Review: As I Wake
Series: Stand Alone
on September 15th 2011
Genres: Young Adult- Fantasy/Dystopian
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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.
I read this book in a fairly short amount of time and found it interesting. It certainly took the story to a place I didn’t event think of.
Plot: The plot is a little confusing yet intriguing in the beginning. We meet a girl who has no idea who she is. Yet she is surrounded by people who seem to know her. She finds friends immediately who know her past and began to piece together her memory. The plot moves at a good pace that has me wanting to know more and more as I turn the pages. With each memory that is return to Ava, I began to wonder what is Ava? Who is she really? The plot leads on to such a more interesting plot twist that in the end, I was taken back.
Time-travel: This book has a bit to do with time travel or rather time jumping. There are still parts of the book that left me a bit confused but overall I was able to piece it together in the end. I think I would of like this story a bit more had there been more history on Ava and where she came from intially. There really isn’t much information on who or what Ava and the people are so it left me compelled to know more.
Ending: The ending is bittersweet to what Ava has been fighting all along and didn’t even realize it. LOVE. It’s all about soul mates and the fight to be with one another. In the end, this story is like lovers who never got the chance because the timing just sucked. Still, I’m anxious to know what could have been.
The story is pretty interesting for a short story. It does pack in a lot of information but lacks on history of the characters. In the end it’s good and I would picked up the next book should there be one.
I give it 3 BITES!