think I’m up for trying this some time soon, though I’ll just have to be aware that it has forgettable characters-which doesn’t bother me because I am forgetful *sigh*

    Lovely review ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Amelia says:

    I read another review today and it was a 5 star review so I’m quite convinced I need this in my life (even though you gave this 3 stars but you are pretty tight about giving away 4 or 5 stars lol) Fabulous review as always luv!

  9. Benji says:

    Cool review! I haven’t seen this one before but loosing six months seems like a great topic to write about. I may try this

  10. Hannah says:

    I love the sound of this. I remember reading another review some place else and I was immediately hooked on the idea.

    Wonderful review lovely <3

  11. Hey Melanie!

    I’m so sorry I wasn’t able to stop by yesterday. I was at a book signing most of the day in Cincinnati and then ended up with some travel drama getting home. BOO!

    I’m sorry Six Months Later didn’t turn out to be a “Love it!” for you but I still appreciate the review and you having me here! And I’m certainly appreciate the recommendation. I’m so bummed it took me awhile to get here!! But again, thank you so much for your time and for having me!

    And thank you so much to those of you who are checking out Six Months Later! I appreciate it a lot and hope you enjoy it! ๐Ÿ™‚


  12. Rachel says:

    I’m actually still excited for this one in spite of your listed issues, Melanie. The romance is my favorite part of most stories and so I’m thrilled to hear that was the best part. Great review! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  13. I have this book on hold in the library, and I’m actually very excited about it. I’ve seen a lot of mixed reviews, but nevertheless I definitely want to give it a try! Great review, Melanie! ๐Ÿ™‚ P.S. I don’t think I’ve actually said it before, but I love your blog layout ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. This has such a cool premise, I’m sorry it didn’t entirely live up to your expectations. I think I’d have similar feelings about the issues you had, but it sounds like this was still a fun read despite that!
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