Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: October 1, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery, YA
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 Sourcebooks Fire.
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!~
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